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After the incredible success of our original Retail Design Tour, which focuses on some of the most innovative shops and brands in London's West End, Insider London are pleased to bring you the East End Retail Design Tour. If you are looking for a unique and alternative walking tour of London that is packed with sights, smells and plenty of inspiration, then join our Insider guide for a stroll in one of the hottest areas for retail design in town.

The East End of London is a characterful hotspot of design, fashion and art. This exciting area offers delectable visual stimulants from the independent shops to the colourful graffiti which your Insider London guide will help you discover on this two hour walking tour. There are shops that hint to the area's fascinating past as well as others testing the waters in retail design and advertising. Design agencies have chosen this creative part of town as their home to rub shoulders with Street Art heavyweights; even commissioning work from some of the many artists to be found here. Homegrown businesses can either trace their roots from traders in Spitalfields Market, or have been drawn to the vibrant scene in more recent years for reasons we will discuss on this innovative and inspiring tour of the East End.

Highlights

  • Plenty of locally and lovingly crafted chocolates in deliciously designed spaces.
  • A visit to the world's first PopUp Mall with a continually evolving selection of brands to choose from, both big and small.
  • Walk down, what is known to be, one of the coolest streets in Britain and find out about the shops who helped give it that reputation.
  • Down a misleading alley, discover the shop that GQ have claimed is 'the coolest shop in Shoreditch'.
  • London’s streets offer unlimited access to the greatest art gallery, see works by famous
  • Street Artists such as Banksy, Roa and D*Face as well as some local favourites.

Beginning the tour near Liverpool Street Station, your Insider guide will unravel the history of the East End which plays a crucial role in why this area attracts the latest trendsetters in design, fashion and art. Discover local chocolatiers, perfumers and find the plethora of vintage clothing shops that have taken Brick Lane by storm. From brands you may know to homegrown names, you will see, smell, taste and even feel what these brands are doing to reignite the highstreet! Finishing near Shoreditch High Street Station, this twohour walking tour will leave you inspired, invigorated and hopefully fuel your enthusiasm for your own work.

What you need to know

Where do we meet?

In front of the Andaz Hotel near Liverpool Street Station

How long is the tour?

Approximately two hours

When does the tour run?

This tour is only available for private parties and can be arranged for any date or time. Furthermore, we are happy to create a bespoke programme to reflect your specific needs.

To book the private tour, or find out more, call 0207 183 1055, or email: contact@insider-london.co.uk

Where does the tour finish?

Shoreditch High Street Station

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