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Review of Alternative London

Alternative London
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2-hour East London Walking Tour: Spitalfields...
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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 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!
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

I went to Alternatiive Walking Tour on Tuesday, it was very interesting and funny and Josh is a very knowledgeable and friendly guide, thank you!

Thank Silvia N
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

We started off with an East End pub tour taking in the history and scene of the local pubs (e.g., The Ten Bells where one of Jack the Ripper's murdered victims use to frequent for drinking) then ended up learning more about the history of the East End inclusive of the vibrant Street Art scene. We were in London for several days doing all sorts of touristy and off-the-beaten track things and by far, this was one of the highlights of our trip. HIGHLY recommended.

Thank Craig S
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Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

Informative and politically aware. Saw amazing art and learnt some of east London's back story. Doug is the man.

Thank Chris B
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

My Family and I recently visited London and booked a day with Alternative London to do their grafitti tour. The day went horribly wrong. It was pouring, the landmark they had given us to find their location had been removed, the contact information wasn't working...it was a terrible day and we ended up not doing the tour. But anyone can have a bad day. The measure of a good business shouldn't be only on their occasional mistakes, but on what they do to correct those mistakes. So yes they got some things wrong, and I could have written a scathing and horrible review. But it wouldn't have been an accurate picture of this company or the people who work so hard to really give their guests an amazing experience.

Our tour was scheduled for Sunday, on Monday morning, Gary called us and profusely and sincerely apologized. That would have been enough for us. But he wanted to make it right. So he invited our family to come over and he led us on a private tour of the graffiti of London. Then we went back to their workshop area, and he taught the kids how to paint and helped them to make take home bags.

It was one of our most memorable and enjoyable days in London. And our whole family is grateful for the passion and excitement Gary brings to his tours. It was off-beat, quirky, and tons of fun!!!!! We noticed things we had literally just walked right by and saw a really cool part of London.

My only regret is now the kids are begging for spraypaint!

If you're looking for something fun and authentically London to do, don't hesitate to book this. It's a company that really cares about it's guests and their experiences.

Thank Melaniesecciani
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

Thank you guys, this was wonderful! I did this tour twice already but both times it was totally interesting, funny and a great performance. I'll come with future visits again! Everybody should do this tour!

Thank Hanni2020
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