If you want to spend your time off from work and the daily grind in a culturally diverse and exciting metropolitan city, there are fewer places that are better to do this in than London.  However, if you have visited London many times in the past, you may want to try something a little different.  Food tourism has become very popular over the last decade or two.  People follow their taste buds to far flung countries to experience the cuisine of those destinations and even learning how to cook certain dishes.

By going on one of the many food tours of London with Viator you can have the experience of a city break in London with a very food-orientated slant.  One of the favourites our favourites is the London East End Food Tour.  This allows you the chance to follow a friendly and knowledgeable local as they guide you through the vibrant areas of Spitalfields and Shoreditch and find the places where all the self-respecting and in-the-know Londoners choose to dine and eat.

This could include stopping at the award-winning St John Bread and Wine Restaurant for a delicious bacon sandwich or a visit to Beigel Bake to try one of their famous salt-beef bagels and some artisan cheese made in Britain.  If you like a lot of spice in your food, you will love the part of the tour where you visit the delightful Brick Lane.

Another interesting tour is the London Food Walking Tour of Brixton and Borough Markets.  Again, follow a friendly local as they start at Brixton Market, and take you to the best stalls and delis while introducing you to Brixton’s unique bohemian buzz and growing restaurant scene.  You will be able to enjoy a hearty and tasty Afro-Caribbean breakfast, British meats, cheese and cakes before heading on to Borough Market for a beastly challenge of a gourmet sandwich.

You will also learn a lot about the history of this market and will be shown the best place in London to get chocolate brownies.  The best thing about this market tour is that the group numbers are limited to 12 so that you get extra personalised attention from your tour guide.  It takes about 3 and half hours to complete and by the end of it you will be as enthusiastic as your passionate guide about the markets and the real variety of different cuisines they represent.

If you are interested in having a more sophisticated and refined experience you should consider the London Afternoon Tea at Fortnum and Mason.  This is perhaps the best place in London to enjoy the very English tradition of sitting down to afternoon tea.  The New Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon also has hosted afternoon tea to members of British royalty, so you know it must be good.  Not only do you get to choose from a wide variety of both international and English teas, but you also get to sample a truly exquisite array of pastries, cakes and sandwiches.  This is an experience not to be missed.