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Alternative London Tours

Brick Lane, London, England (East End / East London)
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Ranked #5 of 635 Activities in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Caesarea, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We joined the tour on a rainy day, which did not take anything from our delight - we made visits to many art exhibitions, but this special open-air art gallery was one of our highlights in London. This is just part of the walk, the other part were the stories about the artists, the history of the area, and a... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had lily mixe as our tour guide, was a very interesting and colorful tour, considering I wasn't expecting much as I'm not of an art fan but lily made the tour!! This tour was a highlight of our short stop here in London. Thank you lily, managed to see some of your art, you're very talented!! Good luck, don't get... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This was a fantastic walking tour and probably my favourite thing I've done in London since arriving a few weeks ago. Doug was our guide and was a bit of a legend with loads of personality. Highly recommend!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Went on a tour led by the well informed and engaging street artist 'lily mixe' and had a fantastic time: saw a huge selection of works from some of the best international street artists. Felt like walking around a large constantly evolving art gallery. Unmissable for anyone interested in graffiti/street art.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I had Lilly as my tour guide, and she is this amazing Parisian street artist. She gave background on the history of the area and told stories behind some of the art pieces as well as about the artists.Very knowledgeable, but also very entertaining. I've lived in London for almost 2 years and never seen the Brick Lane area quite... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We were a group of 9, from 11 years upwards and from the US and UK. We were taken on an intriguing short walk which opened our eyes to both tiny street art on the floor to huge pieces under bridges. After walking up an appetite and full of inspiration, we set down to some serious designing, cutting and as... More

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Riemst, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Lead rond by our enthousiastic and well informed guide Ben it was a true revelation. A visit to the East End, a part of London which is not well known by most tourists and considered to be the 'poorer' part of London. We saw a multicultural area, full of houses with centuries old history. Banglatown mingled perfectly with an area... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I decided to check this out after a recommendation from a friend. Although I've lived in London for over 6 years now, it is always interesting to find out more about the city. What's more interesting is the street art and the dynamic nature of the art. Would definitely recommend this tour to locals and overseas visitors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

My friend and I went on the Alternative Walking Tour on 19 August and had Kier as our guide. He talked about the history and street art of East London with a lot of passion. We saw plenty beautiful art street pieces, some of them were so little we did not even notice before Kier told us we were standing... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I come from Germany, and have done a number of different tours of London, but this surely was the best! For me, the combination of cycling (thus covering a larger area) and "sight/art-seeing" is just perfect. Gary's informative tour on one hand opened my eyes to art which so far I hardly had taken notice of, on the other hand... More

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