London three-day food and drink itinerary

Discover the best places to eat in London and find hidden foodie gems as you explore the city over three days.

Day one: Enjoy food and drink in central London

Morning: Slap-up breakfast in London Bridge

Start your day in the heart of the city and tuck into the most important meal of the day at The Breakfast Club in London Bridge. Have your fill of fluffy pancakes or choose a tasty twist on a traditional full English to set you up for the morning.

You’re also in the perfect spot to do some sightseeing, The ShardHMS Belfastand Tower Bridge are all within a short walking distance.

Afternoon: Browse lively Borough Market

Follow the river towards Borough Market and be tempted by the delicious smells of street food wafting from the stalls. From top-quality burgers and Indian curries to Balkan vegetarian pastries, there’s something to please all taste buds. If you’re still digesting breakfast, treat yourself to a sweet snack from one of the artisan bakeries. Choose French-style cakes from Comptoir Gourmand, homemade sugary biscuits from the Cinnamon Tree Bakery, and find equally delicious gluten and dairy-free options at the Free From Bakehouse.

While you’re there, you can pick up some charcuterie, cheeses and jams to take home as gifts. After you’ve had your fill, continue along the river to Bankside to find Shakespeare’s Globe and Tate Modern, before crossing the river for an evening out in the West End.

Evening: Dinner and cocktails in the West End

Head to lively Soho, a foodie hotspot with a wealth of restaurants and bars to explore. Before you pick a restaurant, it’s always worth a look at the incredible artisan chocolates in Paul A. Young; while you’ll find fine tea and coffee from all corners of the globe inside the cosy Algerian Coffee Stores.

Alternatively, walk through the golden gates into Chinatown to get some of the finest Asian food around: from dim sum at Golden Dragon or Cantonese fine-dining at Plum Valley, to Pan Asian fusions at nearby FuLuShou.

You’re also in the perfect place to test some of the city’s best bars afterwards. Iconic jazz bar Ronnie Scott's is a good place for a relaxing end to the night, or if you feel like a change of scene, you’re not far from Leicester Square, where Mexican and Peruvian eatery Leicester Square Kitchen has an impressive cocktail menu to work through.

Day Two: Discover places to eat in south London 

Morning: Get ready for a day south of the river

A classic breakfast from The Rail House Café is the perfect way to relax in to the morning, before taking the Tube straight to Brixton from nearby Victoria Station. Or, if you’d prefer to start your day on the go, pick up coffee and pastries from one of the Portuguese cafes in the area known as "Little Lisbon", Stockwell. Try Funchal Bakery or Lisboa Patisserie for a relaxed atmosphere and take-away options.

Afternoon: Explore Brixton's foodie haunts

Make your way over to Brixton Village market to sample the mix of cuisines on offer in and around the colourful arcades. Locals’ favourites include Bamboula Caribbean Restaurant and Franco Manca. If you’re looking for somewhere a little more tucked away, you can grab some fresh street food in Pop Brixton. Enjoy modern Cantonese BBQ from Duck Duck Goose or get your hands on a Bhangra Burger from Baba G’s, before sitting at the outdoor tables if it’s a sunny day.

Pay a visit to the David Bowie memorial while you’re exploring the area, or you could even try your hand at chocolate-making at a drop-in workshop at The Chocolate Museum. You’ll also come across plenty of places to try an afternoon treat as you make your way around – sweet-toothed visitors should pay a visit to the vegan-friendly Ms. Cupcake cake shop.

Evening: Taste South Asian flavours in Tooting

Come dinnertime, Tooting is renowned for its top-notch South Asian cuisine and is just a few Tube stops away. Enjoy tasty Sri Lankan dishes at Apollo Banana Leaf, traditional Keralan and South Indian curries at Sree Krishna or head to Mirch Masala, where the deliciously spiced Pakistani dishes are a favourite of Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

Day Three: Dine in exclusive Mayfair restaurants

Morning: Brunch in Mayfair

Pull out all the stops on your final day, starting with a leisurely brunch in Mayfair. Celebrity haunt The Wolseley is one of the most elegant places in London to tuck into your eggs Benedict or French toast.

Luxury department store Fortnum & Mason is just around the corner, where you can browse the incredible food hall for gourmet delicacies and see if you can resist one of the spectacular ice cream sundaes from The Parlour.


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Afternoon: Stroll along Piccadilly

There are plenty of opportunities for a spot more shopping when you head through Burlington Arcade and Princes Arcade. Look out for the rainbow-coloured macarons from Laudurée or pick up a beautiful box of treats from the Prestat chocolate shop.

For your culture fix, stop off at the Royal Academy of Arts to ponder over some of the city’s finest artworks. The sumptuous interior of the gallery’s Grand Café also makes an atmospheric spot for lunch.

Get some fresh air and walk down all that food with an afternoon stroll from Green Park through to Hyde Park and take a small detour to see Buckingham Palace on the way.

Evening: Sophisticated evening at May Fair Kitchen

Indulge in an evening of fine dining at The May Fair Hotel’s elegant May Fair Kitchen. Savour small plates of Spanish and Italian dishes in the restaurant’s stylish surroundings and sip on expertly mixed cocktails at the hotel bar to finish your night in style.


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