East London boasts an ever-changing tableau of street art, representative of the area’s cultural melting-pot. On this private 2.5-hour walking tour, you’ll explore one of the city’s coolest corners alongside a local guide. Discover the origin of cockney rhyming slang, browse the vintage boutiques of Shoreditch and inhale the fragrant aromas of Brick Lane’s curry houses, all the while passing vibrant examples of street art. This private tour allows you to customize your itinerary and receive undivided attention from your guide.
Greet your private guide at the Goat Statue on Brushfield Street and receive a cultural overview of London’s East End. Areas such as Shoreditch and Brick Lane have recently undergone a radical transformation from working-class neighborhoods to trendy districts famed for cutting-edge fashion and art.
Start by strolling towards Shoreditch High Street and listen to tales of the East End’s former glory: ruled by the Kray gangsters and replete with pie shops and jellied eel stands, the former East End has all but disappeared.
Wander along Brick Lane, home to a distinct mix of curry houses and vintage clothes shops, and admire the area’s cultural melting pot. Discover the origins of Cockney rhyming slang and hear chilling tales of Jack the Ripper before capturing photographs of street art from iconic figures such as Banksy and Shepard Fairey.
Before bidding your guide farewell, you'll receive recommendations on how to spend your time in the area. Your tour concludes at Shoreditch High Street station.