London Bridge & Southwark Food Tour
Explore a truly local community while trying dishes that represent the revival of British cuisine.
- Support a socially-responsible restaurant where doing the right thing is delicious.
- Discover how food and history have shaped each other in London's oldest borough.
- Journey through time by tasting the street food of London's past and present.
- Do Southwark as Londoners do, and see a side of it you wouldn't on your own.
- Try a British essential—ale-battered fish and chips—in a 500-year-old tavern!
If you still think that London has a bad reputation in terms of food offered, well, it's time you change your mind and book this tour without hesitation! Shabby, the guide, was amazing telling us all about the different influences that we can find in London, from the Romans, to the Caribbeans, through the Jewish heritage, without forgetting the classic dish of fish and chips! All the food we tried was very good and unexpected, which was a very good surprise! She was very enthusiastic and passionate about her city and it made the tour very enjoyable! Make sure to not eat anything before joining the tour, you'll have plenty of food and won't be left hungry!
We tried foods we never would have tried and visited places we never would have seen on our own. Arantxa made the tour fun and informative, we just loved her! The food was wonderful and Arantxa and Devour Tours clearly have great relationships with all the places we visited. I would take this tour again and if I ever visit another city where Devour Tours are offered it will be the first reservation I make!
It was the best thing we did on the trip. I’ve done many food tours before and usually they bring you to the tourists traps for a small bite of food and a few sips of wine. This was the complete opposite experience - every place was authentic and unique and delicious and we left with our bellies full! We ended up hanging out with the people we met on the tour for the rest of the holiday. Can’t say enough good things about this experience!!
What to Expect on Your Tour
There’s nowhere more exciting in the British food scene right now than Southwark. Young chefs and shop owners are going back to their roots in this borough that’s always had food at its heart—and we’re going with them! On this tour we’ll show you where and how Londoners actually eat, and as we go, you’ll get to be a part of the community in a way you couldn’t on your own.
Kick off your journey to the heart of London’s oldest borough with a proper British breakfast in a restaurant that is also a social enterprise.
Next, we’re off to the area around the iconic Borough Market to celebrate London’s love story with street food. At these two stops, we’ll try London’s oldest street food as well as a more recent arrival on the scene, both of which speak to our longstanding history of immigration.
No trip to London would be complete without a visit to the pub, so we’ll make sure you do it right. We’re heading to none other than London’s oldest surviving galleried pub, where Shakespeare once put on a performance! While here, we’ll try the one dish you can’t miss: fish and chips accompanied with traditional English ale.
Of course, any proper British meal ends with pudding, so our last stop of the day is dessert! We’ll visit an eatery dedicated to using only the best of local produce where you’ll enjoy one of London’s most famous sticky toffee puddings. Paired with an after-dinner drink that has surprising British connections, it’s the perfect match.
By the end of the tour, you’ll have seen past the stereotypes and experienced the best of British cuisine in the borough that no food lover should miss.
And as with all Devour London tours, you’ll receive our Devouring London guide. Packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city, put down your guidebook and get ready to experience London like a local!
About Our Expert Guides
Your tour will be lead by one of our expert, English-speaking guides. They’re all gifted storytellers who are smart, passionate and talented and whose excitement for this country is contagious!Meet them here!
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Southwark is London's oldest borough, and it's the best place to experience the revival of British cuisine right now.