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UNITED KINGDOM - London


Location - Western Europe; Capital - London; Population - 61 million; Currency - Pound Sterling MORE UK - LONDON

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There's lots of superb graffiti, murals and street art around Shoreditch and Old Street in east London. The Tube carriages form part of Village Underground, an arts venue and creative community - London

 

This is my favourite; Superman holds up a leaning lamp-post just off Brick Lane. I went back a few weeks later and it had gone. Shame! - London

 

 

 

Also off Brick Lane is a Palestinian child cleverly made from text - London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile the Queen plays the accordion - London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There's several 'stiks' in and around Brick Lane. This one is unusual as it's one of the few expressing anger/frustration - London

 

This hedgehog, or long haired rodent (you decide!) by Belgian artist ROA is opposite Shoreditch High Street station - London

 

 

 

eep a beady eye out for quirky artwork, especially in east London. These roaming animals, by Art is Trash, are on double yellow lines near the 'hedgehog' - London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Huge wall murals, again near Brick Lane. For anyone who doesn't know Brick Lane, it's a famous curry mile near Liverpool Street in east London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A mural dedicated to an American teenager killed in USA. I can't remember the story to this so please pass on if you know - London

 

Ghost Driver, now preserved like a museum piece near Liverpool Street, is a Banksy. Above the car is Ronzo's Crunchy Credit, chewing on a pound coin - London

 

 

 

A ribboned, cigar smoking woman by street artist Otto Schade - London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brightly coloured owls are Dscreet's signature - London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horizontal Stik was originally in the vertical black frame but later appeared being 'carried away' (above) by big Stik. Like it! London

 

Pure Evil depicts bleeding eyes, in 3D, as well as cartoon bunnies. He has a gallery on Leonard Street - London

 

 

 

 

'Just Look At This' along with Stik and several others - London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

El Mac's Mexican peasant farmer - London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vhils (tag on the right) chipped away at plaster to reveal this superb portrait (noone famous as far as I know) - London

 

Definitely check out Rivington Street which has so much quality street art - London

 

 

 

I love this cheeky fox - London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These miniature faces, with eyes closed, just started appearing in 2014, signed off by Gzegos - London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ben Wilson decorates chewing gum left on the streets. Councils tried to prosecute him but it was ruled that though the pavement was public property, the gum wasn't, therefore no crime was committed - London

 

Perspex protects most Banksy's that haven't already been removed for profit, this one being in the grounds of Cargo, a bar on Rivington Street - London

 

Hidden behind tarpaulin near the BT Tower is an obscured view of another Banksy: 'If graffiti changed anything - it would be illegal' - London

 

 

 

A sprinting panther, with an oxygen tank on its back? - London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

'99% of people will not notice this' - London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jonesey places his bronze sculptures on road signs. Easy to miss! London

 

Here a child plucks nuclear signs from the ground. Otto Schade often comments on environmental issues - London

 

 

 

Another good area for street art is Hackney Wick, across the canal from the Olympic Park in Stratford - London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shithouse to Penthouse - plenty of street art going on in this derelict building close to the Crate Brewery - London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The entrance to the canalside No.90 Bar & Kitchen in Hackney Wick - London

 

I thought this mural at Brixton market was someone famous, but it's a portrait of one of the market stallholders - London

 

 

 

Stik comes in many guises. Street art on the South Bank - London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The graffiti tunnel on Leake Street, a few blocks behind the London Eye - London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This David Bowie mural opposite Brixton tube station serves as a homage to the singer. He died in January 2016, a year before this photo was taken - London

 

Brixton has an atmosphere all of its own, a bohemian place with a strong Afro-Caribbean flavour, niche shops and a hefty dose of street art - London

 

 

 

 

One of many paintings by street artist Banksy.
This is Chalk Farm Maid, opposite Chalk Farm tube station in north west London. Oops! It's now been painted over.
More info on Banksy art locations and his official site

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A slightly worse for wear Banksy at Bethnal Green, east London. The double yellow lines of the flower used to carry on to the pavement and to the road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Hitchcock street mural off Leytonstone High Road - London

 

(Commissioned?) street art on the streets of Walthamstow, a short bus ride from Leytonstone in east London

 

 

 

An eye catching shop shutter on the way to Walthamstow - London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The entrance to the Copeland Park Industrial Estate. Peckham's got a lively nightlife especially around Blenheim Grove and the Levels, a converted indoor car-park - London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walk along the Regent's Canal towpath from King's Cross to Camden - London

 

 

 

 

 

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LINKS

www.visitlondon.com - London's official website

www.timeout.com/london - what to do in London

www.welcometolondon.com

www.londontown.com

www.tfl.gov.uk - info on the Underground (tube), buses etc

www.londonnet.co.uk - London news

www.london.gov.uk - more useful links on this page

www.enjoyengland.com - England tourist board

www.visitbritain.com - Britain's official tourism website

www.eurostar.com - Eurostar train from London to Paris, Brussels and more

 

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