London Street Art

I love London. It has so much culture and history. The trouble with modern day living, is that we're often blinkered by our own lives and demands that we miss so much of the world around us.

This morning I was taken by a good friend on a street art walk around East London, courtesy of London Detours who were doing a 24 hour marathon for charity. Our stint was from 8am to 1pm.

We started by East Aldgate station, and worked our way up Petticoat Lane (or Middlesex Street as it's now known), before taking a coffee break in Spitalfields. We then headed to Brick Lane, through Shoreditch and finished outside Old Street station.

I was amazed at how much street art is out there! Our tour guide Joe really knew his stuff and showed a real passion for what he was sharing with us. We saw everything from Banksy's to the tiny Ben Wilson artworks on peoples discarded chewing gum. He also told us all about the Banksy vs Robbo war, as well as a lot of the back stories on many of the artists.

I had such a great time, and would definitely do it again. There's always going to be something new to see!