East London Street Art

In my humble opinion, Shoreditch has everything you could want in a London neighborhood: cozy pubs, outstanding Indian restaurants (see: Dishoom), ultra-hip bars (see: The Gibson), and centuries of turbulent, fascinating history.

But my favorite thing about Shoreditch is the street art; it's like a massive, grungy, outdoor art gallery. So on this visit, I decided to sign up for the Shoreditch Street Art Tour.

Though I love checking out Shoreditch's street on my own, I enjoyed having a guide. Namely because he taught us to identify the artists – I now know I love work by ROA, Manyoly, and Stik.

However I was sad to discover that a lot of my favorite pieces are now gone – including my beloved octophant by Alexis Diaz. (Isn't it magnificent?!) Alas – such is the ever-ephermal nature of street art.

Here are my favorite pieces of street art I saw in Shoreditch on my drizzly visit there last fall:

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What's your favorite piece of Shoreditch street art? Have you visited Shoreditch before?

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Important info:

I visited Shoreditch with the Shoreditch Street Art Tour which costs £15 ($21) per person and lasts three and a half hours. I enjoyed it, but if you'd rather not pay for a ticket, there's also a free Shoreditch street art tour available that lasts two hours.

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Ashley Fleckenstein

Ashley Fleckenstein

Ashley is an American travel and lifestyle blogger who lives in Uganda. Since college she has au paired in Paris, backpacked the world solo, and lived in Colorado. She's been to forty countries but somehow still gets lost in her home town. Her work has been featured by Buzzfeed, Forbes, TripAdvisor, and Glamour magazine.
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