Shoreditch is often hailed as the creative quarter of London and is the perfect place to head to if you are keen to get off the museum and gallery path and immerse yourself in some urban art.
In Shoreditch, many of the streets are colourfully decorated with stunning examples of street art, so it’s the perfect excuse to put on your comfiest shoes and take to the streets in search of artistic treasures. Your room at the M By Montcalm Shoreditch London is the perfect starting point for a day of exploring.
If you find yourself roaming around this Shoreditch street, be sure to head to the backyard of the Cargo club, where you’ll find some pieces done by none other than Banksy, the satirical legend who has pretty much shaped the street art scene today.
Great Eastern Street
If you happen to be street exploring with your other half, pop over to Great Eastern Street, where you will have the chance to admire two graffiti covered train tubes that are captioned ‘let’s adore and endure each other’. Isn’t that sweet! Feeling inspired? Why not head to a local artists supply shop, get comfy in your room at the M By Montcalm Shoreditch London and work on your own masterpiece.
Shoreditch High Street
The high street in Shoreditch is crammed full of shops and bars so is the perfect place for afternoon roaming, not to mention taking in some of the best street art that the area has to offer. Be sure to check out the sculptured faces by Gregos Art, which you’ll notice on a number of the walls in different sizes and areas in the street.
Croydon is one the most up and coming areas in London and is also home to an evolving art scene. To sample some of the best, make your way along St. George’s walk, where many of the shop shutters are covered in graphic examples of art work. If you fancy seeing the work of some of the area’s newest talent, head to Queen’s Garden, where there is a wall that emerging artists can promote their work without permission. Make use of the great public transport links across London to get back to your room at our hotels near Shoreditch.
Memorial street art
London is also home to some exceptional memorial art that pays tribute to some of the greatest artists that have graced the city. If you fancy remembering some true legends, be sure to check them out.
Hop across to Camden and immerse yourself in art that celebrates the life and work of Amy Winehouse, a true London icon that epitomised the style and attitude of the capital. Gaze at stunning artworks by well-known artists including Pegasus, Bambi and Icarus.
Brixton is also home to a stunning memorial dedicated to David Bowie, who was raised in the area.