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 exploring.
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.
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 see the rest from this shoot on my photography website and 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?