Heading to Shoreditch? Catch all the best street art the neighbourhood has to offer with this handmade personal guide. Enjoy!
You can’t go to Shoreditch without exploring the art scene. But in Shoreditch, the art scene comes to you!
Dripping in street art you’re never a few steps away from a colorful mural or provoking graffiti that makes you stop in awe (and take a photo or two). So, if you’re in the taste for a grittier side of London, spend the day roaming the neighbourhood art finds with this Shoreditch street art guide.
Wandering around more times than I count I’ve complied the top 10 unique streets to see if you ever find yourself in the hip side of the city.
Shoreditch Street Art Map
Here you’ll find all the places mentioned in this post. Feel free to download to your phone to make exploring a little bit easier!
1. Brick Lane
The most iconic of Shoreditch streets, Brick Lane is one for the books. Out of all the places you can go in Shoreditch there’s nothing better than popping into the vintage shops, munching on street food and of course, admiring the artwork.
Full of political capturing, Hollywood reminiscences and pop art satire you’ll be spoilt for choices — of the art variety of course.
2. Sclater & Shoreditch High Street
Coming out of Shoreditch High Street station you’ll get an instant taste for the neighbourhood with a mural tunnel, staple art pieces and signature finds (like the Urban brain sculpture). A perfect way to start your day in the area, and likewise, get your camera ready.
3. Whitby Street
There’s a special place in my heart for Whitby street. Jimmy C’s pointillism style is amazing, and his work is splattered across the city. But there’s something about this piece that always makes me stop in my tracks. Although the work here changes quite often, it seems this piece is here to stay. No complaints!
4. Chance Street
If you want to add a pop of color to your stroll (and your Instagram feed) make your way over to Chance Street. Full of rainbow painted murals and all the geometric eye candy you could ask for, it’s definitely worth the peek.
5. Fashion Street
Home to the beautiful and the satire, you’ve got to head to Fashion Street. Tucked around Brick Lane it’s filled with feminine faces and drip paint musings. A quiet street with a row of artistic businesses it’s a great place to get your street art fix.
6. Princelet Street
Home to historic buildings and unique street art to match, Princelet street has some of the most interesting pieces on the art scene. From famous Stik sightings to politicized cartoons it’ll definitely make you want to stop and take in each piece.
7. Allen Gardens
Allen Gardens is what I like to think of as the “hidden pocket of Shoreditch”. One of those places you’d either have to know or stumble upon Allen Gardens is nestled in an alleyway off Brick Lane, revealing a huge park full of independent artists at a day’s work.
If you come mid-day you can catch artists spraying away new masterpieces while you take a neighbourhood pit-stop.
From Hoa’s giant crow to the beautiful black women colored in mosaics Hanbury street is a Shoreditch street art favorite. I love wanderings here and admiring all the details before popping back onto Brick Lane.
9. Holywell Lane & King John Court
A colorful block of street art Holywell Lane and King John Court lie adjacent, but the art is equally alluring. Tucked along the Citizen M Hotel be sure to roam around and catch the latest Shoreditch street art.
10. Gunthorpe Street
It doesn’t get more hidden gem than this. Wandering around I just so happened to stumble on this tunnel and like any travel blogger, I had to share.
Gunthorpe Street may take you a short-aways from central Shoreditch (Aldgate to be exact) but it’s definitely worth the wander to catch this artsy tunnel in action.
Bonus: Every Street in Shoreditch
Because the truth is nearly every corner in Shoreditch has art to be found. With so many hidden gems lying in every street simply take your time, roam the neighbourhood, and see it for yourself.
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