Tuesday, 29 October 2013
Last week saw Alternative London Tours continue its relationship with the amazing Moniker Art Fair to provide exclusive tours of the area and the art fair itself.
Just as last year, these tours proved a huge success and filled up quickly. As London's original street art tour provider we took the lucky few around Spitalfields and Brick Lane for a bespoke street art tour before heading into the fair.
This year the fair teamed up with the Other Art Fair and took over a humongous space in the Truman Brewery, Brick Lane. Anyone that has joined one of our tours will know how significant this building is both historically and culturally in the East End, so for us to take customers inside for the first time was a rare treat.
For those not aware of the Moniker Fair it is a refreshing alternative to the other larger conventional art fairs such as Freize. This year favourite artists of ours included Jo Peel, David Shillinglaw, Mau Mau, D*Face, Vins, Amanda Marie and of course the legendary London Police.
The fair included talks from artists, food, drinks and an incredible array of art and books available to purchase for all budgets. We were lucky enough to pick up a couple of prints from London Police and a special one of from Jo Peel.
If you missed it this year, be sure to join next year when we hope to be teaming up with the fair once again to provide these very unique East End Tours.
See the full list of tours that made the top ten here: http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2013/sep/09/top-10-guided-city-tours-readers-tips