London street art

There are many wonderful things to see and do in London. But sometimes one tends to get stuck in the routine of life and you can forget what an amazing city London is. Over 2 years ago I bought an Amazon Local deal for a London street art walking tour. It was during this time that we were sucked into the depths of DIY home renovations. So this was a great deal that forced my hubby and I to check out the street art of East London on a Sunday morning. Here is a collage of some of the art we saw:

You can find lots of street art around Aldgate East, Shoreditch, Brick Lane and Spitalfields. You don’t have to use a walking tour company unless you’re interested in hearing more about the history behind some of the well known street artists. You can also check Google for walking tour maps/routes that other people have written about. I found these 2:

https://inspiringcity.com/2013/05/11/a-street-art-tour-of-brick-lane-in-london/
http://hackneypost.co.uk/2014/03/21/interactive-shoreditch-street-art-tour/

We really enjoyed the street art tour. The tour guide also knew a lot about some of the artists we saw which was interesting to hear. It was definitely worth getting up on a Sunday morning for. Hopefully this will now also inspire you to be a tourist in your own city 🙂

“Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner
That I love London so
Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner
That I think of her wherever I go
I get a funny feeling inside of me
Just walking up and down
Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner
That I love London town.” – Hubert Gregg

PS. Coincidentally this week’s theme on The Blog Tag is Art so I’d like to share this post which suits the topic of “My encounter with art”. Please click on the link if you’d like to join in on the fun:
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13 Comments

  1. 10th May 2016 / 8:46 AM

    Awesome pictures 🙂

  2. 11th May 2016 / 4:41 PM

    I’d love to one day see the streetart in London one day… But it’s a long way to travel from South Africa!!!

    • 11th May 2016 / 4:45 PM

      Hi Sumarie, you never know! You may get the opportunity one day 😉

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  4. 20th May 2016 / 7:19 AM

    Thanks for this article. I love street art and am very tempted to paint my wall for passerbys – if only my hubby would agree 😛

    • 20th May 2016 / 7:46 AM

      Haha that would be awesome!! Thanks for reading 🙂

  5. 18th June 2016 / 12:09 AM

    Nice write up on this trendy city!

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