You can’t live in London and not stumble across a bit of street art from time to time. Whether you love it or loathe it, it’s there. The appeal of street art includes it’s unpredictability and the challenge it poses to authority. Done well, it reaches out to you and makes you think as you shuffle through the city. Below is our pick of our favourite pieces of London street art. Why don’t you brave the cold and go and see some of these pieces of art this weekend before they are scrubbed off or gone over by other Artists!
Credits and more information:
Banksy – Ikea punk graffiti, Croydon
Banksy – ‘If Graffiti Changed Anything – It Would Be Illegal’, nr Oxford Street, London
Banksy – No Ball Games, Tottenham Green East, North London
Malarky in Turville Street, London
A rat, a fox, a weasel and a heron, by Roa, back of the Foundry in Old St
David Walker, Curtain Road, 2010
Roa Rabbit on Hackney Road or thereabouts
Ray Walker, Dalston Lane Peace Mural, painted 1985
Unknown artist, “this will be available on canvas later” on a wall in Hanbury Street, just off Brick Lane
Faile paste-up, end of Blackall Street
Don’t want to plan your own trip? Take a street art tour with Street Art London and get an up close introduction to East London’s incredible street art scene. Street Art London know where all the best street art is to be found in East London and on one of the tours you will discover the work of over 40 street artists! They run walking tours on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Head over to their website for more information. Make sure you take your camera!