I hope you enjoyed reading my first themed London itinerary last week. I’m expanding on the topic today and I’m excited to bring you a new itinerary for a self-guided London food tour. If you love to eat, this is the perfect way to explore the UK capital.
Itinerary for London Food Tours
This itinerary will introduce you to some of London’s best restaurants, markets, coffee shops, and more. From inventive dining to food trucks, it will reveal a variety of the city’s culinary offerings. The itinerary covers a 2-day period over a Saturday and Sunday, but you can mix and match to tailor it to the amount of time you have in London. Make sure to check opening times if you do the itinerary on different days of the week.
Itinerary for London Food Tours: Day 1 – Morning
Start your Saturday at Borough Market, London’s most famous food mecca. This market gets crowded, so arrive as close to the opening as you can if you want to avoid the throngs that descend as the day wears on.
Monmouth Coffee is a staple at Borough Market, and it’s the perfect place to pick up a coffee to start your day. Afterwards you can graze through the market and get breakfast from one of the many stalls and restaurants under the train bridge.
Itinerary for London Food Tours: Day 1 – Afternoon
When you’re done exploring Borough Market, make your way to Chelsea. There’s another Saturday market to explore in Duke of York Square, and it’s a fun place to pick up lunch. Make sure to leave room for what comes next, though.
From Duke of York Square it’s a short walk to Belgravia‘s Elizabeth Street. This is one of London’s most beautiful streets, not least because many of the shops decorate their facades with rotating floral displays throughout the year.
While here, join the queue for a cupcake at Peggy Porschen. They’re some of the most famous in London, and the wait to eat in this pretty-in-pink cake shop is worthwhile.
After your cupcake, you can explore the rest of the foodie finds on Elizabeth Street. Poilane makes some of the best bread in the city, and Dominique Ansel’s iconic cronuts draw locals and visitors alike.
Itinerary for London Food Tours: Day 1 – Evening
From Belgravia, make your way west to the Harwood Arms in Fulham. This local pub is deserving of its Michelin star. The food and atmosphere are both excellent, and it’s the perfect place to tuck into a traditional British dinner.
Itinerary for London Food Tours: Day 2 – Morning
Start your Sunday in London at Farm Girl in Notting Hill. This place is famous for its floral coffees, and the rose latte is one of the prettiest cups of caffeine I’ve ever seen. You can also get breakfast here to fuel your explorations for the morning.
When you’re finished at Farm Girl, head over to Marylebone. This area has a lot of great restaurants and cafes, as well as a Sunday farmers’ market on Aybrook Street. You can browse the stalls and pick up whatever catches your taste buds.
Itinerary for London Food Tours: Day 2 – Afternoon
For lunch, head to The Providores on Marylebone High Street. This restaurant and its chef are known for their inventive cuisine and unique food pairings. The Providores’ Tapa Room is a great place for a casual meal and a coffee to propel you through the ensuing food coma.
After lunch, make your way to La Fromagerie on Marylebone’s Moxon Street. This shop is a cheese lover’s heaven and always has something delicious to taste and buy.
From Marylebone, head to Mayfair for afternoon tea at Sketch. The Gallery room is as pretty-in-pink as Peggy Porschen, and the sandwiches, scones, and pastries are as delicious as the atmosphere is beautiful.
Itinerary for London Food Tours: Day 2 – Evening
Afternoon tea will probably leave you full, so plan on a late, light dinner tonight. I love going to Mercato Metropolitano in Elephant and Castle when I’m in the mood for something along those lines. This indoor food market has stalls selling all kinds of global cuisine in a hip atmosphere.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this itinerary for a self-guided London food tour. If you want more inspiration, I’ve written blog posts about the best restaurants in London, the best afternoon teas in London, the best markets in London, and the prettiest cafes in London.
More themed London itineraries are in the pipeline, so make sure to come back for the next one in a week’s time. You can find all my itineraries here if you want more.
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