Where is London’s street art? The simple answer is primarily it is found in Shoreditch , Hoxton and Spitalfields in East London but there are also impressive concentrations in Hackney Wick and Camden and Dulwich. Impressive London street art can be found in many other locations but it tends to be isolated examples. You generally won’t find street art in the West End or the posh parts like Knightsbridge.
One exception to the “not in the West End” Rule is Banksy’s brilliant “Shop Till You Drop” which is located on Bruton Lane behind Bond St in the heart of the West End’s shopping and hotel district.
Hackney Wick was essentially the first home of choice for artists who were priced out of Shoreditch residences and studios in the past 15 years. For great art look for White Post Lane and then follow the canal around from the excellent Crate Brewery along trhe first 300m or so of the Hertford Union Canal, and after seeing the spectacular Borondo image double back and cross trhe foot bridge to explore the streets of Fish Island.
Camden has recently enjoyed a sharp growth in the quantity and quality of its street art, featuring many Shoreditch regulars
appearing on the sheds in Camden Market on the East side of Chalk Farm Road, it is definitely worth exploring the lanes contained within Hawley Rd and the canal, in the vicinity of the Railway track arches. 2015 Update: Camden still is home to many murals but the redevelopment of huge swathes around the Camden Stables has shifted the centre of gravity a bit further up towards Chalk Farm, look for Leybourne Rd and Hartland Rd.
For more information on top street art locations worldwide, you could check this information on Yahoo, which features a contribution from Shoreditch Street Art Tours on Shoreditch’s street art. We aren’t claiming that Shoreditch is the best street art in the world but…yahoo chose to put it first on the list 😉