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Address: Brick Lane, London E2 8NH, England
Phone Number:
+44 7551 911822
09:00 - 18:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 19:00
Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Discover the London you won't find in the guide books with London's...

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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A SHOCK 1 to the system!

2 hours well spent if you're into art, history and learning from a knowledgeable guy (Kia) with a sense of humour. I'm a Londoner and would thoroughly recommend this walking tour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
London, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

2 hours well spent if you're into art, history and learning from a knowledgeable guy (Kia) with a sense of humour. I'm a Londoner and would thoroughly recommend this walking tour of the areas around brick lane. It opened my eyes to a sub culture I never knew was so diverse and expressive. So, i you want a SHOCK 1,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I decided to go for the early afternoon tour with our guide Josh, a street artist with incredible knowledge of East London and the street artists who left a mark there. Even though we were familiar with the area, Josh gave us plenty of interesting information about its history. Highlight of the tour: the nomadic community gardens,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I went on the street art tour on Feb 18th with our guide Josh. Josh is a street artist himself and gave us both an insight into a world of art we are not familiar with. Josh also gave us some interesting history of the area. It was great doing a tour of an area I am... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Walking art tour :) One of the best tours I've ever done! Our tour guide Kea was amazing, encouraging us to ask questions and had answers every single time. He blended art, history & local knowledge perfectly over our 2 hour tour. This is a must do if you're coming to London!!

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Rouen, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very instructiv visit in Brick Lane and Shoreditch by Josh, our tour guide, about streetart and those who make it.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My daughter is currently studying GCSE Art and is doing a project on 'the city'. Living in a rural area I agreed to take her to London to photograph some tall buildings and to try and find some graffiti. By chance when researching on line I came across the 'Alternative London' walking tour which includes graffiti viewing. I admit to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It was such an interesting and informative tour! Lilly, our tour guide, gave us insight on the history of the East London area as well of its street art and graffiti. I recommend this to everyone and believe it needs to be on everyone's check list here in London!

Thank Mahnoor M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst predominantly focusing on the street art, itself incredibly interesting, Alternative London also offers people a chance to learn about the changing cultural, economic and socio-political aspects of the Shoreditch area. Our guide was Doug, who was very knowledgeable, passionate about what he does and impressively kept the mood upbeat to stave off a seriously cold afternooon! As others have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Different view of London Town for all the eccentric details and new age kind of view goes to places off the beaten path

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In a cold and windy February afternoon Doug gave us the opportunity to visit a different London, really fascinating, a great alternative to the standard city tours. No booking fee, no fixed price, you pay for what he deserves. Very nice experience. Franco from Italy

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