Get up to speed on one of London’s hottest areas, East London, on this 4-hour walking tour with private, local guide. You’ll see how Shoreditch and Hoxton have transformed from working class areas to creative hubs, explore Brick Lane and Spitalfields Market, and much, much more. Your guide will tailor the precise details of the tour to suit your personal interests, whether that’s art, fashion, design, or food, and include any particular sights you want to see.
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Get inside tips from a local
Led by a local guide
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
Private guide for a more personalized experience
As this is a personalized tour, you can start any time between 9am and 3pm. You’ll meet your guide at Spitalfields Market – arrive an hour or so early to give yourself time to explore the maze of funky stores and eateries at your own pace. Over coffee at a cafe that locals know for the best java in town, plan out your tour – or choose to follow this recommended itinerary.
After meeting your guide and getting to know them, head to Brick Lane, one of East London’s most diverse destinations, at 1:30pm. Explore vintage stores, vinyl shops, event spaces, bakeries, and more, all the while inhaling the delicious scent of the East End’s national dish: curry.
At 3pm, your guide will recommend a great local restaurant for an Indian lunch (own expense). Next, stroll down the road to Shoreditch to explore a pop-up mall in shipping containers, where artists and creative designers exhibit and sell their work in bespoke spaces. The two-storey container set-up is also home to restaurants, bars, and terraces, where you can eat, drink, and look out over the East End.
Finally, walk to Old Street and explore the Old Street and Hoxton areas, known for their vibrant nightlife. Wander down side streets to view some great street art and uncover hidden gems such as a motorcycle café nestled within the fabric of the community. This version of the tour would end at Old Street tube station around 5pm.