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Alternative London Tours

Brick Lane, London, England (East End / East London)
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Ranked #8 of 571 activities in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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, creativity and community of London's vibrant East End. We offer unique and original walking tours and bike tours, an Alternative London shopping experience and a combined street art tour and workshop led by those who know the scene best - the 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 April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

As Londoners, this was a great way to learn something new about our city. Our guide, Kia, was extremely knowledgeable and was very passionate about the art we were looking at. The mix of history, art, and local culture was just right. We both learned so much from him about the history of London and of the street art scene.

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Essen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Thanks to Ben for a great tour and opening our eyes to be able to see those great pieces of art in that inspiring part of London. It was a splendid time, hope to see you again on our next trip to that wonderful city. Best regards from Germany, Heidi and Birgit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We've just come back from a week in England, and this tour was definitely one of the highlights. Ben Slow was our guide, friendly, eloquent and extremely passionate about his work, follow him as he rants about the history of Brick Lane and its surrounding, and uncovers the many different layers of street art with the authority of a curator.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Thank you so much for the insight into such an amazing part of the city! And thank you Ben for being so fun and knowledgeable :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

"Graffiti will never die. There's something in our DNA that makes us want to write our name on stuff. We want to let people know that we were there, that we exist." - My tour guide Josh said this at some point during our 2 hour walking tour and I immediately (nerdy-ly) wrote down his quote. I absolutely loved the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Highly recommended - good to learn a bit about the history of the area and especially to see the different forms of street art. Thanks Doug!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

This tour was my favorite thing I did in my trip to London- it's great to see what lies beyond just the obvious beauty of the city. The eastern side contains fantastic culture and history that's not recognized by the typical tourist and this tour displays it wonderfully. It doesn't have the same routine, boring vibe that's common among tours,... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We were a family group of six ranging from 7 to 73, and all of us learnt a great deal from the entertaining Doug. It was a fascinating insight into the life and art culture of the east end of our city. We felt it was both educational and fun. Thank you very much; we will not hesitate to recommend... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The best art is around us on the neighborhood walls.. and the best way to enjoy it is with Gary on bikes. Really.

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Amazing! A rich, beautiful side of London in a very informative and entertaining tour! Doug was a great guide, did an amazing job. Highly recomended!!

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