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Address: Brick Lane, London E2 8NH, England
Phone Number: +44 7551 911822
09:00 - 18:00
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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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We're so glad we decided to check this out! Our tour guide was a wonderful Australian street artist (so sorry, forgot your name) who was passionate about the art we were viewing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Alternative London Walking Tour showed my boyfriend and me a new side of London. Our very knowledgeable guide Doug pointed us to some outstanding street art. It was nice getting explanation from somebody with ties to the street art community (our guide was a documentary film maker). The tour was a nice introduction to the street art and history... More 

Thank CarolienBAC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We're so glad we decided to check this out! Our tour guide was a wonderful Australian street artist (so sorry, forgot your name) who was passionate about the art we were viewing and the social context in which it's created. London is an expensive city, so it's shocking to me that a tour of this caliber is free! I think... More 

Thank Erincita
South Florida, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This "pay what you feel like tour" was a great intro to the east end art and history. Doug was knowledgeable and hit the highlights. He identified 3 of the area's well known artists, and pointed out historical items of note. I wish my schedule had allowed me to take one of their more 'formal' tours to gain more in-depth... More 

Thank Michele P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic 2 hour tour guided by Josh Jeavons who made us see things who wouldn't notice otherwise. The climax was the Nonadic Community Gardens, a gem we weren't aware of, urban beauty hidden in London's poorest neighbourhood until the real estate sharks will take over (hence "Nonadic"). The tour is intelligent and fascinating both artistically and sociologically.... More 

Thank Arielle L
Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the east end tour today and our tour guide Doug was very nice and friendly and of course most importantly knowledgeable. He told us a nice mix of info on history of London and the area, big names in street art, anecdotes and such. He also told us about the connections to gentrification (we got a hipster warning!)... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we all gathered at the meeting place I didn't have any Idea of how everything was to happen. Gary was kind to tell us all we were going to do. We took a tour and after every five minutes he would stop and explain about the area and the street we were walking along. Being a tour guide in... More 

Thank PMuigai
Tel Aviv District, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2 hour tour of London's underground art scene. Great hidden gems of places, great works of art. Highly reccomended.

Thank Oded R
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been on the Alternative London walking tour three times now and each time I learn or see something different. The tours are brilliant and it really feels like the guide tailors the content to how the group reacts to things and what they want to see. The tour lasts around 2 hours - if you go in the winter... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a private tour for 11 with Ben, a local artist. Very interactive and informative. A good mix of history of the area, how it has changed and contemporary culture, plus an opportunity for discussion. Ben was articulate, knowledgeable and fun to spend a couple of hours with. The tour changes all the time so I will probably take... More 

Thank Kath W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour is great to see street art and the origins of East London. Me and my boyfriend live close and have visited this places many times, but this is the first time we actually stopped to admire the place from a different perspective. The guide is excellent; he has an in-depth knowledge of what he is talking about, and... More 

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