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Address: Brick Lane, London E2 8NH, England
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+44 7551 911822
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09:00 - 19:00
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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
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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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Absolutely worth it!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Mahnoor M
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days 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!

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Thank Mahnoor M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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Milan, Italy
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour was conducted by Lily Mixe, a very enthusiastic guide. Whilst it was a very cold day Lily managed with ease to make the tour interesting and informative, Lily was a mine of information and extremely passionate - maybe that was the French influence!! We thoroughly enjoyed our time and look forward to doing a few more tours with Alternative... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have done this tour twice and very much enjoyed the first one despite the freezing cold in November! First time our guide was Josh, and the second time was Keer (I think this is how its spelt) Don't get me wrong, the second tour was good too, but I felt that a lot of street art and locations I... More 

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Tamarin, Mauritius
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had no idea what to expect but thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Will definitely recommend to other like-minded people who enjoy street art and its backstories.

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the tour as a couple with a group of 20 people. Our guide was excellent, he showed street art from small to large, from visible to hidden and tell great stories about it. Because he is a street artist, it makes everything more trustworthy and real. There is no set price, you pay what you would like to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a very informative 2 hours walking around Spitalfields and Brick Lane, being shown the secrets of London's street artists. From subtle bronze figurines permanently adorning street signs, to temporary tags and fly-by-night stickers, this was an in-depth and immersive experience I can't recommend highly enough. Josh's knowledge was both encyclopedic and personal, being on the front-line of the urban... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a Londoner living in Amsterdam and when visiting, I never come up this end of town. This was really a wonderful and unique opportunity to see how Street art developed and some of the history of the area. If you have been to Miami's Wynwood Walls, I can honestly say that this is nothing like it at all. This... More 

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