East London Uncovered - Small Group Walking Tour

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Hunt for a real Banksy, stroll along Regent’s canal, explore a real East End street market and stop for Pie & Mash. Visit cutting edge galleries and circus school. Experience Spitalfields market, Brick Lane and finish with lunch on an old Routemaster bus.

Highlights:

Hunt for a real Banksy

Stroll along Regent’s canal

Explore a real East End street market and stop for Pie & Mash

Visit cutting edge galleries ,or train for the circus

Experience Spitalfields market and Brick Lane

Finish with lunch on an old Routemaster bus!

Formerly rundown factories & workhouses, the East End has remodeled itself at the cutting edge of “Cool Britannia!”. Home to Banksy and the UK’s most famous artists we stroll along tranquil Regent’s Canal, and then try some traditional pie & mash. Visit Hoxton square galleries & cafes, before browsing chic Spitalfield’s & funky Brick Lane markets.

Itinerary

Beginning at Old Street tube, we start on the boundary of the financial City and the creative hub of London. See where Banksy made his name, and how he left his mark on the world famous Moorfields Eye Hospital.

See where Jamie Oliver set up his “social” restaurant, and stroll along tranquil Regent’s canal. See the studios where Hitchcock started his career, and enjoy one of East London’s best parks.

Hunt for a bargain in a real East London market, before stopping for traditional pie & mash. See where Guy Fawke’s gunpowder plot was foiled, and the gallery where Damien Hirst made his name.

Visit the only Circus school in England, and scour for more contemporary street art.

Pop into a church now converted into an amazing reclamation yard, and see offices converted from old London Underground carriages.

Uncover the historic Spitalfields conservation area full of stunning Georgian Terraces, home to artists Tracey Emin and Gilbert & George and browse the boutiques of Spitalfield’s market, passing the Ten Bells pub where several victims of the Ripper had their last drink.

Enjoy the sights, smells and sounds of multi-cultural Brick Lane and see a Huguenot church that was once a Synagogue and is now a mosque! Pass the famous curry houses of Banglatown, and finish at the fashionable Truman brewery where you can grab a lunch from many stalls or enjoy a meal on the old London bus in the courtyard!