London off the beaten path

London, UK

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Bradley Wilson
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Oct 4, 2018
Group size: 2 - 6
London off the beaten path
London, UK

Bradley Wilson
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Oct 4, 2018
Group size: 2 - 6

About this trip

A fantastic opportunity to experience London as a local. The tour includes suggested places to eat and drink, along with information about parts of London you would not normally see on a standard sightseeing tour.


As many places in London are going through the gentrification phase, I'm able to document these changes as I have witnessed it from first hand experience. 


The tour starts in a place that was once considered a no-go area, but has now rapidly transformed into an eclectic mix of swanky cafes, restaurants, boutiques and markets selling fresh produce. 


The tour also includes visits to a quirky hipster neighborhood, a main financial centre in the UK - where you can observe how billion dollar businesses and their working class communities can co-exist in a place that was once had the highest concentration of council housing.


The tour concludes with a walk under the River Thames (Yes! There's actually a secret tunnel leading to South London).

Tour route

1. Brixton


Once considered a no-go area in South London, witness the transformation from edgy street culture to swanky cafes before the area undergoes a complete makeover. As you enter Brixton Village you will begin by observing an eclectic mix of restaurants, boutiques and markets selling fresh produce.


2. Shoreditch


Considered a hipster neighborhood, Shoreditch is well-known for its vibrant food and drink scene. Brick Lane is famously known for its curry houses – with it being at the heart of a vibrant Bangladeshi community. Brick Lane is also known for its street art, quirky vintage shops and bustling weekend markets.


3. Canary Wharf


Nestled in a relatively small area – Canary Wharf is one of the main financial centres and home to the 2nd tallest building in the UK. The picturesque skyline is popular to take that perfect snapshot and gives you an insider sneak peek into the business district. Next door to Canary Wharf is the Isle of Dogs – which at one point had the highest concentration of council housing. London is truly a city of contrasts and while visiting this area you will get a good feel of how working-class communities co-exist with each other.


4. Greenwich


The final stop of the tour will take you through the Greenwich Foot Tunnel underneath the River Thames. A very pleasant neighborhood known for its maritime history and Cutty Sark. At this stage in the tour your belly will probably start rumbling – so I will leave you with a few recommendations of places to eat!


Please note: We will be using the London Underground and the DLR to travel between locations, therefore it is important you have either a valid Oyster Card, travel card or contactless payment card.

Meeting point

The meeting point will be at Windrush Square in Brixton. I will be standing opposite the Ritzy Cinema.


The best way to get there is by Brixton underground station. Upon leaving the station, turn left and walk straight for approximately 250 metres.


The tour will start at 11am and will last approximately 2 hours.

What’s included

  • Information
    Facts and interesting information about different places in London
  • Suggestions
    Suggested places to eat and drink - from classic British cuisine to Caribbean classics
  • Transport
    Transport is not included, therefore please come with a valid travelcard
  • Food and drink

Your Organizer


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Bradley Wilson
I've worked in some of the most obscure parts of London over the years, navigating the London Underground, commuting back and forth into the city everyday has helped me in finding all the nooks and crannies London has to offer. I'm a reliable choice in selecting places to see and recommending restaurants, with many friends and family left aghast with how I manage to find these hidden gems. Coming from suburbia, I have a deeper understanding of what life is like in the suburbs and could share my passion for others to see the real London.