London street art can be found in almost every street in London for everyone interested to admire. The art pieces can be seen on shop shutters, underneath bridges and even shopping store walls.
- Are London street arts legal?
Street art in London is technically illegal hence considered as a criminal activity. Therefore often times you will find authorities around the city covering up artistic done pieces soon after they have been done.
Most artists do the work in a hurry to avoid being caught by the authorities resulting to most of their work having dripping paint because there is no enough time to allow the paint to dry.
However, some artists are lucky to get permission to do their paintings, hence you’re likely to find excellent pieces of art.
- Types of street arts
The types of art found on the streets of London include simple tags, layered stencils, glued sculptures, stickers, wheat paste, and murals covering an entire wall.
- Areas to find street art
The most covered areas are Spitalfields, Brick Lane, and Soreditch. Other areas include Brixton, Camden, Hackney and Tower Hamlets.
- Famous Street Artists
Banksy’s artistic work is considered as the most famous. Others include Stik, ROA, Jimmy C, and many more.
There is a free so-called Street Art Tour scheduled every week for lovers of Graffiti and street art.