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

The Colours of Narrow Street

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Narrow Street is a little architectural enclave sitting just by the Thames between Westferry and Limehouse Basin.  Despite modern building all around it, it retains the earthiness of what the area would have… Continue reading

The Fitzrovia Mural

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It’s hard not to notice the huge mural adorning the side of a house just off Tottenham Court Road but I suspect many people walk on straight by it.  Created in 1980 and… Continue reading

Street Art on Toynbee Street

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Toynbee street is the sort of place easily missed.  Just down from Spitalfields market leading towards Aldgate is a little turn off opposite the entrance to Fashion Street.  The street has a number… 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

Little Green Men in East London

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Wandering along the banks of the River Lee the other day I noticed an interesting bit of hidden away street art in an area not normally noted for it’s creative offerings. The piece,… Continue reading

A little bit of America in London

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Walking from Oxford Street to Hyde Park takes you through a little bit of America in London. The American Embassy is a massive building in Mayfair overlooking Grosvenor Square.  Surrounded by security it… Continue reading

Clerkenwell Wanderings

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The route from Angel tube station to the Barbican takes you through the part of London known as Clerkenwell. It’s the sort of place in which you can easily forget that you’re in… Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Tour

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Today I was lucky enough to attend a coach tour organised by the people in charge of turning the Olympic Park into something fit for future generations. Allegedly the first public park to… Continue reading

Ben Eine, Freddie Flintoff and the Jacamo advert

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Ben Eine’s work is instantly recognisable and can be seen all over East London. His letters gracing walls and shutters on many a street. His favourite location however must be the area around… Continue reading

Harrods Disney Princess Window Displays

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Window displays in Harrods are always worth waiting for come Christmas time. This year the theme is Disney with a number of the main displays containing imagined scenes from some off Disneys best… Continue reading

Bom.K and Liliwen paint Hanbury Street

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Last weekend was good for spotting street art with a number of new pieces appearing. On Hanbury Street, replacing the vandalised Mear One mural, French artists Bom.K and Liliwen were putting the final… Continue reading

Warehouse art on Fish Island

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What better way to spend a wet Novembers day than by walking along an East End canalside. The Lea Navigation from the Bow Roundabout to the Hertford Union Canal is a nice little… Continue reading

Christiaan Nagel Mushroom on the Thames

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It can’t be denied, this guy is getting everywhere at the moment and it’s not even as if he chooses easy to reach locations. Dutch street artist Christiaan Nagel has managed to infiltrate… Continue reading

Street Art as seen on Robbie Williams ‘Candy’ video

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So Robbie Williams is back singing solo songs and the latest release from his album, Candy, hits number one. The video for his new song is filmed in the East End notably the… Continue reading

Jimmy C in action on Rivington Street

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It’s been a busy day in the East End with all sorts of new street art appearing.  Australian artist Jimmy Cochran or Jimmy C has an unmissable style and his art can be… Continue reading

Shepard Fairey on Whitechapel Road

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Shepard Fairey has been popping up all over the place recently and his work is becoming a bit of a regular feature in London. Two of his famous ‘Obey’ Andre the Giant paste… Continue reading

Crone Devel and Friends

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So first of all I know that ‘devel’ is spelt wrong. Don’t blame me though I’m only the messenger. Although it does of course depend on whether the word in question was actually… Continue reading

Come Together by Edge of Arabia

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A really interesting exhibition running at the moment can be found on Brick Lane at the Old Truman Brewery.  Called ‘Come Together’ it’s a combination of works from an Arabian collective of artists… Continue reading

Mear One Mural Destruction

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So the day finally came and the Hanbury Street mural which only recently appeared courtesy of street artist Mear One has been whitewashed over. By all accounts this controversial painting called ‘Freedom for… Continue reading

Deadbeat Summer

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This weekend there was really only one place for me to visit, the new mini exhibition by Malarky in a little art gallery at 117 Commercial Street, close to Spitalfields Market. I say… Continue reading

