Tours & activities in London

London Street Art Tour

Join a 2.5-hour walk through East London to see and understand some of the city’s best street art

ABOUT THE London Street Art Tour

On this 2.5-hour walking tour, your local guide will take you further into East London to discover street art, anti-gentrification movements, Cockney culture and more!


The London Street Art Tour meets under the clock tower at Liverpool Street Station and finishes near Shoreditch High Street Station.


London but not as you know it

Away from the shiny palaces and postcard-perfect London landmarks, London’s East End is where the city’s rebellious streak was born and still lives. On this 2.5-hour walking tour, you’ll see where radical thinkers and social reformers have lived, where street art adorns the walls of the city, and where people from all different walks of life come together.

The melting pot of London

Your local expert guide will walk you through the vibrant and multicultural Whitechapel area, telling you about all the people who made East London home. You’ll hear about major East London events that have arisen from this melting pot, such as the 1936 Battle of Cable Street, when anti-fascist demonstrators clashed with Metropolitan Police. From the immigrant generations to the Cockney culture, from gangsters to residents battling gentrification, London’s East End is as colorful as the street art on its buildings.

Street art as a statement

What you’ll see on the London Street Art Tour is not pointless vandalism – it is street art representing the voice of the people. However, while some tours just scratch the surface of pointing out the street art, we put it into context, giving you an insight into what was happening in the world when it was created. Don’t just see London’s East End – understand it.

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Your London Street Art Tour starts under the clock tower at Liverpool Street Station at Bishopgate West Exit

  • Discover the Shoreditch art scene
  • Explore the alternative Whitechapel area
  • Learn about gangsters and the criminal underworld
  • Hear the theories of radical thinkers and social reformers
  • Find the famous Brick Lane and hear about the immigrant generations
  • Understand the Cockney culture
  • See the foundry that produced Big Ben and the Liberty Bell


2:30 PM
2:30 PM
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What’s included
  • Local English-speaking guide
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  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 2.5 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children up to 13 years old are welcome on this tour for free
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