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Alternative London Tours

Brick Lane, London, England (East End / East London)
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Ranked #8 of 1,022 Activities in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Discover the London you won't find in the guide books with London's original off-the-beaten-track...
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Sun 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

The concept of pay-by-choice guarantees you will not be disappointed, but not to worry, the tour is interesting and full of fun facts and cool sites you would probably miss doing it by yourself.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We were looking for a different tour (not the usual boring walking tour) and stumbled upon Alternative London Tours... we opted for the street art / East London tour and couldn't be happier... in fact, we are returning to the neighborhood Kia (pronunciation correct, spelling not) introduced us to so we can help support some of the small businesses we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

2nd time i do the alternative tour, you always discover something new! Would recommend to anybody whether you are into street art or not. Thanks to Doug, a great guide!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I arrived in London on Wednesday evening last week, and on Friday my sister booked us in for this tour. Admittedly I was tired and not super excited to walk around in the cold for a couple of hours, but I was very quickly completely immersed in the tour, led by Doug. His knowledge of the street art culture and... More 

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Liège, Belgique
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Very nice & interesting tour. Learned a lot about London art in Shoreditch. I'd recommend it to everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We live in London and have visited Brick Lane/East London many times. However, this tour opened our eyes to the history and culture of the incredible street art in the area. I loved every minute of this tour and the tour guide we had - Doug, was easily one of the best I've ever experienced. I have traveled a lot... More 

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Picton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

This is your not only chance to learn street art is more than a spray can graffiti, but also to see some of the worlds finest work in a dying out piece of old east London. My wife and I were visiting London from New Zealand and my brother arranged this tour for us as my birthday treat. On a... More 

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Vernon, Haute-Normandie, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

An entirely different experience and a unique way of visiting a London that is slowly disappearing as the promoters buy up land and old buildings. If you want to see this amazing art, go quickly before Brick Lane and East London become gentrified and no longer an interesting place to visit.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We had the opportunity to enjoy a fantastic way of discover this part of London and see things with the guide that I had never seen before even passing by many times. It was a great explanation of Urban art, and our guide KIA(this is how his name sounded), was very good, explained very well and you could see his... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Great tour of street art in London. Loved the mix with history of the east end. Our tour guide, Lily Mix was extremely enthusiastic and informed. She conveyed her passion for street art and the area really well and in doing so made the tour come to life! I would recommend this tour to everyone!

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