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I'm a journalist. I write and talk for money. I edit a travel magazine, and I know London like the back of either of my hands. I've eaten my way across most of the city, and know the hottest new places, the best chefs, and the tastiest dishes in every neighbourhood. If you're lucky, I might even tell you about London's best off-menu items...live like a Londoner!

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Andrew E.

This was an awesome tour. Sakhr is super knowledgeable and eager to share what he knows. Each of the stops we took had delicious food and I felt like was a really good and efficient crash course on life in Doha. Would definitely recommend this tour... I was in Doha for <24hrs and this was a great way to maximize what I saw.

Dan G.
Dan G. for The Total London Experience

We had a very brief layover in London and wanted to see the main attractions in a short period of time and found Sakhr. He was fantastic. As a life long resident, he knows the area and the history and was flexible with respect to what in particular we wanted to see. He's very friendly and I'd absolutely recommend his to anyone looking to tour London.

Ed W.

Sakhr did an excellent job with this tour. He was friendly, polite, and showed us a number of great spots in Soho with great food. We ordered just a few small plates at each location and even though I began the tour quite hungry, we ended very satisfied. However I loved the fact that Sakhr mixed in the history of Soho along the way- stopping to point out some various locales with historic significance and explaining some of the reasons and events that have helped shaped Soho into the neighborhood it is today. Forget the buses and the big groups with the yellow umbrella to follow- this is a great way to peel back the onion a layer or two and see the city for what it truly is.

Adam

I've done several tours in London all with different agencies and the tour with Sakhr couldn't be any better, it was the best tour I had. We were in two solo travellers plus him as a guide and it was terrific. He was like our old friend showing us the best places to eat around while exploring Soho area and the fact we were only two in the group was so advantageous and enjoyable. Thanks Sakhr

Jorge
Jorge for The Total London Experience

If you are spending any amount of time in London, you should definitely connect with Sakhr. My girlfriend and I had less than 24 hours to see the city, so we booked his 4-hour tour known as the Total London Experience. This was the best decision we made during our entire trip. Sakhr picked us up at our hotel on time in a clean, modern European sports car and literally drove us around town showing us every possible site that a first-time visitor to London would want to see. Really, there was nothing left out, and the tour didn't feel hurried but kept on at a good pace allowing for time to get out and take pictures. Seeing how good of a time we were having, Sakhr even added an hour to our tour, which concluded with a stop that provided picturesque views of the city skyline. Sensing that we were foodies, he blended elements of his popular food tours into our experience, stopping for bites to eat, not once, but twice during our whirlwind around London. An extra special part of this tour was getting to know Sakhr, a local who has a passion for London and a flat out interesting person who possesses a true insider's perspective. I do hope he looks me up when he visits my hometown so that I get the chance to return his hospitality. Highly recommend.

Nick M.

What a wonderful way to spend an evening in London’s Soho district! I met up with Sakhr at Piccadilly Circus, and 10 minutes later we were eating our way through Soho’s many restaurants. Along the way, Sakhr would share his vast knowledge about the food we were eating as well as background information on Soho. In my travels, the food and sites of different cities and towns are best experienced through the intimate knowledge of the locals, and my evening tour of Soho with Sakhr reinforced that. Before the evening ended, Sakhr suggested a few itineraries I should complete for my last few days in London. He even took the time to email me the itineraries later that evening. If you’re a foodie like I am, I highly recommend this tour. Thank you Sakhr for a fun evening and making my trip to London a memorable one.

Ben S.

This was a fantastic afternoon. Sakhr is a friendly guy who knows his food! We enjoyed our time walking around Soho, learning more about its history and of course stopping into the 5 places for samples of different cuisine. The dessert places certainly warrant another visit (especially the cupcake place!) Although we had already been in London for a few days we had not wandered into Soho, as it's kind of hidden away from the main tourist drag. I really recommend this tour to learn more about Soho and have some great food. Sakhr is a great guy who made the afternoon work really well. Thanks mate!

Chana S.
Chana S. for A London Market Breakfast

Sakhr was a great tour guide! He was knowlegable about the neighborhood, the market, and its vendors. Being on the tour by myself, he was also a nice friend to talk to for the morning. We had a great time and ate some great food! He also gave me great suggestions for the rest of my day and my vacation.

Jeff Tastes

Sakhr was such a great person to have on my tour. After finding out he was a tour guide himself, I was even more excited to show him around my neighborhood. Being a journalist, he searches for insight into communities and seems eager to continue to find out more information and try more food. Now I have to go to London and get him to show me around.

Anthony T.

Sakhr was the perfect guide! Not only did he take me to some very cool and hip restaurants with delicious food, but also gave a short but thorough history lesson on Soho. Besides walking away satiated, I also gained a lot of knowledge on how Soho became the area that it is today. Very glad that I signed up for this one, will have to redo the tour the next time I'm in London so that I can taste "the best gelato in London"!

Sami B.

A real pleasure to spend this sunny Sunday afternoon with Sakhr, we walked around, we savored, we learned. Soho represented for me the heart of the London touristic area. But in the end, I never really entered this historic quarter of London. Sakhr knew how to open our eyes on the essence of Soho through its history and gastronomy. I recommend this tour and Sakhr words, which will make you travel.

Kate T.

I really enjoyed my tour with Sakhr. To describe him I’d say he is a passionate foodie who stays on the cutting edge of the London culinary scene seeking out the best of the best. He showed me an impeccably curated and tasty view of London that I had no idea existed. For example, instead of checking out Borough Market – a destination packed with tourists that you’ll find in every guidebook - he showed me a new burgeoning market just around the corner. The market was an eclectic mix of top-notch street food that blew me away. From silky coffee beverages and fresh-out-of-the-oven donuts to sashimi-like smoked salmon, fresh lobster and Cornish beef cooked over an open flame and gourmet cocktails, I was in heaven. And I just loved how it seemed that I was the only non-Londoner there. Beyond being my own personal ambassador to the best and surprisingly inexpensive food in London, Sakhr provided a wealth of information about the city. He also happens to be a really great guy. I highly recommend his tours.

Kate T.
Kate T. for A London Market Breakfast

I really enjoyed my tour with Sakhr. To describe him I’d say he is a passionate foodie who stays on the cutting edge of the London culinary scene seeking out the best of the best. He showed me an impeccably curated and tasty view of London that I had no idea existed. For example, instead of checking out Borough Market – a destination packed with tourists that you’ll find in every guidebook - he showed me a new burgeoning market just around the corner. The market was an eclectic mix of top-notch street food that blew me away. From silky coffee beverages and fresh-out-of-the-oven donuts to sashimi-like smoked salmon, fresh lobster and Cornish beef cooked over an open flame and gourmet cocktails, I was in heaven. And I just loved how it seemed that I was the only non-Londoner there. Beyond being my own personal ambassador to the best and surprisingly inexpensive food in London, Sakhr provided a wealth of information about the city. He also happens to be a really great guy. I highly recommend his tours.


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Sakhr A. for Midnight Street Food Crawl

This is easily one of the highlights of my trip to New York. Jeff is an amazing guide who loves this Queens neighbourhood, and on a snowy February night, he took me into an NY culture I would never have found on my own. It's a neighbourhood of immigrant Mexicans and Ecuadorians with a seemingly limitless collection of street food trucks and carts on every street corner. On our two-hour walk, Jeff told me about the recent history of this fascinating Central/South American ghetto – plus some of the trouble they've been having with street-food culture and the law. I can't express how different this tour is to anything you'll see or do in New York. Jeff is the right man to show you these streets. Just go. You won't regret it.