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Description: 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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One of my favorite London tours

I'm an American living in London for about 5 years. I've had a lot of visitors and done plenty of tours. This by far is on the top of my list. Greg our guide was super passionate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I'm an American living in London for about 5 years. I've had a lot of visitors and done plenty of tours. This by far is on the top of my list. Greg our guide was super passionate about the street art community and the area he's been living in for 7 years. I think it's one of the reasons that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We had an incredible day out with Alternative LDN and their informative and fun tour around East End London. I live in London and spend a bit of time around this area of London and have always wanted to go on one of these tours but just never got round to it - luckily I had a friend visiting from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Absolutely amazing tour, definitely recommended! Learned a lot and really made us think about street art as well as cultural changes. Brilliant tour guide Doug who inspired us to get a little more information about all those unique artists out there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Found this visit on the web, curious as novice on street art I definitively does not regret. A two hour street art tour with Lily was so interesting that back on tour start I was surprised that the 2 hours came to the end. Lily was very friendly, answering our questions with pssion and patience. Now back in France I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

If you like street art this is a tour that shouldn't be missed. I discovered things I would never have seen without the help of my dedicated, passionate guide. I absolutely cannot think of anything negative to say. Mind:blown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Even if you're not a particularly big street art fan, this tour is definitely a recommendation. The guides are people who are fully engaged in and very passionate about street art and everything it can offer. You will get an insight into the history of London's East End life as well as some awesome stories around wonderful artwork found on... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We had an awesome time with doug and liked the tour so much that we would do it again and recommend it to all of our friends who are visiting London!

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The tour was just epic! Now when I'm walking the streets of London I think about all these amazing artists. Our tour guy Josh was so passionate and told us a lot of great facts!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Took the tour with Dug, was great. Interesting and fun. Highly recommanded. If you want something beyond tourists regular attractions- this one is for you. Art, history, politics and more.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Keir offered us a well researched, thought provoking, insightful, inspiring and passionate tour. A beautiful part of London so vibrant and real. A couple of hours I will always remember.

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