Walthamstow is always a place we like going to. It’s got a vibrant young feel to it and creative types seem to be flocking up the Victoria line at the moment desperate to seek out a little bit of what just might well be the new hipster hotspot.
But for us it’s the street art that keeps us interested with what’s happening in East 17. Last year we covered the ‘Paint Your London‘ festival organised by Wood Street walls, an event which brought some of the best street artists to the area and which really put Walthamstow on the map in terms of street art.
Since then the team at Wood Street walls have been busy and more murals have popped up not least on Wood Street itself. Many if not most of the original pieces from the festival are still around to be seen but they’ve been supplemented with works from the likes of Axel Void, Eelus and even Invader adding their marks to the scene.
It’s not just Wood Street though, have a wander along Forest Road, Hoe Street, St Mary Road and Aubrey Street and you’ll see some gems. It may take a good few hours as they are dotted around the area with even more in the surrounding vicinity.
But for this post I wanted to focus on the art of Wood Street itself, there’s a good few murals here including a relatively recent one from Walthamstow based duo Static on the side of the Flower Pot pub, artists who have been prime movers behind the campaign to bring street art to Walthamstow.
So feel free to have a little virtual wander below. If you did want to see the works yourself then get off the train at Wood Street station and the first mural, a tribute to God’s Own Junkyard founder Chris Bracey, is there to be seen. Then wander up in the direction of Forest Road. If you wanted to extend your time a bit then head down Forest Road towards Hoe Street, take a look at the impressive Invader piece on the side of the Bell Pub and then head up Hoe Street towards Walthamstow station. By the time you’ve finished you will have seen some great pieces.
The street art of Wood Street and Walthamstow was visited and photographed in 15 April 2017. For more on the street art of Walthamstow check out this post.
Wood Street Gallery
And a little bit beyond Wood Street…
Of course there are lots of other places to see street art in Walthamstow so if you want to have a look where, check out this post on Paint Your London and the street art locations in Walthamstow