Come and take a walk to one of London cherished street art corners: Brick Lane!
When I first moved to London, my student hall was only a 10-minute walk to Brick Lane in East London and I spent many Sundays walking around Brick Lane for a coffee with friends or paying a visit to the market for good bargained veg and fruit bowls. I knew how cool and vibrant Brick Lane was but my recent visit for a photo walk made me realise there was so much I had managed to miss out too.
Thanks to London4all which organised the Meetup, I made my way one Sunday morning to Aldgate East to discover a bit more about the Street art side of this part of London. Spoiler: I wasn’t disappointed!
Take the District line to Aldgate East and make your way into Brick Lane…(plan your journey with www.tfl.co.uk)
Do a bit of research – an interactive map of Brick Lane Street art can be found here:
or wander around the area and this is what you could see:
Getting a nice musical interlude on the way…
Only to discover later another little gem I had never heard about before: The Nomadic Garden. A little haven of peace and full of good vibes. The space was restored by a group of volunteers and turned into a secret garden for the community. It is full of huts, art works, allotments spots and a place for the community to gather. Reggae music was playing in the background as we arrived, some families were chatting away juice and coffee in hands, other chilled out…Read more about this original project here
The Nomadie Community Garden is situated on Fleet St Hill, London E1 5ES
This place was so colourful and perfect to take a few portrait shots of one of our friends and model Eloise Rosé
And after all that walking and exploring, make a move to Brick Lane great foodie market for a bit of substance.
According to the Evening Standard ‘There’s more food to be found on Brick Lane than in the street’s famous curry houses. The stretch of street from around the Old Truman Brewery up to Shoreditch High Street has regularly changing traders every day. On Sundays, the Sunday Up Market – within the Old Truman Brewery itself – has lots more international options to tempt you, along with craft and bric-a-brac stalls.
Find it: The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 6QL; Sunday, 10am-5pm (plus other days)
Make your way home dancing away with nice tunes and your head full of intriguing and colourful artworks
I hope you enjoyed this colourful visit with me. I would love to hear what is your favourite street art location!