Insider London invited me and a special friend to go on their Street Art Tour around Shoreditch, obviously being a wannabe hipster I said, “yes please… next week?’
George and I joined around 10 others in Liverpool Street to start the walking tour with our awesome guide Kat, a graffiti and street art aficionado from Germany.
I don’t want to ruin the street art tour for anyone so I won’t give away any street names or precise details, but all these pics were taken around Brick Lane in Shoreditch, enjoy…
I won’t ruin the surprise, but take a look around and let me know where and what you find.
This was a nice/sad story – this is a ‘Nina stencil’. The artist split up with his girlfriend and they had a child called Nina. He painted images of his daughter along her way to school to remind her that he still loved her.
Kat was a great tour guide and invited us to debate who the street art really belonged to, why people like it/don’t like it and reasons for painting over it. To me, who knows nothing, it seemed like she knew loads about the scene and passed on all her knowledge to us.
After two hours I was ready for a pint, and seeing as Kat had told us how amazing the chips were at Poppie’s we had a bag of them too. We headed to The Ten Bells – the pub where Jack the Ripper used to pick up his victims, so Kat told us, to talk about what we’d seen.
In the week since I went on the tour my eyes have been opened to the frequency and vibrancy of the street art around London. I’m quite tempted to get out there myself and give it a go…
Insider London let me try this trip for free and it was awesome. You can do it for £20 by booking here.