Small Group East End Market & Pub Tour

Explore the East End of London on this Market & Pub Tour

Ask any real Londoner and they’ll tell you: Sunday is Market Day. Whether you’re a foodie, someone who loves rummaging for vintage clothes or just fancy some people watching, the East End is the place to be.  And we want you to experience the right way!

Join us as we weave through the stalls and history of three of our most famous markets. You’ll hear the stories, learn about the origins and have the chance to load yourself down with great food, unique mementos and even a beer if you fancy it (please note that food and drinks are not included in the tour price).

We'll take you to Middlesex Street Market (Petticoat Lane) and Spitalfields Market, where you'll be wowed by the variety of stalls and characters (don’t worry, we'll point out the best ones). You'll learn the history of two historic Victorian pubs and get the chance to have a drink in what was quite possibly Jack the Ripper’s local pub. You'll have the chance to purchase food or drinks along the way as we give you the history and background of these eclectic and timeless landmarks.

Next up, we'll wander London’s famous historic Jewish quarter before ending with an exploration of the famous Brick Lane vintage and food markets. Brick Lane has become famous for its ethnic food stalls, but there is so much more to see here. You won't want to miss the chance to dive into these historic markets and pubs that are steeped in the very culture of London life.

This tour will let you see a side of the city often ignored; over the years it has transformed from market gardens and open fields, to slums and workshops to its position now as one of the trendiest parts of town.

No other part of London combines the ancient and the modern quite like the East End, and no other part has been home to such a variety of cultures over the years. Be prepared to have a taste of the latest international culinary trends one minute, then turn a corner and feel like you suddenly stepped back 300 years the next.

Tour Highlights

  • Local guide
  • Middlesex Street Market (Petticoat Lane)
  • Spitalfields Market
  • Learn the history of traditional Victorian pubs
  • Jack The Ripper’s local pub (cost of drinks not included)
  • Fournier Street Conservation Area
  • Brick Lane Vintage and Food Markets
  • London’s famous historic Jewish quarter
    • Live Guide
    • Guided tour of Middlesex Street Market and Old Spitalfields Market
    • Stop for a drink at a historic pub (drink price not included)
    • Visit to Brick Lane
  • Your tour meets at the Kindertransport Statue, next to McDonalds, outside Liverpool Street Station (Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City, and Metropolitan lines). Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to tour departure.

  • English
    • Food and drink are not included in the tour price. 
    • You must be 18 years or older to drink alcohol.
    • Cash is king at the markets - we highly recommend having some cash (in pounds) with you if you'd like to purchase anything. Cards are not always accepted.


  • Expand/Collapse Are reservations required?

    Yes, reservations are needed on all of our walking tours.

  • Expand/Collapse Are food and drinks included?

    The cost of any drinks or food purchased at the markets or pubs are not included in the price. 

    • Cash is king at the markets - we highly recommend having some cash (in pounds) with you if you'd like to purchase anything. Cards are not always accepted.
  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    This tour meets at The Kindertransport Statue, Liverpool Street Station (across from McDonald's). The closest underground station is Liverpool Street (Central, District, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan lines). Click here for a map.

  • Expand/Collapse How strenuous is the walking?

    We are on our feet the majority of the 2.5 hours, but we walk at a very leisurely pace.


  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    We're happy to offer free changes and 100% refund up to 24 hours before tour* Failure to cancel a reservation at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure may result in forfeited travel funds. Fare difference may apply.

    *See restrictions here

  • Expand/Collapse What is your weather policy?

    All tours run rain or shine. We encourage guests to consult the weather forecast and dress accordingly.

  • Expand/Collapse My group size is larger than the dropdown menu allows, how can I book?

    If you would like to book a larger group, please contact our Private Tours team at [email protected].

  • Expand/Collapse Will we be able to take photos?


  • Expand/Collapse Is there a space to store bags or luggage?

    No, there are no luggage storing facilities available for this tour.

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour appropriate for children?

    Yes, this tour is suitable for all ages. Please note we do stop in a pub for an optional drink, and you must be 18 years or older to consume alcohol in the U.K.

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