Butterflies in Stratford

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Anyone wandering around the east end lately cannot fall to have noticed the development around Stratford. Of course the Olympics has helped to transform the area and the boost it’s given to other… Continue reading

War and Peace

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Wandering round Old Street the other day I came across these two paintings just by the Wesley House on City road. They have both been drawn onto old advertising poster boards and are… Continue reading

Open House London

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Over the past few days London has held it’s open house weekend. One of a number of cities to host the open house, London this year offered a whole range of different and… Continue reading

Crazy wall warehouse on Sclater Street

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Anyone walking down Sclater Street in Shoreditch will have noticed the old warehouse there with the huge ‘Mighty Mo’ monkey on the side overlooking the market.  The warehouse has, to be fair, seen… Continue reading

Saurons eye over the Thames

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One of the best places to catch a sunset in London is by the Thames at Westferry on the Isle of Dogs.  Even without the sunset there’s always a cracking view of the… Continue reading

Hanbury Street makeover

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Something seems to have been in the water recently around Hanbury Street, theres been a whole load of shaking up going on.  Now of all the places to find street art in London,… Continue reading

Vuitton vs Kusama in Mayfair

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I was really struck with a vibrant window display down in the mean streets of  London’s Mayfair.  Having originally ventured into the area to try and catch a glimpse of the ‘falling shopper’… Continue reading

RUN in Clapton

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It would appear that Italian street artist RUN has been busy lately, so inspired by a recent article on HookedBlog I decided to go and seek out a few examples of his work. … Continue reading

The Heygate Canvas

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The other day I blogged about my experience wandering around the almost abandoned Heygate estate in the Elephant and Castle. It was a surreal feeling but what I learnt was the fact that… Continue reading

The Gardens of the Ghost Estate

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The Heygate Estate near the Elephant and Castle took me by suprise. I hadn’t intended to go there and to the casual passer by it may well seem to be the sort of… Continue reading

Nathan Bowen in London Bridge

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Wandering around London Bridge the other day I spotted this montage of images from Nathan Bowen who seems to have been quite active recently on the street art scene.  Not only has he… Continue reading

Putting the circus into Piccadilly

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Today Piccadilly Circus was transformed into a real circus with acrobats taking over the whole area around the Eros statue with both Regents Street and Piccadilly shut off to traffic and taken over… Continue reading

Remembering the Geese

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I was wandering around the London Bridge area today and came across an interesting memorial.  A whole fence covered with ribbons, flowers and memorial notes.  Looking through the fence there didn’t seem to… Continue reading

East Londons Dream Wall

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In a fence marking the boundary of the church of St Johns in East London’s Bethnal Green is what has been dubbed the East End’s answer to the Wailing Wall.  Inside many of… Continue reading

Barbican wanderings

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The Barbican has always been a place I’ve found intriguing. A massive 60’s estate built in the heart of London in an attempt to ‘regenerate’ a city which had been devastated by the… 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

Klimt inspired street art at the Lazarides Gallery

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So today I made it down to the Lazarides gallery on Rathbone place just off Oxford Street to take a look at the ‘street art’ exhibition inspired by the works of Gustav Klimt… Continue reading

Hogre in the East End

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It looks like Florentine artist Hogre has been visiting the East End with a paste up entitled punk romano on Buxton Street just off from Brick Lane. The work features some policemen holding… Continue reading

We run faster than you Ussain Bolt

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Yes I know ‘Ussain’ is spelt wrong but to be fair that is the wording of the framed messages which recently appeared on the towpath of the Lea Navigation near to the junction… Continue reading

Sweet Toof in Hackney Wick

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Managed to catch the final day of the Sweet Toof exhibition in Hackney Wick which was held in the Colourworks studio on Wallis road.  Sweet Toof’s work can be seen in many places… Continue reading

Mr Brainwash exhibition

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So for the past month Mr Brainwash aka David Guetta of ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’ fame has been exhibiting in London.  Using the vast space afforded him by the Old Sorting Office… 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

Tinterweb

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Well I finally decided to take the plunge and try my hand at a blog.  I live in London but only moved down a few months ago and since then have been discovering… Continue reading