Street art movement: A different side of London

Take an alternative route in London and discover something you won’t find in the travel guides. Ben Slow takes us to a walk through full of wonderful street art in London’s East End. The East End of London, having a dark history, has now taken a new energy because of passionate artists who helped contribute to its identity today.

The tour will allow you to see a different side of London and will give you a great understanding of what street art is truly about. In this tour, you will see street art and stencil art like you’ve never seen before. In the amount of time of walking trip, the group learned a lot about the the artists behind the street art like ROA, Banksy, Eine, Stik, Gregos, Space Invader, and so much more. We saw their own style of art and their own concepts for their work.

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Art by Ben Slow

Photo by Sab Calayan

Ben Slow, our guide, is a very talented and passionate street artist based in London. You will be inspired by his immense knowledge and passion with street art and the history that lies in the area that holds it. It is certain that he loves what he does and it is obvious that he enjoys imparting his knowledge and passion to people who go to his tours. He also has his own street art in the area. He is able to evoke great emotion from the viewers because the subjects from his art show emotion in their expressions.

Street art movement: A different side of London | Design Made Happy
Art by MadC
Photo from madc.tv

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Art by Gregos and Stik

Photo by Sab Calayan

Street art movement: A different side of London | Design Made Happy

Art by ROA

Photo by Sab Calayan

Street art movement: A different side of London | Design Made Happy

Art by Eine
Photo from Ian Watson

Street art movement: A different side of London | Design Made Happy

Art by Alex Diaz
Photo by exploregram.com

The guide walked us around the area and made us appreciate things we would normally walk past. The tour made people realize that the true meaning of art in its free form, is showing what it represents and how it makes people feel. Each artist had their own unique style of art which makes them distinct on its own. It is easy to seek inspiration through this kind of art form because of the evident passion that drives its artists to make these kinds of work. Seeing buildings upon buildings filled with graffiti from top to bottom was definitely something you don’t see everyday.

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