East London Food Tour

London’s East End is known as a cultural melting pot, a place where people from all around the world have been living – and eating – for millennia. It is also known as one of the cultural and epicurean hotspots of the UK, a place where with just a few pounds you can eat like a king or queen.  It can be easy to miss the hidden culinary gems in the East End, and with most food tours charging upwards of £65.00, it can be expensive – but not anymore!


Join our East London Food Tour on the UK’s only pay-what-you-wish food tasting tour as we explore the food history and culture of the East End. Wander down the ‘curry mile’ while you sample samosas and Indian sweets; learn the history of the pie; taste the fish and chips voted as “Best in London” year after year; peruse the hippest food trucks in town; nosh on a salt beef beigel and finish with a sweet American import. This free food tour of London is completely unique in that you design your own menu. Your guide will bring you to the best cafes and shops in East London and explain their history and specialties – but you decide and purchase what you would like to eat. Small portion sizes are available at some stops, but at others you may want to share with a new friend along the way.

Sites and Topics covered on East London Food Tour:

  • The history of the East End
  • French immigration and influence on food
  • The history of British classics like fish & chips and pie & mash
  • The ‘Curry Mile’ and the UK’s love of Indian food
  • An overview of the high end dining options in the area
  • The hot new trends of food trucks and craft beer
  • Jewish immigration and the local love of salt beef beigels
  • Modern American influence on tasty treats
Tour information

London Food tour east end pieReservations: Click here to reserve.

Where: Tour begins from the McDonalds at LIVERPOOL STREET STATION.

For additional tips on travelling thorough the city, check out our blog posts on getting around London.

Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours.

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Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.  For more tips on saving money when visiting London, check out our blog posts for London on a budget.