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London: 2-Hour Private City Tour Off the Beaten Track

1. London: 2-Hour Private City Tour Off the Beaten Track

Dive into Shoreditch, London's alternative side. Step away from the tourist trails and follow your local guide on a private tour full of surprises. Check out Brick Lane, Old Spitalfields market, local street art, spot architectural gems, and more. See and learn about the unexpected side of London. Let your guide show you hangout spots and historical spots representative of the area.

London: The Original Shoreditch Pub Crawl

2. London: The Original Shoreditch Pub Crawl

Experience a party pub crawl like no other in Shoreditch, one of London's coolest areas. Visit bars full of bohemians, creatives, hipsters and the odd banker from the city. Expect graffiti covered walls, quirky cocktails and lots of photo opportunities. Every Friday and Saturday night our fun and friendly guides take you to 5 of East London's most happening bars and clubs. In each venue you'll get a free shot, exclusive drink discounts, photos of the night's fun, while drinking and dancing with your fellow pub crawlers.  Make new friends and befriend locals while you discover the capital's best nightlife scene without breaking the bank.

London: East End British Food & Drinks Private Walking Tour

3. London: East End British Food & Drinks Private Walking Tour

Eat and drink like a Londoner on this private dining tour of London's East End. Originally a neighborhood of immigrants, with a dark past associated with crime and poverty, today it is one of the best areas to dine in London. Visit five of the best pubs and taverns frequented by Londoners. Start your tour through the charming streets of East London and stop at one of the most interesting places in London: a café in the middle of a medieval church. Taste the most authentic British pastries accompanied by a classic tea or coffee. Next, it's time to try the classic London dish: fish and chips. Enjoy this dish with a cold beer while your local guide tells you the darkest stories of Jack the Ripper, a famous character from the 19th century who murdered his victims in the same area where your tour takes place. Visit one of the best pubs in London while you taste the typical "Scotch egg", a popular pub dish in Great Britain consisting of a hard-boiled egg inside sausage meat that has been shredded and baked or fried. Finally, sample the classic English pie, a traditional British dish consisting of a puff pastry filled with a rich sauce and slowly cooked meat or vegetables. Savor these pies served with a craft beer or wine in a beautiful English tavern with a buzzing atmosphere.

London: Jack the Ripper Guided Walking Tour

4. London: Jack the Ripper Guided Walking Tour

Hit the streets of East End London on a Jack the Ripper mystery walking tour. Head back to 1888 with your expert Ripperologist guide as you try to solve the still-unsolved murders on this immersive experience. Assess photographic evidence and hear true stories about the investigation to suss out the suspects. 'Investigate’ the alleged perpetrators and hear about the theories as to who committed some of the most shocking crimes in Britain's history. Learn more about the victims and everyday life in Whitechapel which was an impoverished neighborhood at the time. Your guide will even share gems about Victorian London, including the cultural context for enduring figures such as Sherlock Holmes.  Was Jack the Ripper ever close to being caught? Why did he choose Whitechapel? Where was any evidence discovered? Find all this out and more with your Ripperologist guide. Stops include:  • Brick Lane  • Christ Church  • Spitalfields Market • Mitre Square • Petticoat Lane • Ten Bells Pub

London: Exotic East End Food Tour at Sunday Markets

5. London: Exotic East End Food Tour at Sunday Markets

Join the ultimate cultural journey in London’s East End as you take a guided tour of the famous Sunday Markets. Try food samples from international cuisine vendors and get a chance to learn Cockney Rhyming slang. Experience not simply a ‘food tour’ but a journey around the world and understanding and celebration of how the most multicultural area of the most cosmopolitan city came to be. Taste Indian samosas, local oysters with a glass of Bubbly, Ghanian chocolate, and Jewish “Beigels or Bagels” (depends on which side of the world you are in).  No visit to the East End would be complete without some Cockney banter, so you’ll learn a bit o’ rhyming slang when it’s time to rest your ‘plates of meat’.

London: Street Art Tour with Banksy Exhibition and Lunch

6. London: Street Art Tour with Banksy Exhibition and Lunch

Enter the playground known as the “Graffiti Tunnel” in Waterloo before visiting the “Unauthorized Private Collection” of Banksy on this guided tour of London’s most memorable street art spots. Stop at Old Spitalfields Market for a street art-themed lunch. Dive into an immersive tour through different spectrums of the street art industry in London, perfect for art lovers. Experience firsthand the everchanging street art landscape influenced by culture and society. Spot work by artists such as ZABOU, ROA, HNRX, Wozerski, ANTE Ltd, DREPH, Mr Cenz, Jimmy C, Daniel Blackwood, Ed Hicks, Martin Ron, Otto Schade, STIK, and Butterfly Man. Keep an eye out for even more art by Gums and Tongue, Otto Schade, Tom Gerrard, Jim Vision, Ryan Roadkill, David Speed, FAN, Nathan Bowen, Sr. X, Nelius, and many more. Remain immersed in the art theme at lunch with street art food carefully selected from the famous Spitalfields Market. From there, head to Leake Street Tunnel, also known as the “Graffiti Tunnel,” and Covent Garden, to enter the “Unauthorized Private Collection” of Banksy. See Banksy’s sculptures, prints, screen prints, canvasses, and limited-edition pieces loaned from private collections. Witness one of the most explosive, provocative, and influential artists in the world.

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What people are saying about Shoreditch

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4.8 / 5

based on 1,013 reviews

Fantastic tour! We went at 7pm on a Saturday evening, which was a great transition from daylight to nightfall as we moved around the sites. Our guide Jack was knowledgeable, engaging, and managed a good combination of walking and story telling. After the tour, we continued the night at The Ten Bells pub, where some of Ripper’s victims used to drink. Highly recommend the experience, and hope you enjoy as much as we did!

Our tour guide was Jack, he was very friendly and informative. I've wanted to do this tour for years. I'm glad I finally got to. Considering its a 2 hour tour the price is very well worth it. I'd recommend.

Our tour guide Jack was brilliant, knowledgeable, funny, enthusiastic and very entertaining. We had the best time learning all the grizzly details about The infamous Jack the Ripper on this walking tour

We had an excellent time with our German leader giving us a detailed tour of Jack The Ripper

Great delivery of the story by the guide. 2 hours passed very quickly!