Credit: Laura Cantadori
Almost every day, at least one new street art piece pops up in Shoreditch, the area of London most populated by street art and graffiti.
Although street art is meant to be temporary, artists frequently choose the same walls. At least that’s what happens in the streets of Shoreditch, where some works last a long time, some are stolen and some are painted over – it’s all a question of chance.
From Shepard Fairey to Bansky, street artists come to this area of London from all over the world: Shoreditch hosts the greatest concentration of techniques, variety, and beauty of street art in the whole city.
Interactive map designed by Laura Cantadori. The full-size version is available here.
We have selected the main streets to walk through if you’re looking to catch a glimpse of the best street art in Hackney:
Street signs are one of the favourite targets for street artists. Clet Abraham is the most creative one with those.
Keep your eyes open, because Toynbee street, an apparently featureless road, hosts a lot of great pieces.
Fashion street is an amazing gallery where you can feel the true spirit of street art: art for everyone.
In Brick Lane, street art is everywhere, even on the windows of some businesses. Check every corner of the street because many pieces are hidden!
A great concentration of different techniques: sculptures, stickers, graffiti and street art.
You’ll see two trains on a building, mushrooms growing on roofs and much more.
A tiny hidden square, this place is full of art.
Visit the Cargo club on Rivington Street to see two great pieces by Bansky. But don’t forget to check the rest of the street.
All photographs featured here were taken by Laura Cantadori.