There are many things to like about the Street Art Tour. Number one is the guide. Pepe is brilliant. You can just tell how much the subject means to him and his enthusiasm is infectious. He’s very knowledgeable about the art too and he’s happy to answer all the questions you can possibly think off. During the tour I learnt that Pepe lives in the area, and the talented guide actually knows some of the street artists themselves.
The second thing is the area itself. Shoreditch is such an incredible place at the moment and there is so much to do. The tour spends quite a bit of time in Brick Lane and I highly recommend the area. This part of Shoreditch is rightly famous for it’s cuisine but the area, once the home of the brewing trade, is also full of incredible architecture, great restaurants, cool fashion shops and great street food.
One of the main reasons I decided to do the tour a second time was that I really wanted to see a few of the art works again. However, as we approached each location, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. In many cases the art had been painted over! Thankfully, in the majority of cases, what had replaced those lost masterpieces was equally good if not better. I suppose that’s a good metaphor for Shoreditch in general – constantly changing but continually getting better.
The walk takes place every Sunday* at 1.45 pm. The guide will be waiting just outside of the Bishopsgate West Exit of Liverpool Street Tube. (Meet at the top of the escalator by the Wasabi kiosk).
The Street Art Walking Tour takes place every Sunday between 11am and 1pm. More information about the tour can be found here.
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*Except Dec. 24