Alternative, trendy, and recently gentrified, Shoreditchis one of the most vibrant and exciting areas in town – Free Tours By Foot, in partnership with Subculture Tours, is ready to help you discover what has become known as the greatest open air gallery in the world. Street Art and Graffiti has taken the world by storm with cities around the globe annually hosting Street/Graffiti festivals. But London’s East End is where every artists wants to paint. Subculture Tours are ready to invite guests of Free Tours By Foot into a world that has been closed to the general public for many years.
For people all over the world Graffiti is something they have been brought up with, it has been the makeup of cities around the world, everyday you will walk/drive past a piece but not give it two thoughts, it doesn’t even register with you, or if it does, your first thought might be: VANDALISM! We’ll show you why your thinking should change! Shoreditch is the top of a must-visit list of world wide street art locations, and pioneering community projects and we’re ready to share our world with you, understand the codes and conducts of this so-called lawless art form.
This area of London is practically blanketed in some of the most famous street art and Graffiti in existence. Come with Free Tours By Foot, in partnership with Subculture Tours as we explore this ever changing gallery, from massive murals and pieces that take up entire buildings, to the tiny hidden pieces you’d miss if you didn’t have anybody to tell you where to look! Banksy the big question who is Banksy will we see a Banksy we will show you a Banksy stencil and talk about this illustrious character. We then travel by tube to a legal graffiti wall in central London where we finish with our own paint jam. We will teach you how to do a throwup or to stylize your graffiti name for you to put up on the wall.
Spend three and a half hours with us on this Shoreditch Street Art and Paint Jam Tour and discover the arts district, Nomadic community Gardens, codes and conducts of the graffiti world, world famous street artists, be taught to read graffiti writing, learn graffiti vocabulary, chose your graffiti name, visit a graffiti shop and by a can of paint, sketch your first piece and then paint it on a legal wall! Subculture Tours is taking you inside the graffiti world. You won’t find this in your tourist guide books! Come with us and see why a visit to the Shoreditch and the paint jam is an integral part of any visit to London!
Sights we visit or cover on the Shoreditch Street Art and Workshop Tour:
- Street Art
- Graffiti Shop
- Shoreditch Village
- Nomadic Community Gardens
- Banksy Stencil
- Legal Graffiti Wall
- Graffiti Shop
- Paint Jam (Workshop)
*NOTE: Guests must purchase their own “Street Art Starter Pack” at a cost of £9.00 per person.
Where: Tour begins from Bethnal Green Station. Please use our Google map for directions to the start of the tour.
Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours. Tour distance is approximately 1 mile (1.6K)
When: This tour takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:00. View our full calendar.
Cost: There are no uprfont costs to take this tour. You get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget