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London Street Art & Graffiti In Photos

written by Tiia / Fangirl Quest April 5, 2016

We spent a weekend in London with our super fun blogger group called We Make Things Happen – our first official blogger group trip ever! – and the name seems to fit like a glove: we, indeed, made a lot of fun things happen. Apart from enjoying lovely dinners, fancy hotels, a tour & afternoon tea at the Royal Albert Hall and a fun evening in the Breaking Bad themed RV bar ABQ London, we also discovered some brilliant London street art and vintage shops.

We’ll write more about it all a bit later, but first we’ll have a look at some of the incredible art that you can visit for free.

All photos taken with Canon 5D mkIII + Canon 16-35mm 2.8L, a combination I am completely in love with.

London Leake Street graffitiEva (Una Idea Un Viaje) snapping photos of the Leake Street graffiti

Serviced apartments are AWESOME for groups of friends!

We spent our first two nights in a really cool serviced apartment with Marlin Apartments, and as it turned out, the location was absolutely perfect for us. It was only a few minutes walk from the apartment to the famous & fantastic Brick Lane, full of vintage shops and second hand markets.

Brick Lane - a super cool street for any street art & vintage lovers

Not only that, it was also quite cool to have a whole apartment to ourselves for proper catching up and quality time, instead of having our own separate hotel rooms.

We arrived on Thursday, had a few sparkling drinks and gossiped about the latest developments in our travel blogger careers. The next day we were quite understandably a little bit tired, so we decided to take it easy and go for a lazy daytime stroll along Brick Lane towards Shoreditch High Street, stopping for every little alley and street corner covered in beautiful street art.

(We visited a couple vintage markets too, but I’ll write about those a little bit later!)

The incredible view from our Marlin London apartmentThe incredible London view from our Marlin serviced apartment.

Here’s a collection of my favourite pieces of street art, many of them super impressive both in size and style. Please enjoy & feel free to leave a comment below if you have any further London spots for spotting great street art and urban creations!

London Street Art in photos: Brick Lane, Shoreditch

If you’re not into exploring the streets on your own, organized street art tours are a thing that exists. The Shoreditch Street Art tour is a great example of them, or if you want to proceed at your own pace, there are also interactive street art maps available.

Shoreditch London street art and graffiti

London Shoreditch street art

Shoreditch London street art and graffiti

Amazing watercolour style street art in Shoreditch London

An artists working on street art in London

Spray and Pray! Street art on Brick Lane in London

Massive paintings on the wall of a building near Brick Lane, London

A little alley off Brick Lane in London filled with graffiti

Artists collaborating on street art on ShoreditchArtists collaborating / live painting street art in Shoreditch

A little alley off Brick Lane in London filled with graffiti

London Street Art at its best...

A little alley off Brick Lane in London filled with graffiti

A man closing down shop near Brick Lane, London

London Shoreditch street art

 

London Shoreditch street art

An artsy door on Brick Lane

Amazing street art on Brick Lane... and the travel blogger.It’s-a me, posing in front of one of the most incredible pieces of London street art. Photo by Denise (Inhetvliegtuig.nl

London Street Art & Graffiti in photos: Leake Street

Leake Street, also known as the “Banksy Tunnel” or “Graffiti Tunnel”, is a road in Lambeth, London. It is about 300 metres long, runs off York Road and under the platforms and tracks of Waterloo station. –Wikipedia

London Street Art: Leake StreetLook for this sign when entering Leake Street’s Graffiti Tunnel.

Entering the Graffiti Tunnel

Graffiti, graffiti all over! Leake Street, London

Artist's equipment in the Graffiti Tunnel

Tiia in Graffiti Tunnel London

Leake Street London: street art at its best

Graffiti artists at work on Leake Street

Marvel graffiti on Leake Street LondonAs film tourism bloggers, we appreciate this one.

Graffiti artists at work on Leake Street

More London tips & fun coming up soon. Check out the We Make Things Happen bloggers below for amazing travel stories & their upcoming London articles as well:

Otto / OTTOIzakaya.com

Eva / Una Idea, Un Viaje

Denise / Inhetvliegtuig 

Michael / Blog Bohème couldn’t make it to London this time, but we’ll try to get him to join whenever we get our next adventure sorted! 

 

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bree July 20, 2016 at 11:12 am

These are so incredible! I had no idea the tunnel had such gorgeous works. I know where I’m heading next weekend when in London!!! :-)

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