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Hackney Pirates

Adventures in Learning

Gary - Alternative London

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I met a man named Gary. he told us that he is a tour guide and  that he bring people on walking tours around Hackney or different places like Big Ben and the House of Parliament. He first came to London when he was 18 years old. He started to learn about music and he said he had difficulty concentrating at high school.

Gary told us that he was very sad when he saw homeless people. When he stared a businesses called Alternative London he saw a lady who was homeless. He gave her a job and now she can afford to pay for her meals as she has a job. When he was speaking I told him about Save Dalton Lane - the reason why some people in Hackney don't have houses to live in and why they are homeless.

Alternative London offers bikes tours to interested individuals. Gary has some bikes that you use to ride around during the tour. Their office is a bus which they use store their bikes too. He shared with us that he has a company in Germany as well.