I really enjoy street art. I think it began from walking through the railway tunnel at Waterloo each day on my Uni commute and seeing the art change each day. Street Art is a universally accessible way to enjoy art, especially for parents. there’s no need to have obedient children who don’t screech in a Gallery, or swing off the ropes around precious exhibitions. It also a great way to get to know about local culture, history, and architecture. Melbourne is famous for it’s Street Art, and every time we stayed there we always went to our favourite spots to check out the latest pieces.
These images are from a while back when we went on a walking tour during a trip back home to London. The tour was organised by Alternative London, and I cant recommend it enough. It was “pay what you feel”, and such great value. Our tour was Ben Slow, a local artist and really likeable guy who walked us from Spitafields, around Brick Lane and inner East london. He knew a lot about the Street Art “scene” but also about the history of the area, and the politics of the gentrification of the East End. If you are visiting London, or even a local just keen to learn more about the sights you walk past each day, get in touch with them to book.