Category Archive: Shoreditch

Giant mural from Ben Eine in Shoreditch pays tribute to the survivors and victims of the Grenfell Tower

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“You saw it in the tears of those who survived”. The words from poet Ben Okri have been painted high onto a giant wall by local street artists Ben Eine in a tribute… Continue reading

Argiris Ser paints giant mural on the Village Underground wall in London for the Education is Not a Crime campaign

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Greek street artist Argiris Ser is back in London to paint the iconic Village Underground wall just a couple of weeks after he was last in the city showcasing at the BSMT Space’s… Continue reading

Sr. X paints the giant Village Underground and portrays an old man with pizza in his beard

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The latest artist to paint the famed Village Underground wall in Shoreditch is London based Spanish painter Sr.X.  Familiar to regular readers of this blog, we last caught up with him last year… Continue reading

Giant mural from Fanakapan covers the Village Undergroud wall in Shoreditch

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The giant wall one the side of the Village Underground has long been one of the best places to see street art in Shoreditch.  It’s size and location mean that it’s always attracted… Continue reading

Amara Por Dios paints her biggest ever wall at the Village Underground in London

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The massive Village Underground wall in Shoreditch is one of the most iconic spots to find street art in the city of London. Well situated just a short walk away from Shoreditch High… Continue reading

The Top 10 Best Places to see Street Art in London

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London is one of the World’s best places to see street art and artists come from far and wide in order to paint its walls.  The East End of London in particular has… Continue reading

The Phlegm Bestiary Opens with a Bang at the Howard Griffin Gallery in Shoreditch

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The biggest street art event of the year so far launched last night at Shoreditch’s Howard Griffin Gallery with an entirely unique exhibition from Sheffield’s master illustrator turned street artist Phlegm. Already well… Continue reading

Jonesy Street Art in London, the Artist Who is Our Little Secret

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One of the most elusive and mysterious street artists around in London at the moment is surely the artist known only as Jonesy. A darling of street art tour guides who love the… Continue reading

The Inspiring City Top Posts of 2013

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This year has sure been a busy one as my recent review of the year will testify. I’ve met a lot of people, seen some great art and learnt a lot about the… Continue reading

The 2013 Inspiring City Street Art London Review of the Year

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This year has seen some real quality street art around the environs of London with the East End in particular playing host to some of the Worlds best artists. Combined with the home… Continue reading

Interview with Italian artist Millo at his show ‘Nero’ with Benjamin Murphy at the Hoxton Gallery

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Having met at an art event in Luxembourg earlier in the year Italian artist Millo and London’s Benjamin Murphy thought that their work went so well together they may as well create a… Continue reading

My Dog Sighs and Midge Collaborate on some cool Street Art paste ups in London

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Look hard enough and you are bound to spot one of the numerous little paste ups appearing around the city from artists My Dog Sighs and Midge. All are unique and created on… Continue reading

Street Art Photography with Nokia and the Lumia 1020

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Blogging on occasion does have it’s advantages, not least when one of the Worlds best known camera brands get in touch to ask you to trial their latest creation. Alongside a who’s who… Continue reading

Interview with Graffiti Pioneer REQ as he live paints at the Far Rockaway Bar in Shoreditch

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Street Art in the UK has it’s roots firmly in the graffiti culture of the mid eighties. Before Instagram, Facebook and blogs, Graffiti Writers often put themselves out there by getting into places… Continue reading

Free Walking Tour of the East End of London

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The East End is a vibrant place, home to many people from all over the world and packed with history, the streets and buildings all having stories to tell. From the Huguenots to… Continue reading

Florentine Street Sign Artist Clet Abraham visits London

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Italian based French artist Clet Abraham is well known for his playful alterations of common street signs. His home town of Florence is full of them and now you may just spot one… Continue reading

The Unique Art Extravaganza of the Far Rockaway Bar in Shoreditch

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The staff are being trained, the finishing touches are being applied and Shoreditch’s hippest new bar and restaurant is about to open it’s doors to the public for the first time. But Far… Continue reading

‘The Orchid and White Foxes’ Japanese inspired art show in London by Saki & Bitches

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unSilwex House on Quaker Street just off from Brick Lane is not the sort of place one would normally expect to find any sort of art exhibition. A run down former warehouse it… Continue reading

Saki and Bitches Street Art in London

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Anyone wandering around the East End of late may well have noticed the rather colourful and scantily clad ladies popping up on walls around Shoreditch. The product of artist ‘Saki & Bitches’ she… Continue reading

Top International Street Artists MadC, Reka and ROA transform Chance Street in London

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Chance Street in Shoreditch has been transformed over the past few months with two significant murals adding to the already dominant hedgehog left by Belgian artist ROA in 2012. Just across the street… Continue reading

