STREET ART TOURS LONDON
One of the greatest destinations in the world for urban street art, London is a constantly-changing canvas for local and international street artists to paint on and express their views and creativity. From historical to memorial murals, to controversial graffiti, to stunning portraits of both sung and unsung people, to funny and creative stickers, there is something for anyone and everywhere in London. With the Unexpected London street art tours, you will get to know some of the most unique artists of the scene, understand the differences between graffiti and street art and learn how the scene has evolved throughout the years until becoming one of the most multi-faceted and prolific movements in the history of art.
WHAT IS STREET ART?
Many people still associate street art to an act of rebellion and an illegal activity. So let’s put it straight, most of the stunning murals you see around London are legal and artists have permission to paint them. What is illegal is to ruin them! Councils and brands have understood the value of street art as a way to embellish what once were more deprived areas and they commission artists to turn dirty walls into astonishing pieces of art. Street art speaks to everyone and is enjoyable by everyone. It is a movement that has engaged the younger generations and many people that wouldn’t normally enter an art gallery and has created a direct link between the artists and an ever-growing international audience.
WHERE TO SEE STREET ART IN LONDON
We have selected for you our top three neighbourhoods to see street art in London. Of course there are plenty more areas or corners of the city (from Croydon, to Hackney, to Waterloo) where you can appreciate some interesting street art, but we have selected the places where there is the highest concentration of pieces, that are easily accessible from anywhere in London and that are incredibly interesting areas as well, both musically and culturally. Our top three areas are:
Shoreditch, a true open-air art gallery Shoreditch is at the heart of the East End street art scene, constantly changing and evolving.
Brixton: a more Alternative London Street Art Tour Brixton is London’s strongest Afro-Caribbean community. Here you can visit local markets, learn about the past and present of its community and admire some impressive murals dating back from the ‘80s.
Camden: usually known for its street markets, this is a true hub for some incredible urban street art, if you know where to find them!
WHY ARE WE UNIQUE
Run by street art experts and passionate local guides, our Street Art London Tours are like no others as they combine art, culture, lifestyle, music and wellbeing in a very unique and fun way. Forget wordy explanations and long stops, our experiences are tailored for the dynamic traveller who wants to make the most of everything that London has to offer without wasting time. After 2 hours you will not only have discovered an incredible amount of art and stories, but you will also be able to recognise the artists in other parts of London and around the world and you will feel energised and refreshed after having walked for your daily dose of 10,000 steps.
OUR STREET ART TOURS
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