London Alternative Tour – experience the Real East End

Away from the shiny sites that you find on souvenirs and postcards, join us in the London where street art represents the voice of the people, where gentrification battles the anti-establishment, and where London’s rebellious streak was born and still lives. This is the Real East End.

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While other tours here just scratch the surface by skipping over the street art, we’ll put that street art into context, giving you an insight into what was happening in the world when it was created. Yet while the street art is the most visible aspect of this area, to really understand the East End you have to go further.

This tour starts at Liverpool Street Train Station, take the Bishopgate West exit near platform 14 and meet outside in front of the clock tower. Look out for the red umbrella!

Highlights
Led by a local guide
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Great overview and orientation of the city
Perfect for all ages and skill level
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
This tour is every Wednesday and Saturday at 3.30pm and is available in English and Spanish.

This tour starts at Liverpool Street Train Station, take the Bishopgate West exit near platform 14 and meet outside in front of the clock tower. Look out for the red umbrella!

Away from the shiny sites that you find on souvenirs and postcards, join us in the London where street art represents the voice of the people, where gentrification battles the anti-establishment, and where London’s rebellious streak was born and still lives. This is the Real East End.

While other tours here just scratch the surface by skipping over the street art, we’ll put that street art into context, giving you an insight into what was happening in the world when it was created. Yet while the street art is the most visible aspect of this area, to really understand the East End you have to go further.

This 2½-hour* walking tour covers:

Old Spitalfields and Petticoat Lane markets
The Shoreditch art scene
Brick Lane
The immigrant generations
Cockney culture
Gangsters and the criminal underworld
Radical thinkers and social reformers
Whitechapel
The foundry that produced Big Ben and the Liberty Bell
The battle of Cable Street
…and much more!

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