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Alternative London Tours

Brick Lane, London, England (East End / East London)
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Ranked #7 of 670 Activities in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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, 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! « less
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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

One of the highlights of our visit to London. We were taken by Doug through the Brick Lane area and off the beaten track to see wonderful street art we would never have found. His knowledge and enthusiasm, story telling about his personal contact with the artists and view of inner city development made for a fabulous afternoon.

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

What better way to learn about the creative history of East London than through a local artist? I took the free walking tour and learnt so much more about the history of the area as well as the culture of street art that you just can't get anywhere else.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Took the walking tour on Saturday with a couple of friends and found it far surpassed all of our expectations. Our guide, Keir, was enthusiastic and entertaining and really made the tour. We all live in London but are always looking for ways to enjoy the city, that isn't just bars and restaurants, and this tour really hits the nail... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Fantastic 2hr walking tour flew by. A very friendly, funny and well-informed tour guide whose passion for street art was infectious. I came away very inspired and full of admiration for a side of East London everyone should explore.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This walking art tour takes you beyond the normal tourist view of London, and the best part is that you're taken by someone who is also an artist! Our guide was very knowledgeable and able to answer any and every random question posed to him, and even showed one of his own art pieces (which was amazing by the way...).... More

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We had the classic bike tour, 3h and 1/2 discovering East End London. Biking is a nice way to get an idea about the area, which is very interesting for the mix of cultures, for the creativity and for its recent evolution. The guide was very good at giving a proper background of this particular part of London and introduced... More

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Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Very entertaining tour through londons east end, led competent by congenial Gary. One rason more to love london.Thanx C+A

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Ben Slow was our engaging and thoughtful guide. He provided context and history, and, as an artist, has first-hand knowledge about the rapidly changing street art scene. As a city dweller (Baltimore) and street art fan, I appreciated seeing how the art form is evolving beyond murals and paintings. He did a good job of selecting representative pieces to give... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This is my second time to do this walk this year and I can't recommend it enough. Our guide on Wednesday was Ben Slow, an artist himself who has a great knowledge of the area and very passionate about the changes to the streets. The volume of art to look at in this 2 hours is immense and I love... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I did the Alternative London Walking Tour with Gary, who was a fantastic guide. As a street artist himself and local resident for many years, he was extremely knowledgable and shared his personal perspectives on the ongoing changes to the East End as well as the context of street art. I really enjoyed the tour and have a much greater... More

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