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The Original London Street Art Tour provided by Alternative London

The Original London Street Art Tour

The Original London Street Art Tour
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Tour snapshot
Learn about the history of London’s vibrant East End
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
18
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Beyond London’s most popular landmarks, it isn’t always easy for visitors to follow in locals’ footsteps. But, this guided walking tour through East London breaks down barriers and gives you a cultural immersion in the city’s most creative and eclectic neighborhoods. See lively Spitalfields Market, trendy Shoreditch, and diverse Brick Lane on foot. Learn about the area’s history and discover the vibrant street art that East London is famous for.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Tour three must-see areas: Spitalfields, Shoreditch, and Brick Lane
  • Skip the overcrowded landmarks and discover London’s local side
  • Go on a street art tour and spot pieces from international artists
What to expect
Your afternoon tour kicks off near the conveniently located Liverpool Street Station. Meet your guide and head to your first stop: Spitalfields Market. Traders have been operating on this market site for hundreds of years. Today, it’s home to clothing stalls, stylish boutiques, and some of East London’s most in-demand restaurants. Then, visit Brick Lane: an always-bustling area that is home to a large Bengali community as well as artists, street food markets, and independent shops and galleries. The tour continues through Shoreditch, which remains one of the city’s most vibrant and creative districts. As you go, learn about the area’s history and discover the abundant street art. Your guide will point out ephemeral works by international artists. The walking tour ends when you return to your original departure point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Tour three must-see areas: Spitalfields, Shoreditch, and Brick Lane
  • Skip the overcrowded landmarks and discover London’s local side
  • Go on a street art tour and spot pieces from international artists
What to expect
Your afternoon tour kicks off near the conveniently located Liverpool Street Station. Meet your guide and head to your first stop: Spitalfields Market. Traders have been operating on this market site for hundreds of years. Today, it’s home to clothing stalls, stylish boutiques, and some of East London’s most in-demand restaurants. Then, visit Brick Lane: an always-bustling area that is home to a large Bengali community as well as artists, street food markets, and independent shops and galleries. The tour continues through Shoreditch, which remains one of the city’s most vibrant and creative districts. As you go, learn about the area’s history and discover the abundant street art. Your guide will point out ephemeral works by international artists. The walking tour ends when you return to your original departure point.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 30 Brushfield St, London E1 6AT, UK We meet under the statue of the White Goat on Brushfield Street, just by Old Spitalfields Market
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 30 Brushfield St, London E1 6AT, UK We meet under the statue of the White Goat on Brushfield Street, just by Old Spitalfields Market
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    30 Brushfield St
    30 Brushfield St, London E1 6AT, UK
    We meet under the statue of the White Goat on Brushfield Street, just by Old Spitalfields Market
    See address & details
  • 1
    Old Spitalfields Market
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Brick Lane
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Shoreditch High Street
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
114 reviews
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Niamh M
11 contributions
Alice lead us on a very absorbing tour through East London and opened the door to the vibrant, interesting and captivating world behind the dynamic street art scene. I would recommend that anyone open minded and interested should go on this tour and support this wonderful venture and company doing wonderful things for London. Alice was a wonderful guide xxx
Written 6 March 2022
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Mandy R
Beenham, UK65 contributions
Extremely informative and fascinating tour of these ephemeral works of art interwoven with enthusiastic explanations of the history of the area to give important context. We loved every minute and can't wait to come back and do another to see how things have changed ... it is so exciting to see works that are only a few days or weeks old and that may be gone in a few months time to be replaced with something other. We learnt to look up and behind as well as ahead and will enjoy London even more now if we don't trip over.
Written 28 October 2021
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AlternativeL
What an incredible review, thank you so much! We're thrilled that you enjoyed the tour so much and hope to see you again soon. Take care, Alt Ldn
Written 30 October 2021
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TomOzOBrien
Milton Keynes, UK14 contributions
This tour added so much to my understanding of London and its development. So much revealed in the 2 hours and 2 miles it covered. Also a great reminder to take the time to look up, down and all around, whenever you are on the move.
We enjoyed a fascinating tour of East End street art complete with the histories and techniques of the variety of artists who have left their mark on this area. And on top of that we were given a history of the East End, of the changes in its population and architecture and the battles fought and still being fought by its inhabitants to live their lives their way.
Written 31 May 2021
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AlternativeL
Thanks so much for this detailed review! We're really pleased you enjoyed our tour. All the best, Alt LDN
Written 1 June 2021
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Amy W
London, UK57 contributions
What an amazing tour! I love the area and have spent some time here but this tour gave me a whole new perspective and introduced me to amazing street are hidden away from the crowds. Gary was amazingly well informed about the art and artists and shared a wealth of knowledge with our group. Such a great trip!
