Alternative Art: Explore the Latest Street Art on a Private Tour for Two with Active Graffiti Artist, Karim Samuels

Alternative Art: Explore the Latest Street Art on a Private Tour for Two with Active Graffiti Artist, Karim Samuels

East London, London

£150

“Big Ben and Westminster Abbey old hat? Take a fresh at London on an insider’s tour” LA Times

Why we love it

Explore gritty East London's urban street art with active graffiti artist and street art expert, Karim Samuels. Much of Karim’s art can be seen embellishing walls across the capital and using his incredible knowledge, he leads highly respected workshops for clients such as the BBC. On this private tour, discover the dynamic world of street art, unearth striking pieces, get the lowdown on the neighbourhood at the epicentre of street art, and be introduced to the movement’s key players.

What's Included?

  • Enjoy a three-hour private street art tour for two people, brought to you by SideStory
  • Join active street artist Karim Samuels on a journey across London's dynamic east end in search of the capital's best street art, taking in famous works by the likes of Banksy, Eine, and Stik
  • Get expert insider knowledge and be introduced to street art's most important influencers, discover hidden gems, and learn how artists tread the line between commercial success and ‘keeping it real’

Description

From the moment he landed from Zimbabwe, Karim Samuels was drawn to London’s graffiti and street art. An active street artist and scene expert, much of Karim’s art can be seen embellishing walls across the capital and using his incredible knowledge, he leads highly respected workshops for clients such as the BBC.

A focal point for graffiti writers and street artists, East London gives a snapshot of a movement that’s evolving day by day. Given its proximity to the City, rich cultural history and status as the UK's tech hub, it's easy to see why it's such a fertile setting.

On a walk around the east end, Karim will uncover the many layers of urban art, introducing the key players and notable pieces of work, and discuss how artists tread the line between commercial success and ‘keeping it real’, as more and more underground work is absorbed into the mainstream.

Karim’s enthusiasm and passion for urban art is infectious, which stems from his insane knowledgeable of and background in architecture. The artist will inspire you to look more closely at the astonishing array of urban interventions across the capital and to fine-tune your eye on the street.

Description

From the moment he landed from Zimbabwe, Karim Samuels was drawn to London’s graffiti and street art. An active street artist and scene expert, much of Karim’s art can be seen embellishing walls across the capital and using his incredible knowledge, he leads highly respected workshops for clients such as the BBC.

A focal point for graffiti writers and street artists, East London gives a snapshot of a movement that’s evolving day by day. Given its proximity to the City, rich cultural history and status as the UK's tech hub, it's easy to see why it's such a fertile setting.

On a walk around the east end, Karim will uncover the many layers of urban art, introducing the key players and notable pieces of work, and discuss how artists tread the line between commercial success and ‘keeping it real’, as more and more underground work is absorbed into the mainstream.

Karim’s enthusiasm and passion for urban art is infectious, which stems from his insane knowledgeable of and background in architecture. The artist will inspire you to look more closely at the astonishing array of urban interventions across the capital and to fine-tune your eye on the street.

We also recommend

  • Head to Ozone Coffee Roasters near Old Street for the perfect coffee tasting
  • Wander the eclectic range of stalls at Old Spitalfields Market
  • Indulge in a gin tasting at glamourous Victorian gin palace, Worship Street Whistling Shop

Additional information:

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

This experience is available any time subject to Karim Samuels's availability.

This experience is priced for two people. Additional guests can be added by selecting "add an extra guest" above, up to a maximum group size of six people.

At least 7 days' notice is required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least two weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

We also recommend

  • Head to Ozone Coffee Roasters near Old Street for the perfect coffee tasting
  • Wander the eclectic range of stalls at Old Spitalfields Market
  • Indulge in a gin tasting at glamourous Victorian gin palace, Worship Street Whistling Shop

Additional information:

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

This experience is available any time subject to Karim Samuels's availability.

This experience is priced for two people. Additional guests can be added by selecting "add an extra guest" above, up to a maximum group size of six people.

At least 7 days' notice is required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least two weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

(exact meeting point will be arranged after booking)

SideStory - “Go East” Walking Tour (exact meeting point will be arranged after booking)

Alternative Art: Explore the Latest Street Art on a Private Tour for Two with Active Graffiti Artist, Karim Samuels