London East End & Street Art Guided Walking Tour – Semi-Private 8ppl Max

London East End & Street Art Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

Get off the beaten path in East London on a 2.5 hour semi-private (8 Guest Maximum) guided walking tour. Our local guides will take you through the streets and alleys of east London, and take in top sites of interest such as Brick Lane, Shoreditch, and Spitalfields Market. Learn of the area’s transformation from 1960s criminal underworld to modern-day fashion capital, and admire beautiful street art by talented artists like Shepard Fairey and Banksy. Along the way, step off the beaten track to explore corners of London many visitors miss.
* Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
* Starts: Greater London, United Kingdom
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Get off the beaten path in East London on a 2.5 hour semi-private (8 Guest Maximum) guided walking tour. Our local guides will take you through the streets and alleys of east London, and take in top sites of interest such as Brick Lane, Shoreditch, and Spitalfields Market. Learn of the area’s transformation from 1960s criminal underworld to modern-day fashion capital, and admire beautiful street art by talented artists like Shepard Fairey and Banksy. Along the way, step off the beaten track to explore corners of London many visitors miss.

Itinerary
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Stop At: East End, London England

From the origins of Cockney rhyming slang to the hipsters of Shoreditch via the curry houses of Brick Lane, this neighborhood is a proud representation of the vast melting-pot that is London. Notorious as the hunting ground of 19th century serial killer Jack the Ripper, it’s now home to London’s best street art including Shepard Fairey and Banksy. The East End is alive with contradictions and colorful characters, and we’ll introduce you to our favorites, like the many vendors at Spitalfields Market. We’ll explore the streets and neighborhoods that will leave you wanting to stick around and mingle with the hipsters all afternoon.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Petticoat Lane Market, Middlesex Street, London E1 7JF England

After meeting your guide by Liverpool Street Station, you will make your way to Petticoat Lane Market, a world-famous market established over 400 years ago by the French Huguenots who sold petticoats and lace from the stalls. It is known today for selling mainly clothes for men, women and children.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Artillery Passage, London E1 7LJ England

You will then visit Artillery Passage, where you will be offered a glimpse into 17th Century London. Despite the modern urban changes made, the conservation area will offer you a view into narrow lanes, passages and courtyards, where you will get a rare snapshot of the historic inner city.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Old Spitalfields Market, 16 Horner Square, London E1 6EW England

Next you will explore Old Spitalfields Market, one of the finest surviving Victorian Market halls in London. Built in the 1800s, the market was refurbished in the early 2000s and is now one of the city’s most unique shopping, eating and drinking destinations with an array of boutique fashion, design and lifestyle stores and distinctive restaurants.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Whitechapel, Whitechapel, London, England

Afterwards you will walk through Whitechapel, the location of the infamous Whitechapel Murders of Jack the Ripper in the late 1880s.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Brick Lane Police Station 25 Brick Lane, London E1 6PU England

You will then visit Brick Lane, a popular location in East London. Running from Bethnal Green through Spitalfields all the way to Whitechapel, the street is known for its breweries and markets whilst also the home to a striving artistic community. Walking along, you will be able to enjoy all the impressive street art around you.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: High Street, London England

You will also walk along Shoreditch High Street, the old main street of Shoreditch. The street provides a perfect base for visitors looking to check out trendy bars and authentic restaurants and always has vibrant atmosphere.

Duration: 10 minutes