This London tour will take you on a street art-inspired stroll through the city’s historic Camden neighbourhood. You’ll escape the main streets to explore the hidden stories being told by artists along the backstreets and thoroughfares — and see an alternative side to Camden not usually seen by tourists, or even locals!
Built around canals and boasting some of the capital’s best market stalls, Camden is a must-see for visitors who are looking to get familiar with the alternative side of London. We will take you off the beaten tourist track and let you experience the area as a local. You will find out why the area is the fourth-most-visited neighbourhood in London; half a million people visit Camden weekly.
Camden is one of the most vibrant, interesting and ‘happening’ boroughs in London. There’s a myth held that Camden is only visited because of its markets — but while the markets are a big reason why most people visit the area, Camden has a lot more to offer. It has a vibrant music scene with venues like Barfly and the famous Koko club. It’s no wonder that street art started to appear in this bohemian area a few years ago!
On this Camden tour, you’ll see great murals by some of London’s leading street artists, as well as pieces by international artists — all in all, we’ll take in more than 100 pieces of street art, and by the end of the tour, you’ll see Camden as a dynamic canvas where artists leave their creative marks. You’ll learn how an art form that was once considered vandalism now creatively represents the personalities of cities all around the world.
This tour is for people who want to see what is not in the guidebooks. We will show you great art, the local neighbourhood, and the people of this city. Find out why London is a street art capital frequently visited by urban artists who are eager to leave their mark. You will become familiar with graffiti terms and unwritten codes like the rules for painting over someone’s work, and what a ‘tag’ is. You’ll also learn how artists from all over the world can paint in London with the aid of ‘wall organisers.’ We will highlight the difference between street art and graffiti and explain how public art can benefit local communities.
All our guides are very active on the London street art scene, and are a mix of photographers, bloggers, wall organisers who source legal spaces for artists, or a combination of all of these — giving them the perfect insight for answering all your street art questions!
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, a postcard from a local London artist
Exclusions: Food and drink, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Tours go ahead in all weather conditions so please bring a rain jacket if necessary. Please wear comfortable footwear.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Additional Information: Dogs are more than welcome to join us on the tour as the walking tour is pet-friendly.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.