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Alternative London Tours

Brick Lane, London, England (East End / East London)
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Ranked #8 of 571 activities in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We totally enjoyed this thought provoking, eye opening, smart and fun tour with artist Ben Slow. A terrific insight into London's history and evolution as a community through its architecture and street art. Thanks so much!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

This tour was great - we got a lot information on how east Londons brick lane developed and the street art in this area. Our tour guide Dough was great fun too. I will definitely pay more attention to detail next time I am around East. This tour is highly recommended!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

A lot of fun, our alternative walking tour focused on East London's street art. Dough was nice, fun and informative.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Thanks Ben for this amazing tour (very knowledgeable guide). Highly recommended: history of East London, Street Art (amazing oppportunity for photography).. Go make the tour and don't forget to tip the guide.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Shoreditch is a great part of London, with some great street art, quaint cafes, and colorful streets, lined by bangla and indian restaurants. The tour guide, a French artist herself, was great, she mixed history and contemporary art in an interesting way, and I didn't even notice that the tour lasted for 2 hours! Higlhy recommend it.

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Ruhr Valley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Great guides on both tours, very competent on East London issues, Street art and alternative culture. Highly recommended! Just one thing: the directions to place to meet for the bike tour were really misleading. Took us quite a while to find the place on Rivington Street. I hope they have updated the information by now.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Very knowledgeable guide (Josh) on both the history of the area and the street art. Opened our eyes to this genre. The walk itself was a great opportunity for photography and inspired us to take a fresh view of the streets.

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Wanted to mix things up a bit on the final two days of our seven day vacation and the 100-minute-or-so East London street art tour from Alternative London Tours did the trick. The experience (as it was more than just a tour) was enjoyable, educational, and provocative. Tour guide Doug had our undivided attention from the moment he opened his... More

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

Great tour , really good tour guide,you see some fantastic art , that you might miss on your own. really knew his stuff & was an artist too . Would recommend to others

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Wonderful ! Original. Fun. I am a Londoner, have walked those same streets a thousand times, and still I learnt so many new things on this tour. Made me aware of so many layers of local culture, what makes and breaks it. Then I go off on my own and feel so proud when I recognise a street artist's work,... More

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