Shoreditch: The Mecca of London’s Street Art

(44 reviews)
Shoreditch, London, United Kingdom
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Join me on this awesome east London street art walk. Graffiti is by its very essence transient as pieces are often sprayed over (or bombed) as quickly as they go up, but on this tour we'll see some of the greats: Banksy, Invader, Shepherd Fairey, David Speed, Jim Vision, Clet Abraham, Jimmy C, Mr Cenz and many more. Growing up in London in the 80s I remember when the book “Spraycan Art” was published, my friends and I were all doing pieces in our art books but didn't dare spray on walls because at the time it was a crime. 30 years later and graffiti has evolved into a solid and reputable art form, but is often still transgressive and on the fringes of the law. I was living and DJing in Shoreditch in the 00s when Banksy, Eine, Obey and other street artists, musicians and celebs descended on Shoreditch - making it one of the trendiest and hippest districts on the planet. Come with me for a trip down memory lane in my old stomping ground to see some of London's best street art and one the capital's most buzzing and multicultural neighbourhoods. Wicked, innit?!


Meet your local guide

David

David is a professional London guide with more years of experience than he cares to remember. A born and bred Londoner you'll see this wonderful city through the eyes of a local who has wandered around London's streets since childhood. David's tours are informative, educational but above all entertaining with lots of quirky facts, anecdotes and best kept secrets. David is the founder and owner of Bespoke England Tours, a high-end London tour company specialised in private car tours.

David has been guiding since Apr 2007


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to London with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from London. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Adrian W.

03 March 2021

Second time done this trip with David and of course David found us different things and information. Excellent again

Patricia C.

03 March 2021

David was an excellent guide, so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Unfortunately the reception of the filming was not good for me, the picture kept freezing/going out of focus, so I missed quite a bit of David's talk. Could be my computer, although I haven't had this problem before, or just the weather conditions. Really wet afternoon in London - well done David for continuing in the heavy rain.

Julie P.

03 March 2021

Lovely to see the street art in Shoreditch .Many thanks for taking us there on such a wet day.

Anna L.

03 March 2021

Whilst I've wandered that area quite a bit he still managed to find things I'd missed. A well presented tour!

Kevin L.

03 March 2021

Great personality Made tour very interesting


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