Fred Le Chevalier Street Art hits East London

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Keen observers of the street art scene in the East End will have noticed a number of distinctive paste ups popping up lately from French artist Fred Le Chevalier. Popular in Paris, Chevalier… Continue reading

Awesome Street Art Collaborations, 10 of the Best London Street Art Mash Ups

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It always fun when artists who don’t normally work together, get together to work on a collaborative piece so I thought I’d reflect on a few of the collaborative pieces I’ve seen in… Continue reading

Amazing Elephant Octopus Street Art created by Alexis Diaz in London

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Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz has spent the best part of the past week in just the one place! Seemingly rooted to the spot he has produced an epic work over the past… Continue reading

Jana & JS Street Art in London

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Street artist couple Jana & JS have left their mark over the East End over the past few weeks. Normally based out of Salzburg in Austria the French and Austrian couple have left… Continue reading

RUN and Dscreet ‘A Foot in the Door’ show at the Tramshed in Shoreditch

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Today saw the launch of the RUN and Dscreet collaborative show hosted in the basement of the Tramshed in Shoreditch. The Tramshed, best known as a location for fine dining, is also well… Continue reading

A Free Street Art Tour of Shoreditch in London

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Street Art Tours are all rage in the East End of London with visitors to the area keen to know where to spot the latest street art. Following the breakout success of the… Continue reading

Italian Street Artist RUN paints the village underground wall in Shoreditch

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Prolific London based artist RUN has become the latest big name to paint the iconic Village Underground wall. The wall has been getting a lot of attention this year with multiple artists including… Continue reading

A Street Art Tour of Brick Lane in London

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Any casual visitor to the city wanting to find a high quality selection of street art need look no further than Londons Brick Lane.  It is the epicentre of street art in the… Continue reading

DALeast street art in London

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Update – since I originally posted these pictures DALeast has been even more active with an impressive pair of fighting tigers on Hanbury Street. Scroll down to see them and some more pictures… Continue reading

Streetfest London Rocks Shoreditch

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The 2013 Streetfest in Shoreditch once again proved popular.  Featuring live street art, dance performances, bmx cycling, skateboarding and live music the festival was indeed a homage to it’s street roots. Held in… Continue reading

The Art of Blackall Street

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Little Blackall Street in Shoreditch is awash with art.  Just off from Great Eastern Street it is essentially a glorified alley which forms the back end of a number of old warehouse type… Continue reading

David Shillinglaw paints the Village Underground with #myideaoffun

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The panels on the Great Eastern Street side of the Village a underground have once again been given a makeover.  This time David Shillinglaw has been able to add his unique style to… Continue reading

London street art with a little spot of colour

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I’ve been having a little fun with a new app today, it’s called color touch and is free from google play.I’ve downloaded it onto my Samsung phone which is the device I use… Continue reading

Stik and Thierry Noir paint the Village Underground

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A collaboration between German street art Pioneer Thierry Noir and British icon Stik was the latest in a series of walls to be painted at the famous Village Underground. Following in the recent… Continue reading

Street Art in Cargo On Rivington Street

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Situated in the heart of Shoreditch, the camelionesque venue of Cargo transforms from coffee shop during the day to uber trendy bar at night.  Both outside and in, Cargo also finds itself at… Continue reading

London Street Art in the Snow

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Well this weekend London has been seen in a different light entirely. It’s not often that the nations capital gets covered in snow but it sure looks good when it happens. So what… Continue reading

Phlegm at the Village Underground

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Lots of new street art appearing this week but the most unmissable has got to be the Phlegm pieces at the Village Underground in Shoreditch. Now this venue is probably the hippest in… Continue reading

A London Year in Street Art

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Finishing off my series of London tributes for 2012 there can be no better way to celebrate than by reliving some of the best street art from the year.  Below are some of… Continue reading

A London Year in Technicolour

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Yesterday, in order to celebrate the closing of 2012, I posted a selection of pictures showing London in black and white, taken over the course of the year. Todays selection of snaps shows… Continue reading

Vhils street art on Hewett Street

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An incredible piece by Vhils appeared recently on Hewett Street in Shoreditch.  This is one of those pieces of streetart where I think it’s actually difficult to appreciate it by just looking at… Continue reading

Shoreditch paste ups

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Wandering around Shoreditch recently I’ve begun to notice a number of paste ups seemingly advertising the delights of the area. The ‘mini posters’ all contain a different image with the word ‘Shoreditch’ written… Continue reading

Usain Bolt on Sclater Street

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One of the most dramatic pieces of street art currently around is the Usain Bolt piece which looks over the Sclater Street car park towards Shoreditch High Street. It appeared just before the… Continue reading