I want to share my picks for the best east London walks with you today. There’s no shortage of exciting places to discover in the East End, and I’m confident these self-guided London walking tours will entertain you as you explore the city. Whether you like east London history walks or artistic strolls, there’s one you’re bound to love.

East London walks

East London walks

From Spitalfields to Shoreditch, my east London walks span neighborhoods, markets, streets, squares, and other unique places in the UK capital.

Some will take you along high streets and past street art, while others will show you back lanes and leafy squares.

Whatever you like, there’s a self-guided walking tour in east London that will fit your personal style and take you to explore some of the UK capital’s coolest neighborhoods.

You can see additional east London walks in the book London’s Hidden Walks, too. You can get it here. It’s perfect if you enjoy meandering through the city’s less crowded spaces. There are more ideas in my London walking books post, too.

If you’re after even more London walks, my blog post about self-guided London walking tours has all the ones I’ve published in one place.

I’ve also rounded up all my west London walks, south London walks, north London walks, and central London walks into blog posts. You can take a look at them to see routes and maps for other areas of the UK capital if you’d like.

Shoreditch Restaurant Facade in east London

1. East London Walk in Spitalfields

I’ll start my list of east London walks with the one in Spitalfields. This is a popular area for eating, drinking, and shopping.

This London walk goes through the area’s high streets and side streets, offering an overview of everything from Old Spitalfields Market to Brick Lane as it does. It also features some famous street art murals.

My self-guided Spitalfields walk is for you if you want to get to know an east London neighborhood that blends historic houses, hipster bars, and cutting-edge cafes in one place.

It’s one of the coolest parts of the UK capital, and it has a great mix of everything.

Given the best markets in the neighborhood are open on Sundays, I recommend doing this walk on a Sunday in London. The whole area comes alive that day, and it’s a great way to experience the local scene.

If you want to do this London walk, you can find the route, map, and photos on my Spitalfields walk blog post.

Pub in Spitalfields, London

2. East London Street Art Walk

The next of my east London walks is a street art tour. This one goes through Spitalfields and Shoreditch and focuses on the colorful murals the East End is known for.

My self-guided London street art walk will take you down Great Eastern Street and along side roads like Hanbury Street. The latter has some of the most impressive murals in east London.

This walk is perfect if you like a tour that’s focused on a specific theme, but you also want to get a feel for the local area as you go.

If you want to do this east London walk, you can see the route, map, photos, and video on my blog post about a street art tour of London.

Street Art in Shoreditch, east London

3. East London Walk in Shoreditch

Next on my list of east London walks is one in Shoreditch, which numbers among the coolest neighborhoods in the East End. It’s a popular place to explore.

My self-guided Shoreditch walk will take you down thoroughfares like Old Street, along colorful side roads like Rivington Street and Redchurch Street, and into parks and green spaces like Boundary Gardens and Hoxton Square.

If you’re interested in this self-guided east London walking tour, take a look at my blog post about Shoreditch walks for the route, photos, video, and map.

Street art on an east London walk in Shoreditch

East London walks

I hope my list of the best east London walks has given you motivation to get outside, stretch your legs, and find some new-to-you places in the city.

I’ll update this post and add new east London walks to it as I publish them, so make sure to bookmark it or pin it on Pinterest for easy reference. Happy walking!

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