Street Art Hunting In Shoreditch

Last Wednesday and Thursday I spent forty eight hours in London with my friend Claire thanks to Travelodge (post to come soon) and as photographers one of the main things on our list was to hunt out and shoot some street art. I’d read that Shoreditch was a great place to do this and we fancied doing something that wasn’t the usual touristy bits-no Buckingham Palace or Harrods for me this time-so we hopped on the tube and went street art hunting in Shoreditch.

Now I’d found a website with a two hour walking route that took in lots of the street art around Shoreditch, but in the end we decided to head for lunch (more on that to come in a future post) and on the way we passed loads. We decided to just photograph the bits we found on our route, so that we could do another thing in the afternoon. I still managed 50 photos of different bits of street art, so we really weren’t deprived.

Shoreditch has such a relaxed, edgy vibe-I didn’t feel like I was in a busy capital city art all, more like a little local town, and if someone had told me I needed to spend longer there I definitely wouldn’t have minded. I’ll be hitting Shoreditch next time I’m in London for sure.

Sometimes you really need to hunt out work like this but in Shoreditch you just come across it on your route to everywhere. It’s amazing if you like to see colour and or urban art.

Graffiti saying 'this melting pot is at boiling point'

I have a fair few more of these photos but I didn’t want this post to take forever to load or people to get bored. If you’re enjoying the street art photos, you can keep track of my street art hunting by following my street art only Instagram account.

Where have you found that’s great for street art? Have you been street art hunting in Shoreditch?



  1. October 26, 2017 / 8:34 am

    I think I already said it but here we go again: I love your photos of street art! I’m a huge fan of street art and I especially love Brighton’s colourful walls. One of my other favourite from the other end of the world I see Brisbane in Australia.

  2. October 26, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    ooh I’m going on a photography day soon and we get to walk around Shoreditch for 2 hours as part of it. I’m really looking forward to it. It was also quite similar but I got lots of cool edgy kind of photos when I went to Brick Lane once too.

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