In photos: Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Here’s a selection of photos taken around Brick Lane and Shoreditch showing off some of the street art that pretty much covers the main thoroughfares.

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

First, an ‘official’ installation, called ‘Trading Places.’ The façade recreates the front of Baker & Son, once a family run butcher shop at 37 Norton Falgate from 1910, while the building on the right ‘pays homage’ to Taj Stores, one of the UK’s first Bengali shops.

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Walking into Shoreditch and the sticker density hits maximum.

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Old Victorian alley is heavily tagged.

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Paintwork detail.

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Closed shop covered in stickers.

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Artwork by Jimmy C at Whitby St, Shoreditch. The artist is best known for his Bowie mural in Brixton.

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Bowie hotline.

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London]

Mick Taylor from the Rolling Stones in his 60s finery.

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Nuts.

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Post box artwork.

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

If you’re in the area, visiting the beigel shops of Brick Lane is essential. I’m not so sure about this recently introduced gimmick though: I prefer to buy a dozen of the traditional beigels next door, straight from the bakery and just 25p each.

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Street art.

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

The former Shoreditch station is now covered in Star Wars-themed artwork.

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

See photos of the last days of Shoreditch tube station here.

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

‘He left me hanging while I was alone and high.’

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Stickers, sign and sky.

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London
Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Large scale artwork.

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

Street art and graffiti of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, East London

More:

London’s Shoreditch turns into Williamsburg (circa 2005)
Join in with the discussion about the area here