See the best of London’s street art with a tour
Like many big cities, London is a magnet for street artists. Even if central London’s streets are often clean and blank, in other areas it’s a very different story. In fact, in some areas the walls, buildings and even street signs are a canvas totally crowded with street art.
And it’s not just Banksy. If you know where to look, you’ll see stickers, street sculptures and murals by international street artists. Some are emblazoned across office blocks. While others are hidden away in forgotten corners.
So, grab your camera and let’s explore this exuberant alternative scene.
Where’s the best place for street art in London?
One of the best-known areas is east London. And more specifically, Shoreditch and the area around Old Street.
Why is east London is a huge street art destination? Because it’s a hip, creative area that’s always buzzing. And its dense streets are crammed with street art of all kinds, inventive, quirky or beautiful.
East London also makes a good destination for art-viewing because there’s plenty to do alongside. Hang out and refuel in one of its many cafes or bars afterwards. Or check out the boutiques around Spitalfields and Shoreditch.
Why not try a tour?
If you’re not familiar with London, then we recommend a street art tour. Because not only do you get to see all the highlights and all the best locations in one visit. But you’ll also benefit from all the extra knowledge that the guides bring. Not only that, but they’ll also show you the hidden gems that are easy to overlook.
And of course, street art changes all the time. So, a local expert will take you to fresh highlights, as well as the long-standing favourites.