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Alternative London Tours

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Description: Discover the London you won't find in the guide books with London's...
Discover the London you won't find in the guide books with London's original off-the-beaten-track tour provider! Come with us to explore the culture, community and street art of London's vibrant East End. We offer unique and original walking tours, bike tours and pub tours and as London's original street art tour provider we also offer street art workshops led by our team of street artists. Tour prices start at pay-what-you-want so there's something for everyone at a price to suit all budgets. Let our expert guides show you the real London, from a local's perspective!
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Great day in London!

No better way of visiting (East) London. Of course, the typical sigh seeing is also important there, but your city experience will not be complete without this tour! Highly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

No better way of visiting (East) London. Of course, the typical sigh seeing is also important there, but your city experience will not be complete without this tour! Highly recommended :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I heard a lot of good things prior to going on the Alternative Tour, and I was not disappointed!! Doug was a interesting guide and gave a great history/sociology/and, of course, art lesson throughout the tour. The 2 hour tour gives an extensive look into East London/Shoreditch and is a MUST for anyone who wants to get a tour of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

As I didn't pay anything for the tour I wanted to leave a review. It was an amazing experience. I got to discover the vibrancy and superb artistry that London offers on this tour. My tour guide Ben, was fantastic and very informative. He was able to answer our questions and talk to us about historical buildings and structures of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Doug was an excellent guide---beyond being extremely knowledgable about street art and drawing out attention to things we may have missed, he shared the history that to the current character of the Shoreditch neighborhood. Highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in street art and the current climate of this side of London.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This tour was recommended to me and lived up to and beyond all expectations! See it before we lose it people. Doug was extremely informative with a passion for the works and the area that shone through.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This is my kind of tour! A bit of history and a lot about the culture and street art of London. Ben was open and engaging and very knowledgeable. He gave us a fantastic insight into the dynamic world of street art and opened our eyes to things that we might otherwise have overlooked - things that, if we don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Great walking tour in a part of london unknown to us. Doug was a great guide - informative and interesting. One of the best things london experiences ever.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lilly is a lively, engaging and personable guide. I learnt a lot and she made it really fun. Easy to book the tour, joining instructions clear. A great way to spend 2 hours to get a different perspective on East London. Not to be missed if you like something a little bit different.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Gary was great. He really is the master guru of Street artists in London, and you can't catch him off guard. He brought us all around popular places in the east, which I know quite well (Hackney, Brick Lane, Bethnal Green) and yet showed us a side of it which very few know, from the historical bits of the Old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Ben was very professional, he explain us about history of the area, street art. Now we can see the neighbourhood with another eyes......

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For a glimpse of Georgian and Victorian London at its most pristine, or a peek into what's apt to be the next big global trend, the hipster zone of Spitalfields can provide hours of amazement. Around the clock, this is a haven for early morning bargain hunters sizing up its street markets, foodie foragers throughout the day, or late night revelers hitting some of London's most popular bars and clubs.

 Wedged between the business-minded City of London, expressly trendy Shoreditch, and zestful Whitechapel, the lines between traditional and contemporary beautifully blur in this historic East End nexus.
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