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Brick Lane Tours

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Brick Lane
Graffiti-lined Brick Lane has long been an immigrant neighborhood, having hosted French Huguenot, Irish, Jewish, and—most recently—Bangladeshi communities. The string of curry houses at its southern end specialize in Indian and South Asian cuisine, while farther north, retro clothing shops, cafés, and bars dominate the scene. 

The Basics
With its rich multicultural heritage and history, Brick Lane is one of east London’s must-sees. The fast pace of change and development here makes it a place worth returning to, even for those who have already explored on prior trips. 

Many London walking tours hone in on Brick Lane, with food tours incorporating tastings of curries, bagels, fish-and-chips, and other local specialties. Brick Lane pub tours frequent the area’s historical Victorian watering holes as well as newer craft beer–focused bars. Other tours focus on the area’s thriving street-art scene and the more unsavory aspects of east London’s past, such as the Jack the Ripper murders. Some walking tours venture into the nearby neighborhoods of Spitalfields and Shoreditch.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Brick Lane is a must for street-art fans, foodies, vintage lovers, and urban-culture enthusiasts.
  • Come hungry as Brick Lane has tons of restaurants, food stalls, and cafés you’re going to want to try. 
  • Brick Lane is wheelchair accessible, and some—though not all—restaurants and bars here offer step-free access. 

How to Get There
Brick Lane is situated in Whitechapel in east London. To get there, take the Tube (District or Hammersmith & City line) to Aldgate East; the south end of Brick Lane is two minutes’ walk away. Alternatively, ride the Overground train to Shoreditch High Street station, which is a 5-minute walk from the north end of Brick Lane.

When to Get There 
The best day to visit Brick Lane is on a Sunday, as many of the local markets are hosted on this day. Sundays are typically the busiest day, so if you don’t want to deal with crowds, go midweek instead.

The Markets of Brick Lane
Street vendors are an integral part of life on Brick Lane, and you can’t go far without stumbling across a stall. Browse clothing, crafts, and food at the Sunday Upmarket at the Old Truman Brewery. Petticoat Lane Market, one of London’s oldest markets, takes place every day except Saturday on Middlesex and Wentworth streets, which branch off from Brick Lane. The daily Old Spitalfields Market, housed in a restored Victorian market hall, and the open-air Columbia Road Flower Market (Sundays only) are within walking distance of Brick Lane.
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Indian Secret Food Tour of London's East EndHalf-day Tours

Indian Secret Food Tour of London's East End

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London’s East End, full of fashionable boutiques and innovative eateries, is famed for its Indian cuisine. During this walking tour, you’ll navigate the buzzing bars and neon-fronted restaurants of Brick Lane with a local guide. Sample curries, savories, and sweets originating from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, and learn about London’s cosmopolitan culinary culture. More than ten dishes and two drinks are included on this small-group tour, limited to 12 food lovers.
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Private East London Art and Culture TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private East London Art and Culture Tour

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See a different side of London on a private 2-hour tour of the East End, renowned for its provocative urban art and international cuisine. Alongside your private guide, you’ll visit eclectic locations such as Whitechapel Gallery, Brick Lane, and the Ten Bells Pub, reputedly frequented by Jack the Ripper. Plus, you’ll see street art by Banksy and other cutting-edge artists, all the while receiving undivided attention from your personal guide.
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2-hour East London Walking Tour: Spitalfields Market, Brick Lane, and ShoreditchCultural Tours

2-hour East London Walking Tour: Spitalfields Market, Brick Lane, and Shoreditch

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East London is home to some of London’s most vibrant neighborhoods, but it’s best to visit with a local guide. This 2-hour walking tour will introduce you to the historic sites, eclectic street art, and lively markets of the East End, including Spitalfields Markets, Brick Lane, and Shoreditch.
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London East End & Street Art Guided Walking Tour - Private TourLuxury Tours

London East End & Street Art Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

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East London boasts an ever-changing tableau of street art, representative of the area’s cultural melting-pot. On this private walking tour, explore one of the city’s coolest corners alongside a local guide. Discover the origin of Cockney rhyming slang, browse the vintage boutiques of Shoreditch and inhale the fragrant aromas of Brick Lane’s curry houses, all the while passing vibrant examples of street art. This private tour allows you to customize your itinerary and receive undivided attention from your guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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The Jack The Ripper Tour - A Walk Worth InvestigatingHistorical & Heritage Tours

The Jack The Ripper Tour - A Walk Worth Investigating

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This is the Original Aldgate East Jack the Ripper tour that has been operating nightly since 1982. Our start point means that, within seconds of setting out, you are exploring the cobbled alleys and atmospheric old streets that have changed little since Jack the Ripper prowled their shadows. Our guides, Richard Jones, John Bennett, Philip Hutchinson, Angie Norman, Lindsay Siviter and Mark Ubsdell are experts on the case and have between them written more than ten acclaimed books on the Jack The Ripper mystery. They are able to present you with a detailed account of the crimes that shook the world in 1888. However, they present those facts in a dramatic and entertaining fashion that is both entertaining and inspiring, and which helps bring the history of the crimes to vivid life. From the start, it is as though you are a part of the Victorian police investigation, as you sift the evidence, examine the facts, and debate the crimes and arrive at your own conclusions.
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Brick Lane & Shoreditch Street Art Tour | Unexpected LondonHalf-day Tours

