Street Art Tour of London

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  • Duration

    - 2.5 hrs (approx)
  • Shoreditch

  • Capacity

    - 40 people per guide.
  • Advance bookings only
  • Dress

    - Its a walking tour, so wear comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Departs


    In front of Shoreditch High Street Railway Station Saturday @ 3pm
  • Meeting Location


    Shoreditch High Street Railway Station
  • Final Destination


    Dray Walk, Last Stop: - 91 Brick Ln, London E1 6QL

Description

Street Art Tour of London

The origin of graffiti is unknown. It has existed for thousands of years, the earliest known cave paintings date back 40,000 years! Graffiti on Roman ruins served as early advertisements for prostitution. Still considered a punishable crime in most parts of the world, graffiti today serves to express underlying social and political messages, especially dissent and rebellion against the status quo. A whole genre of artistic expression has blossomed on walls in cities all over the world, and graffiti is now a widely acknowledged art form, with the works of its famous artists, such as Banksy and Mr Brainwash, fetching pretty ridiculous prices at auction!

    The hipsters' haven of Shoreditch is where we'll find some of the most notable works of graffiti in London, so join us on the Graffiti Tour of London for a deep dive into the graffiti art world and some truly stunning works of art from artists like:

    • Banksy Pioneering England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti done in a distinctive stencilling technique
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    • Shepard Fairey From humble beginnings as a defiant, skateboard-obsessed art student pasting homemade stickers, Shepard Fairey has developed into one of the most influential street artists of our time
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    • Space Invader Invader is a French urban artist who pastes up characters from and inspired by the 1978 arcade game
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    • Christian Guémy aka C215 A French street artist hailing from Paris who has been described as "France's answer to Banksy"
    • Ben Eine Flynn aka Eine The street artist who made it to the white house
    • Stik Stik paints stick figure-like people as street art
    • ROA Belgian street artist has created works on the streets of cities all over the world
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    • Os Gêmeos (Portuguese for The Twins) These identical twin brothers hail from São Paulo, Brazil
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    • Conor Harrington The Irishman's work is an incredibly successful collusion between fine art and street techniques.
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    • There is plenty more artistic inspiration and wonder to be experienced on this cool ass tour
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London landmarks and attractions

  • Shoreditch
  • Banksy art
  • Dray Walk Gallery
  • East End
  • Jimmy Cochran's Work
  • Brick Lane

Customer Reviews

Summary

5 star(s)  85.71% (36 vote(s))
4 star(s)  9.52% (4 vote(s))
3 star(s)  0% (0 vote(s))
2 star(s)  0% (0 vote(s))
1 star(s)  4.76% (2 vote(s))
Street Art Tour of London
By EJS70 on October 3, 2015
We did this tour via a Groupon offer. It was the second tour we've done with the company, the previous one being the Chocolate tour.
We met at Shoreditch station as advised and made sure we were there in plenty of time. The group was quite large and we had two guides to lead us round.
Even though there was a lot of us, Rob and John did a fantastic job keeping us all together and we had no problem hearing their explanations about the art they were showing us.
They were both really knowledgeable about the area, the artists and their work and it was a really interesting afternoon.
There is so much to see it was impossible to cover it all in the two hours - around every corner and on almost every wall is artwork, ranging from very small subtle pieces that it would be easy to miss, to large images covering the whole of the sides of some buildings.
We will definitely be going back on our own for another look around.
I'd recommend this particular tour and will definitely watch out for others that they arrange.

Visited February 2015
Street Art Tour of London
By EJS70 on February 19, 2016
We did this tour via a Groupon offer. It was the second tour we've done with the company, the previous one being the Chocolate tour.
We met at Shoreditch station as advised and made sure we were there in plenty of time. The group was quite large and we had two guides to lead us round.
Even though there was a lot of us, Rob and John did a fantastic job keeping us all together and we had no problem hearing their explanations about the art they were showing us.
They were both really knowledgeable about the area, the artists and their work and it was a really interesting afternoon.
There is so much to see it was impossible to cover it all in the two hours - around every corner and on almost every wall is artwork, ranging from very small subtle pieces that it would be easy to miss, to large images covering the whole of the sides of some buildings.
We will definitely be going back on our own for another look around.
I'd recommend this particular tour and will definitely watch out for others that they arrange.
“Shoreditch Graffiti tour with John”
By Corneuters (a TripAdvisor Member) on October 6, 2013
I went on this tour two, maybe three weeks ago and have been meaning to write a review ever since. But after I was able to identify a piece by ROA on the Badger hunt in a magazine, I realised that the tour elevated me from a casual observer of graffiti to having an active interest with sufficient knowledge to discern my Banksy from my Stick Man. Because of the tour I now have a greater appreciation for the skill it takes to create some of these masterpieces (look up AKA Jimmy C if you don't think some are masterpieces - better yet, go on the tour!) as well as understanding the history and background of Graffiti. John (our tour guide) obviously knows his graffiti, the history and the artists and their techniques and where to find the best works in a single afternoon! He obviously has a deep appreciation for graffiti and his enthusiasm (and random local knowledge) made this a most enjoyable and relaxing afternoon, one I am happy to repeat with friends.


Visited August 2013

From TripAdvisor
London Street Art
By Lookathat on October 5, 2015
Great tour, great guide.
This tour talks place around the fringes of the City of London, in Shoreditch and Brick Lane. The guide, John, was knowledgeable and had us well organised. The streets are narrow and congested but he guided us all (30) around safely and ensured we could all hear, and had time to take photos.
John discussed various aspects of street art, it's history, politics, economics and techniques, so I'm sure the tour would be of interest to a wide range of people.
I'd say that if you're looking for something to do that might be slightly out of your comfort zone, then this tour might be just the thing to open your eyes to something that currently you just skim past.
I know I'll look at this stuff through completely different eyes, and it's a whole new area of interest that I'll take with me on my travels elsewhere in the world.
Thanks for that John. Oh, and he's Scottish, with a great sense of humour too.
London Street Art
By Lookathat on February 17, 2016
Great tour, great guide.
This tour talks place around the fringes of the City of London, in Shoreditch and Brick Lane. The guide, John, was knowledgeable and had us well organised. The streets are narrow and congested but he guided us all (30) around safely and ensured we could all hear, and had time to take photos.
John discussed various aspects of street art, it's history, politics, economics and techniques, so I'm sure the tour would be of interest to a wide range of people.
I'd say that if you're looking for something to do that might be slightly out of your comfort zone, then this tour might be just the thing to open your eyes to something that currently you just skim past.
I know I'll look at this stuff through completely different eyes, and it's a whole new area of interest that I'll take with me on my travels elsewhere in the world.
Thanks for that John. Oh, and he's Scottish, with a great sense of humour too.