The street art of Clare Street in Bethnal Green
It’s a little street easily missed just off the Hackney Road but over the past year it’s had more than it’s fair share of street art painted on it.
Clare Street is an access road really leading to the estates beyond the main Cambridge Heath Road and lined with mechanics workshops on one side and old bangers on the other.
Much of the art here has been arranged by our friends at the Hidden Streets of London and it’s still got a few good pieces. We covered Clare Street in our free street art tour of Bethnal Green and Hackney Road last year but we kept finding ourselves going back so thought that it probably deserved its own post.
The art there is a mixture of pure graff and permissioned murals but it looks like an area which is also in the midst of some pretty major re-development. It’s hard to miss, for example, the high rise building taking shape in the middle of the street. It’ll soon be ready to offer its own contribution to the gentrification of the area and once it’s up I should imagine much of the art will go.
But until that time it’s worth a wander down if you’re in the area. We recently featured some of the new murals which have been popping up on Hackney Road and walking along the length of it won’t take that long, maybe around 45 minutes so there will be plenty to see around the area if you wanted to have a wander.
So not much else to say on this post except have a look and enjoy some of the art of Clare Street in Bethnal Green, at least that is until it becomes too gentrified.
Clare Street Gallery