Street art in London is cooler than you think

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144-152 Bermondsey St, London SE1 3TQ, United Kingdom
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Art exhibitions at the White Cube are usually a lovely experience. Though the description of White walls with works of art might sound boring, there are usually sensual experiences here. With leading artists like Gilbert and George, Christian Marclay, Damien Hirst and more, a visit to the White Cube is always something to remember.
Gili, 36 Art Charity Programming Manager
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White Cube
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Camden Lock Pl, London NW1 8AF, UK
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Famed as the counter culture and punk rock edgy neighbourhood, this place packs the perfect blend of social, culture and London. Tons of local/ vintage shops, interesting food stands and live music - this is your London day out. There will be a crowd, but that is part of the experience! It is also right on Regents Canal, so after wandering around, grab a bite and find a spot to sit and eat with your feet dangling over the canal water.
John, 35 Chief of Staff, Paddleboard Coach
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Camden Market
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29 Sackville St, Mayfair, London W1S 3DX, UK
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Currently open with its first exhibit "Giants" by famous French street photographer JR, known for his larger than life scaffold photo creations. Best know for his work at the Rio Olympics and of the child overseeing the Mexican border, JR and Lazinc pulled out all the stops and has brought one of his creations to the front of the gallery space. The current exhibit will take you about 15 minutes to get through but worth it!
Lucy, 32 Digital Advertising Consultant
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Lazinc Sackville
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Covent Garden, London WC2E, UK
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If you are into Christmas decorations, Covent Garden is probably one of the most beautifully decorated place in London. There are also a few shops, crafts stalls, and lovely cafes. The place is charming over both summer and winter.
Katya, 30 Digital Marketing Consultant
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Covent Garden
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London SE1 8XZ, Regno Unito
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If you're looking for some tricks, check out the kids skating under the Queen Elizabeth Hall, right next to the Southbank Centre. You can hear them rolling, jumping and smashing their boards from far away when approaching this spot walking by the Thames (great views!). Relax on the railing and watch these young guys doing some kick-flips right in front of you. If you're lucky, some graffiti street artists might be spraying the skate park too. If you're thirsty, you can also have a drink on the roof garden. Look up and follow the yellow concrete stairs!
Marco, 37 Product Designer
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Southbank Skatepark
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17 Osborn St, London E1 6TD, United Kingdom
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Probably one of the most interesting gallery in East London that represents some of the coolest contemporary graffiti artists, illustrators other young and up coming artists that have established residency in London these last few years. Look out for Ronzo, his work is also actually all over Shoreditch!
Xavier, 46 Owner of Experimental Cocktail Club
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Stolenspace Gallery
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96-98 Baker St, London W1U 6TJ, United Kingdom
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A cosy small art house cinema chain where you can put your feet up and order some wine and cheese. They are all good, but my favourites are the ones in Hampstead and Baker Street.
Alexandra, 30 PR Professional
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Everyman Baker St
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Vyner St, London E2 9DG, UK
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Having shown my photography work at a First Thursdays, I can thoroughly recommend walking up and down Vyner Street if you happen to be in London on the first Thursday of the month. The street opens its galleries and workshops and, free of charge, you can walk around the spaces, drinking in the local artist’s work. The art is diverse and often very accomplished, sometimes displayed world-renowned artists, too, as this is one of the hippest places to show work in the city.
Jacob, 31 Film Maker, Musician
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Vyner Street
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Leake St, Lambeth, London SE1 7NN, UK
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The ever changing tunnel in which the walls are constantly decorated with graffiti by various street artists. I've always loved shooting here, it's definitely a popular location for many photo / video shoots.
Ope, 29 Photographer
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Leake Street Tunnel
Stuart Chalmers
156 Columbia Rd, London E2 7RG, United Kingdom
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Columbia Road has loads of great shops and restaurants as well as the famous flower market on Sundays. Down this road you will also find one of my favourite art shops. They have editions and original pieces from artists specialising in Street, Tattoo and Graphic art. One of my favourite artists here is Jo Peel, who draws illustrations of familiar city spots. These not only include urban London locations, but world wide as well. I own the Beigel Bake illustration for my innate love of the late night bagel shop on Brick Lane. The prices of pieces range from affordable to... not so much, but definitely one to check out if you're into urban art.
Maayan, 35 Event Manager
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Nelly Duff
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104 New Bond St, Mayfair, London W1S 1SU, UK
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If I had enough money I would buy everything inside of this gallery. Some of the most interesting and mesmerising pieces of art that can fit easily into any house as decor. Modern, contemporary art style that will blow your mind.
Filipa, 31 Nurse
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Galerie Bartoux, London
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Shoreditch, London N1, UK
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In the past few years, Shoreditch has become gentrified. It has turned into a trendy neighbourhood, filled with different restaurants, bars, thrift and antique stores, and boutiques. The walls are lined with graffiti and retain the artistic charm, Shoreditch has become known for. There are plenty of things to do here, like go to Dinerama or Columbia Flower Market on an early Sunday morning. Even if you don’t have concrete plans, Shoreditch is worth a roam around. I recommend going into Blitz or Rokit vintage stores to find some unique items. As for food, I would go to Pizza East, Story Deli, Dishoom, Viet Grill, or Bricklane Bagels.
Sydney, 24 Student
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Shoreditch Neighborhood
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Tooley St, London SE1 2QN, UK
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Beware at night, you may encounter this tiny little rat stencilled by the renown Banksy. Tooley Street, London Bridge area
Marine, 30 CEO of MTArt Agency
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Banksy on Tooley Street
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