Alternative tours are all the rage with both tourists and Londoners at the moment. Since Foto Ruta is an obvious fan of London alternative tours, having just launched a new branch of photography tours and excursions there ourselves, we thought it would be lovely to share a list of the other interesting alternative tours, all designed to get you explore the city and see London in a new light. Here are some of our favorites:
#1 Alternative London
This company offers a variety of different tours, all developed to offer you an insight into alternative London. Try the two and half hour East London Pub Tour, which will leave you enlightened on historical, modern and reinvented drinking holes in the area. Tours cost £20.
The same company also offers walking tours guided by street artists based in London, taking you around some of the best street art in East London while giving anecdotes about how the art relates to the history and changing culture of the area. They run every day and you pay what you like for the tour.
#2 Ghost Signs
This is a look into the London’s fading past, written on its walls. The guide talks through the city’s history through the traces of old advertising which can still be seen on its walls and buildings. Tours run once or twice a month £12.50 per person.
#3 Summer Canal Trips
These trips take you through the Islington tunnel on Regent’s canal, famous for being extremely old and narrow. Organised by the Canal Museum, this is a fascinating way of seeing the city from a new perspective. The tours run throughout the summer until mid October and cost £8.50 for adults.
Discover London’s derelict side with this tour which gives you a vision of London through its empty and abandoned buildings. This is classic, urban exploration, giving you a view of ‘everyday life in London’. These tours sell out quickly, and cost £13 plus a booking fee, and you’ll be led by a guide with real passion for what he does.
London’s full of ghost stories, and this tour is designed to tell you the best ones, set in the city’s most famous landmarks. Tours run daily from 19:30 and 21hs, cost £21 or £15 for students and last for an hour and 15 minutes.
To learn more about Foto Ruta London and what kinds of alternative tours and experiences we offer, visit us at our website.