Saturday, July 20, 2024

London A Day Out, Graffiti

London A Day Out, Graffiti, Brick Lane

Brick Lane London Graffiti is a controversial subject, in London Graffiti is noticeable in certain places. It is illegal to do in the UK, yet there are so many Graffiti artists about. Does it look good? that’s probably in the eye of the beholder “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. I like it when it is done well, A meaning a story, a well-executed bit of Graffiti. I am not too keen on people scribbling or just tagging. If it has a message and looks good then I am OK with it.

When I first visited this area of London in the late 1980s, Shoreditch wasn’t a place high on the list of a “have to go” location. I first visited the area and Old Spitalfields market when buying fruit and veg for L’Escargot. It was a run-down area. It looked even worse at 3:00 am in the morning. Brick Lane and the area is now one of the most popular places to visit in the East End of London. Today, Brick Lane is a vibrant area it is now famed for its diversity of people and shops. Sunday markets are popular along with its variety of food stalls, restaurants, bars Bric a-brac, and Antique stalls.

Brick Lane is at the centre of most of the street art found in the Shoreditch area. The best way to see this street art in Shoreditch is to find the top end of Brick Lane from Whitechapel High Street. Walk from here along Brick Lane, exploring the side streets and back alleys. Probably not best done on a Sunday when all the stalls are up and running. While you are on Whitechapel High Street visit The Whitechapel Gallery It’s Free to visit the Gallery with some paid-for exhibitions.

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