Street Art in UK

By boolbee • Balade, Photo, Street art, Street art map • 20 May 2013

Last week I had a long week-end. It was a good opportunity to go see, with my own eyes, UK Street Art scene! And not only a possibility to see London street art but also Bristol, the birthplace of Banksy.

Thanks to Street Art London, we also made a little jump by Chichester and before have a glimpse of Brighton ! Here is the result of this definitely street art trip, led by a selection of maps (Invader, Banksy, Chichester festival map, and many more) !

First stop, Brighton and its Pier, place of a well known Banksy’s piece, Two policemen kissing. But it also has a rich graffiti and street art scene (Cassette Lord is well represented as a local street artist), depicted on our street art map from #3005 to #3055 but also in the gallery below.

Then, towards Chichester, where Street Art London build up a street art festival in association with the city. And so, we discovered some big names of the current scene, Roa, Dscreet, Stik, Christiaan Nagel, Hitnes, Thierry Noir, Run, Phelgm and Citizen Kane. This quiet and small town now features the finest street art pieces since early may. Unfortunately, we did not had time to look for Nunca, Liqen nor The Rolling People walls…
Pictures #3056 to #3068

Here we are, Bristol, as some people call it “The capital of street art”, and when you have the most known street artist coming from your city, Banksy, and a street art life evolving constantly, you are not far from it ! When you combine almost all street artists of the planet and two big festivals dedicated to the urban art you give birth to Bristol, from North Street (with Banksy, Phelgm, Fake, 3DOM, Stinkfish, Broken Fingaz, Buff Monster, Aspire, Ckone, Sweet Toof, ….), to Neslon Street, where See No Evil festival takes place (Nick Walker, M-City, Roa, L’Atlas, SatOne, Stik, Nychos, Inkie, Kashink, Conor Harrington, El Mac, Seize Happywallmaker, Pixel Pancho…), Bristol is a gold mine for street art fans and even for art lovers. Unfortunately, again, we did not had the time to take a look to the Upfest festival, in the south of Bristol, where there are even more pieces (Herakut, Faith47…). This is a Street Art City !
Pictures #3069 to #3346

We finished our trip with London, mostly East London, from Old Street to Shoreditch. As London is one of the most securised city (with CCTV) all Urban Art is concentrated in those aeras and it is not counterproductive ! Indeed, styles, artists, concepts are mixed together for a rich and colorfull set! Here we can see big walls with small pieces, here a space of free expression. You will be able to see some of these artists, working sometimes (DALeast and Dede here) : DALeast, Mr. Brainwash, Banksy, London Police, The Toaster, Robbo, Run, Stik, Cranio, Roa, Jimmy C., EndLess, Phelgm, Ben Eine, Conor Harrington, Dscreet, Thierry Noir, Invader, Dede, Chritiaan Nagel, Broken Fingaz, Alec Monopoly, Sweet Toof, Kid Acne, Malarky, C215, Jana & JS, Trashbird, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, D*Face, FinDAC, Paul Don Smith, FakeFaith47, Ronzo, Vhils, El Mac, The Rolling People…

Yes and this is just what we found this time, artists do not stop the resupplying of fresh, new and stunning pieces of art ! As we arrived, we found new Invader, DALeast, Faith47, Dede… It is worth visiting this neighbourhood more than one time as it is for Bristol!
Pictures #3347 to #3663

Take a look at this drop of street art pictures in our street art map :

And here is a little selection :

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