At a glance
Become a pro in London’s street art
Connect with locals and explore hidden gems
Listen to the best music linked to the area
About our Brick Lane and Shoreditch Street Art Tour
A must for anyone who loves street art, but is also looking for a unique and varied experience this is not your classic Shoreditch street art guided tour but a premium experience for groups of maximum 6 people that goes above and beyond the main Brick Lane graffiti or Banksy art in London. It is an immersive, interactive and informative experience that spans from the history of the area, to getting to know local people, to entering hidden places, to of course all the beautiful street art that you find around the area in an intricate itinerary that would be extremely hard and time-consuming for you to put together on your own.
Get ready to venture into hidden alleys, quirky gardens, local markets whilst enjoying the best music connected to the area. Extremely popular with artists, designers, creatives and hipsters Shoreditch has turned from a deprived area back in the '8Os to one of London’s coolest neighbourhoods. Filled with trendy eateries, vintage markets, pop-up shops and the biggest display of street art you can find in Central London.
Come and discover some of the world’s best street artists who have used Shoreditch as their canvas to express their creativity and ideas. Learn about the technique they use and where they practice. Discover where to find some of the few remaining Banksy art pieces in London and admire some of the masterpieces of Jimmy C, Dreph, Mr Cenz and many more. Enter quirky artists’ studios as well as learning about graffiti, stickers and murals in other secluded alleys and hidden corners that you could hardly find by yourself. And watch out as you might be lucky enough to spot some artists in action too as you walk through this intricate open air art gallery.
Lifestyle and History
Slick city bars next to pop-up street food stalls; Michelin-starred restaurants just minutes from the UK’s curry capital; elegant Victorian terraces shadowed by epic modern skyscrapers. Shoreditch is the area of juxtapositions, full of history as well as buzzing with life. Learn about how the Huguenots started the fashion and textile industry in Shoreditch in the 17th century. Hear stories about all the diverse communities that have lived in the area from the Jewish to the current Bangladeshi community. Get ready to meet the locals and access vintage markets, music stores and hidden eateries where big groups could never enter. A true treat for the eyes and the palate.
Ideal for all music lovers, get ready to discover Shoreditch to the rhythm of the best music created in the area. From the tunes of “Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner”, to “Welcome back to Happiness” all the way to one of R.E.M.’s most famous tracks that was shot in Brick Lane and one of Robbie William’s hits shot in Spitalfields get into the true Shoreditch vibe also through its sounds. Our guide will also fill you in on many enthralling music anecdotes connected to the area, from where Jamiroquai’s produced his first album, to how Acid Jazz came about. And to make sure you bring the Shoreditch vibe home with you we will be sharing the playlist and links of the music videos right after the tour.
“How to walk” introduction
Dynamic and interactive guided experience
On-the-go music discovery session
Follow-up email with playlist and professional pictures of the area.
Food and drinks
GROUP SIZE: Small groups of up to 6 people
DURATION: 2 hours to 2.5 hours (according to the pace of the group)
RECOMMENDED DRESS CODE: Comfortable clothes and shoes, anorak (in case of rain) and no heavy backpacks or bags.
MEETING POINT: Liverpool Street Station (Platform 1 Train Station, Broadgate Way out - EC2M 7PY)
END POINT: Brick Lane, E1 6SB
FREE CANCELLATION up to 3 days prior to the tour
Just WOW! I absolutely loved my tour around the Shoreditch area. It was so stimulating that I didn't want it to end. I would have missed so much street art if I'd done this independently. Savio definitely isn't your average tour guide. I'm off to book my next unexpected London to Brixton, now I've cought the bug.
Carolps1 - February 2019 TripAdvisor *****
What a fun, interesting and informative day! The Unexpected London team deliver with passion, great customer care and the kind of attention to detail and knowledge of the area that makes it an unmissable experience. Will definitely be booking again.
470barbara - March 2019 - TripAdvisor *****