Whitecross Street Party 2013 – The Rise of the Non-Conformists

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The Whitecross Street Party was certinaly the place to be this weekend! A fun, lively couple of days when Whitecross Street, a little road just north of the Barbican Centre, shuts down, turns… 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

Art is Trash, Rubbish Art in East London … Literally!

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A new art phenomena sweeping East London over the past few weeks has been the Trash Art of Spanish artist Francisco de Pajaro. Best known for his work in Spain producing trash art… Continue reading

Birth of a Street Art Gallery – Interview with Ingrid Beazley curator of the Dulwich Outdoor Gallery

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The first thing you notice when you step out onto the street from East Dulwich station is the huge gable end of a young girl holding a spray can on the opposite side… 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

The Evolution of Art, When the Street Meets the Gallery

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Street Art and Dulwich – At first glance it doesn’t look like the most natural combination but the Dulwich Outdoor Gallery, in it’s own little way has started to turn the concept of… Continue reading

A Street Art Tour of Fish Island and Hackney Wick

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If you’re into street art or not, a walk around the Lea Navigation waterway and Fish Island is well worth the effort. Close to the Olympic Stadium, the canals of the area have… Continue reading

Leake Street Paint Jam in London Waterloo

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A one day paint jam on 23 June 2013 saw artists from all over the city coming together to repaint the designated graffiti area of the Leake Street tunnel. The event was one… 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

Interview with Zabou Dalstons hippest new street art talent

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The scaffolding over the entrance of the ‘Dalston Social’ bar indicates the presence of one of Londons newest street art talents.  The busy location on Stoke Newington Road is playing host to Zabou,… 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

Sweet Toof and Paul Insect new collaboration in Bromley By Bow

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Opposite the underground station at Bromley by Bow a new bright piece of street art has appeared in the derelict courtyard of a battered and broken former office block. The mural, a clown… Continue reading

French Street Art in London, the top French artists in the city

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London attracts many people from all over the world and the street art scene has more than it’s fair share of talent rocking up and gracing our walls. The French in particular have… Continue reading

The Street Art of Hackney Road

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This post features street art from 2013, to see more up to date examples of street art from September 2016 have a look here or for a self guided tour of the area… Continue reading

5000 views!!! To Infinity and Beyond for Inspiring City

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Wow! A true milestone has been reached for my little blog, 5000 views and growing. I only started in August 2012 and now just 10 months later that number has been reached!!! What’s… Continue reading

Where to find ROA street art in London

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Belgian artist ROA is a regular visitor to London and his work is some of the most recognisable around.  His black and white portraits of animals and birds are usually quite large in… Continue reading

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.