Brick Lane & Shoreditch Street Art Tour | Unexpected London

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On this out-of-the-box street art tour, you’ll ditch the tourist traps and discover hidden, in-the-know artistic highlights in legendary Shoreditch. Follow your guide through local markets, quirky gardens, and under-the-radar alleys, listening to music produced in the area. Street artists covered include Jimmy C, Mr. Cenz, Grimshaw, and the world-famous Banksy.
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  • 3 hours
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A Half Day in London with a Local: Private & PersonalizedHalf-day Tours

A Half Day in London with a Local: Private & Personalized

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The colossal size of London means that its easy to feel overwhelmed as a first-time visitor. Orient yourself in England’s capital with ease on a private tour that gives you the flexibility to customize your own itinerary. With the help of your guide, you’ll create an itinerary that suits your tastes and interests.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Jack the Ripper WalkHistorical & Heritage Tours

Jack the Ripper Walk

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Follow a guide dressed in period costume through the streets of London to learn all you ever wanted to know about Jack the Ripper. You'll follow in the killer's footsteps on his reign of terror, learning about the history of the time as well as the culture and media frenzy. Enjoy plenty of time to ask questions and take photos.
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  • 2 to 15 minutes
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​Tastes of multicultural London in Hackney, Shoreditch and Brick LaneHalf-day Tours

​Tastes of multicultural London in Hackney, Shoreditch and Brick Lane

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East London is renowned for its lively markets, delicious street food, and huge variety of cafés and restaurants. On this tour, get the inside scoop on the district’s ever-changing foodie scene, visit famous destinations like Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane, and try everything from fried chicken to sweet donuts along the way.
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  • 4 hours
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Vintage shopping in London Half-day Tours

Vintage shopping in London

You’ll join one of our hosts as they lead you on a journey through East London, flitting from retro boutiques to vintage stores to second-hand markets, and everywhere in between. East London is known for its penchant for vintage threads, and with your host to show you to the best spots, it’s almost a guarantee that you’ll come home with a few new additions for your wardrobe. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 5 hours
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Private Tour - Brick Lane Food TourHalf-day Tours

Private Tour - Brick Lane Food Tour

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Brick Lane is known as London’s ‘Curry Mile’ for its fantastic Indian cuisine, but the East London hotspot has plenty more to offer foodies. This walking tour will give you a local’s view of the best places to eat around Brick Lane, as you tuck into an array of delicious foods from fragrant curries and classic fish and chips, to fresh bagels and artisan chocolates.
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  • 3 hours
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Shoreditch Street Art Private Photography Tour including Brick LaneHalf-day Tours

Shoreditch Street Art Private Photography Tour including Brick Lane

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Add a unique edge to your souvenir photos, by turning your lens to London’s eye-popping street art on this 4-hour walking tour. Follow your private guide, a professional photographer, through the backstreets and secret hideouts of colorful Shoreditch and discover the inspired creations of famous street artists like Roa, Eine, Stik and Shepard Fairey. With expert one-to-one tuition and insider tips, you’ll be sure to get some killer shots, as well as learning all about the art scene in London’s East End.
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  • 4 hours
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Shoreditch, Street art tourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Shoreditch, Street art tour

Visite Londres is the unique company of cultural mediation, which offers privates visits of London in French. We also have Italian and English guide. The visitor is accompanied by a private cultural mediator who presents them neighbourhoods, museums, monuments, etc., and tells fabulous stories. Our team is composed of dynamic Londoners who will share their knowledge and experience of the British capital. At any time of the visit, the public can interact with the mediator, asking him the questions they want. Ensuing debates and games allowing to learn while having fun. Shoreditch, discovering London's street art. Shoreditch, Brick Lane and Spitalfields, expanding neighborhoods, have become in a few years the unmissable places on London's artistic and multicultural scene. Graffiti and art galleries, but also markets, shops and different stalls where flavors and smells mix, for a sensory, fun and unique discovery of London. 2h from Monday to Saturday, 2h30 Sunday
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Discover Shoreditch, London's hip(ster) neighborhoodHalf-day Tours

Discover Shoreditch, London's hip(ster) neighborhood

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Get acquainted with the eclectic sights of east London on a private tour of London’s hippest area. In Shoreditch, you’ll marvel at kaleidoscopic street art and browse vintage clothes stores while hearing how the area has transformed from a working class neighborhood to a fashionable and thriving hub. On Brick Lane, inhale the fragrant aroma of Indian food and browse record shops before you discover the hidden treasures of Old Street. On this private tour, you’ll receive undivided attention from your guide.
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  • 3 hours
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East London Street Art & Graffiti Walking TourCultural Tours

