Street art and graffiti in Hackney Wick is this the new Shoreditch

Hackney Wick has developed over the past few years, once an industrial hub it is now the trendy bohemian neighbour of the Olympic village, just over the River Lea you can see the stadium, it’s transformed the area turning it from no go to must go.

Of course we like the whole urban art scene on this blog and Hackney Wick has been a popular spot for some time now although of late it seems like it’s really taken off.  After all the walls of the 70’s warehouse buildings which line the streets and front the canals are ripe for murals.

And with Shoreditch undertaking what is possibly the city’s most massive encroachment it could well be the Wick that stands a chance of becoming the undisputed place to go to see street art although in saying that, even now it’s pretty good.

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Tagged Borondo on the Hertford Union Canal

Walking around today I thought I’d follow the route of a free walking tour I posted on this blog a few years ago but even from then it’s changed a lot.  Clearly the art has pretty much completely changed and of course the re-modelling of the Olympic Park has had a big impact on parts of the Fish Island.

There are developments too although not as many as which are currently threatening to engulf the character of Shoreditch.  We’ll see how the Hackney Wick ones turn out but for now it retains it’s character.  For good places to see have a look around Old Ford Lock, Bream Street on Fish Island, the towpath around the Hertford Union lock and the areas around the Crate Brewery.

The area around Hackney Wick and Fish Island was visited on Saturday 27 February 2017.  

Hackney Wick Gallery

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The Lea Navigation by the Bow Roundabout, the towpath leads up towards Old Ford Lock in Hackney Wick
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Sweet Toof artwork on the Lea Navigation
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Multiple artists including Himbad, Mighty Mo and Sweet Toof on the canalside
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Work from the Broken Fingaz at the Old Ford Lock

Fish Island

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Nemos on Bream Street in the Fish Island
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Neoh work on Stour Street
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Paste ups from Neoh on Roach Road
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Sweet art sticker on a window on Roach Road
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This work from Dscreet looks towards the Olympic Stadium from Roach Road

Hertford Union Canal

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Graffiti wall with a character
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Work from Seapuppy on the canal
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Graffiti wall on the Hertford Union Canal

Crate Brewery

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The graffiti wall overlooking the canal on White Post Wall by the Crate Brewery
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Snake mural on the towpath underneath White Post Lane
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The Real Dill on the canal opposite the Crate Brewery
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Dscreet owl with work from Ali Hamish on the canal opposite the Crate Brewery

White Post Lane

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White Post Lane
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Neoh on White Post Lane
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Graffiti on White Post Lane
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Angry face on White Post Lane

Wallis Road

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The Lord Napier just by the entrance to the Hackney Wick station
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Teddy Baden ‘Mummy Buys Andrex’ opposite the Hackney Wick station
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Collaboration with Frankie Strand and Mutiny on Wallis Road
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Pang on Wallis Road
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Endangered Crow by Mutiny

Prince Edward Road

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Giant mural from Thierry Noir on Prince Edward Road
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Brilliant collaboration between Martin Ron and Jiant on Prince Edward Road

 

5 Comments

  1. If you leave Hackney Wick back to more central London via the path along the hertford union canal, you’ll find first 4 sculptures by Jonesy on your right hand side in the wall, about midrif height, bit later a series of bronzes, a little lower, well worth the walk!

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