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How to Maximize Your Foodie Weekend in London

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London has a seemingly endless choice of food and drink. Because of its diversity and quantity, deciding what type of cuisine to eat or where to go can prove overwhelming. That’s why a foodie weekend in London involves maximizing the number of restaurants and bars you visit by minimizing the amount of traveling you have to do.


Pick Out a Neighborhood or Two to Explore

Traveling on the Tube or the bus can easily take up a couple hours of your precious day. Thus, picking out one or two neighborhoods to focus on is key to maximizing your foodie weekend. Get a convenient hotel in London based on one of these neighborhoods so you can go from eating to drinking to sleeping without wasting money or time.

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Plan Within the Neighborhoods you Selected

Now that you have a specific neighborhood or two in mind, plan your food and drink within those boundaries. Keeping your choice of restaurants and bars in London within neighborhood lines doesn’t mean that you’ll be restricted at all. In fact, it’ll make planning easier while still giving you more options than you could ever need.

Shoreditch

Getting ready for a foodie weekend in London? Check out these neighborhoods and restaurants to focus on so you spend less time planning and traveling between places and more time eating! Click through to get the details!
Dishoom in Shoreditch- so yummy!

Shoreditch is one of London’s hipster neighborhoods characterized by independent stores, urban edge, and original appeal. It’s great for any time of the day, so you can go from breakfast to a night out and still feel like there’s so much more you didn’t eat or drink.

Where to Eat: Dishoom, Dinerama, Andina

Pro Tip for Dishoom: The wait for dinner can get up to two hours, so go early or skip dinner altogether and go there for brunch instead.

Where to Drink: BrewDog, 46 & Mercy, London Cocktail Club

Soho

There are so many delicious places to eat in Soho London. It is also full of shops, theaters, and clubs, which make it popular area for most tourists and locals. This cobblestoned neighborhood has a mix of historical architecture and modern storefronts and can fill you up with food and drink 24 hours a day.

Where to Eat: Yauatcha, the Breakfast Club, Mother Mash

Pro Tip for Yauatcha: Go on a weekday during tea time with two people, and you’ll only spend £15 a person for a set menu. It’s a steal for a Michelin-starred restaurant!

Where to Drink: The Blind Pig, Graphic Bar, Dog & Duck

Covent Garden

Covent Garden is as touristy as it gets in London, but there’s no reason to avoid this neighborhood’s winding streets and endless diversions like street performers. It’s got every cuisine from Japanese to Peruvian, so challenge yourself to eat around the world here.

Where to Eat: Great Queen Street, Lanzhou Noodle Bar, the Port House

Pro Tip for Lanzhou Noodle Bar: Don’t get weirded out when you have to share a table with strangers. Embrace the cultural difference.

Where to Drink: The Harp, Rules Cocktail Bar, Freud Café


Of course, there are plenty of other neighborhoods for food and drink in the city such as Baluchi Restaurant. Choose your favorite and plan your next journey to London!

Thanks for stopping by! xo.


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Ivy

Tuesday 29th of November 2016

Love this! We were only in London for a day and a half last summer and we managed to hit up both Dishoom and Breakfast Club. Sooo good that we're going back. I'm loving these layovers in London just so we can pig out!

Sarah from Tales From a Fork

Tuesday 29th of November 2016

Awesome! I'm happy you went to those spots. Yes, layovers in London are excellent.

Claire

Tuesday 1st of November 2016

Even though I'm English I have only been to London a couple of times and never have any clue where to go or what to eat! I think last time we went to Camden which was cool, but I'd like to explore more areas too - thank you for making my next visit there so much easier!! :D

Mimi

Tuesday 1st of November 2016

So London has its own SoHo too? hihi Love this. Great recommendations, will keep in mind these for my London trip, this got me bit excited!

mark wyld

Tuesday 1st of November 2016

We were in London last year for a few days. I found that eating out in London was extremely expensive especially when converting the Australian Dollar. Nonetheless, there was a wide variety of foods to choose from.

Samantha Elisabeth

Tuesday 1st of November 2016

These are great tips! I'd love a foodie weekend in London, and I'd probably focus on Shoreditch. The idea of brunch there sounds so fun!

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