Here today, gone tomorrow. When street art is destroyed

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There has been a lot in the press this year about a piece of work by Banksy which was removed from a wall near Turnpike Lane tube station and then suddenly appearing in… Continue reading

Harrods Great Gatsby Window Display

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The latest window display at the iconic department store Harrods in London pays homage to F. Scott Fitzgeralds Great Gatsby. Timed to coincide with the release of the movie from Baz Luhrman the… Continue reading

The Street Art of Dalston Junction

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I’ve posted about Dalston and it’s art before but with good reason.  It’s a good place to spot street art and just a short hip skip and a jump from the overground station… Continue reading

Interview with Sanderson Jones celebrant in chief at the Sunday Assembly

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It’s been called an atheist church, but the Sunday Assembly is only that in part.  It’s part atheist church, part foot stomping show but 100% celebration of life!  So says Sanderson Jones the… Continue reading

Alo street art in London

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Pottering around the streets of Shoreditch today I spotted  London based street artist Alo painting the front of the Bear Gallery on Great Eastern Street.  Alos work can be spotted all over the… Continue reading

Interview with the Chewing Gum Man Ben Wilson

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A crowd has gathered on the pavement outside ‘The Arthouse’.   The culmination of the ‘Baroque the Streets’ festival in Dulwich showcasing artists from around the world has seen the house on 265 Lordship… Continue reading

Baroque the Streets street art festival in Dulwich

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The nine day ‘Baroque the Streets’ festival comes to a close this week with the opening of the ‘arthouse’. A remarkable ensemble of street artists from around the world coming together to paint… Continue reading

The Outdoor Street Art Gallery of Dulwich

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The Baroque the Streets art festival of the past two years has certinaly left it’s mark on the streets of leafy Dulwich.  Possibly as far removed from a street art haven than you… 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

Hackney Peace Mural in Dalston

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Keen followers of the music scene will have noted a lot of posters popping up recently advertising ‘Home’ the new number one album from East London drum and base group Rudimental. The cover… 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

Amara Por Dios ‘Piece of Mined’ exhibition in London

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Recently exhibiting at the Bear Gallery in London has been Swedish artist Amara Por Dios.  The gallery, on Great Eastern Street in Shoreditch, is often used as a showcase for up and coming… Continue reading

New ROA mural in Bethnal Green London

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The impressive Belgian artist ROA has returned to the East End with a phenomenal new mural just off Bethnal Green Road in Shoreditch. On Derbyshire Street in an alley at the back of… 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

Walking the Walbrook, Londons forgotten river

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Once upon a time there was a small port town which grew up either side of a small river in southern England. That town, then known as Londinium, would become a major trading… Continue reading

Artista adds fun and colour to Shoreditch walls

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Anyone wandering around Shoreditch recently could not fail to notice the influx of little triangular one eyed people brightening up the walls of the area. The creations of street artist Artista, these fun… Continue reading

Binty Bint brightens up the Leake Street tunnel

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One street artist always guaranteed to raise a smile is Binty Bint.  Her colourful snooty chickens, Wellington boots, hearts and flowers can be spotted all around London and, in particular, inside the Leake… Continue reading

The London Marathon 2013

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The London marathon is always a fun day out.  The streets are packed and the atmosphere is good.  People line the streets to cheer on strangers and London does itself proud. Covering 26… Continue reading

The Old Roman City Wall of London

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For around 1600 years the city of London was a walled city.  Covering the square mile area from Tower Hill to Blackfriars the wall was started by the Romans and added to throughout… Continue reading

Abbey Road Graffiti Tributes

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A short walk from St. Johns Wood tube station can be found Abbey road the home of the famous Abbey Road Studios. Set amongst the leafy suburbs of north Westminster the studios have… Continue reading

The Seven Gates of London

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Todays challenge was to find and photograph the locations of the old gates of London.  These date back to Roman times when a wall encircled the city, the gates lasted until 1760 when… Continue reading

Oranges and Lemons and the bells of old London Town

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One of the most recognised English language nursery rhymes is the famous Oranges and Lemons. The rhyme works its way through a number of famous old London churches and I’ve often wondered where… Continue reading

The Rolling People paint the Village Underground wall.

