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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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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A local Londoner friend recommended this tour -- I've spent a lot of time in London, but had never managed to make it to the East End. It was a great introduction to the area, providing an overview of its history as well as a great look at the street art, including insider stories and background for a lot of... More

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Unreal tour. Wow. We had an informative, well-spoken, funny, and authentic ´the real deal´ guide. Doug´s tour takes Top Spot of our ´Things to do in London list´..hands down. Folks - young and old, tall and short, funny or serious...you must go on the Alternative London Tour. Bring your camera and bring an open mind. You will not regret it.... More

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Eyguieres
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Our guide was all this and more. We've had à very good Time, the feeling of be coming more clever. A must do !

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Jeddah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

Doug and his humour and deep knowledge of the history and art of the area made this a great experience. We'd recommend this to anyone who wants to see The City from the other side. Christy & Nick

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I've been in London for about 10 days now as part of a study abroad experience and have done my fair share of tours. None of them even came close to offering the experience that this one gave me. Extremely enlightening and thought-provoking, this tour is about more than street art; it tells the story of the surrounding neighborhoods and... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It doesn't matter if you live in London or are a tourist, you will definitely enjoy the Alternative London Walking Tour in East London :) I spent wonderful 2 hours listening to stories of this fascinating area and watching incredible pieces of street art. I definitely recommend this tour to everyone who likes spending time actively and unconventionally. Moreover, what... More

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Our guide - Doug - was great, really funny. We saw lots of street art i wouldn't have noticed without him! 100% recommendation!

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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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