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

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