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London: Food Tour - Exotic East End Sunday Market

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3 hours

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From 09:30

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London: Food Tour - Exotic East End Sunday Market

What you'll do

Enrich your senses with our Exotic East End Experience on Sunday, where we showcase the finest bounty of the market day. This is no ordinary 'food tour'--it's a transcendental journey around the world, illuminating the entrancing history of the most multicultural district in the city.Join us to savour cultural delights that are second to none in one of the most vibrant cities in the world!

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Experience a culinary adventure like no other on the outskirts of London. Indulge in India's savory samosas with Ghanaian chocolate. Pair local oysters with sparkling bubbly, and savor a taste of the East End with traditional Jewish beigels or bagels.

Between bites, sharpen your vernacular with Cockney rhyming slang. Immerse yourself in the ultimate cultural journey, meticulously curated to satisfy every palate.

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    Embark on a journey at the vibrant BoxPark, adjacent to Shoreditch High Street Overground Station. Early arrivals may indulge in freshly brewed coffee while meandering among the outdoor retailers that grace the vicinity.
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    Our expedition takes us through the vibrant markets of Brick Lane, renowned for over forty gastronomic delicacies spanning nations and regions. Noteworthy highlights include a local, 24-hour bakery tantalizing patrons with their scrumptious beigels, particularly the famous "Beigel Bake" Jewish style with fillings such as hot salt beef with mustard, chopped herring, cream cheese, and salmon.
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    An enticing culinary tale comes to life at Dark Sugars, a Ghanaian chocolatier extraordinaire. Satisfy your palate with homemade ice cream and delectable sweets. Immerse yourself in the purest cocoa experience, as our chocolate specialist blends hot cocoa with genuine crushed white and dark chocolate flakes for a truly indulgent treat!
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    Our next odyssey takes us to a land of exquisite flavors, where sweet and savory treats from the sub-continent titillate the senses. Savory samosas and Indian sweets abound with East-End Asian aromas, their spices transporting the palate to far-off lands. Indulge in a zesty East End Asian Samosa, and cap off your experience with the delightful sweetness of a "Jelaby."
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    Our journey culminates at the English Restaurant, where the best oysters await to be paired with a glass of heavenly bubbly. Indulge in the region's etiquette and engage in some East End banter while delighting in the experience. Don't forget to try the impressive cockney rhyming slang!
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    Please note this description is an example of foods you might taste and will vary depending on the season, day of the week, and group size
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    We start at Shoreditch High Street (Overground Station) next to the vibrant BoxPark. If you’re early there are lots of coffee shops and outdoor retailers to occupy yourself.

    We will then set off through the markets of Brick Lane, with food from over 40 nations / regions available. Highlights / stop-offs will include:

    A 24-hour bakery with beigels so good people are queuing down the street. A visit to the Ghanaian chocolatier ‘Dark Sugars’. Enjoy a very different culinary story and the opportunity to buy some sweets and homemade ice cream. Our next stop has a distinctly East End Asian flavour. Sample the best sweet and savoury treats that the sub-continent has to offer, including Indian sweets and samosas. End your experience in style at the English Restaurant, who confidently claim to provide the best oysters you’ll ever taste, best enjoyed with a glass of bubbly. As this is the East End, you’ll ‘ave a good ol’ `bubble` and some East End banter with a bit of Cockney rhyming slang thrown in.

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What's Included

Meet Mr. Full English, your friendly AI - Charactour companion who embodies the quintessential London Cockney spirit, blending charm with a modern, multicultural vibe. Available from the moment you book, he helps you engage with London's East End, share your thoughts, and get assistance. Enjoy continuous support, feedback opportunities, and customer service in 17 languages, keeping the magic alive for two weeks after your adventure.

Passionate local guide to take you off the beaten track and through the winding market streets of the East End, Including and of London’s street art in Spitalfields

Get to “know your onions” with a traditional East End Cockney Rhyming Slang lesson

Sample food & culture from around the world in a just half a mile

A choice from the famous “Beigel Bake” Jewish style with fillings such as hot salt beef with mustard, chopped herring, and cream cheese and salmon.

Indulge in a delightful cocoa experience with our Ghanaian chocolate specialist serving up hot chocolate with real crushed white and dark chocolate flakes!

Get spicy with freshly cooked East End Asian Samosas and a delicious sweet treat “Jelaby”

Settle down in the glorious ambience and historic setting of The English Restaurant with mouth-wateringly fresh local oysters, made even more tasty with a glass of bubbly

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What's not included

Drinks at the restaurant

Although not compulsory, our team of tour guides would deeply appreciate gratuities and tips as a display of gratitude for the exceptional service they provide.

Pick up and drop off at your hotel is not included as we meet at a fixed location “Shoreditch High Street” Overground Station at 10 am.

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Meeting Points

The meeting point is at Shoreditch Overground station (Bethnal Green Road 19-23, London, England, E1 6LA) at 9.30 am.

Kindly ensure you are punctual and reach the meeting point 10-15 minutes prior to the departure time.

Nearest Public Transport:

Shoreditch High Street Overground Station

Old Street (12 min walk)


BUS Lines 8, 388, N8

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  • No matter what the weather, our tour runs rain or shine

  • The tour includes food, drinks, and wine tastings as outlined in the itinerary. Additional orders placed during the tour must be paid for by the individual who orders them. If unsure, the tour guide will be happy to assist

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended as there is some walking involved during your tour

  • If you're under the age of 18, unfortunately, you cannot consume alcohol. However, there are plenty of delicious non-alcoholic options available 

  • Your tour will be conducted in English

  • The tour lasts 3 hours starting at 10 am

  • We take pride in offering a collection of mouth-watering delicacies catering to diverse palates. If you have special dietary requirements or allergies please let us know while booking

  • Your tour will be led by an expert guide, who is local and has a passion for sharing extensive knowledge about British food and wine, history, and culture

  • This tour accommodates smaller groups. If you require a booking for a larger group, please don't hesitate to Reach out to us, on our live chat, or [email protected] and we'll help create the perfect experience for you.

Know Before You Go: If you have any allergies or specific dietary requirements, please advise at the time of the booking so that the Imagine customer service team can advise of the different food outlets included in the tour.

Please note that this is a half-day experience with mainly walking and standing involved so failure to advise us of your dietary requirements might affect your enjoyment of the experience.

Social Safety: We have implemented the following COVID-19 guidelines Measures for your social safety & fun!

Physical distancing measures are in place during the walking time.

An Imagine experience safety fun KIT containing: Hand sanitiser & a mask will be provided to each guest of the tour at the time of departure & a safety video with instructions will be shared by your host so we all know how to spend a great with social safety.

Cancellation Policy: We offer a 24 hours cancellation policy, after this period customers might be able to rebook to another date or sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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Cancellation policy

A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.

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