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Graffiti Workshop with Street Art Tour: Full Session

4.9(34 reviews)
Learn spray can techniques and all you need to know to draw, cut and create your own single or multi layered stencil and build your own unique street art.
Various Locations
In-person
from £40 pp
4hrs
Beginner
Next available date:25th May 2024
What happens in this class?

Fancy yourself as the next Banksy? Or just want to learn how to create a piece of spray can art in a safe, relaxed and fun environment? Then join in this street art tour and graffiti workshop!

One of Alternative London's expert street artist guides will take you on a graffiti and street art walking tour (1.30 - 1.45hrs) of East London where you'll see some of the World's finest street art by Banksy, ROA, Shepard Fairey, Jimmy C, Invader, Stik and many many more. Then, after a refreshment break it's back to the Alternative…

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Things to remember

For a small fee you can paint your artwork onto a canvas bag or a t-shirt on the day to take home with you!

All materials, spray paints, protective gloves, insurance, expert local guide and spray paint tutor are included - canvases and tote bags to paint can be purchased…

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Latest Reviews
4.9(34 reviews)
Erika Wentzel - 10 December 2023
It was the most amazing tour and workshop! Natalie was superb and encouraged us all in our designs. Really recommend as a wonderful outing.
Natalie - 12 November 2023
Absolutely amazing day. An informative and eye opening tour of some of London’s best street art followed by a chance to do some graffiti of our own. My son (11) and I loved every minute!
Vlad - 16 July 2023
The tour was absolutely fantastic, such a lovely tour guide. Really enjoyed playing with graffiti in the workshop session too! Would recommend in a heartbeat!
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Booking Options
4hrs workshop1 class
from £40
Private BookingFor groups of 12 to 20 guests
£50
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Age Requirement

10
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.
Your Teacher

Alternative London is an original and unique Social Enterprise and a refreshing new concept in the London walking tours and London bike tours market.

Even though Alternative London are the original London street art tour provider, they believe that the art on the walls is just the tip of the iceberg. They aim to go much deeper by giving insights into the interesting historical events, and the vast array of cultures that have made this exciting part of the capital what it is today.

"Best London Walking Tour": Alternative London have spent 57 consecutive weeks as London's number one…

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Class Location
This workshop takes place in multiple different locations. Click on SEE DATES and select your Booking Option to see where each date takes place.
The White Goat Statue
Spitalfields
Brushfield Street
E1 6AA
London

