From the trendiest to the tastiest, we’re taking you on a whistle-stop tour of the best foodie spots to visit in London….
Old Spitalfields Market
With its Victorian heritage, Old Spitalfields is one of London’s oldest and best-loved markets. This East London market prides itself upon independent traders, small producers and artisan outlets to keep the thousands of daily visitors fed and watered. From the uber-trendy Crosstown Doughnuts, serving Matcha Tea and Yuzu sweets to The Duck Truck famed for its pulled duck brioche bun, there’s something for everyone.
Set in a former truck depot in Shoreditch, Dinerama is THE spot for a Friday night bite to eat and drink in the city. Open from 5pm until 1am Thursday to Saturday, Dinerama is dotted with street foods and experiential drink outlets such as Yumplings, Club Mexicana and Thunderbird.
Duke of York Square Fine Food Market
Every Saturday from 10am until 4pm, Duke of York Square in Chelsea is transformed into an open-air fine food market. Situated near to the world-famous Saatchi Gallery, which is home to London Fashion Week, this quintessentially British market is home to an array of locally produced food stalls. Whilst you’re there, why not try a traditionally British serving of fish, chips and mushy peas from Fins & Trotters. If you’re looking for somewhere to stay, Duke of York Square is just a stone’s throw away from Jumeirah Carlton Tower and the hotel’s branded MINI Clubman can give you a complimentary lift to and from the market!
Sweet Tooth Tours
Lynne Staartjes, trained pâtisserie chef and founder of Sweet Tooth Tours, takes visitors on a bespoke tour of the best treats that Chelsea has to offer. On the Signature Tour, you’ll visit highly Instagram-worthy locations including a local cake shop, a Sardinian gelateria, a British chocolate maker and a cheesemonger. You’ll learn all about these products and how they’re made … giving you full bragging rights when you tell your friends about the tour!
Borough Market is rich with history and remains as relevant now as it has ever been. This well-known working market has been serving the people of Southwark for 1,000 years, and that extraordinary heritage is an important part of its appeal. The market includes a plethora of fresh food stalls, but if you want to rest your feet and enjoy a sit-down meal, there are plenty of trendy restaurants to choose from such as Hawksmoor Borough, Nine Lives and The Roebuck.
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