Written 6 December 2021
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AlternativeL
Thank you so much for this incredible review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your tour with Gary and learnt so much! Hope to see you again soon. Take care, Alt Ldn
Written 7 December 2021
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SuperKim
Chipiona, Spain3 contributions
Don't think twice, book this tour! Gary was engaging, genuine, and funny. While the art can speak for itself, Gary did a great job sharing about the artists and back stories on the specific pieces. He even adds a bit of history for good measure. Gary's passion for the art and neighborhood is palpable.
Written 10 February 2022
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AlternativeL
Glad you had such a fun time with Gary, Kim. Thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed review also. All the best, Alt. Ldn Team
Written 10 March 2022
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LoveTravel62969
5 contributions
This is the second time I've done this walk, and I've loved it both times. It was the highlight of our trip to London for my teenage kids, and we walked around with our eyes newly opened afterwards - recognising some of the main artists just on the walls around us. A really stimulating, fascinating tour.
Written 2 November 2021
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AlternativeL
Thanks so much for this brilliant review. The art is East London is always changing and so are our tours! Hopefully we'll see you again soon for a third trip! All the best, Alt Ldn.
Written 30 November 2021
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Joby Waldman
1 contribution
Brilliant tour. I live locally and wanted to hear some new stories, and fresh perspectives on the art in the area. It was exactly what i hoped for. Yaz is a brilliant story teller, and all round great person. Would highly recommend.
Written 20 October 2020
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AlternativeL
Thank you so much! We're really thrilled you enjoyed your tour with Yaz. Stay safe, Alt Ldn
Written 21 October 2020
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dgj_424
5 contributions
Emily was an amazing guide and she was so knowledgable about the entire area. I loved that she taught us about different types of street art and the names and background of the artist. It helped to understand their intent behind their work. As an artist herself, I could see her passion for what she was talking about and made it much more enjoyable. Thank you, Emily!
Written 9 February 2020
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AlternativeL
Thanks so much for this brilliant review! We're really glad you enjoyed the tour and learnt a lot with Emilie. Hope to see you again soon, Alt LDN
Written 10 February 2020
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Lianne Ionescu
Surbiton, UK19 contributions
Friends
Our tour guide was really knowledgeable, passionate, we enjoyed it, learnt a lot. We’re Londoners so was really good to see secret places we walk past all the time but never knew existed. Would come back again in a years time as the art will have evolved 😀🙌🏼
Written 10 July 2022
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Alex A
15 contributions
Great tour- highly recommend . 99% The tour guide was called Gary- he has done a iron man in Bolton to narrow it down- he was brilliant. I have lived in the area for years and found it great
Written 29 August 2020
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AlternativeL
Thanks so much for the positive review Alex! We're really glad you enjoyed the tour with Gary and could learn about something a little different. All the best, Alternative Ldn
Written 2 September 2020
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By: Alternative London
Verdertje
Verdertje
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again, an amazing two tours
We came back, always wanted to but due to covid couldn't travel to London. This time we booked two tours, a walking
MrsJackson658
MrsJackson658
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Street art walking tour and workshop
Me and any son really enjoyed our walking tour Gary is very knowlegable and knows his stuff he took us to all sorts
djaxmo1
djaxmo1
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Verry tasty and educational tour
We had signed up for the alternative food tour, which turned out to be a very good idea, meeting at Shoreditch stat
Karina J
Karina J
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Fantastic street art tour and workshop
A huge thanks to Gary for such a fascinating afternoon touring the streets of East London discovering so much about
Picky78
Picky78
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Amazing
Really good Friendly guide and he really knew what he was talking about. Spray painting was fun and I learnt so muc
WiebkeG1234
WiebkeG1234
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Great for families with older children / teenagers
Loved the tour! Josh made us see details that we surely would have missed otherways, and he is great with children
jsoxy
jsoxy
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Always Fun and Informative
I have gone on Alternative London tours several times over the years and they are always great. Our guide this time
jcaf2022
jcaf2022
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Graffiti tour and workshop
This was one of the best Saturday activities I have done in a while. Josh our tour guide was very knowledgeable and
Angela M
Angela M
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Awesome Experience!
My daughters raved about this tour. They managed to learn some history and then got to create their own art. Nice
ruebeckc
ruebeckc
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Always informative and insightful
Alternative London does so well with their walking tours when we've taken them periodically over the past several y
Roving65580724128
Roving65580724128
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Fun with teens
My 13 year old and I had a lot of fun, specially during the spray paint work shop. Our guide, Josh, fun and knowled
Raarnos
Raarnos
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Fantastic
We spent a couple of days in London as tourists, visited several well-known attractions but to be honest, The Londo
NTLondon22
NTLondon22
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Fantastic experience
Gary was a brilliant tour guide, very knowledgeable and friendly. Loved the graffiti workshop too. Thanks for a g
zapeloquin
zapeloquin
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See a different side of London!
A very different side of London most won’t typically see. Enjoy the beauty of the east side with awesome guides and
Sonourner4Fun
Sonourner4Fun
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Don’t leave London without taking this tour!
This was an outstanding experience. The guide was knowledgeable, thorough, very personable, and keen to share with
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