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Unseen Tours

#37 of 646 Tours in London
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Address: Various | Around London, London N1 6AB, England
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07514266774
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Unseen Tours is a social enterprise that works with homeless and formerly...

Unseen Tours is a social enterprise that works with homeless and formerly homeless individuals, coaching them to lead walking tours in various areas around London. We have five tours: Brick Lane, Camden, Covent Garden, London Bridge and Shoreditch. You will learn about the history of the local area, as well as the guides own experiences of street live. The tours are in truly unique, engaging and fun. They are off the beaten track so you get to experience the London unseen by most who live and visit here!

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Shoreditch Tour

Henri was an excellent tour guide. Engaging, knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. He told us many interesting stories about the area but was also open to talk about his... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Henri was an excellent tour guide. Engaging, knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. He told us many interesting stories about the area but was also open to talk about his experience of ending up and living on the streets. While I highly recommend the tour with Henri, I am now eager to try the other unseen tours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pete was awesome and made the tour interesting with a great mix of knowledge, fun and special tips. I live in London and was amazed by all the hidden history I learned that day. Thank you Pete for this special experience in a area I visited before!

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Treviso, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a great tour despite the weather was rainy. It makes you realize how often we walk through some cities roads forgetting about how much history there might be around! Pete gave a very detailed description of the place. I recommend it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mike was awesome and had many interesting stories to tell. Since it was quite a cold day, we could have used a slightly shortened tour. The tour ran just over 2 hours and perhaps cutting off 10-15 minutes would have been good. I highly recommend this tour to people who want to see a hidden part of London and are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great opportunity to see not so obvious city tour. We had our tour with Pete, he knows many interesting, funny and sad stories of the neighbourhood. Brick Lane itself is fascinating!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pete was very friendly and clearly had a lot of knowledge of the history and culture of the Brick Lane area. The tour was a good balance of street-art, local myths, history and the current situation of people living there. We really enjoyed it and I'm curious to find out more about the other work Unseen Tours is doing. Would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went trough Camden with Mike and it was absolutely one of the best Tour I ever had! Really interesting and fun! I absolutely recommend it to everyone!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I definitely recommend, great experience, wonderful time and Mike (Camden tour) is fantastic!!!! Go for it :)

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour of Camden and Primrose Hill area. A good alternative from the usual tours, lots of information from Mike, an entertaining local guide. Would recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I Had a great personal tour with Henry. He is very natural and open with his thoughts and shared his stories which was appreciated. I will be recommending his tour as well as trying out the other three!

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