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Explore the street art scene of this lively area of London, where work by local artists such as Banksy, Eine, D*Face, Sweet Toof and Pure Evil mix with international pieces. Photographer and tour guide NoLionsInEngland is an authority on the genre so expect to find some surprises, and bring your camera.
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Do not miss this incredible London experience! Dave is the real deal. He is not just a guy who decided to give tours of Shoreditch Street Art, but a knowledgeable expert who has made it his passion to follow the ever-changing landscape of art in this wonderful area of London and beyond. Dave is friends with and/or in contact with a number of the artists and is a scholar of them all, so that his information is both accurate and up to date. He is terrifically personable, so that you feel as if an old friend is touring you around the city. We were astonished that for the very reasonable price of our tickets we wound up with a three and a half hour tour! We could have kept going for another three hours, it was so compelling. Dave is out there every day, so he is able to 'discover' new art that may have popped up overnight or since he last walked a particular street. It was so fun to see his excitement when discovering a new work.
After the tour, we continued to explore on our own with the tools Dave had given us and uncovered all sorts of gems, many by the artists Dave had introduced us to and given us information about. And if this wasn't enough, after the tour Dave sent everyone an email with innumerable links to articles, videos and websites featuring the work of some of the artists we saw. I'm still pouring through those. After our stay in London we spent a week in Paris and were thrilled to discover/uncover all the street art there, most of which we probably would have missed if not for our new found knowledge and passion for this amazing art form. Thanks to Dave, the streets have become a vibrant museum for us. We will never walk a city street in the same way. HIGHLY recommend this.
Just taken my son on this tour for a post-GCSE and 16th Birthday treat. We were both blown away by it. Dave, the guide, has clearly done this tour 100s of times but his passion for the very dynamic and ever evolving street art scene remains undiminished- he was almost as excited as we were. He is incredibly knowledgable, has a great style of delivery and, later that evening -when the rest of us foot-sore tourists were enjoying a post-tour glass of wine- he sent out a completely bespoke and comprehensive email including links to almost all the various art and artists that we had seen that afternoon. I cannot rate this tour highly enough. If I could have given it 6 I would've done!
Dave is a devoted man. His knowledge is impressive, his talking passionate. The tour is a must see thing for anyone who enjoys any kind of art expression.
Dave Stuart is fabulous. The depth and breadth of his knowledge is impressive. His presentation and sense of humor add to the experience. And yes, the art is wonderful. The email Dave sends, after the tour, contains links to all of the art you will have seen on the tour and much more. Don't miss this tour. Best one I've ever been on.
Dave was amazing! Answered our loads of questions which made the tour really interactive and fun. Always inspiring to see so much talent sharing there work with us in public spaces.
Amazing tour we all loved it as a family!!! Dave is great and really kept us engaged and he knows very well the ins and outs of street art...highly recommended you don't get bored for a minute!!!
Dave is not only passionate about street art but he really is an expert of the London scene. We bumped into a famous street artist during the walk and it was clear Dave is very well regarded in this intriguing community. The best money I have spent in London for sometime. Thank you Dave for a fascinating glimpse into your world!
A fantastic tour - one for both tourists and Londoners alike! Despite the constantly changing canvas, Dave was knowledgeable and his passion and enthusiasm made for a great experience. We would definitely recommend to our friends and family.
The best walk tour I have done in London! Dave is amazing and passionate, very closely connected with the local community. He walked us through the bits that we neglect in daily life, the stories behind art works and all these artists become "real person" to me. More importantly, Dave inspired me to know more about the street arts and to explore more into those corners lanes of London. Great job!
Dave est un très bon guide, il vous fait découvrir le street art et on sent la passion qu'il a pour cet art!!
was by far the best London tour I've ever paid for. As a passionate
photographer I am always looking for new sources of inspiration. Street
art was not one of them. After spending well over 2 hours with Dave on
the streets of Shoreditch I discovered a whole new world of shape and
colour, a parallel universe. Once you see this new world through Dave's
eyes you cannot just stop at the end of the tour and go on with your
life. It's impossible. I wondered on the streets of Shoreditch for
hours, looking for any spot of colour that I might have missed, for
messages and clues, and I even met three grafitti writers while they
were working together on a masterpiece.
In conclusion, if you like art even just a tiny bit you definitely should try Dave's Street Art Tour in Shoreditch.
This is a must even if you are not a fan of street art. This is WOW tour and Dave is one of a kind, 4 hours of interesting and unique art. Could not be done alone and defintly not with the same affect. Worth every penny, Book ahead!
If you are in London, this is absolutely must-do.
Even if you think you are uninterested in street art - *especially* if you think you are uninterested in street art! On a trip with my boyfriend, and his son and daughter-in-law, this was the thing I wanted to do most. They had never heard of Banksy, and were willing to trust me that it would be worthwhile. My boyfriend worriedsome about the length of the tour (privately, even I wondered). But we all came away having thoroughly enjoyed it, and the time flew. For the rest of the trip (and even at home), it has changed the way we look at (and look for) the street art around us. My boyfriend - who never writes reviews - was so impressed with the tour, he wrote one.
