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Address: Brick Lane, London E2 8NH, England
Phone Number:
+44 7551 911822
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

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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Gritty fun street art-oriented tour of Shoreditch/Tower Cottages area

Yes, you can have your usual touristy tours of the west side of London -- Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, etc. They are fun too. But if you want to see a grittier... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Yes, you can have your usual touristy tours of the west side of London -- Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, etc. They are fun too. But if you want to see a grittier, hipper side of London, this is the tour to go on. We walked through the streets of Shoreditch, an industrial-ish feeling area of London on the... More 

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Bognor Regis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a fantastic thing to do. Did the tour about 2 years ago and had a Canadian over to stay recently. We took him on the tour and found it slightly different but equally as good. You learn such a lot about the area and get to see some amazing street art into the bargain. Take the tour, you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The tour was great and my whole group really enjoyed it despite the rainy weather. Doug was superb and enthusiastic which really made the tour that much better

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went today in East London with Lily & it was very informative and Lily a great tour guide- would definitely recommend !

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Annecy, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent walking tour with Doug. We discovered another side to London through street art and the East end. The classic tour is a great way to find out about street art when you have little knowledge on the subject. We will certainly be back to find out more. Thank you Doug for an excellent morning!

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my second time doing a tour with Alternative London, doing the ordinary walking tour, and I absolutely loved it. The first tour I did was with Ben, but this one was with Doug, and it is just incredible how two different people can both do the tour so brilliantly, but also so differently, and both tour guides give... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I brought my whole slightly reluctant family to the tour; I had taken it two years ago, as a birthday present from my brother, and loved it so much I thought that I would return the favour. My family is large (we are Italian), and with a very wide age range, from the lively and curious 90 years of my... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great experience; you get to see London from another point of view. you get to see some street art and graffiti to learn about the artists. and to hear the criticism of the artists between the lines. it helps you understand culture better.

Thank noapostovsky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant tour I now appreciate a lot more the graffiti and stickers I see on the street. Really opened my eyes

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A new wauy to discover the East End ! Our guide showed us amazing art and gave us explanations about the artists. It is a great way to discover hidden gems. A must if you're interested in art.

Thank Liou C

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