Top London street art spots
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London holds some of the largest and best collections of graffiti and street art in the whole world. Local and international artists have decorated London streets with an incredible set of creative pieces, raging from miniature paper sculptures to murals several stories tall.
Areas such as Shoreditch, Camden, Brick Lane, and Leak Street are well-known in London for their illuminated murals, the alternative atmosphere they create, the variety of artistic techniques, and the mutual respect between leading international artists and emerging street and graffiti artists.
City exploration...Alternative routes...City murals
A street art tour in Shoreditch allows you a peek of cultural and historical adventure that allows a more intimate look at the culture, history, and soul of the picturesque and unique neighborhood.
On London's graffiti and street art map, you can find where the main streets are located and what art pieces are waiting for you.
What is Shoreditch London known for?
Shoreditch is an artisan district and one of the London's hubs when it comes to graffiti and street art. The area is home to some of Banksy's iconic creations. For years, Rivington street has been considered a mecca for many street artists, with the dream of presenting their work alongside Banksy's work. Today Shoreditch is one of London's best areas of street art with lots of works that change or added almost daily. The neighborhood offers a variety of graffiti and street art tours in different languages, and tourists from all over the world come to watch the changing exhibition. During an in-depth tour of the streets, you are likely to see artists' inaction, creating on the walls of the neighborhood.
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Graffiti and street art are a changing and dynamic – the appearance of an art work on the map, does not prove that the work still exists, and has not been disrupted/removed/deleted.
The maps contain about 50% of the art works in those neighborhoods – so you always have more to discover by yourself…
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Is Shoreditch worth visiting?
This unique part of East London is an urban canvas that changes every day, full of spectacular graffiti art, crazy murals, painted shutters, cool stickers, past art, and many more types of urban art. Shoreditch’s dynamic street art scene allows you to be exposed to thousands of spectacular art works by international artists alongside local and emerging artists.
It was not until 1996 that Shoreditch became a popular and fashionable part of London, former industrial buildings were converted into offices and apartments, and the area was subject to considerable gentrification, with associated increases in land and property prices. At the same time, the area began to offer a variety of leisure and entertainment venues that rival those of the West End. The area grew stronger, and new railway lines connected it to the city center and made the district what it is today.
Alternative routes...Offbeat attractions...Street art walks
How do get to the Shoreditch neighborhood?
The nearest subway stations are Old Street (an 8-minute walk), Liverpool (a 9-minute walk), and Moorgate (an 11-minute walk).
If you've already arrived in Shoreditch, you should know that the culinary scene is very eclectic and you can find trendy foodchains, upscale gastropubs, artisan cafes, Asian restaurants, and more. There are also a variety of vintage shops, alternative stores, galleries, and designer stores.
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This post is part of a dedicated series of posts on street art and graffiti in London
Top London street art spots
Among the artists in posts about London:
ROA, Stik, Zabou, Nerone, Banksy, Alice Pasquini, Soker Uno, Gary Stanger, Irony, Dan Kitchener, Voydor, Fanakapan, DRT, Sr.X, Decolife, JXC, Marija Tiurina, Woskerski, Luke Smile, Nerone , MadC, Rosie Woods, Camille Walala, David Shillinglaw, Clifton Street,
Dale Grimshaw, Busk One, Stik, Bambi, C215, Phlegm, Pegasus, Space Invader, Jonesy, Frankie Strand, Sweet Toof, Amara Por Dios, Fanakapan, Eine, Jimmy C