The Street Art Tour

(16 customer reviews)

Liverpool Street Station, the Bishops Gate West Exit at the top of the escalator ( which starts from Platform 14) near to Eataly.

Guided by Fabrizio or Jackie or Laura or Leo

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
Sunday Weekly 11 am 1 pm Winter Summer Reserve Online

N.B. this walk will not take place on the following dates:

28-07-2024 04-08-2024 11-08-2024 15-09-2024 06-10-2024 27-10-2024

Take the escalator which starts near Platform 14 and this will bring you to the right exit near to Eataly on Bishopsgate

Short read: Bombing with Banksy & Co.

Long read: “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). *Six months is the average lifespan 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.

IS THE STREET ART TOUR RIGHT FOR ME?

Yes, if you’re curious, smart and open-minded

WHO ARE THE LONDON STREET ARTISTS?

They’re people who have something to say and a singular vision.

THE STREET ART TOUR – THE PRACTICALS

The Street Art Walk takes place most Sundays at 11 am. Meet David D., Leo, Laura, Jackie or Fabrizio just outside the Bishopsgate West Exit of Liverpool Street Tube. Meet at the top of the escalator. N.B. the Street Art Walk ends in Shoreditch High Street, a short walk from Old Street Station and Liverpool Street Station. 

IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THE GUIDING

N.B., David D., Leo, Laura, Jackie and Fabrizio are all experienced, top-flight, professionally qualified (Blue Badge) guides – top-flight Blue Badge guides with a speciality in the East London street art scene. “If I’m going to have my brain operated on I want a neurosurgeon, not some schlubber with a scalpel and a copy of Gray’s Anatomy.”

Don’t just take it from us…

 

There is plenty more to learn about art in London so check out our artistic London tours.

LONDON WALKS PRIVATE WALKS

If you can’t make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, The Street Art Tour it can always be booked as a private tour. If you go private you can have the The Street Art Tour walk – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We’ll tailor it to your requirements. Ring Fiona or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at [email protected] and we’ll set it up and make it happen for you. A private London Walk – they’re good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group – makes an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing.

GIVE THE GIFT OF LONDON WALKS

A private London Walk makes a fab gift – be it a birthday or anniversary or Christmas present or whatever. Merchandise schmerchandise (gift wrapped or not) – but giving someone an experience, now that’s special. Memories make us rich.

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Don’t just take it from us.

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16 reviews for The Street Art Tour

  1. Sally Herne

    Fantastic. Our guide is obviously so passionate and knowledgeable about the art and artists. I used to work not far from Shoreditch and had no idea all this amazing work was down the road. Highly recommend it

  2. David Drury

    I did the Street Art walk today. David did a fantastic job, loud enough voice for us to hear, and kept the fairly big group together even with the crowds on the streets. London Walks has a wonderful reputation and it’s easy to see why.

  3. Irena

    One of the best London Walks. Leo’s a fantastic guide – knowledgeable and funny. We had a great time.

  4. Angela

    Leo took us on a walk through the back streets of the “East End” showing us a range of colourful art, including short bios on many of the creators. She directed us to various murals and paste art, leaving you with a fresh perspective to keep an eye out yourself!

  5. Sara

    What a wonderful, educational guide Leo was today! The pace was great for such a large group and questions were encouraged. Would recommend, especially if your knowledge (like mine) is limited – Leo really brought it to life for us.

  6. Vivienne Little

    Fabrizio showed us street art we would never have seen. Together with his knowledgable and informative commentary it was a fascinating morning. Shame it was so cold.

  7. Susan

    This was an amazing experience! Our guide was funny, knowledgeable, and passionate about the subject. On our tour, he discovered that a once-stolen Space Invaders tile had been replaced with another, and his delight was contagious. This was one of the best tours of the city I’ve ever been on, and I can’t wait to do it again. The beauty of this tour is you can take it over and over; the street art is constantly changing. A must-do for everyone!

  8. Sheila

    I have been on dozens of London walks and have never, well maybe once, been disappointed but this walk was off the charts fantastic. Fabrizo made every stop mesmerizing. I saw Art I would never have discovered. He was so enthusiastic about the work, the artist, and the placement of the art. This was one of a kind. Thank you

  9. Anne

    Excellent tour, guided by Leo, really enjoyed it

  10. Baruch Pinnick

    Excellent. Fabrizio is passionate and extremely knowledgeable about the subject. He talks clearly and is full of interesting and amusing anecdotes. The street art that we saw was amazing.

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