A STREET ART JOURNEY THROUGH LONDON

Ah, London. For me, it’s home. The streets may not be paved with gold but in some parts of the city, they are adorned with beautiful artworks. And for that, we really do excel.

I know some people may read this and feel that their area of London hasn’t been included so let me just make this clear: this is about my London and the areas that I visit the most. Places like Camden are in my blood, having grown up spending most weekends there from my pre-teens. And Brick Lane… come on. Who can ignore one of the most famous areas in London to celebrate street art?

So, welcome to my London. Where I live, work, and hunt street art. It’s not too shabby.

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Clink St, London SE1

JIMMY C. SHAKESPEARE

All play and no work would make living in London pretty much impossible for most, and I’m no exception. I spend most of my week just over the river (eek!) in London Bridge. Unfortunately, while there is a sprinkle of street art, it’s not a place that’s rich in painted walls. Which is why in October of 2016, when one of my colleagues came by my desk after lunch to tell me that there was ‘some street art’ happening around the corner, it was pretty exciting. I popped out to have a nose and saw the lovely @akajimmyc (James Cochrane for those not on Instagram) painting his now-famous Shakespeare wall. I was lucky enough to be able to pop out and watch the progress intermittently over the next couple of days and was there for the finish. Jimmy is always so lovely to talk to and he even made me Guardian of the Wall so I always check for tags, etc., and let him know. Good times.

BRICK LANE & SHOREDITCH

ZABOU

CENZ

EDDIE COLLA

STINKFISH

HALEY WELSH

MURETZ

CAMDEN

HIMBAD

While @himbad may spend most of his days in the more exotic parts of the world, his home turf is Camden and there are still many classic pieces to find. Maybe one day he’ll paint in Camden again…

OTTO SCHADE

HIMBAD X MARINA ZUMI

ALAN IZ

WEST LONDON

FINDAC

JXC DESIGNS

DOTMASTERS GRAFIK GALLERY

EAST DULWICH

STIK

PLEGM

ROA

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