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Tastes of Soho Afternoon Food and Cultural Walking Tour in London

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    What to Expect
    Join up with your food-loving guide in central Soho in the afternoon, and set out on your 3.5-hour walking tour of this charming and historical neighborhood.

    A honeycomb of roads tucked behind some of London’s most famous shopping streets, this buzzing district is packed with eateries, cafés, pubs and other outlets that offer an incredible fusion of international cuisine, from Chinese and Mexican to Japanese, Italian and classic British.

    Learn how this culinary melting pot has its roots in the late 18th century, when immigrant communities moved in to find cheap housing. The district became known as London’s ‘French Quarter,’ and as the newcomers opened up cheap eating houses, it became the ‘in’ place to eat for the capital’s intellectuals, writers and artists.

    As you explore, enjoy up to six food stops at places popular with the locals. Get insider tips from your guide on avoiding the tourist traps, and develop a great, first-hand feel of the real, everyday Soho — the one that’s not always immediately obvious.

    Stop at various food outlets, including a historic, tucked-away foodie courtyard, and taste different world foods. Samples and stops on each tour vary according to availability, but expect to taste dishes such as dim sum in Chinatown, scrumptious Mexican tacos and Japanese seaweed-rolled sushi.

    Chat to the vendors about their creations as you eat, and in between stops, soak up the vibrant, villagey atmosphere. Hear stories about Soho’s fascinating history and the famous figures, including writers, artists and poets, who have shaped its culture and folklore.

    Your 3.5-hour tour finishes in Soho in the late afternoon, when your guide bids you goodbye.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Soho, London
    Departure Time
    2:30 PM
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    Finishes in Soho
    • A variety of food tastings
    • An expert food tour guide
    • Best of London” Food Guide and map of Soho
    • A visit to a hidden historic courtyard
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 9 September 2019 via mobile

    We booked and paid for this tour last minute and they canceled it in the morning on the day of the tour via text message. We only booked the day before so it’s not like I was heartbroken but they should know at that point...More

    1  Thank mmontgom1
    Reviewed 1 August 2019 via mobile

    Absolutely loved this tour! Friendly and approachable tour guide named gloria who knew a lot about food which was exciting. We learned a lot and visited many places that seemed very unassuming yet were amazing! We left our email so we are hoping they get...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Ecaapps
    Reviewed 19 May 2019

    Thanks for a really nice afternoon. We had a wonderful time and Kaerydwyn was a funny, knowledgeable and friendly guide. And the food was great fun. We give high marks to the whole experience.

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank iscootch
    Reviewed 27 April 2019

    We booked this tour of our favourite part of London, and one we have visited often, only to find we didn't know the area nearly as well as we thought we did! Our enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide Gloria saw us smoothly through the itinerary, which...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank Alistair H
    Reviewed 24 March 2019 via mobile

    Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the sampling tour (Mar 23) given both the great restaurant selections and the passion from our guide - who being Italian fit the international flavour of Soho perfectly. Highlight of the visit, and definitely something you want...More

    Thank Eric_G_Vancouver
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    We met our tour guide in the middle of Golden Square. We just took the tube and walked to the square.
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