Liverpool Street Tube, Bishopsgate West exit - top of the escalator, next to the Wasabi kiosk | Map
Guided by Pepe
Short version: Bombing with Banksy & Co.
Long version: "People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish... but that's only if it's done properly" – Banksy. There's no other London Walk like this one. It's intense on the senses. It's a corkscrew of a route that pops cork after cork of east London's vibrant, heady, dynamic street art scene. It gets up close and personal with Banksy and Ben Eine and Shepherd Fairey and Invader and Co. It decodes them. Like a great jazz musician it improvs (because this outdoor gallery – aka Shoreditch and Spitalfields – gets "rehung"* every few months). It's guided by a street art collector. A savvy local, Pepe's got great connections – knows the scene as well as the artists themselves. It ends at a street artist's studio and gallery. *Six months is the average life span of street art in east London. So the walk – true to the scene – changes all the time. Makes for a unique buzz. Okay, Banksy, here we come.
The Street Art Walk takes place every* Sunday at 1.45 pm. Meet Pepe just outside the Bishopsgate West Exit of Liverpool Street Tube. Meet at the top of the escalator by the Wasabi kiosk. N.B. the Street Art Walk ends in Shoreditch High Street, a short walk fromOld Street Station andLiverpool Street Station. *Except Dec. 24
Want a preview of the walk and the guiding? Watch the video.
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