Aside from its art, history, and culture, London is also one of the best places in the world for its diverse food options.
If you’re struggling for inspiration for some of the best food experiences in London ahead of your trip to the Big Smoke, we’re here to guide you.
While it’s near impossible to include all of our favourites, we’ve narrowed it down to five options.
Some of the best food experiences in London include, but are not limited to:
- Borough Market
- Peter Pan Afternoon Tea
- Sunday roast at The Laundry
- Crumbs & Doilies
1. Borough Market
Steeped in history and dating back around 1000 years, Borough Market is a rite of passage for any sightseeing tour of London.
Based in Southwark, Borough Market celebrates fresh food and drinks from all over Britain and the rest of the world.
From hearty dishes to indulgent treats, to gourmet ingredients provided by the finest cheese and fishmongers, the market has pretty much anything you can think of and is any foodie’s heaven.
If you’re looking to get lost in a world of flavour, Borough Market should be a stop on any sightseeing tour in London.
2. Peter Pan Afternoon Tea
You can’t go to England’s capital without indulging in afternoon tea, and Peter Pan Afternoon Tea at Aqua Shard is something special.
This is an award-winning afternoon tea that features baked goods all with a Peter Pan theme.
From freshly baked scones to The Lost Boys sandwiches, and sweet treats such as Hook’s Perish Cake, this is a fun, themed eating experience you’re not likely to forget any time soon.
Priced at £52, £68 with a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, or £75 with a glass of Veuve Clicquot Rose, if you’re looking to indulge in a magical world of make-believe, this London food experience is not one to miss.
3. Sunday Roast At The Laundry
There’s nothing quite like a Sunday roast, and the Sunday Roast at The Laundry is highly recommended amongst Londoners and tourists alike.
Based in Brixton, The Laundry serves a range of roasts, including Hereford Sirloin and roasted pork belly.
Served with a generous helping of vegetables, roast potatoes, and lashings of gravy, you can’t go wrong with a Sunday roast – especially after a late night on the town.
Just make sure you book ahead of time so that there’s no risk of you missing out, as Sunday roast is a highly popular meal across the city.
4. Crumbs & Doilies
London is one of the best places to visit if you’re a fan of freshly baked cakes, and Crumbs & Doilies is the epitome of this fact.
Crumbs & Doilies is a cake shop based in Soho, founded by the baking sensation and YouTuber, Cupcake Jemma, and is definitely worth adding to your list as a break from all the sightseeing you’ll be doing.
From baked cupcakes with unique flavours such as Biscoff Rocky Road and Boston Cream Pie to cookies and brownies, and a range of celebration cakes made to order, Crumbs & Doilies is not short of delicious baked goods for any occasion.
So, whether you’re celebrating a birthday, another special occasion, or just fancy something to satisfy your sweet tooth, this is the place for you.
Lastly, when coming to London, you have to experience Chinatown in all of its glory.
From Cafe TPT to Dumplings’ Legend, Chinatown is home to a range of restaurants to choose from and gorge yourself, and there are simply too many to just choose one!
That said, if you’re looking for a more in-depth tour of Chinatown, Borough Market, or anywhere else in London with a range of different food options, Yellow Moon Tours is here to help.
Our private London tours are designed to help you get the most out of your trip. As our guides are born and raised in London, they will not only help you to see the city through a Londoner’s eyes but will also help you to find the best food experiences the city has to offer.
If you’re interested in a private tour of London, be sure to get in touch with a friendly member of our team today.
We hope that this article has provided you with some inspiration for the best food experiences in London.
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Written by Jemima Thomas for Yellow Moon Tours, the private tours specialist covering private custom day tours of London, private tours of Paris, New York private tours and Ireland private tours from Dublin.