Dave (your tour guide) is one of those people who is so passionate and so knowledgeable about this subject, he gets you excited about it. You will come away from this tour with a new perspective and some wonderful photographs. Don’t think twice - do it!
walked many times through Shoreditch and Brick Lane but today, thanks
to Dave, I spotted details that I had never seen before, and learnt a
lot about street art.
The tour lasts 3 hours and a half: don’t be afraid, you’ll never get bored and you’ll ask for more at the end! Dave knows a lot and he’s a very good story teller. Fantastic tour!
полный необыкновенных открытий о стрит-артe, благодаря Дэйву, который
щедро делился с нами своими знаниями. Спасибо Дэйв, я обязательно
J'ai passé une journée inoubliable en découvrant le street-art grâce à Dave qui a généreusement partagé avec nous ses connaissances. Merci, Dave, je vais revenir.
I had an unforgettable day discovering street art thanks to Dave who generously shared his knowledge with us. Thank you, Dave, I'll come back.
genuinely amazing experience to discover art in London, I recommend it to everyone!!! Dave, the guide was very passionate, I learnt so much about graffiti and street art and before and after the tour I received links about the experience
Really great tour, knowledgeable guide pointed out stuff I'd never noticed before like stickers on lampposts and tiny sculptures high up on walls, grand murals and startling paste ups.
I am an avid fan of street art, and have high standards for what I expect on a street art tour. Dave and the Shoreditch Street Art Tours surpassed my expectations. Dave is incredibly knowledgable and it was an honor to have him show us around. The tour is fun, it covers a ton of works over a large area, and so visually pleasing. It's packed with a lot of interesting facts about the artists, the area, and the evolution of street art and graffiti. I highly recommend this experience, and make sure to wear comfy shoes, as it's a ton of walking!
What a great tour! It is a must do/must see for Londoners and visitors alike. Dave's knowledge is amazing; really informative and fun. Dave was charismatic and fun and our whole group had a blast. Very professional company to deal with - Dave even sent a very long follow up email with further links and information for those wanting to take their introduction further. Thoroughly recommend!
Absolutely fabulous! Dave's demeanor, knowledge and enthusiasm are unparalleled. I would highly recommend this tour - great peek into Street Art!
The tour was so interessting and Dave knows the subject very well. I recommand it to everyone interessted in street art.
Thank you Dave!
Dave is a born tour guide. Interesting, knowledgeable, professional and so kind. Most recommended. I'm ready for his sequel :)
Incredible tour thanks to our tour guide Dave. Can't believe how quickly 3 hours passed and how much incredible art and culture I've been missing out on despite living in London all my life.
Wonderful tour led by Esther who is knowledgeable, passionate and fun. This tour is not just for tourists,I have spent a lot of my life living in London but learnt lots and was introduced to art and ideas I hadn't come across before. My 15 year old daughter accompanied me and I definitely gained 'mummy' points for introducing her to Shoreditch and its secrets. Lots of opportunities to take photos too. This is great value for money and so interesting. Make sure you wear comfy shoes and enjoy!
Most amazing thing I did in London when I was there last week. Dave is an expert in street art and graffiti, this tour lasts almost 4 hours and it is totally worth it. He is very knowledgeable and passionate and he will show you things that even if you go by this neighborhood regularly you wouldn't notice.
The Shoreditch Street Art Tour was an amazing experience through the cultural epicentre of Urban Art, and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone visiting London (or even locals) whether for a short time or a long time.
Dave's knowledge, attention to detail, and hospitality was a highlight. Even the email sent after the tour with follow up information and links was a perfect way to wrap up the day.
A must do tour - even if you are not into art. A great way to get a feel for the history of Shoreditch and East London. Definitely recommended!!
Amazing tour with the best guide. Dave is an expert, most knowledgeable and interesting. He knows every line and image on the walls (including those who were added a day before), he personally knows Street Atrists and is updated to the minute. He is pleasant and attentive and very professional at the same time. And not only during the 31/2 hours' tour, but also by sending more information to everyones e-mails ...
Thanks Dave ✌️ I most highly recommend the trip with Dave as the guide
Coming into the tour, I did not know much about street art, it's history, or details about its significance. Dave did an amazing job of explaining everything in a way that was easy to follow, and by the end of the tour I even found myself making my own connections between different artists, artistic patterns, and political themes. Dave is extremely well-informed about the culture, himself even knowing many of the artists personally. In fact, we got to meet some incredibly influential artists, ourselves on the tour! We were lucky to have such an incredibly well-informed and connected guide. Strongly recommend to anyone hoping to expand their knowledge about street art culture, novice or experienced!
