Free London Food Tour*
When: Tue, Thu, Sat & Sun
Where: Shoreditch High Street Overground Station
Language: English & Spanish
Duration: 2 hours
Try some of the delicious food it has to offer, each bite representative of one of the communities that migrated to London and ended up living ‘beyond the wall’. On our Free East End Food Tour you decide what to get based on your cravings and budget!
Enjoy London’s favourite chips, according to Time Out Magazine, as you hear about the Irish who fled their country during the potato famine and ended up in the East End building canals and railways. Try a delicious salted beef bagel and learn about the arrivals of Jewish people who escaped from Eastern Europe throughout the 19th century.
Discover how Bangladeshi cuisine had such an impact in British culture! Indulge in some devilishly good West African chocolate and finish the tour with a fresh juice in a hidden hipster juice bar as you make up your mind over one of the most controversial topics in the East End: gentrification.
No other place in London is a bigger reflection of this than the area east of the City Walls. On our Free Food Tour you will understand why this post-industrial brick-loaded London has become such a magnet for foodies all over the world!
During the Christmas & NYE period our schedule might be slightly altered with some additional departures and other days where we are running fewer tours. Please check our live tour calendar here to double check when the tour is running.
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We took the food tour with Ed. He was a FANTASTIC tour guide. He took us to some amazing places to sample food, while sharing a history of food and London's culture! The places Ed shared with us on this tour were places we would not have found on our own! Thank you, Ed, for making this experience so much fun!!
Sassy S - Pennsylvania, US
My husband and I had so much fun on our food tour with Paddy exploring the area around Shoreditch and tasting different food from the gems in the area! He was very knowledgeable about the area and passionate about the food scene there-not to mention gave great recommendations about what his favorite things were at each stop-we got them every time and it did not disappoint! Thanks for the fun experience in a very cool area we had not experienced yet in London!
Kara D - Michigan, US
The Free London Food Tour runs every Tue, Thu, Sat & Sun at 14.00 from Shoreditch High Street Overground Station. No tours on the 25/12 & 26/12.
The Free London Food Tour ends around Brick Lane.
The Free London Food Tour lasts for around 2h.
Yes! As this is England, if we didn’t run the tour on rainy days it would hardly operate at all. Just make sure to have suitable clothing and consider bringing an umbrella if necessary.
Go to the meeting point and look for our guide carrying a Strawberry Umbrella.
Due to the high demand of our tours you can only join the tour if you have made a reservation. So please make a reservation: it is absolutely free, it takes less than one minute, and it helps us make sure that we have enough guides there to cover the demand. Help us make your Strawberry Tour experience unforgettable! Please note that we can't take groups of 8 people or more on our regular tours, instead, please get in touch with us here to enquire about a private tour.
All our tours are free. That means that at the end of the tour, you can choose to reward the guide if you wish so, according to your enjoyment and your possibilities. A part of that goes towards covering our marketing and operational costs. This system ensures great quality in the tours, extremely high client satisfaction, and last but not least, that absolutely everyone can come on our tours, regardless of their budget.
We are then able to set the start time to whatever suits you and make the experience more personal. This is also a great option for groups of 8 people or more that are unable to join our free tours together.
Someone in our team will get back to you within 24h.