What you'll do
Join a like-minded Local Host and explore East London’s most eclectic market together, soaking up the unique atmosphere as you unearth handmade crafts, jewellery, clothing by up and coming British designers and affordable art.
Explore London’s best vintage shops and markets, cutting edge fashion stores, niche independent boutiques, pop ups, vinyl record shops and diverse street food markets.
Follow your Local Host as they lead you through the labyrinth of streets to discover where some of the most impressive street art in the world is found on exposed brickwork and disused railway carriages, and hear the stories behind these unique works of art.
Get to you know your Local Host, and they’ll be able to recommend spots that they know you’ll love, so you can eat, drink, shop and party like a local during the rest of your trip.
What to expect
We’ll be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality and interests so we can assign a like-minded Local who can create a bespoke experience for you.
Your Local host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary and to discuss a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
Your Local host may also suggest adjustments or new routes if they feel that there is something just around the corner that you may enjoy, or perhaps if the weather affects your itinerary.
Although you will see the main attractions in the area, your Local host will also help you to discover the places, things and stories that you won’t find in a guidebook and that make the city unique.
This experience is better suited for adults.
How this benefits you
Shoreditch may be one of London’s most popular local neighbourhoods, but with a Local Host by your side you’ll be able to go beyond the superficial and truly connect with this stimulating and vibrant area.
With the benefit of local knowledge, you’ll be able to explore the best know spots but avoid the tourist pitfalls that often go with them; your Local Host knows the best times to visit to avoid crowds and queues.
Discover more than just Shoreditch’s most famous attractions and see the neighbourhood through the eyes of a local for an authentic experience; with local insight you’ll be able to explore the most off the beaten path spots and discover which bars, restaurants and stores are truly loved by locals!
Our Local Hosts can all speak English, but many also speak Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Arabic, Russian, Malay, Indonesian, Cantonese, Mandarin and many other languages so they can connect with you culturally as well as with your personality.
- Explore the maze of streets that make up this creative neighbourhood, seeing some of the best street art in London
- Check out one of London's best markets selling unique goods from independent vendors
- Visit the famous Brick Lane and its array of markets, food stalls, Indian restaurants, independent shops and quirky cafes
- Experience one of the coolest neighbourhoods of the city and see some of the coolest Londoners gather here
- Be spoilt for choice of really yummy street food, so come with an empty stomach!
- Discover hidden gems and unique spots that are dotted throughout the area - if you know where to look!
* Private and personalised experience
* 3 hours with a Local Host
* A drink from one of the food markets
* Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)
What's not included
* Food and drinks other than the ones included in the experience
* Tickets to any attractions
* Transportation costs
* Gratuities (optional)
Cancel up to 7 days before your experience and get a full refund.
Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.
Shoreditch: London's hip neighbourhood | LondonReview by: Julia K
Shoreditch and Hoxton
Fabulous experience! Winnie tailored the trip to our tastes and showed us a wonderful time. She showed us lots of street art, vintage and other shops, a very edgy art gallery, some music. We made a nice half way stop by a little cafe on the canal and did a little more shopping and at the end of the experience she left us at a Vietnamese Cafe. It was a perfect way to see the real London, away from all the tourist sites and an awesome experience for my granddaughter.
Shoreditch: London's hip neighbourhood | LondonReview by: Patrizia B
Una bella scoperta !!
Ottima visita con Gianluca ci ha fatto scoprire dei luoghi inediti di Londra , ci ha raccontato storie dei luoghi visti . Ci ha fatto assaporare dell'ottimo cibo di strada e poi i bellissimi graffiti !!! Consiglio a tutti questa esperienza . Grazie Gianluca !! Pat
Shoreditch: London's hip neighbourhood | LondonReview by: Małgorzata D
I was shown a nice Shoreditch area, good time in a good company.
Shoreditch: London's hip neighbourhood | LondonReview by: Jon L
East London seen through the eyes of a real Londoner
Adrian gave me a very special, very interesting and very enjoyable introduction into the multi-faceted and changing East London. Highly recommended!