Street Art in London

London Street Art

I absolutely love street art, and hile visiting London, I took the opportunity to discover the city’s street art on the free Alternative London Tour.

In addition to learning that some of London’s street art was created to convey a political message while some was created purely for artistic purposes, I also learned a lot about the artists and about the history of street art in London.

A lot of the street art in London can be found in the neighborhoods of Shoreditch and Banglatown. These areas are under a constant state of change and a piece of art that is there one day may be covered up or completely changed on the next day. These changes can occur by the city, another artist, or even the original artist themselves.

To my dismay,  while I was in London I did not see any works by the famous British street artist Banksy.

Street Artist: Stik, England (

Where I Saw It: MME Motorcycle’s former location near Brick Lane

Title: “London Dare IV”

Street Artist: DALeast, Cape Town via China (

Where I Saw It: Hanbury Street, Shoreditch

Street Artist: Alexis ‘La Pandilla’ Diaz, Puerto Rico (

Where I Saw It: Hanbury Street, Shoreditch

Street Artist: ROA, Belgium

Where I Saw It: Hanbury Street, Shoreditch

Have you ever seen street art in London?

By |2017-07-30T01:10:15+00:00August 9th, 2013|London, Street Art|2 Comments


  1. Rebecca Nov 26, 2013 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    oh east london how I love thee! always so much to see and do and the street art is amazing! I lived there for a year and could not help but end up in Brick Lane every single weekend without fail, whether it be to just “hang out” or to check out the newest of the urban art!

    • Chanel Nov 26, 2013 at 11:56 pm - Reply

      It was such a fun place to photograph. When I return to London I cannot wait to see what new works will be up 😀

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