The Grafitti and Street Art of Shoreditch and Spitalfields
This walking tour gets up close and personal with the dynamic east London street art scene. You'll see art on the walls, the sides of buildings and sidewalks. . .
On this walk, we will see work by Banksy, quite possibly the most famous living street artist in the world, as well as street art by Ben Eine whose piece "Twenty First Century City" was recently presented by Prime Minister David Cameron to Barrack Obama. We will also see work by Shepherd Fairey the most celebrated street artist working in the US today, known around the world for his Obey and Hope campaigns.
You will discover how the huge growth and popularity of Street Art is reflected in the astonishing transformation of Spitalfields and Shoreditch from a once seedy and deprived area into one of the most vibrant, most fashionable, most happening neighbourhoods in London.
We will visit 2 cool districts starting with Spitalfields.
We will navigate our way along Brick Lane, then to the Truman Brewery to see the famous Banksy car.
You will see themed restaurants such as the Cereal Killer Cafe and Dinah's Cat Emporium.
Brick Lane will eventually merge into our second district Shoreditch.
Redchuch Street in Shoreditch was recently voted the trendiest Street in the world.
We will pass through the famous Boundry Estate ending our tour at the nightclub Cargo, where there are 2 more Banksy's hidden inside.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: outside Whitechapel Gallery. Nearest tube is Aldgate East.
End location: Cargo on Rivington Street.
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
2 to 3 hours depending on client interest.
The services of a profession London Blue Badge Guide and Street art expert. I will also be more than happy to offer advice for other freetime activities during your stay.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 GBP - Maybe for a snack and a coffee
I can offer a separate Grafitti workshop, a chance for the group to have a go at some of the techniques used by Grafitti and Street artists. £100 per group plus materials.