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Taste culinary gems in the East End

London, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Charley

2.5 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll meet in Shoreditch and start with a cup of tea in a 17th-century townhouse, where I'll introduce you to the area's unique culture and rich history. We'll then taste samples from a famous fish-and-chip shop, get curry from a proud Brick Lane curry-house owner, and also drink some insanely chocolately hot chocolate. After an introduction to the hidden street art, we'll end in a proper East End "boozer" for an ale, where you're welcome to continue the party. Throughout this experience, I'll explain the dynamic history and culture of the area and the origins of its foods. At the end, you'll have tasted different local foods and drinks and will come away with a deeper, richer understanding of one of London's most diverse and buzzing neighborhoods.
Other things to note
Wear comfy shoes for walking.
We'll meet in Shoreditch and start with a cup of tea in a 17th-century townhouse, where I'll introduce you to the area's unique culture and rich history. We'll then taste samples from a famous fish-and-chip shop, get curry from a proud Brick Lane curry-house owner, and also drink some insanely chocolately hot chocolate. After an introduction to the hidden street art, we'll end in a proper East End "boozer" for an ale, where you're welcome to cont…

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What's included

  • Food
    I'll provide a tasting selection equivalent to a small meal.. I'll provide...
  • Drinks
    Half an Ale
From $146
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Charley

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 7 Reviews
  • Identity verified
We met in a Brick Lane bookshop years ago, and bonded over our love of London, its amazing history, and food. Charley trained as a chef and Beatrice trained as a historian, so together we combined our passions, and worked hard to develop the best London food tours. Whether it's the best scotch egg, or the latest street art, we love sharing our unique discoveries with people. On our tours you taste your way through London's eclectic food scene and the stories and secrets that have made it world-famous.
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Where you'll be

We'll be in Shoreditch in a perfectly restored 17th-century townhouse. We'll then walk to one of London's original fish-and-chip shops, an authentic curry house, and a secret chocolate "chocktail" bar. We'll stroll through the hidden street art zone and finish at a proper East End pub.

Rated 4.86 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Michelle
July 2018
Charley was a fantastic guide and companion. Interesting and interested in us and our perspective. Knowledgeable, witty and a great conversationalist, I would take every tour she offers! This tour of the East End introduced us to our new favorite neighborhood.
Charley was a fantastic guide and companion. Interesting and interested in us and our perspective. Knowledgeable, witty and a great conversationalist, I would take every tour she o…
Jean-Marc
July 2018
A food tour of East London and an exceptionnal guide in Beatrice are a recipe for a great time. Beatrice seemed genuinely interested in every one of her guests and in making sure all needs were met. She also loves her city and wanted us to learn more about it. The tour is more than about food, it’s also about discovering this interesting part of the city and its ancient and more recent history. Bring your appetite and pace yourself, I was almost stuffed after the yummy fish and chips!
A food tour of East London and an exceptionnal guide in Beatrice are a recipe for a great time. Beatrice seemed genuinely interested in every one of her guests and in making sure a…
Paul
June 2018
Charley was an amazing guide on my family's tour. She was very knowledgable about not only the food but the history involved with the areas we walked through. Our group spanned multiple generations and all were very happy with the experience.
Charley was an amazing guide on my family's tour. She was very knowledgable about not only the food but the history involved with the areas we walked through. Our group spanned mu…
Annabel
June 2018
My family’s food tour with Charley was unanimously voted our favorite part of our London trip by everyone from 5 to 68 years old! Charley did a special mid-week tour for us since we couldn’t make the weekend ones and was incredibly quick and responsive via Airbnb. Charley used to do top-of-the-bus tours and so has an in-depth knowledge of London in general but this tour is so much more thoughtful, smarter, and even funnier than one of those. You will taste a wide variety of foods and learn about the history and art of the Shoreditch area and London at large. The tour is suitable for all ages. My mom loved the history, my 26-year-old niece loved the street art, my 5-year-old daughter loved the sweets, and my husband and I loved all of the above, especially the curry. We ended in the greatest pub where my daughter played with the pub cat and we got to hang out some more with Charley who is a total delight, an incredible small business owner, and did her very best to teach us how to do British accents. I would book any tour with Charley or Beatrice again!
My family’s food tour with Charley was unanimously voted our favorite part of our London trip by everyone from 5 to 68 years old! Charley did a special mid-week tour for us since w…
Sarah
May 2018
Charley was a great guide and helped me appreciate the uniqueness of the East End. It was great fun and I learned a lot about food, London and the changes that the area has been through. I recommend it!
Stephanie
February 2018
This was a fantastic tour hosted by Beatrice. She quickly got to know us and made sure she catered the tour to our interests. She was very friendly and incredibly knowledgeable about Shoreditch. She really knows the best nooks and crannies that visitors to the area would miss completely!
This was a fantastic tour hosted by Beatrice. She quickly got to know us and made sure she catered the tour to our interests. She was very friendly and incredibly knowledgeable abo…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.