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Street art at Hackney road

The 5 Best Street Art Spots in East London

Home of the capital’s street art movement, East London has long been an incubator for the city’s young talent, as well as international artists. Pick up a coffee and set off on a tour of the must-see street art spots in this creative quarter.

  • Street art in Hackney Wick

    Hackney Wick & Fish Island - E8

    Surrounded by canals and the Olympic Park, it’s easy to forget you’re in London when walking around this colourful pocket of the city.

    With a high population of artists and creatives, it’s hardly surprising that some of the best street art in the capital is to be found here. Wallis Road, White Post Lane and the now abandoned Lord Napier pub provide a visual feast for the eyes.

  • Street art at Sclater Street

    Sclater Street off Brick Lane - E1

    Featuring a constantly changing collection of different styles, head to Sclater Street on any day of the week and you might be lucky enough to catch an artist at work.

    Continue down Brick Lane if you have time and you’ll notice street art on everything from road signs to shop fronts.

  • Street art at Hackney road

    Hackney Road, from Columbia Road to Cambridge Heath Station - E2

    Walking from Shoreditch towards Cambridge Heath Station along Hackney Road, you’ll see large vertigo-inducing works along the sides of buildings.

    The corner of Hackney and Columbia Road in particular, features impressive murals from renowned artists.

  • Street art in Walthamstow

    Hoe Street, Walthamstow - E17

    An up-and-coming spot for street art, Walthamstow is an area that’s embracing the addition of colour to bland buildings with both authorised and guerilla works.

    With new murals cropping up constantly, it’s well worth the journey to E17.

  • Street art at Village Underground

    Village Underground, Great Eastern Street - EC2

    The wall outside club Village Underground is a spot that features curated works from international artists.

    With the tube carriages perched above that look like they’re about to launch into the London skies, this spot has an interesting, intriguing feel, especially at night.