One of my favorite (and marginally less Typical Tourist-y) things to do in London was hunt for cool, colorful street art. London is a Big City, so this is the good stuff- not just scrawls of graffiti but art, art that makes you think.
I found plenty of street art just by walking around, going through open-air markets, and walking to my hostel.
The truly unique experience came when I let some locals show me around.
I met up with a friend I made in a Belfast backpacker hostel, and her friend. Both of them have been living in London for a year, and were happy to show me around Brick Lane as the market was closing down.
In addition to the incredible antiques at every stall, we sought out some of the most creative street art I’ve seen.