A Taste of Soho and Chinatown London
Consistently ranked one of the world’s finest neighbourhoods for food lovers, Soho is a must for any foodie during their visit to London. Steeped in over 300 years of history, Soho is beloved by locals and tourists alike, all drawn to the area for its abundant food options available at many different price points.
Be sure to check out our full list of guided and self-guided London food tours.
This vast foodie area can be overwhelming on one’s own, so join our Soho tour and you’ll discover mouthwatering snacks and sweets that hail from all over the globe. Your guide will introduce you to the delights of classic British food, Chinatown bakeries, Spanish and Basque tapas and Jamaican flavours, all without leaving London! Taste local oysters, authentic Beijing dumplings and so much more as you learn about Soho’s scandalous past and immigrant histories. With your guide’s help, you’ll design your own personalised tasting menu and experience Soho like a local.
Sites and Topics Covered on the Soho Food Tour:
- The ancient origins of Soho – and why it’s the best place to eat in London
- Traditional ‘bangers and mash’
- Ooey gooey grilled cheese sandwiches, featuring the finest British cheeses and bread
- Hong Kong bakery treats
- Bao and Baozi – trendy Chinese snacks that will have you drooling
- An overview of fine dining options in the area
- Classic British snacks and pub grub suggestions
- The reasons that oysters are so special to London
- Temaki sushi cones at the world’s first Brazilian-Japanese eatery outside of Brazil!
- So, so much more
**This tour is completely different from our East End Food Tour, so you can attend both with confidence that there is no overlap in what we taste or talk about! We also have a self-guided food tour that covers Soho along with Chinatown and Piccadilly.
Reservations: Required. Click here to reserve.
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Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours.
When: View our full tour calendar.
Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. Depending on how much and with how many partners you sample food with with, expect to pay between £7-£20 for food. Of course, you could take the tour as culinary history tour and pay nothing for food.
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.