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Alternative London Tours

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Address: Brick Lane, London W11 1AB, England
Phone Number: +44-7551-91-18-22
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10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Discover the London you won't find in the guide books with London's...

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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Awesome, informative and really interesting!

This was my second time on a alternative tour and it was great. The guide Kier was really informative with a great knowledge of the local area and art work. Was really lovely to... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was my second time on a alternative tour and it was great. The guide Kier was really informative with a great knowledge of the local area and art work. Was really lovely to have a genuine and friendly guide happy to answer any questions. Feel like got to know east london more and the narrative of the community. Thank... More 

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Lille, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have done the tour after watching french TV in December! This was an amazing tour with a guide who is really passionate. Great way to see another side of London and discover others inhabitant's opinions! I had a great time and learn a lot durig those hours!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great tour! The guide is very passionate about art and history. So much information in a couple of hours, so many hidden art pieces around the city. It is a very fun walking tour and I highly recommend it.

Thank Felipe S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Turned up not really knowing what to expect, but Ben quickly made the group feel relaxed and intrigued. Right away we began picking up on the unusual details around the East End that are so frequently overlooked, discovering things about the urban art scene and local history, their interrelationship and the threats facing both. Ben's passion really brought the tour... More 

Thank Nomadism83
Schilde, Antwerpen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great way to see another side of London. Ben, our guide, was a streetartist himself which made it all the more real. He put things in a past and future perspective. Interesting insights.

Thank Anke U
Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Second time doing the tour, the guide was passionate and interesting and had a huge knowledge of the area and the artists he showed us. I love that each tour is slightly different meaning you can go again and still learn something new.

Thank Rhuxinabox
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

2nd time doing this tour, both times with Doug. You can feel his passion about the topic and the place and he gives very informative tour. He also drops a joke here and there, having a good time is guaranteed.

Thank MariaCNeves
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour guide was really interesting and passionate, brought to our attention bits of art that one would usually overlook! Nice to get some history on East London too!

Thank Kacper B
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the East End Pub Tour - a fantastic way of seeing the area, and visiting some great pubs. Tour guide was brilliant. Highly recommend this tour.

Thank Nate R
Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour is ideal for those who want to explore the alternative side of London instead of the tourist hotspots. The guides are locals who do not only know a great deal about Shoreditch's history, but also about its street art and the stories/creators behind them. I highly recommend it, because it really gives you a new perspective on street... More 

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