Discover an alternative side of Aldgate


The Aldgate Place team recently met the award-winning team behind Alternative London Tours who are hosting neighbourhood guided walks like no other in the Aldgate area.  

Visitors to Barratt London’s Aldgate Place E1 may want to consider joining a guided walk hosted by Alternative London Tours, London's original off-the-beaten-track tour provider.

These award winning London tours take you into the heart of London's vibrant East End to explore the past and present of the Capital's cultural and creative hub.

Alternative London Tours are East London specialists; all of the guides live locally and are either well known street artists or actively involved in the creative community. Their inside knowledge and passion for the area and its creative scene is second-to-none. All of this makes for an unforgettable London experience, for visitors and locals alike.

The tours grew out of a love for the area in which the guides live and a desire to pass their passion on to others by showing the real London - from a local’s perspective. Also, they’re proud innovators of the pay-what-you-want tour and the first to tour London's incredible graffiti and street art scene.

Talking about the tours, the founder, Gary Means said: “Even though this is much more than just a London street art tour, you are guaranteed to see a huge range of amazing artwork and we are the only tour company to employ well known street artists and those involved in the creative community as guides. Street art by nature constantly changes, which in turn means that our tours also change and evolve on a very regular basis, this guarantees that a tour with us will always feel fresh.

“This is the first London tour to run on a pay-what-you-like basis. This ensures that it is accessible to everyone - regardless of their budget.”

Currently on offer are unique and original London walking tours, London bike tours, London pub tours, a Combined London Street Art Tour and Graffiti Workshop. The tours and workshops are ranked among the top things to do in London by Trip Advisor and have also been featured in The Guardian's top 10 guided tours in the world.

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