London’s Street Art
Mikes road planner: When i get to London, one of the things i love to do is roaming around the streets of London. It is magical. Beside the history, the legend of knights and excalibur, and of course recently written great series of Harry Potter, London is street art heaven. It is a total culture made by very creative street art painters, doing remarkable graffiti and giving an extra touch and color to the urban life in London. So while your London trip planning, make sure you have enough time to tour the streets.
London has been a canvas for street artists for at least the last twenty-five years, and East London has become known for being the ‘spiritual home of street art’. The area has attracted artists from all over the world, and exploring its streets can be a constantly unique experience as new work can suddenly appear overnight while previous art can be painted over or removed at any given time. Most street artists choose to preserve their identity and work under pseudonyms. Probably the most famous London street artist is known as ‘Banksy’ whose sometimes controversial stencils include pictures of people and animals engaged in ‘unexpected’ behaviour.