Tooting Broadway market has found itself at the centre of a mini street art takeover with artists flocking to area in order to decorate the little access road to the side of the main building.
Nestled between Broadway and Tooting market the road only leads to a small car park but it’s well worth popping down to see because the art on display is pretty good with some stand out pieces from Irony in particular who we last covered here on the blog when he and Boe painted a giant chihuahua on Chrisp Street in Poplar.
The first piece you see though when walking from Tooting Broadway station in the direction of the market is another massive piece from Mr. Cenz. Gazing down on the street his latest creation occupies a position above an Iceland. It’s another example of the stamp this artist seems to be making on South London following hot on the heels of an equally large mural in Brixton.
Other artists including Louis Masai, Fanakapan , Olivier Robieau, Dan Kitchener and Boe have also added their mark to what is a condensed but very high quality little outdoor gallery. Until now Tooting hasn’t had much by the way of street art but you never know, perhaps this is just the beginning.
Inspiring City visited Tooting on Thursday 18 February 2016. The art can be found on the side of Tooting Broadway market next to the Iceland. Exiting the tube at Tooting Broadway station it is only a couple of minutes walk.
Tooting Street Art Gallery
To see more posts about street art in London click on the links are articles on Clare Street, Hackney Road and Dalston.
Good to see you found your way toooooo two 2 Tooting!!!! Just a heads up to your readers that there is more street art in Totterdown Street at the other end of Tooting Market!! You were lucky to see the Boe/Irony collaboration as when I was there on Monday that piece was not on the wall.. Well done for finding fresh meat at Iceland!!!!
Ah great thanks Mitch I’ll get down to Totterdown Street next time I’m that way, thanks for the tip 😉
I’d like to visit. I’ve never been to Tooting. Are there any restrictions on seeing the pieces? They don’t appear to be shutters, but I wouldn’t want to make a trip and be disappointed if the art was all blocked off by cars/lorries parked in the middle of the narrow road.
As with all street art Jenikja it can be quite hit and miss what you see when you go.. One must remember that the artwork above apart from the Mr Cenz are in a car park with a loading bay for the Iceland store, so cars, small lorries and vans could be a problem… Maybe pick a day for say a late morning visit and that would leave you time to have a bit of lunch in one of the many stalls in the market if there are parked vehicles blocking your view!!!
Ok, I may give it a whirl early next Saturday morning then and hope for the best. I could always explore the area or find somewhere to eat and then come back if anything is blocking earlier.
The car park does have a gate but when I went it was open. Not sure if it’s locked at any particular time though.
Tempted to have a look sometime this week – so much new stuff!
and more since I posted this the other week, well worth a visit