N.B. this walk will not take place on the following dates:
26-03-2023 09-04-2023 23-04-2023 30-04-2023
This Walk is fully booked on Sunday March 19th
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 everySunday 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.”
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 Noel 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.
We LOVED this tour! Our guide was so knowledgeable about the street art scene and threw in some extra historical factoids about the local area. I’m already recommending it to everyone I know!
Leo gave us a fantastic tour of the amazing street art and graffiti in and around the vibrant area of Spitalfields, with fascinating and insightful stories of their background. Really enjoyable couple of hours. Thank you.
Linda Baker –
I made it! And so glad I came! So much fantastic art around Shoreditch. Our guide, Fabrizio, really knew his stuff. Made it so interesting. The artwork is constantly changing so will definitely go again in a few months time 🎨🎭🧩
Ozlem Wipperich –
We had a wonderful street art tour with Jackie yesterday in spite of challenging weather conditions. Jackie showed us all the hidden corners of Shoreditch area painted beautifully, quirkily by different street artists. it was very interesting to learn the background of the artists, story of the wall arts. There were 4 teenagers with us. Jackie successfully managed to have their attention. Thank you Jackie! we will definitely suggests your tours to our friends.
One of the best London Walk tours I’ve joined. There was so much to see, and David was a great guide.
Dianne Wilkinson –
Jackie’s Street Art walk was notable not only for the hidden gems which she introduced us to, but also the background detail and information with which she textured her talk. She is great with children, encouraging their input and she also delivers her talk in a clear voice easy for the hard of hearing (me!). Jackie’s walk was an excellent use of valuable tourist time, yet good for locals (“I didn’t know that”) also.