Shoreditch Street Art

Shoreditch Street Art: Photo Essay

How to describe the street art of the Shoreditch area of London in just one word? Amazing! There are simply so many works of art, scattered across so many streets, laneways and deserted blocks in the area. There’s everything from murals to stencils to 3D sculptures on the walls. And the quality of the works is high!

To explore the area, you could simply wander the streets, and there are so many works that I’m sure you would find plenty to look at. It’s a particularly fun area to explore on the weekend, when there’s extra markets and events on, and the whole area is bustling.

Alternatively, join one of the many street art tours of Shoreditch that regularly run, on both weekends and weekdays. Or if you want to save your pounds for a pint and curry, follow a map like this one to create your own self-guided tour. But also keep your eye out for extra works – there’s always so many new works appearing (and, sadly, disappearing).

On my recent visit I took over 150 photos in the space of an afternoon! Here’s 20 of my favourite snaps from that day.

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This huge work is on the western end of Rivington Street
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On Rivington Street, across the road from Cargo Club


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Banksy’s famous work just inside the yard of Cargo Club, on Rivington Street. Behind plexiglass, of course!
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Up high on the eastern end of Rivington Street
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Inside a courtyard along New Inn Yard
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Dreaming of Nessie on Holywell Lane
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On Whitby Street, near Shoreditch High Street Station
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One of many colourful works along Sclater Street
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Another work from Sclater Street
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On Brick Lane, just near the train line
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A rather fearsome dumpster, just off Pedley Street
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An “Audio Surveillance Zone”, on Brick Lane
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Inspirational messages on Hanbury Street, just off Brick Lane
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Amazing huge murals along Hanbury Street
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A moment of whimsy on Hanbury Street
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Maybe we should all do less cleaning, and make more street art?
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London nightscape on Hanbury Street
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One of the awesome works at the end of Seven Stars Yard – don’t miss turning down this lane!
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Another work in Seven Stars Yard
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A colourful face on Brick Lane, just south of Seven Stars Yard

2 thoughts on “Shoreditch Street Art: Photo Essay

    1. That would be great. But just a warning, it might be awhile, our list of places to go keeps on getting longer!

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