A short 4 day visit to London with three friends. Dave's tour, my friends and I agree, was the highlight of our trip. Dave is the link that connects the unknowledgeable everyday person to the fascinating complexities of the street art world. The art that you see tagged around the structures of London(and other street art hotspots around the world) no longer are mundane scribbles, but become an inspiring story. Dave is personally acquainted with many of the artists which gives him a unique insight into the installations you will see. On our tour, we even ran into two of today's most famous street artists(Stik and Eine)! We cannot thank Dave enough for this experience. I can't think of any other place to find something like this. It's a hidden gem. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who would like to experience something outside of the norm of travel. It will change the way you see the cities you still have yet to visit.
I have just been on Dave's tour this morning. I can't stop thinking about everything he told us and all the stories about walls I walk past every day and completely take for granted. This isn't just a tour for tourists. All Londoners should go on this tour to appreciate the outdoor gallery that we walk through on our daily commute!
An excellent tour. Dave was knowledgable and very attentive, which is why offering small group tours is so important. He made sure we got great shots and pointed out art we would never have noticed without him. He has inspired us to continue using manual mode to experiment with the effects we can get. Highly recommend.
It felt like Dave gave us the pulse of London's street culture life. A wonderfull afternoon.
jess from norway
I had the best of times looking at street art wonderfully explained by Dave. I wish all my art teachers had been so knowledgeable and passionate as him. Thank you, Dave, for a wonderful morning.
Dave's the man! As an artist from New York, it was cool to get a deeper look into the London street art and grafitti scene... The guy is fucken street art encyclopedia! If you're lucky, he'll recognize an artist on the street and introduce you.
The night photography tour was definitely worth every penny. Not only is Dave a knowledgeable guide in street art, but is also a good photography. We where taken to places where I felt perfectly safe, but may have not gone there by night myself. Dave also showed me controls on my camera that I didn't know.
Anyone who want to do a different type of night photography or just get pictures of the street art I would highly recommend this tour.
I will certainly be back again before the end of the winter.
DAVE FOR PRESIDENT! The tour was the highlight of our visit in London. It renewed our passion for street at and graffiti writing. Dave's knowledge is deeeeeeeeep. He connected us directly to the pieces throughout the neighborhood. I've never seen such a densely covered area of art. It was unreal. Book your spot on the tour early and often.
This tour is excellent. Dave really knows his stuff, and knows some of the artists too. We bumped into one and were introduced to her on the tour and saw her at work. I can't recommend it highly enough.
This is easily the most comprehensive street art tour I've been on, and considering it's about 4 hours long, it was a very decent price. Whether you've a faint interest in street art and graffiti and its culture or are a knowledgable fan, you'll learn something new from street art scholar Dave, whose enthusiasm for London's concrete canvas makes this a lively, insightful tour.
You'll learn about the myriad techniques street artists use, the history of certain pieces and might even discover fresh work that's still wet! You’ll see works by some of the most famous local and international names in street art, including D*Face, Eine, Mr Cenz, Roa, Ronzo and, of course, Banksy.
You get to rest your legs for a bit in a local coffee shop before heading off again, winding through Shoreditch's back roads and off the beaten track to discover gems you might not otherwise have known existed – especially as many get replaced/painted over so quickly and often.
The tour doesn’t end on the streets – after, Dave sends an equally thorough email with hundreds (nearly) of links to reviews, videos and photos on the various artists and artworks we’d seen through the day, and many more. It’s a fascinating experience and worth every penny. Definitely not one to miss if you want a real insight one of the most impressive street art collections anywhere in the world.
This was the most fascinating, interesting, truly awesome trip! I took two children and we loved every second. Amazing insight into street art and graffiti I will never see London streets and lampposts in the same way! Dave was a phenomenal guide.
Dave was great. We had a great tour of Shoreditch. Dave opened our eyes to this kind of art. After the tour we realized all of a sudden everywhere street art. This tour with Dave is only to recommended.
Dave is an absolutely passionate tour guide who knows loads in his field. You won´t be bored for a minute as you pay a huge variety of older and up-to-date street art a visit. Am definitely going to revisit this tour and recommend it to my friends as a genuine London experience.
David is passionate and made time fly by. His knowledge is impressive. We discovered many hidden pieces of art, including masks and scultures stuck on walls!
I have to agree with all the other 5 star reviews. Just back from an excellent evening spent with Dave of Shoreditch Street Art Tours courtesy of The Time Out Card. From chewing gum portraits to classic Banksys the time sped by as we explored the backstreets that host quite amazing art and graffiti. Enlightening and entertaining - Dave's knowledge is encylopoedic - his passion for his subject infectious. Superb !
recommend to anyone who loves art! Dave really knows his stuff. I've
learned so much about different street art techniques, differences
between street art and graffiti, about the street art culture as a
whole.. It was very interesting! One of the best things I've experienced in London!
Our 24 French students loved the tour, Dave is a great guide, he showed us interesting pieces of art, spoke slowly so the pupils could understand, the teachers too thought it was great!
I will definitely take another tour next time I go to London!
Very highly recommended! Dave is a kind, passionate, funny and hugely knowledgeable guy. Discovering street art through his eyes was an experience I am not about to forget.
A must for visitors and Londoners. I learned a lot new things about my city. Dave is doing a great job including sending us a lot of useful follow up information
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