East London Food Tour, Liverpool Street, London
Have a relaxing Sunday morning on this food tour of East London and learn about this vibrant area’s important role in British gastronomic history.
The food tour will take you to London’s famous Brick Lane
When I first moved to London, over twenty years ago, the only food you could buy from a van was ice cream, dodgy-looking burgers, hot dogs and kebabs. It was even a challenge to sit alfresco at a nice café table and drink a decent cup of coffee, something I’d been used to living in Paris. Nowadays, it seems unimaginable. The food scene in London couldn’t be more different. There are plentiful street food stalls offering dishes from all over the world and I love it. To get a handle on how this all happened, one of the best places to start is with a food tour of London’s East End. It’s where many early migrants to the capital settled bringing with them the distinctive flavours and tastes of their national cuisine.Sally, Editor, The Foodie Travel Guide
Taste British Gastronomic History on an East London Food Tour
A relaxing and fun way to while away a couple of hours on a Sunday is to take this walking food tour of London’s East End. Among the immigrants who originally settled in this part of the city, were the Romans, Dutch, Portugese, Jews and Bangladeshis. Their communities flourished around areas such as Brick Lane, famous in London as one of the best places to go for a Ruby Murray (cockney-speak for a curry). Spitalfields with its old merchants’ house and church was a thriving centre too. Now it’s kitted out with smart shops and restaurants that provide lunchtime sustenance for stressed city workers in London’s adjacent financial district. Take this tour and you’ll stop off for a coffee in one of London’s best coffee houses, sample a delicious bagel, and taste a number of other East End favourites too.
- Tours run on Sundays between 11-1pm
- Wear comfortable walking shoes and take an umbrella
- Tours cater for a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 14 people
SHOP THIS STORY
WHERE TO STAY IN LONDON
A 15-minute walk from Richmond Tube Station,the Bingham features luxurious rooms, some overlooking the River Thames.
Rooms from £92 a night.
The Hotel Zetter
The Zetter Hotel is a quirky, award-winning boutique hotel located in fashionable Clerkenwell, London.
Rooms from £135 a night.
Please check with the organisers of the East End walking tour.
HOW TO FIND THE START OF THE EAST END WALKING TOUR
Liverpool Street Station, London EC2M 7QH
History of Street Food East End Walking Tour
- Discover the East End’s food history
- Drink coffee in a famous coffee house
- Eat an East End bagel
- Taste East End specialities