Meet in the morning at a coffee house on Old Street in central London. Your guide, a knowledgeable art enthusiast, will take you on a 3.5-hour walking tour of East London’s most vibrant and diverse areas to witness and learn about the city’s thriving street art scene.
Starting in the creative hub of the Silicon Roundabout in London’s East End, see where now-famous artists such as Banksy, Ben Eine, Shepard Fairey, ROA, Stik, Christiaan Nagel and others have made their names, transforming from illicit underground creatives to globally exhibited gallery artists.
From spray cans to stencils (and a little bit of chewing gum), nearly every genre of street art is on view here, showing you how the artists have reclaimed the streets to create one of the world's largest urban galleries. Admire iconic street artworks and explore off-the-beaten path locations to see art in unassuming locations. The ever-changing nature of street art means that every tour is different, but your guide will aim to highlight art by up to 30 different artists.
Midway through your tour, you’ll be given free time to have some coffee and a snack if you wish (own expense). After your short break, continue your walking tour of East End’s eclectic streets, passing fashionable galleries, boutiques, bars and the occasional secret speakeasy.
Pass the homes of artists such as Tracey Emin and Gilbert & George in the Brick Lane area, along with one of the final drinking holes of the victims of Jack The Ripper, before finishing at the fashionable Spitalfields Market in time for lunch. This market is home to a selection of great pubs, cafés and restaurants, including one of London's best fish & chips shops where you can indulge in a quintessential English meal (own expense).