East London Street Art & Graffiti Walking Tour

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Discover a different side of London during a street art and graffiti walking tour of east London, considered to most fashionable area of England’s capital city. Ideal for lovers of contemporary art, this tour showcases the urban art of Brick Lane, Whitechapel, and Shoreditch, most of which is difficult to find due to its transient nature. Plus, exploring on foot is a great way to orient yourself in the winding streets of the East End.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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London East End & Street Art Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl MaxLuxury Tours

London East End & Street Art Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

London’s East End is the epicenter of the city’s vibrant street art scene, and the stomping ground of legendary street artists such as Shepard Fairey, Eine, and Banksy. This 2.5-hour small-group walking tour will take you through East London’s coolest neighborhoods, where you’ll discover colorful street art, learn about the notorious Jack the Ripper, stroll down Brick Lane, and visit the famous Spitalfields Market.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Famous Two Markets TourHalf-day Tours

Famous Two Markets Tour

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You will discover 2 Markets: Borough and Spitalfields Markets. These are some of the most loved areas in London, each offering something different but united by the deliciousness of their extensive variety of award-winning food. The friendly local guide will share many historical facts and stories about the places you will discover Foods you will try include Famous Sausage Roll, Ale (Beer), British and International Specialities, multiple curries, British Cheese (or alternative) and more We will eat our way around the city, starting at Borough Market, walk along the picturesque river Thames, discover the skyline, HMS Belfast and cross Tower Bridge (most famous Bridge), walk along the Tower of London. We will continue our tour in the hipster neighborhood of East London, eat our way around Spitalfields Market and taste award-winning curries in Brick Lane. Be prepared for a fun and delicious time in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
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  • 3 hours
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Amazing Street Art Photoshoot!Photography Tours

Amazing Street Art Photoshoot!

Hi, I am Adam, your personal photographer in London! I'm passionate about portraits and want to help you to get some great photos to remind you of your time in this incredible city! So get out your best clothes and meet me and my camera in my favourite part of town! I'm a professional photographer from London but my photography career began whilst I was living in Japan, training with one of Tokyo's best known fashion photographers. I have had work published Tokyo Weekender and Airasia Travel 360, as well as having exhibitions at Sway Gallery in London and Stockholm, The Brunei Gallery of SOAS and The International Center of Photography in New York. Feel free to message me if you have any questions and check out my instagram @adamisfendiyar. Look forward to seeing you in London!!
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London's Urban Jungle Private Family TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

London's Urban Jungle Private Family Tour

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Exploring London with the kids needn’t mean sticking to the obvious attractions. Join this private tour with a family twist to experience a very different side of London. Get up close and personal with Banksy street art, check out alternative galleries, and discover the vintage stores and multicultural food of buzzing Brick Lane. Kids can enjoy a playground visit, a treasure hunt, a quiz, and a hot chocolate.
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  • 2 hours
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Jack the Ripper Mystery Walks Luxury Tours

Jack the Ripper Mystery Walks

This tour is perfect for travelers interested in learning the shocking story of Jack the Ripper. Save hours of research time, and enjoy the company of a Ripperologist guide who’s helped in the making for four documentaries on Jack the Ripper. Visit places where Jack the Ripper is thought to have picked up victims, and learn which spots are thought to be haunted too.
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London Crimes And Punishment Private Walking TourHalf-day Tours

London Crimes And Punishment Private Walking Tour

Take a walking tour of London with a big difference and see a side to the city missed by most visitors. This private tour takes you to the sites of some of the most notorious crimes in London's long history, beginning in one of the East End pubs associated with ruthless gangsters, the Krays, then following in the footsteps of Jack The Ripper. Throughout the tour your guide shares stories about executions, murders, and life in the city from medieval times through today.
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Urban Art and Tales of the East End - Private TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Urban Art and Tales of the East End - Private Tour

Explore London through the city’s fresh and exciting street art scene on this colorful walking tour. Follow your guide on a customizable route through the hip East End of London, and admire some of the impressive street art for which the district is famous. Hear the myths and legends behind Brick Lane and Spitalfields, and discover urban art from popular painters and stencil artists such as Banksy.
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  • 2 hours
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London Street Art Walking TourHalf-day Tours

London Street Art Walking Tour

You will begin this beautiful London Street Art Tour at Old Street Station in Shoreditch. You will meet your guide and begin to explore what covers the street of Shoreditch and Brick Lane for what its most famously know for as the street art capital of London taking in all of the best art currently to be found too date. With so many new pieces of art being found around the are the route is changeable from week to week. But we will finish around Shoreditch High Street Station.
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PRIVATE Jack the Ripper Ghost Walking Tour in LondonPrivate Sightseeing Tours

PRIVATE Jack the Ripper Ghost Walking Tour in London

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Follow in the footsteps of notorious London serial killer, Jack the Ripper, on this private walking tour. Travel back in time to the 19th century as you visit sites upon which Jack the Ripper committed heinous crimes and where the infamous Bedlam lunatic asylum used to reside. Your guide’s attention is dedicated solely to you and your party, ensuring an atmosphere perfect for strolling London’s haunted streets.  
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