Tapas is a distinctly Spanish sharing dish that has taken the world by storm. Diversity and sociability make popular – explaining the huge number of tapas restaurants London has to offer. The legend: Spanish bartenders saw customers covering their sherries with bread or slices of meat and decided to serve small plates of salty, thirst-inducing food over the bar. Now, tapas is not simply a drinking partner, with tapas restaurants in London making the Spanish share platter a centrepiece. The tapas restaurants London has to offer are spread out like so many small, delectable servings. Greenwich has the best tapas restaurants London has to offer, or head to Camden Town, Marylebone, Soho, Shepherd’s Bush, or Clapham for authentic London tapas restaurants with a Spanish cantina feel. Good tapas doesn’t have to come expensive, especially considering tapas is designed to be shared amongst friends.