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Alternative London Tours

Brick Lane, London, England (East End / East London)
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Ranked #6 of 644 Activities in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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,... more » 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! « less
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Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A fascinating couple of hours by Doug, who is passionate about the culture of the East End with its diverse history. He combined this history beautifully with the new, showing us a piece of street art that had only been completed two days before. We would thoroughtly recommend this tour if you want to see the unexpected but still want... More

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White Plains, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Loved every minute of the two hour tour with Kier - a fabulous guide who is very knowledgable and passionate about the art he showed us. Wish it were a longer tour! Highly recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth the walk around east end London. A combination of history mixed with modern street art which will satisfy all ages whether locals or tourists. Our guide, Lily, was easy to understand, informative and fun and is also a very talented artist after we were given the chance to view some of her own work.

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Aliso Viejo, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The Alternative London street art tour in the East end was FANTASTIC! We very much enjoyed our tour with Doug. He was informative, passionate about his subject and thoroughly entertaining! I wont post pics as I don't want to ruin the delightful surprises you will see virtually (possibly, literally ) around every corner. Thanks for a wonderful afternoon...

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Never thought we could discover so many excellent pieces of art in so many corners, our guide Doug, was fantastic, really great opportunity to find out about inner side of the city in a way like any other. Strongly recommend!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

I'm an American but 7-year London resident; somehow I only do these 'get to know London' things when friends are visiting. This 3-hr excursion is great for locals and visitors alike - great blend of detail on specific street art pieces we saw and general London/East End history, capped off with the chance to do our own spraying which made... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

It's incredible how London can be a different experience depending on what you choose to do. You can go to museums, touristic post-cards and... to the walk with those guys from Alternative London. I've lived here for 4 months about 5 years ago and never had this experience. It was great, fun and beautiful! I took the bike tour, which... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Our guide was Lily - note that all guides are talented artists themselves. The tour revealed a lot of information that's unobtainable in any other method, without becoming tedious. Wonderful art and a very cool part of London. Our guide Lily was especially great and sweet :)

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The Alternative London walking tour is a fantastic experience that I would recommend to anyone who is interested in art and/ or getting to see a less touristy side of the city. Our tour guide (Ben) was very knowledgeable and passionate about sharing his love of street art and his community. He made the tour interactive and tailored the content... More

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Essex
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

I met up with a friend who I hadn't seen for a while who wanted to do the workshop. The problem was finding the place we had to meet. When I got to it, apart from a graffiti covered bus behind a fence, signage was nowhere to be seen so I carried on down the road. I had palled up... More

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