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“This is one tour you have to do”
Review of Alternative London

Alternative London
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US$ 20.97*
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Alternative London Tour
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US$ 40.95*
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East End Pub Walking Tour in London
Ranked #1 of 182 Food & Drink in London
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Surrey
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“This is one tour you have to do”
Reviewed 29 April 2012

We had Josh as our tour guide on a very wet Saturday afternoon in London, however he didn't let the weather spoil things. He was an excellent tour guide and has a lot of knowledge about London street art and showed us so much that normally you would miss if someone didn't open your eyes to the talent that there is out on the streets. Some of the ever-changing art was amazing and he also kept us informed and amused and two hours just went too quickly. I realise that this is a free tour and people pay according to their means but please think about the time and energy that the tour guides are putting into this tour and be realistic about their value, most London tour guides charge at least £8.00 for tours like this.

Visited April 2012
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Karlsruhe
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awesome Tour”
Reviewed 27 April 2012

Something fun and different to do in London. Tour guides are fun and entertaining but also knowledgeable. Learned a bit of history about London's East End as well as a bit of cultural background and also saw some amazing artwork. Highly recommend this walking tour.

Visited April 2012
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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Can't recomend this enough”
Reviewed 24 April 2012

A really good day out in London.. great way to spend your Saturday. Gary was informative and fun, without being cringe or overbearing. Thanks a lot!

Visited April 2012
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cardiff
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“AWESOME!!!!!! free tour. great guide!”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

hey all
i went on the tour back in February, was awesome. the guy emailed me and we were running late due to tubes and i sent him a text and they waited for us!
was great tour of east end, good history, great detail, good route around the cool sites around east end, and only a couple of hours. we tipped the guy (i forget his name) as he was awesome and creative and gave a lot of history, but he wasnt looking for tips (although, they don't get paid so i think a tip helps!)

Visited February 2012
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London
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68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Street art and much more...”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

On this two hour walk on the edge of the City of London you get to see the essence of this vibrant area. The juxtaposition of the financial hub, so close to Bangladeshi community around Brick Lane, combined with the trendy shops, galleries and bars of Hoxton makes for a great walk. Gary, our guide, gave us some history of the area in fun bitesize chunks that allowed us to see the area in context. But, the high point was the amazing street art. I hadn't imagined we would learn so much + come back to google the street artists we'd seen. Lots of information on the Tour website. Can not recommend enough. Worth combining the tour with a meal on Brick Lane, some shopping around Cheshire Street in the one-off shops or a drink in one of the Hoxton bars.

Visited April 2012
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