Blogs We Love to Follow
As a blogger it should be no suprise that we follow and love other blogs too. In fact it’s blogs written by other people that tend to spur us on and inspire us to do even more.
So I’ve decided to list the top blogs read by us and below you will find some of blogging Britain’s very best.
Street Art in London
HookedBlog – The top street art blog in the World… surely! If you are interested in street art then you need to follow this blog it’s as simple as that. Hooked often has the inside track on a lot of what is happening and has been featuring the very best of street art particularly in the East End since 2005.
Graffoto – Focusing on the street art scene in the East End of London, Graffoto is another long running blog which has been documenting the scene now. Also when it comes to spotting new art Graffoto is generally the first on the scene being as it is the personal street art blog of the founder of the popular Shoreditch Street Art Tours who goes by the name ‘NoLionsInEngland’
Urban Nerding – The latest as it happens street art news from London and around the World. Urban Nerding manages to capture some of the best images and as it happens news as murals pop up from around the scene.
London Calling – Featuring the latest art coming out of the East End and London in general. London Calling finds out where the latest street art is happening and makes sure that it is recorded usually with in progress pictures and a good text summary of the art and the artist. London Calling tends to be on top of the latest happenings and has also moved into street art curation
International Street Art
Street art 360 -Based out of Edinburgh and written by a Frenchman. Laurent Jacquet has been covering the scene for years after being inspired by a stencil by C215 in the Parisian suburb of Vitry-Sur-Seine. Since then he’s moved to the UK and translated his love for art into this excellent blog filled with interviews, guides and featuring some of the best street art around.
Blocal Travel – Street art blog with works from all over the world. Giulia, an Italian based writer, manages to get all over the place looking at the art from different cities. The blog has a number of handy guides which direct people to the best spots packed with her own take on the places she visits.
Urbanite – Featuring art and interviews from artists around the world. Fran, the mind behind Urbanite, certainly gets around and is able to curate a huge amount of content resulting in it being a great place to see some of the world’s latest street art
Street Art United States – Covering work from the states and also from around the world, Street Art United States is packed full of the latest works and happenings from all over the place with interviews, videos and reports. They are often at the forefront of what’s going on.
I Support Street Art – Another internationally focused blog with a range of excellent contributors from around the world. I Support Street Art does exactly that and covers the latest art from everywhere you can think of.
Little Observationist – The personal blog of Stephanie Sadler, we love the Little Observationist which manages to find the most amazing places. She covers arts, travel, food and anything else her keen eye captures sharing with the the little things from London and around the World.
Dutch Girl in London – Dutch Girl has been blazing a trail since launching her blog just over a year ago. Covering a huge variety of topics her posts are immaculately researched and always in depth. From film reviews to interviews with some of the top people in the arts and movie scenes there is more to come from the Dutch Girl.
Jenikya’s Blog – Covering art, design, travel Jenikya’s Blog is rich in photography as she goes out and captures life as she sees it. Particularly focusing on London Jenn seeks out the best places to be and shares them with the World.
Memoirs of a Metro Girl – Hailed as a London blog by a Londoner, Metro Girl covers everything from what’s on to history, architecture, food and travel. It’s a must read for those wanting to know what to do and where to go.
Looking for Heroes – Started out initially as an inspired instagram page, Looking for Heroes features the heroes of everyday life. It has since evolved into a blog and popular youtube channel where the heroes featured are given a platform to tell their story. It is an uplifting and positive blog which makes good use of its various channels.
The Palette Pages – Featuring a wide variety of interviews with artists and features from the art scene the palette pages offers a unique and often personal series of perspectives into the art world as well as supporting the links between buyers and artists.
Art Map London – The place to look for shows and private views around London, Art Map puts them all together for the most comprehensive list possible. The blog is a must read for any aspiring artist or gallery given that it is advice based and full of useful information.
Notice What You Notice – A photography blog in the main, blogger Tanya Nash trawls the city looking for art that captures her imagination and presents us with a compelling photographic journey afterwards as well as a great narrative about what’s been going on.
Cosmic Traveller – Art, Street Art, lifestyle and lots of happy stuff. Sparky the brains behind the blog has created a fun and engaging site as she sees the World through her eyes. Based in Bristol she also captures a lot of the street art scene over there.
Spitalfields Life – The blog that has become a bit of a legend in its own right Spitalfields life captures just that, the life around Spitalfields and the East End. It has also become a key campaigner for the protection of the East End from the encroaches of the greedy city developers.
London Unveiled – Featuring some of the most unusual and unexpected places in London. London Unveiled is a must read blog for those interested in finding and learning about new and unusual places in the city.
The Lost City of London – Featuring places that are exactly that, the Lost City of London searches out the places that are no longer there and explains why. What’s more these are all places that would have existed before the great fire.
Exploring London – A well rounded blog featuring lots of well researched articles on the history of London and a fantastic series of ‘top 10 posts’