Street art London tour with Steam156
When most people think of London they think about the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, West End shows, the London Eye and the Queen…but is that really the only things London has to offer? The answer is a simple, but resounding no – the great city has much to offer that isn’t tied into a stereotypical outlook on Britain as a whole, hidden gems are hiding in almost all alleyways, underpasses and around every corner – you just need to know where to look.
One such hidden gem is the Street art London tour. This tour features the very best pieces from various street artists such as the world famous Banksy – who has stunned the world and converted many to street art fanatics with his political and social commentary pieces, emblazoned on walls, streets and bridges all over the globe. C215, who is widely described as the French Banksy – showing societies forgotten members by way of intricate portraits of the homeless, elderly, street kids and refugees – is also featured on the tour as is Roa – the Belgium born street artist responsible for the amazing wild and urban animals (native to the area being painted) that you find featured across buildings all over Europe, the U.S and New Zealand.
We know you can find graffiti adorning most buildings, bus stops and train stations but can you tell your Roa from your Jimmy C? Probably, but others will be harder to distinguish so who better to show you around the collection than Steam 156 – Street artist, the author of Street art London and graffiti documenter with over 28 year experience. You’ll be in good hands as he shows you around the very best of Shoreditch Street Art and East London, bombards you with a wealth of information on every artist and gives insides to the world of London graffiti. You’ll also stop off at the awesome Pure Evil gallery to see what’s new alongside visiting one of the best street art stores Chrome and Black so that if, after the tour, you begin to have itchy fingers, you’ll be able to stock up with supplies and get creating.
This is the crème de la crème of street art tours but make sure you wear your most comfortable shoes as this amazing tour will take up a good 3 hours of your day! You can book your tickets through the website www.londongraffititours.com
Groups are kept small to ensure a personal feel to the tour and so that you may get the most out of everything you see and hear, so you should get in quick to book as they are bound to sell out quickly!