Alternative London
Alternative London
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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 food & drink 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!
London, England

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2024

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Duma79
London, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
I've taken the street art bike tour with Gary twice, in 2012 and again in 2021, and can't recommend it highly enough. He's full of knowledge about the past, present and future of the area, and of course about the artists active there. With the bike you can cover a lot of ground and get off the beaten path, and see so many great works that you would have no idea were there.
Written April 20, 2021
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nmichaeloff
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
I purchased the Street Art Tour & Workshop for my boyfriend's birthday and we both had a blast. Josh was super informative and friendly and we got a real kick out of both the tour and the workshop. Definitely an experience to remember. Would recommend it to anyone looking to learn a little more about street art in East London and to try something totally unique.
Written September 22, 2021
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m0003
London, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
My husband and I really enjoyed our tour (street art). The guide was extremely knowledgeable, not just about the local art but also the history of the area. We've lived in London for 20 years but learnt a huge amount! Thank you.
Written August 9, 2020
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Patricia M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
A really really enjoyable way to spend a Sunday. Full of amazing art, and description from a wonderfully knowledgeable guide. The workshop was great fun and my daughter has already been out to buy her own paint and canvas Highly recommend
Written September 1, 2021
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Thank you for the great review Patricia! We're thrilled to hear your daughter has been inspired to create her own art after attending our tour and workshop. Thanks again for coming! All the best, Alt Ldn
Written September 2, 2021
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The Cooks
London, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
We had a wonderful time exploring the East End for the first time. Gary, our tour guide, was warm, personable and really knew the history of the various streets, buildings, architecture and so forth. We also learned a great deal about the various artists whose work we were seeing. It's evident that he's part of the community. The best bit is that he made it fun and engaged our 8 and 10 year old sons. Thanks, Gary, for a fantastic tour!
Written September 8, 2020
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Discover824240
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
The team at Alternative London is amazing and Gary who guided us through the street art tour was amazing ..had loads of information on the area and shared stories that not only gave us information of the area but to top it with the artist's mindset. must recommend to anyone who has an eye for art...
Written May 4, 2021
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Tessa B
Greater London, UK1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
I learnt about the Grafifiti art movement and how it came to it's current level whilst walking through the east end and seeing beautiful pieces on display for all to see. Afterwards we were given the chance to try it for ourselves after a quick lesson from our guide. Harder than I thought, but good fun. I wasn't offered the chance to put it on a bag or t-shirt though, but was quite tired by then so didn't mind. All in all I recommend this to everyone except young children as there is a lot of walking, and the tour, (a bit like an art gallery tour) is more for an older mind.

FYI once the workshop finished, it's up to you to find your way back, so maybe the company should put a map to public transport areas, together?
Written March 29, 2022
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CCSusan
Washington DC, DC86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
My husband and I recently joined Josh for a Street Art Tour in Spitalfields and on Brick Lane. Josh really opened our eyes about the wonderful street art that permeates the area, why it exists, and how to identify the works of some of the talented artists who are active there. After the tour, we were so excited to be able to identify works by Jonesy, Stix, Invader on our own. Josh gave us the tools to better enjoy this exciting art. Great way to spend an afternoon in London.
Written March 10, 2020
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Thank you so much for this brilliant review! We're really pleased that you enjoyed Josh's tour so much and could learn much more about street art and take valuable information away with you. We hop to see you again soon. All the best, Alt LDN
Written March 15, 2020
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Leane003
Hampshire, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
My husband took the advantage of less crowds to act as tourists in London. We were recommended The Alternative Tour of East London. It was a highlight of our stay. Gary was attentive and very knowledgeable not only about street art, but about the history of the area. This tour is a must. We thoroughly enjoyed and would highly recommend.
Written October 19, 2020
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We're so glad you enjoyed yourselves on our tour! Thank you for the excellent rating. We'd love you to have you on another one of our activities again. All the best, Alt Ldn
Written October 21, 2020
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Verdertje
The Hague, The Netherlands7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
We came back, always wanted to but due to covid couldn't travel to London. This time we booked two tours, a walking street art tour plus the food tour. Both were very informative and loads of fun. The street art tour is different every time you take it, it's the personal emphasis of the tour guide plus our own wishes, we had a private tour. The Christmas card pictures have been made with beautiful street art background.
The food tour not only took us to little tasty discoveries but also taught us a lot about the neighbourhood. Both highly recommended. We will be back for more tours..
Written August 17, 2022
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