The London Graffiti Tour of Shoreditch with Banksy, Ben Eine, Ronzo

April 12, 2017

Graffiti on Brick Lane by Zabou

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.

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.

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Graffiti by Eine on Middlesex Street - The London Graffiti Tour

Graffiti by Eine on Middlesex Street – The London Graffiti Tour

Ben Eine on Rivington Street - The London Graffiti Tour

Ben Eine on Rivington Street – The London Graffiti Tour

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.

Shoreditch Graffiti - The London Graffiti Tour

Shoreditch Graffiti – The London Graffiti Tour

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The tour continued towards Brick Lane. Read more about Brick Lane and all its famous graffiti.

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. 

Banksy London - Pink Car - The London Graffiti Tour

Banksy London – Pink Car – The London Graffiti Tour

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

Shoreditch Graffiti - The London Graffiti Tour

Shoreditch Graffiti – The London Graffiti Tour

Porcupine by ROA

Porcupine by ROA

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.

Graffiti by Brazilian Cranio

Graffiti by Brazilian Cranio

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.

Graffiti by Stik

Graffiti by Stik

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.

Graffiti by Jimmy C

Graffiti by Jimmy C

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.

Banksy London on Rivington Street

Banksy London on Rivington Street

Artist in Action

Artist in Action

Graffiti on Redchurch Street

Graffiti on Redchurch Street

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Have some Fun by Zabou

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The Graffiti Tour of London
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A graffiti tour takes you around East London to show you the work of some of the most famous graffiti artists in the World, like Banksy, Ronzo, ROA, Jimmy C, Ben Wilson, Otto Shade, Rone, Ben Eine, Stik. They painted all over Shoreditch and their work is colorful and vibrant making the streets feel like you walking around an open air exhibit.
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Barbara is a London based luxury travel and lifestyle blogger. She started traveling through Paris, London, New York, Milan, Tokyo at the age of 17 to conquer the World as a model. Ever since, she has visited 67 countries. She writes about the most exclusive jet-set destinations such as Cannes, Venice Film Festivals, Monaco Grand Prix, Oscar Parties in LA, Fashion Weeks in Milan or Paris as well as yacht parties in St-Tropez, Miami Art Basel, Biennale in Venice, Frieze in London or the Royal Wedding in Monaco.

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  • CWBush

    Absolutely gorgeous pics! You’ve done a great job of capturing their colour and their distinct charm.

    I’m headed to the UK for October, so I’ll be sure to circle back to this post to give me some London inspiration.

    • Barb

      Thats great to hear! You will love London very much

  • I love the street art in East London, it’s one of the most beautiful in the world! I haven’t done a street art tour but usually just stroll around on a lazy Sunday and see all the new street art. Will have to rethink doing a tour after seeing this!

    • Barb

      The tour is fun, because it gives you the history and the background of the artists. It is not necessary though to enjoy the art. Even if you just stroll down Brick Lane, its a cool, rewarding experience.

  • Oh my word! Some of these pieces are absolutely incredible! I’d love to do a street art tour in London!

    • Barb

      Yes, East London is a really cool place to see street art. You will definitely enjoy the tour very much!

  • megan_claire

    London is one of the greatest cities in the world for incredible street art – we’re huge fans in particular of Banksy and love that he puts political messages throughout his art.

    • Barb

      Yes, he does. Just like the hotel he just opened in Bethlehem. London is certainly the center of street art.

  • Jennifer Dombrowski

    Wow, you saw some really great street art on this tour! I’m headed to Bristol at the end of this month and Banksy is very popular there.

    • Barb

      I hope you will document it what you will see there. I would love to see what Banksy has done in Bristol. Thanks!

  • I would love to do this tour. I love street art and I’ve never seen anything by Banksy in person. This would be so interesting.

    • Barb

      You should come to London and I will tell you all about it. There are 2 pieces of Banksy here in East-London. They are both protected by a glass.

  • girlychiq

    I always love street art! Its an expression of one’s feelings/ emotions that makes us experience what in one person’s mind.-Authentic Food quest

    • Barb

      I think it is cool because it makes the city more colorful.

  • Mind blowing art work! The dimensions of the images really stunned me! Particularly the porcupine.
    You have made an excellent documentary work on this topic.

    • Barb

      Thank you Indrani, yes, the porcupine is something else. It is enormous.

  • Mike C

    I love street art and street photography. London is my home town and these photographs bring back some great memories. It’s funny to think that back in the 1980s and beyond, graffiti artists were fined, locked up and firmly public enemy number one. Nowadays you have the likes of David Cameron hailing the work.

    • Barb

      Yes, it is true and some of them are also pretty wealthy, but they make the city more colorful. So we need them.

  • Barb

    Gracias senor! I wish you would have come to London to see how cool my neigborhood is.

  • Whoa!!! Great photos of the graffiti senorita Jetsettera! 😀

    • Barb

      GRacias amigo! Te extrano!

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