Renowned throughout Victorian times as the home of the working class, the birthplace of Cockney Rhyming Slang and the stomping ground of the notorious Jack the Ripper, London’s East End has long been associated with the grittier side of the capital. But despite its rough-around-the-edges image, the East End remains one of Londoners’ favorite haunts and its high population of young and immigrant residents has made it one of the city’s most cosmopolitan and ever-evolving districts, teeming with fashion-forward nightclubs, vintage emporiums and modern art galleries.

Since the Olympic Games took over the city in 2012, East London has undergone a 21st-century makeover, with the vast Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park now sprawling over Stratford and a cluster of glitzy shopping malls and chic eateries springing up around it. Locals needn’t worry though – the East End hasn’t lost its grassroots vibe and whether you’re looking to explore the vibrant Bangladeshi communities of Brick Lane, discover London’s hippest bars and live music venues in Shoreditch or hunt down bargains at the legendary Spitalfields Market, there are plenty of good reasons to set your compass east.

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Jack the Ripper Walking Tour of London’s East End

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 37 Reviews

Discover the spine-chilling mystery of Jack the Ripper, the notorious 1888 serial killer, on a walking tour of London’s East End. As darkness descends onto the ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $33.02

London East End Food Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 29 Reviews

Get to know the East End’s burgeoning food scene and its fascinating history on a 3.5-hour London walking tour. With a friendly local guide, explore the ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $82.81

London Evening Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Watch day turn to night on a sunset bike tour of London, led by a friendly local guide! Going at a steady pace, your tour passes all of the city’s legendary ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.84

London Street Art Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Follow in the steps of history's most famous street artists on this inspiring street art tour in London. With your expert guide, explore London's most ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $41.28

London in One Day Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 660 Reviews

See London in one day on a full-day sightseeing tour of the city, led by an expert local guide! Hear the history of top London attractions like Westminster ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 8.5 - 9 hours

From USD $138.70

Jack the Ripper Tour and London Ghost Walk

4.5 star rating: Recommended 195 Reviews

See the sinister side of London as you follow the blood-soaked footsteps of murderers Jack the Ripper and Sweeney Todd down gas-lit alleyways on a ghost ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 - 3.5 hours

From USD $52.84

London Bike Tour - East, West or Central London

4.5 star rating: Recommended 31 Reviews

Explore London by Bike, and enjoy the city in a different and highly entertaining way. You'll see London's main attractions, like Big Ben, St Paul's Cathedral, ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 - 3.5 hours

From USD $39.55

2012 London Olympics: Bike Tour of Olympic Park and East London

4.5 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

After the huge success of the London 2012 Olympics, cycle out to East London to see where the main events took place. On the way to Olympic Park, see famous ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $82.48

Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Tour of Haunted London

4 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

Experience the spook-laden sights and streets of London’s past on this 2.5-hour bus and walking tour. Ride a vintage double-decker bus, stop for two walking ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $41.28

Independent London Markets Tour with Private Driver

Discover London’s thriving market scene on a full-day independent tour. With a friendly private driver to chauffer you around the capital, this exciting tour ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $110.09

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