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  1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. Camden Market

Camden Art Crawl Small Group Tour

Product ID: 67310
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Get to know the other side of London by exploring the secret street art of Camden town! Wander down back alleys and hear the stories of the artists whose work lines the streets of this historic district.
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Duration 2 hours
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  • Explore the backstreets of historic Camden town and discover hidden street art
  • See murals by leading London-based and international street artists
  • See the fourth-most-visited area in London, home to the world-famous Stables Market
  • Escape the tourist route and discover artwork that even most locals don’t know about
Full description
This tour will take you on a street art-inspired stroll through the city’s historic Camden neighborhood. 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. Your guide 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 neighborhood 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, you 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. You will see great art, the local neighborhood, 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 organizers.’ Your guide will highlight the difference between street art and graffiti and explain how public art can benefit local communities. 

All guides are very active on the London street art scene, and are a mix of photographers, bloggers, wall organizers 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!
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Postcard from a local London artist
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drink
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide

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Meeting point

Outside Camden Town tube station at the HSBC bank. Take the Northern Line (black tube line) to Camden Town tube station. As you come up the escalator, head to the ticket barrier exit on the right. When you come out of the tube station, turn left and you will be just outside HSBC.

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Important information
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• Tours go ahead in all weather conditions so please bring a rain jacket if necessary. Please wear comfortable footwear
• Dogs are more than welcome to join the tour as the walking tour is pet-friendly
• This is a small group tour of a maximum of 12 people
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Urban Adventures UK

Product ID: 67310