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2-hour East London Walking Tour: Spitalfields Market, Brick Lane, and Shoreditch provided by Alternative London

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2-hour East London Walking Tour: Spitalfields Market, Brick Lane, and Shoreditch

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 10/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
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65A Brushfield St
65A Brushfield St, Shadwell, London E1 6AA, UKWe meet under the statue of the White Goat on Brushfield Street, just by Old Spitalfields Market
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    Old Spitalfields Market
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    Brick Lane
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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    Shoreditch High Street Station
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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65A Brushfield St
65A Brushfield St, Shadwell, London E1 6AA, UKWe meet under the statue of the White Goat on Brushfield Street, just by Old Spitalfields Market
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Highlights
  • Learn about the history of London’s vibrant East End
  • 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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Departure Point
65A Brushfield St, Shadwell, London E1 6AA, UK
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
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  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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 22 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ahmad S wrote a review Mar 2020
United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
I recommend it to anyone interested in the art and history of this part of London. The tour guide is professional and provide a lot of information.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from AlternativeL, Manager at 2-hour East London Walking Tour: Spitalfields Market, Brick Lane, and Shoreditch
Responded 15 Mar 2020
Thanks so much for the review! We're pleased you enjoyed your tour and could learn a little bit more about East London. All the best, Alt LDN
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Lara_UK_18 wrote a review Feb 2020
Macclesfield, United Kingdom31 contributions8 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our tour with Josh. We learnt so much and he had a quirky sense of humour too which added to the enjoyment of everyone I believe. I had previously done a self-tour and had observed the walking tours. Having listened in at points I realised I needed to go
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from AlternativeL, Manager at 2-hour East London Walking Tour: Spitalfields Market, Brick Lane, and Shoreditch
Responded 15 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for this detailed review! We're really glad you found Josh's tour interesting and enjoyable. All our guides offer something different and put their own spin on the tour - no two tours are the same! We hope to see you again soon. All the best, Alt LDN
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Cynthia A wrote a review Feb 2020
New York City, New York48 contributions11 helpful votes
Good tour of Shoreditch street art. Lots to see and good to have someone to explain history, origins and artists. It was marred only by the leader’s anti-marketing screed, which got old quickly.
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KF0x wrote a review Feb 2020
Basel, Switzerland163 contributions47 helpful votes
I found this a nice tour of Shoreditch area which show quite a bit of different kinds of street art medium. It was informative, however, I did find that some information was repeated a few times.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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dgj_424 wrote a review Feb 2020
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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
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from AlternativeL, Manager at 2-hour East London Walking Tour: Spitalfields Market, Brick Lane, and Shoreditch
Responded 10 Feb 2020
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
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Rachel M
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East End Food Tour
We thought we knew London until Gary took us around the East End. Snippets of information given which we can now w
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m0003
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Really great tour!
My husband and I really enjoyed our tour (street art). The guide was extremely knowledgeable, not just about the lo
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KickinKaz
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Will go back again next time I'm in London
I'd definitely recommend ALT. My last tour was with Keir and it was great! He was very patient and attentive and ma
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2marlin
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Dad and son trip
Super well organised and son loved it. Very into street dance so this fitted the mould well. And the bagiel stop wa
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CCSusan
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Interesting and Informative Street Art Tour
My husband and I recently joined Josh for a Street Art Tour in Spitalfields and on Brick Lane. Josh really opened
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Adam J
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Street Art History Lesson & Workshop
Loved this whole experience, Kia was a great guide who knew his stuff and took the group to see some stunning piece
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lanfenhomsy
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Excellent
A very nice walking tour with dynamic young tour guides from the neighborhood. Interesting back ground information
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Coastal314505
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Enjoyable tour and workshop
Yesterday my husband and I did the street art tour and workshop. I purchased it as a gift for my husband. Emilie wa
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vicfra72
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A must to trip
really fun and informative view of Londons street Art, the knwledgeable guides show you places you wouldnt normally
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joesR554AY
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A great tour run by Emily!
A very engaging and interesting tour! We learnt lots about the area and about street art. Would recommend to anyone
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Cobhamanne
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Street Art is everywhere...you just need to know where to look!
Our group of one adult and four teenagers all equally enjoyed our Street Art Walking Tour with Kea. He is incredibl
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598birmanie
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Refreshing tour experience and awesome workshop
I had such a great time with Emily (fantastic guide!), the content of the tour is perfect - super informative and y
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DanielG221
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Most amazing street art tour and workshop ever! MUST DO even if you live in London - Thanks Josh!!
We had an AMAZING 5 hour tour and workshop with Josh, who lives and breathes the streets of shoreditch/east London
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Edward1969
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The absolute highlight of our week in London
We had a great week. But the tour Josh gave us was absolutely amazing. He did not just explain everything about all
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josephtW8991LS
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Good Times.
Top Guide (Josh), Top Tour, Top Street Art/Graffiti,Top Workshop! Unfortunately we had to cut the workshop short, c
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