The London graffiti tour in Shoreditch is one of the coolest things you can do in East London. Especially if you love street art as much as I do. This tour of london only cost about £10 and it takes about 2 hours long. Check out London with a London City Pass.
The Best Pieces of the London Graffiti Tour
The Graffiti Tour starts by Liverpool Street station and it lasts for about 2 hours. The first stop is on Middlesex Street where you can observe one of the famous works of Ben Eine. Street art in London is literally everywhere.
He is famous for painting giant technicolor letters around London and all over Europe. I have seen his work even in Budapest. David Cameron is a big fan of his work. Also, Richard Branson plans to launch a first ever flying commercial air gallery on long-haul Virgin Airlines with Eine’s work.
The tour continued towards Brick Lane. Read more about Brick Lane and all its famous graffiti.
Brick Lane also has a famous food market on Sundays. Read about food markets in London here.
We stopped by Grey Eagle Street to see Crunchy the Credit Crunch Monster installed by German artist Ronzo. Ronzo is a pioneer of three dimensional graffiti. He is known for his unique characters such as the credit crunchy monster that he installed all over the city. He is one of the most famous street art sculptors. Next to Ronzo’s monster, you can see Banksy’s installation of a pink Porsche. Seeing pieces of Banksy in London is not unusal. It is protected by a glass box to make sure people won’t steal it. Banksy’s street art is very highly desired, so a lot of people would want to still it if it wasnt protected.
The tour continues onto Brick Lane, where you will see more cool street art. This place is like an open air museum full of beautiful colourful giant graffiti of some of the most famous graffiti artists in the World. I love this place. Just off of Brick Lane, on Hanbury Street you can see the work of Australian artist RONE. It is a giant face of a girl. It is so huge and so beautiful. Next to it is a giant crane by graffiti artist ROA. The Belgian artist is famous for painting giant hairy black and white animals in large surfaces. He also painted a giant porcupine next to Shoreditch High Street Station on the side of an entire building. I have seen his work all over the World, from Venice Beach in LA to London. The London street art tour will take you around Shoreditch and show you the best graffiti around East London. banksy london
Walking down on Brick Lane, one can discover the art work of World famous graffiti artists from all over the World. The Shoreditch street art scene attracts artists from all over the World. Some artists come from Latin America, like Pablo Delgado of Mexico and Brazilian Cranio. I really like Cranio’s colourful graffiti. He always includes hints of the Brazilian culture in his work and the colors of the Brazilian flag. The street art tour in London introduces you to some of the most famous graffiti artists from all over the World.
Otto Shade is another remarkable artist whose art is easily recognizable on Brick Lane. His art is deconstructed into yellow tape form. He does anything from portraits to self-peeling fruit and maps of London.
London street art is colorful and fascinating. Walking down towards Red Church Street, there are even more colourful graffiti all over the streets. You can notice the stick characters of the famous artist Stik on the wall, conveying a provocative message.
Behind the Lounge Lover on Whitby Street I discovered my favourite piece. It was done by Jimmy C, an Australian street artist famous for painting faces made out of colourful bubbles. He usually paints random people, sometimes homeless men using multiple layers of coloured drips. His work is usually very colourful and beautiful.
The last stop of the tour is on Rivington Street where we see more street art by Banksy. Banksy’s wall art displays a policeman with a puddle. This work is also protected by a glass to make sure no one gets tempted to remove the piece and take it home. Along the way, our guide pointed out some painted chewing gums on the street. He explained to us that a graffiti artist Ben Wilson is passionate about painting baked hard chewing gums on the pavement. His paintings are very detailed and he even paints a micro landscape on these chewing gums. It is amazing and inspiring how some artists can turn dirty gums on the street to an art work. This is definitely one of the best tours in London and I can only recommend it to every tourist, who comes to visit this fun city.
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