London is a veritable street art paradise, with many of the most fascinating parts of the city providing artists with a canvas! The street art on offer is always changing, but if you’re eager to see some of the best talent in the city at work, this is where you should be headed…
The Camden street art scene is thriving, with particular hotspots along the area’s canal and railway arches. A few years ago, the area held a street art sheds initiative, which have helped to attract talented artists from around the globe, though none of this work now remains. The street art in Camden is quite spread out, but its definitely here – and you can enjoy a street art tour of Camden to see it all in a more structured way.
Travelling along from street art in Shoreditch you’ll see lots in this area of Bethnal Green, with a huge variety of artistic talent on offer in a relatively small space. Artistic experts ‘Art Under the Hood’ have helped to curate some of the top spots, but you’ll find lots of great talent while you explore.
One of the lesser-known street art spots in the city, Walthamstow is growing in popularity, with Wood Street acting as a major hub for great new talent. During your stay at suites in Shoreditch, head to this area to see some of the major attractions for yourself, as its always developing and has already seen a number of major new artworks added over the last few years.
There are regular street art festivals taking place in Brixton, as well as some of the major names in domestic street art such as Jimmy C and Sweet Toof regularly adorning local walls and businesses. The area also provides an array of different street art tours which help to highlight some of the key destinations to head for on your own street art excursion, so while staying at the M by Montcalm, be sure to take a look for yourself.
With plenty of rugged buildings to use as a canvas, Hackney Wick is continuing to thrive as a street art spot, and its now become one of the trendiest places for street artists to get creative. Close to Olympic Park, its a spot which plenty of tourists pass through, and the destination close to Hackney Wick train station is particularly packed with street art finds.
Featured in countless books on great street art, Dulwich contains an art gallery dedicated to street art, and is noted as a hub which helps support emerging talent and curates some of the best works. The Dulwich Outdoor Gallery helped to attract talent from all over the world, and whilst the original initiative has seen a downturn since the passing of its creator, the artwork can still be seen all over Dulwich.