Reviews

Erika Wentzel - 10 December 2023
It was the most amazing tour and workshop! Natalie was superb and encouraged us all in our designs. Really recommend as a wonderful outing.
Natalie - 12 November 2023
Absolutely amazing day. An informative and eye opening tour of some of London’s best street art followed by a chance to do some graffiti of our own. My son (11) and I loved every minute!
Vlad - 16 July 2023
The tour was absolutely fantastic, such a lovely tour guide. Really enjoyed playing with graffiti in the workshop session too! Would recommend in a heartbeat!
Antonina - 14 July 2023
I definitely can recommend Graffity workshop with Street Art tour. Excursion was very interesting , we saw and analyzed the best graffitis of the East End of London. During the workshop everyone could feel like an artist and was able to make their own graffiti. My children forced me go to this tour with workshop (I didn't really want to go there), but I liked it so much and now I understand that is was the most interesting and unforgettable day during my vacation in London!
Stefanie - 7 June 2023
We did both - the tour and the workshop. 1 adult and 3 teenage kids. We all loved it! Josh was extremely knowledgeable and explained everything in a very clear and concise way. He sprinkled in lots of little anecdotes which gave us a good idea of the whole scene and the development of the movement. The practical part was great fun and Josh was very helpful and patient and inspired us all. Excellent teacher! Would highly recommended for tourists but also for Londoners!
Armelle - 19 March 2023
Had the best time on the tour and workshop, loved making the stencil and experimenting with graffiti. Josh was really knowledgeable and engaging. Totally recommend, good vibez.
Kate - 13 March 2023
We booked for 3 adults and 4 kids, and I cannot say who enjoyed it most. Given the transient nature of street art, the walking tour is of course different every time, and our guide was endlessly knowledgeable about the street artists we saw (and infinitely patient!). The highlight for us was the chance to create our own tags, which was so much fun. Highly recommended.
Kate - 6 March 2023
Fantastic walking tour with knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour guide. Then on to the best bit - a chance to create our own tags and spray some walls. Everyone loved it - kids and adults alike.
Aaks - 20 February 2023
Great tour and workshop - highly recommend!
Kate Leader - 23 January 2023
Hi there, Josh was fantastic, very knowledgeable and a genuine real passion for the art form. Massively exceeded expectations. I will highly recommend to everyone I know! Thanks Josh! Kate
Patrick Donohue - 23 January 2023
We (me and my 13 y/o nephew) did the street art tour with Josh and found it be really interesting and enlightening. His passion and knowledge comes through very strongly. The graffiti workshop afterwards was fun too, and we got a good initial grounding into how to use cans and stencils. Would definitely recommend.
Jon - 10 January 2023
My daughter is now a CRIMINAL, thanks 😁😁😁 jokes!! no, it was it was really good, lots of tips and really effective teaching . The tour was interesting and eye opening to things we just walk pass everyday
Jacob - 8 January 2023
This was a great way to spend the day. Highly recommend doing the workshop as you get a better understanding of how hard the art is
Mel - 26 December 2022
Fun, informative tour! Josh was great.
Maya - 23 July 2022
Really fun your! I’ve recommended to all of my friends
Nina - 4 July 2022
The tour and workshop were great, really enjoyed the day. We now even spotted the same graffiti artists in other cities, and were able to identify their style.
Jen - 3 July 2022
The workshop was ok.. The artist leading it was a bit moody and snappy.
Jennelle - 3 July 2022
One of my fave weekend events on obby. Excellent class. Josh from Alternative London was so knowledgeable and I left with an even greater appreciation and love of graffiti art. I would definitely do this tour again. I have also started listening to their podcast. The tour also ticks the fitness box for getting your 10,000steps a day.
Charmain - 3 July 2022
We had a great street art tour and graffiti workshop. Meeting point was easy to find. Our guide/tutor was Josh who was fantastic; knowledgeable and helpful. Tour was a nice steady pace, with lots of interesting facts and information. The workshop was great fun. We were completely new to this but with Josh’s support and enthusiasm we were pleased with our results. Plenty of time was given and clear instructions. The workshop is in a great space. We would highly recommend doing both as we had so much fun and came away having learnt a lot.
Freda - 13 June 2022
Wow! What a wonderful tour of street art on Brick Lane. I learned so much about the different types of street art from tagging to masterpieces. Making my very own piece of stenciled graffiti was so much fun and I loved learning the process too. What a treat! I highly recommend it.
Sarah - 13 June 2022
Fabulous, I learnt so much about the history and progression of street art, and I learned to look at it differently. The workshop was really good fun, I had no idea how quickly you could build a design. Having a tutor with lived experience of the art form and culture made all the difference.
Mya - 25 April 2022
Amazing day out! The walking tour was super engaging and interesting, it flew by. By the time we got to the workshop we were really inspired by all the art we’d seen. Lots of fun to give it a go. Josh was a fantastic guide and teacher. Highly recommend!
Jazzy - 27 March 2022
What an awesome day! Our guide & teacher Josh Was incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic he toured us around the most East End amazing artwork , educating us on the various styles, influences and history of graffiti. The variety of pieces we saw was vast and i can genuinely say we could never have found the majority of them by ourselves. Fully loaded on inspiration after the 2 hour walking your we headed to a studio and cut our own stencils before letting rip on an indoor art wall each with the spray cans. My daughter and I had the best time. Total beginners yet we came away feeling like we’d achieved something . I would highly recommend this this anyone who enjoys cool aesthetics and getting creative. Thankyou Josh It’s ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from us x
Arthur - 6 March 2022
Amazing guided tour in East End by passionate and super-knowledgeable Gary. The workshop was great fun too. 100% would recommend to a friend!
Jennie - 20 January 2022
The best tour I have done for a long time. Fun and thought provoking.
Caitlin Flack - 3 January 2022
Brilliant tour of street art/ grafitti in The East End. Learnt about street art/ Graf and paste ups and saw things we never would have noticed. Then excellent chance to have a go at the workshop. Highly recommended and Gary is a great guide. Went with 2 teenagers and they learnt a lot and loved it.
Leonard Kelly - 8 December 2021
Gary was a great tour lead. The tour mixed local history and graffiti knowledge. The tour was perfectly paced and the workshop at the end was the perfect finale to the afternoon. I would highly recommend it to all
Jenny Edwards - 28 August 2021
Great tour, Josh was incredibly knowledgeable about the local area and wider street art history. He made the tour and information shared super interesting with good questions - all very engaging. Workshop was a lot of fun too and good instructions on how to make marks with spray paint. Definitely recommend the tour and workshop if you’ve an interest in understanding street art better.
Michelle - 19 October 2020
Very authentic tour of Street Art. Josh was a brilliant guide, very passionate and explained the political side of street art extremely well. The graffiti workshop was fun but mean the session was a bit long and the set up wasn't ideal. Bring snacks and warm clothes!
Sara - 19 October 2020
Absolutely brilliant!! We had such a great day. Our guide Gary was fab, very knowledgeable and friendly. We learnt a lot and went home with some great art. Would definitely recommend, in fact already have!!
Katie - 14 September 2020
Phenomenal class! If you are questioning whether to do the tour or the tour + class I highly recommend doing the addition of the class!!! It is one of the best classes I have had in London. The class shows you that it is a LOT harder than it looks but also makes you feel like an artist when you leave. Thanks, Josh!
Cynthia - 7 August 2019
Emilie is a great guide and teacher! The tour was really interesting and the workshop very fun ! Please mind that the meeting point that Obby sends when confirming the booking is not correct, and I ended up in the wrong place, losing some time of the tour. Make sure to check with Alt Ldn the right address to meet for the tour.
Rita - 5 August 2019
Did the street art tour + graffiti workshop with my boyfriend this weekend and it was really cool. We learned a lot about the history of the East side of London and how street art is part of that history. We discovered a lot of amazing works that we had never noticed although we had passed by them many times before. The workshop was super fun and our guide/teacher was the nicest! Highly recommend.
goshonago - 11 May 2019
I got absorbed into all the artists I never knew about on the tour and the class was really layed back. The techniques were all useful if you've never spray painted before. For anyone who wants to learn a little more about hidden gems in London or try giving spray painting a go, I would recommend highly.