Camden town

Another visit to my favourite tourist spot back in August 2021 – Camden Town. Camden is a riot of colourful street art, hectic markets, tourist tat, drunks, street hustlers and all of life lived large. It’s a place I can revisit time and time again (and do!) because it is just so much fun. WhetherContinue reading “Camden town”

Tate walk through

Having a cultural moment now with a very quick whisk around the Tate gallery. It’s crammed pack full of an awe inspiring display of incredible art, from the rich, sumptuous pre raphaelites to uber modern, conceptual pieces. As we had very limited time we opted for the super quick immersion into all that the TateContinue reading “Tate walk through”

Borough market

Fresh back from a weekend whizzing around London and visiting a few new places. One of which is the Borough Market in Southwark close to the Shard. Apologies for fuzzy pics, they’re all taken on my mobile!! Borough has long been linked with food markets and as far back as the 11th century, London Bridge attracted traders selling grain,Continue reading “Borough market”

Colourful mishmash

This post is a bit of a free for all dumping ground for some of my most favourite pieces of street art from the Brick Lane tour. From the colourful  D7606 telephone box paste ups to Icon’s re-imagining of childhood games, it’s a crazy whizz though some particular highlights of mine! Possibly my favourite snap ofContinue reading “Colourful mishmash”

Birds, boys and British street art

Wow I took a lot of photos in a single graffiti hunting day! Above are some stunning Bom.K and Liliwenn murals on Hanbury Street in Brick Lane while below are a selection of paste ups, sticker art and close up details of other pieces dotted about the place. Here’s a few pieces of work fromContinue reading “Birds, boys and British street art”

Walls of colour

Whether it’s walls full of eye popping colour or the tiniest little sticker, every crevice in Brick Lane is crammed with art. Whatever your preferred style you are bound to find something to tickle your artistic taste buds. A mix of stickers, stencils and paper mash ups ensure that no two walls are ever the same.Continue reading “Walls of colour”

Sclater Street art cluster

Some areas in the East End seem to see a particular concentration of art. One such place is Sclater Street, just off the main drag of Brick Lane. Entire buildings are smothered in gigantic images. The vivid colours provide a perfect foil to the drab, derelict industrial surroundings. There are some recognisable figures gracing some ofContinue reading “Sclater Street art cluster”

Words as art

Lots of the artwork dotted around the East End involves literally spelling out their messages. No one is more the master of this than Eine (Real name Ben Flynn). Eine is most notable for his alphabet lettering on shop shutters in around Shoreditch, Brick Lane and Broad Market areas of the East End. Above is aContinue reading “Words as art”