East End Walking Tour in London

East End Walking Tour in London
Walking & Biking Tours > Walking Tours > City Walk
$16.07
Duration: 2 hours
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Description

Explore the coolest parts of London! The East End is the bohemian heart of our brilliant city, as famous now for its booming street art scene, fashion boutiques and curry houses as it once was infamous for its poverty, violence and gangsters.

You’ll see work by street artists, including Banksy and Invader, as well as many others less well known and homegrown artists. Hear about the eccentric characters and waves of immigration that have shaped this area and hopefully get a feel for what makes this such a vibrant part of London.

The Tour starts on Liverpool Street side of Liverpool Street Station. During the next 2 hours you'll learn about some of the darker and murkier history of London, things you won't hear about during your stereotypical tour of London.

You'll learn about the area in Roman times through to Victorian times and beyond and discover stories about the rich history of immigration into the area, including the modern day immigrants to the area (the Hipsters!). The our will also cover iconic characters of the area including Jack the Ripper, the Kray twins, the Elephant Man and many, many more.

The second half of the tour focuses more on the culture of street art in the area and guests will get the opportunity to view works by famous artists such as BANKSY, C215, Invader and Shepherd Fairy. The tour will finish on Brick Lane, infamous for it's 50-odd curry houses (the largest number of Indian restaurants outside of the Indian sub-continent!). We are also very happy to give you recommendations of where you should go for lunch after the conclusion of the tour.

Explore the coolest parts of London! The East End is the bohemian heart of our brilliant city, as famous now for its booming street art scene, fashion boutiques and curry houses as it once was infamous for its poverty, violence and gangsters.

You’ll see work by street artists, including Banksy and Invader, as well as many others less well known and homegrown artists. Hear about the eccentric characters and waves of immigration that have shaped this area and hopefully get a feel for what makes this such a vibrant part of London.