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Secret Food Tours London

English and Irish
1 to 12
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM



When you come on our food tours in London, you’ll get to try many famous British foods, all guaranteed to get your taste buds tingling.

Firstly, your local London guide take you to the exciting Borough Market to soak up the atmosphere and eat some English fudges/chocolate. This eating paradise was not even on the tourist foodie radar a few years ago. Still around the market, you will try award winning Lincolnshire sausages followed by the best and most fresh fish and chips in town (and you will get to see the difference between ‘chips’ and ‘French fries’). There is so much to see in the market that your guide will give you 10-20 mins to look around yourselves, giving you a chance to buy gifts or eat any samples.

Your personal guide will explain the history of the market and the surrounding areas including the Sir Walter Raleigh’s Golden Hind, the Shard and Southwark Cathedral. Your tour will continue to a historic pub where you can try the best of British cheeses, served with grapes, fig cakes and chutneys. Washed down with real London Beers, Ales, or delicious ciders (or non-alcoholic options). You’ll also see the world famous London Bridge and Tower Bridge on the River Thames and also the Battleship HMS Belfast. Finally, the tour ends with classic desserts, such as cheese cakes, chocolate brownies or treacle sponge pudding all washed down with a pot of refreshing tea Oh, and of course there’s our delicious Secret Dish too!

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Amazing tour! Fabulous food & great local history!

The experience of the tour was really nice, we were a small group and a guide took us to places were to discover good food in Berlin, and we learned a lot about its culture.

We did a nice tour with 7 stops in total, all around Berlin to know its food and culture, we loved the combination of all of this places and we felt really inside the city.

This tour allowed us to learn a lot about german culture and specially berliner. We tried many typical foods and we learned history with them. A very recommended way to approach the city.

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London: Oliver Levene - Oliver started Secret Food Tours London to share his passion with food and London life with fellow foodies. Oliver is from London and adores food from every corner of the globe, but is also passionate about English cuisine, beer, cheese and teas.

Berlin: Karl Wilder - After living in Italy, in the Dominican Republic and in the US, working as a renowned chef and restaurateur, Karl could not help but return to the home of his family, Germany. Every day he would explore a new corner of Berlin's ever changing landscape. Karl loves to seek out the new tastes of today's immigrants as well as the old German fleischerei or Beer Hall. He is passionate about showing you the amazing and unique experience of eating out in the German capital. See our contrasting city and taste our history.

Rome: Tommaso Santostasi - After travelling the world, Tommaso came back to Rome to show his beautiful city to all the travellers. Tommaso can speak 4 languages (Italian, English, Spanish, Portuguese) and he knows Rome like the back of his hand. As an experienced tour guide in Rome, he will show you what everyone else is missing, including some of the tastiest treats this city has to offer.

Madrid: Jorge Ortega - As a real foodie who lived in Australia for 15 month, Jorge decided to come back to Madrid and share the beautiness of his city with you. Our team will be dedicated to guide you through family-run businesses and local restaurants explaining you what to eat, why and how it is made. Meanwhile, you will experience the authentic Madrilenian life style. We have absolutely no doubts that you will fall in love with them.

Barcelona: Miguel Martin - Miguel travelled and worked in South America and studied in France, but he couldn't help but come back to his roots. Influenced by the food from all the cultures and countries he visited, Barcelona represents for him what he loves the most: diversity, people, culture and history. The tour he is going to show you are the places he goes with his friends and family. He loves to find new shops, flavours, stories in every corner of his city. He will be your new friend here in Barcelona and will be passionate and proud to tell you how to appreciate Spanish and Catalan gastronomy as a local.

Lisbon: Carmen Castello - Have a petisco in a traditional Portuguese tasquinha, drink a glass of red wine and then witness a Lisbon's sunset. Your memories will be blessed forever!Our Lisbon tours are small and intimate to make sure that our guests receive a personal experience.

San Francisco: Charlotte Scatliffe - City Manager Charlotte's love affair with food began in her days of international travels through the sport of tennis. As a former Division 1 coach and player, she's passionate about people, culture, and cuisine.

New Orleans: Octavio Ycaza - Octavio was born in South America, followed his family to spend his youth in the Washington D.C. area, was destined to study Culinary in France but he has most decidedly chosen to make New Orleans home. In spite of all his travels, he feels most comfortable when he is here and he wants you to feel the same. "Coming to New Orleans as a visitor can be an unforgettable experience, the excitement begins to build inside of you long before even the first bag is packed! The city captures you, like the best spiderweb there ever was and lets you go just before it's too much, so you can tell everyone about it. So, c'mon, come get tangled up in New Orleans a bit, it'll be great

Rio De Janeiro: Leticia Tomassini - Leticia was born and raised in Rio. She lived in New York and London, where she learned to appreciate many different cultures and the food related to them. She is now willing to show you how to experience Rio as a real carioca, exploring all the secrets and wonders Rio has to offer!

Edinburgh: Rose Thomson - After finding a love for good food and history about her hometown, Rose, designed this tour with the key purpose of giving you the most authentic experience you won't forget. "Being an Edinburgher if there's anything I'm more passionate about than my local history, it's the food and drink that fuelled that history. As I have lived here all my life I would love to share with you the hidden gems that can be found in my amazing hometown and the authentic Scottish culture and cuisine that you will still find here in Edinburgh today"

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