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Once again the huge wall at the Village Underground has received a make over.  Replacing the collaboration between Stik and Thierry Noir, street art London have brought together another collaboration from a street… Continue reading

Selfridges Shoe Carnival Window Display

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The latest series of windows at Oxford Streets famous Selfridges store takes on a fun fair theme.  The Shoe Carnival is just that, a carnival of shoes displayed just like the rides of… 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

I am here…at the Haggerston Estate

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Walking along the Regents Canal the other day I noticed a half boarded up housing estate which instead of boards covering the windows had images of people staring out at me. The estate… Continue reading

A walk along the Regents Canal

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The Regents Canal connects the Thames at Limehouse Basin with the Grand Union Canal at Paddington.  Built in 1812 the canal was a crucial trading route but now it plays host to canal… Continue reading

Benjamin Murphy tape artist exhibition in London

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Artist Benjamin Murphy has been hosting a show at the Bear Gallery in Shoreditch. Entitled ‘innocence is a thing of which we know nothing’ it lasts two Weeks until 17th March, the show… 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

The Bethnal Green Tube Disaster Memorial

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Today the memorial to the victims of the Bethnal Green tube disaster marked the 70th anniversary of the tragedy. Named the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ the memorial is actually unfinished requiring further funds to… Continue reading

She said Yes! Elaborate Animaux Circus marriage proposal in London

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And how nice for it to have a happy ending.  East London based trio Animaux Circus (they are one third French) painted street art with a purpose as they took over all four… Continue reading

Bikes Galore, London is the new Amsterdam

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Bikes Galore, London is the new Amsterdam.

Bikes Galore, London is the new Amsterdam

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Okay so maybe not quite Amsterdam yet but London really is becoming a city of cyclists, at least that’s the impression I’m getting.  Cyclists are all over the place, whether it be on… 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

C215 art restored in London

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It was an act of pure vandalism when, not even one week after appearing, new artwork from French artist Christian Guemy got callously scarred. Guemy, better known as C215, is a regular on… Continue reading

Views of London from across the Thames

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My favourite view of the city of London has to be the one from the footpath by Westferry Circus on the Isle of Dogs.  Just a short walk from the towers of Canary… Continue reading

The Art of the Kingsland Road

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The Kingsland Road is a section of the A10 which runs between Dalston and Hoxton in the East End of London. North of Dalston Kingsland station the road heads towards Stoke Newington and… Continue reading

An Artistic Tour of Dalston

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Dalston always seemed a little out of the way.  Nestled firmly in East London it is in fact rather easy to get to.  The overground serves it particularly well with two stations boasting… Continue reading

Alice Pasquini Art in London

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Popping up on the streets of London recently has been some portraiture art from Italian artist Alice Pasquini. Normally based out of Rome, it’s not the first time that Alice has ventured to… Continue reading

The Jewish East End

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So todays post is slightly different from the norm. Similar in that I spent the day wandering around the east end but oddly enough not to spot street art. You see today was… 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

Hunting Hunto street art in the East End

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Italian street artist Hunto has a very recognisable style.  To look at his art one would instinctively think of the likes of Picasso, inspired as he is by the great master. Huntos work… 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

Cockney Cash Machines

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Well imagine my suprise when, making another all too frequent trip to the ATM, I was asked if the language I wanted was English or Cockney.  Of course I chose the latter and… 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

A London year in Black and White

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It’s almost a year since I moved down to London to live in the vibrant East End. A place of diversity and art, of history and culture, and not to forget, being the… Continue reading

The Art of Petticoat Lane Market

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So Petticoat Lane doesn’t exist anymore, except that is, in the name of the market which takes place most days in and around the area of Middlesex Street.  In fact the original name… Continue reading