Street Art in London


Many people might have probably stopped noticing the many graffitis that cover many Street Art in London
areas in many cities around the world. It is not that strange, as many of them are just badly drawn figures or words that do not make much sense. Not every drawing deserves to be removed, though. Street art is more appreciated these days.

I reckon artists like Banksy or Keith Haring have had a lot to do. For many years, graffitis have been perceived as the kind of thing that unruly teens do. There are really good pieces of art out there in the streets of London, though.

I took a few pics in the Brick Brick Lane area a few days ago. I will be doing some street art walks and reporting on them soon. Hope you enjoy my pics!

All of them are remarkably different in theme, etc. Some examples:

Street Art in London Street Art in London - Anti   Street Art in London - Monsters 2 Street Art in London - different

Animals seem to be a recurrent topic. Some of them are quite complex and we can feel the many hours of work that the artists must have spent doing them. The last one can be found in Camden Town.

Street Art in London - Animals1  Street Art in London - Animals2  Street Art in London - Animals3 Street Art in London - animals 4

Portraits is another theme. It is a shame how some of them have been spoiled.

Street Art in London - portrait 1 Street Art in London - portrait 2   Street Art in London - portrait 3 Street Art in London - portrait 4

Even the Queen is being portrayed! This one is from the Camden Town area.

Street Art in London - portrait 5

Two more pictures from Brick Lane. I find that the technique used in the one on the left can be seen in many gallery portraits lately, similar to Georges Seurat‘s technique to a certain extent.

Street Art in London - portrait 6   Street Art in London - portrait 7

Street signs – so funny!

Street Art in London - signs 1 Street Art in London - signs 2 Street Art in London - signs 3

As Wanderlust, another blogger I follow, says you always have to look up when walking in London

Street Art in London - Look up!

Thanks for reaching the end of my post. Did you like it? Hope you visit soon!

A Londoner from Afar

About A Londoner from Afar

Cheese & choc lover, marketer and linguist who would like to explore and share those aspects that still have the power to make her stay in the amazingly vibrant city of London after nearly 10 years.
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19 Responses to Street Art in London

  1. Quite impressive

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  2. Michelle Gillies says:

    Some of these are amazing! It makes you wonder how they look at a brick wall and “see” what they are about to create. Isn’t it funny that my new post was about looking up when you walk as well. 🙂

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  3. Wanderlust23 says:

    Thanks for the mention! This just motivates me to get back on an Alternative London Tour asap. Nice to see that some of the same work is still there, like Roa’s crane as it is pretty amazing.

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  4. Ged says:

    Great post! 🙂

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  5. laniersmith says:

    Wonderful post! Just loved the pictures and reading about it all. Where I live, San Francisco California, the street art is amazing. Especially in the area called The Mission.

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  6. missmadaboutravel says:

    Graffitti make London even more special… Such a cool place to be 😉 Rest assured I’ll keep visiting

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  7. I love street art and have taken photos of Roa’s Crane and Squirrel too. They are fabulous. I take regular walks through the Leake Street tunnel too. Sometimes the work is okay, sometimes it is incredible!

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