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Insider London Walking Tours: Street Art – Shoreditch and Brick Lane

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Key facts

Where: London , United Kingdom Duration: 2 hours

Highlights

  • Stroll along the cutting edge of street art on this London walking tour
  • Locals as well as out-of -town visitors will love this tour
  • Voted the best ′London Tours for Londoners′ by the London Paper
  • See the London you don′t find in guidebooks

Overview

There are no gallery admission fees to pay when you enjoy the Insider London Walking Tours: Street Art – Shoreditch and Brick Lane experience.

Instead, you’ll view intriguing and provoking art exactly where it’s meant to be seen – on the street. Find dark and dingy corners embellished with vibrant, rainbow coloured paintings, strange installations, propaganda posters or giant angry lettering.

See the gritty, tough or humorous work of artists like Banksy, Shepard Fairey and Space Invader.

In East London’s crucible of creativity, the art is fragile and transient. Work can be destroyed, painted over or removed at any moment. The juxtaposition of different pieces is totally random and unpredictable on any one day.

This tour is huge fun for Londoners and visitors alike. Don’t miss it!

Itinerary

Jump into a cauldron of creative energy on the Insider London Walking Tours: Street Art – Shoreditch and Brick Lane experience.

Shoreditch and Brick Lane make up one of the most exciting parts of London. The population is young, dynamic and full of imagination. What’s more, Shoreditch and Brick Lane, together with Spitalfields, comprise what one might call, ‘the square mile of art’; a de factor open air art gallery; with graffiti, posters and paste-ups displayed on the main roads, down the side streets and in all the nooks and crannies of this post-industrial environment.

This international hub of graffiti culture is home to works by Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Space Invader – and a host of talented emerging local artists like Dr. D.

Your 2-hour urban odyssey explores East London's ever-changing street art scene, which means each tour is not only cutting-edge but also unique. The tour begins at Old Street and makes its way down Curtain Road to Spitalfields, winds through Brick Lane and finishes in the Truman Brewery Complex. Guests see traditional spray can art, but also wheat-pasting, street sculpture, installation, and visit a popular shop and gallery patronised by local artists.

The tour ends at the car park of the Truman Brewery.

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Reviews

It was just amazing to be lead around the streets I walk all the time and see them in a totally new way! Ever since I did the tour I keep noticing new pieces of street art... Anna saunders

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Thursday and Saturday

Duration

2 hours

Start time

Start time: Thursday: 1830h (6:30pm)
Saturday: 1400h (2:00pm)
Duration: 2 hours

Meeting point

Please meet the guide Outside Shoreditch High Street station. You will advise the exact location when you book.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

The tour finishes in the car park of the Truman Brewery.

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Inclusions

  • English-speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Do/Dont's

Customers should wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring an umbrella in the case of less than perfect weather

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
This tour will run in the event of rain

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Cancellation policy

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  • 3.5Reviews (3)
  • "Amazing experience - and on my front doorstep!!" It was just amazing to be lead around the streets I walk all the time and see them in a totally new way! Ever since I did the tour I keep noticing new pieces of street art...
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