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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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Although London is one of the most expensive cities I know, it is amazing how many low budget things you can do. This tour is definitely one of the best of those things you could choose from!Informative, fun, different, passionate! We absolutely loved it and would recommend it to anyone! Only minus: We found the pace could have been a... More

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Banstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Went with a friend and our kids - 15, in the school holidays. Neither of us knew the area. Loved the tour, really interesting and we were still looking out for art when it had finished. Really recommend this and then great wandering around the market and Brick Lane after. Just then pay what you can if you can..

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

Really loved this tour with Julie, she was amazingly knowledgeable about street art and super friendly. The workshop afterwards was just right, seeing all that street art just leaves you itching to pick up a spray can and get creative. Met a lot of locals too which was really nice, as we had time to chat about living in london... More

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Queensland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

What a cool tour! Booked this for my american friend visiting from San Francisco who loves street art like I do - so glad we did. Not only was it cool to check out the artwork around Shoreditch/Brick Lane, but to hear people speak so passionately about art and what it represents was really special. Gives you an appreciation that... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We visit London regularly and have to admit, it feels as though we are starting to run out of things to do! I am sure that really won't ever be the case but we have needed to broaden our search horizons. As such, this is how we ended up taking this Alternative London street art tour. Street art is not... More

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Really fantastic tour. Gary is passionate about the area and it really shows! Great to learn and see more sides to the London story as a local living here. Thoroughly enjoyable, thanks Alternate London. As well this being a wonderful creative community initiative you feel really good supporting, there are a lot of other tours/workshops on offer. I'm sure I'll... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Having been a Londoner for six years, and living in the East End, this tour was eye opening and fun. Lily has a contagious energy and enthusiasm for street art, making the tour an extremely interesting walk and journey of discovery - including bits about local history and interesting anecdotes. There is no fee for the tour, but everyone was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Can't recommend this highly enough - our guide, Gary, was so enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable he made the area come alive. I have lived in London for decades and yet it was like seeing it for the first time. I've completely changed my view of street art thanks to Gary's passion and constant anecdotes and historical tales. And with the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We had Josh as our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and passionate and I feel I learnt a lot and will look forward to finding more street art now I'm informed and know where to look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We had a great time, the tour was different from common tourist attractions. Doug, our guide, kept things interesting and fun while being very informative and thorough. It's a great opportunity to see a different side of London, one that went through many changes and keeps evolving.

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