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Alternative London Tours

Address: Brick Lane, London, England (Spitalfields)
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Ranked #3 of 471 Sightseeing Tours in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: City tours, Sightseeing Tours
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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Type: City tours, Sightseeing Tours
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Our guide Ben was a genuine East End street artist with a passion and knowledge that made the tour totally worthwhile. Lots of unusual and more famous works and stories to go with that bring them to life, and a good insight into the local views on the changes that are happening in East London. Even if you give £10... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Local history + street art in a very cool neighbourhood. Our guide was a passionate young street artist herself

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We took the walking tour a week ago & guided by Josh, a graffity artist himself. It was a full 2 hour tour with lots of insight of graffity & story about the makers behind it! Josh also pointed out the work of an artist called Borondo and mentioned that there was an exhibition of his work till the end... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I have recently moved to London, and thought I'd try a different tour which could give me an insight into a different side of London. The Alternative Tour is really great and exceeded my expectations. Everything you see or encounter on this tour will give you a different impression of contemporary London and London as it used to be. We... More 

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We took this tour on Saturday morning, with our guide Ben. The meeting point is easy to find, less than 5 mins from Liverpool st station. Our tour started a little late and ran over as well. The later start was due to latecomers -some arriving at 11:20 for an 11 am tour! We did the tour and we amazed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Lived in London all my life but never realised how much I had to learn! We had Kier as our guide - he was so passionate about the city and its artwork it was a great experience. It was also great to see how he knew so many people around the area, his interest was so genuine and he engaged... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The tour was excellent, our guide was Kia or keir [not sure how to spell the name!] Myself and my husband did the walking tour of east end London on Saturday. We were a little worried that we were a bit too old when we saw the rest of the group. Mainly in their twenties. It didn't matter though as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great experience, our tour guide (forgot his name sorry - tall bearded guy very hippie didn't need notes when doing the tour - maybe his name was Joe) was very down to earth, had great knowledge and kept us interested. Workshop at the end was fun, had to make stencils to aid our own graffiti spray paint which we was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The tour was brilliant. Our guide was Kia. He showed us some amazing street art and opened my eyes to all the amazing art around Shoreditch and Brick Lane. The historical facts were fascinating. Our guide was so enthusiastic about the artists. It's opened my eyes to what there is to see for free in this part of London. Go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had a very nice tour in East End London, with 'alternative london tours'. Our guide Keir was very nice and easy-going, he knew a lot about the area and the historical facts related to it, he brought his story very funny and enthousiastic. We learned some more about street art in general and saw some good pieces along the... More 

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