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Alternative London Tours

Brick Lane, London, England (East End / East London)
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Ranked #8 of 674 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Our guide Gary didn't just show us some of the most interesting examples of the constantly changing street art around the Spitafields/Whitechapel/Shoreditch area but also contextualised the work both within the rich history of the area and the present effects of gentrification. Also very interesting because of Gary's understanding of how the art is produced as well as critical ideas... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Took the Doug tour of East London. As a local it's great to hear the artists names and Doug was an interesting and enthusiastic guide. I would do it again and have noticed more works from phlegm and roa in the area that I can now name check - making me look good!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

10/10 for Josh, very informative about the area, history and all of the art we came across. Would reccomend this to anyone, could not fault it. Really interested to check out the other tours, opened my eyes to the world of street art.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Excellent tour -full of surprises and humour . Doug was an excellent guide with a street by street (and sometimes house by house !) knowledge of Spitalfields. But as the tour was exclusively about street art ,why not headline the walk as being this ? And don't be so deferential about the political implications Doug - Mr & Mrs Daily... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Saw a great part of London, some really cool artwork and great pubs. Our tour leader was full of information and great fun! Highly recommend. My favorite part of our London trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The perfect way to discover East End, including: - a lovely guide - fabulous street art - information about the artists and the technique, as well as many amusing sidenotes - information about the related history (The tour starts/ends at Spitalfield's market, which I'd recommend to visit on Thursdays.) Thank you so much for the absolutely wonderful tour! :)

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed a very interesting 2 hours discovering street art around Brick Lane. Even my 15-year-old niece on her first visit to a big city found it fascinating. Would recommend it to anyone who wants to go beyond the tourist tracks and gain some insight into the changes London has been going through. The only negative point: our group was rather... More

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

One of the highlights of our visit to London. We were taken by Doug through the Brick Lane area and off the beaten track to see wonderful street art we would never have found. His knowledge and enthusiasm, story telling about his personal contact with the artists and view of inner city development made for a fabulous afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

What better way to learn about the creative history of East London than through a local artist? I took the free walking tour and learnt so much more about the history of the area as well as the culture of street art that you just can't get anywhere else.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Took the walking tour on Saturday with a couple of friends and found it far surpassed all of our expectations. Our guide, Keir, was enthusiastic and entertaining and really made the tour. We all live in London but are always looking for ways to enjoy the city, that isn't just bars and restaurants, and this tour really hits the nail... More

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