London Mural Festival

8 Things To See at the London Mural Festival

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A new art festival is brightening up the city's streets this month

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The pandemic has restricted artists worldwide, but there’s one area of creativity that hasn’t been affected: street art. In fact, the colourful art form has thrived over the past few months – and it’s now being celebrated in a new city-wide event, the London Mural Festival.

The festival was always in the pipeline, but its significance is even greater in the context of the current climate, particularly with new Tier 2 rules encouraging us to spend more time in the open air. Over 200 artists have painted  75 large-scale works in locations across the city, from Walthamstow to Wembley Park. Read on for our top picks of what to see, from futuristic bridges to canal boats to giant portraits. You can also access a map of all the artworks here.

Featured image: Insa, a psychedelic boat. See it at NCP Car Park, Whitechapel, E1 7RA

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What To See at the London Mural Festival

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Adele Renault

Feathered wall in Stratford

40 Water Lane, Stratford, E15 4NL

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Camile Walala

Futuristic bridge installation in Canary Wharf

Adams Plaza Bridge, Canary Wharf, E14 5AR

London Mural Festival

David Shillinglaw

Giant montage at Zetland House

5-25 Scrutton St, Shoreditch, EC2A 4HJ

London Mural Festival

Mr.Cenz

A colourful portrait in Crystal Palace

233 Holmesdale Rd, South Norwood, SE25 6PR

London Mural Festival

Hunto

Eye popping colours in Walthamstow

9 Higham Hill Rd, Walthamstow, E17 6DY

London Mural Festival

Insa

An animated mural in Whitechapel

NCP Car Park, Whitechapel, E1 7RA

 

London Mural Festival

Smug

A portrait of 85-year-old June Barber, who’s lived on the Webheath estate for 50 years

Webheath Estate, NW6 2JS

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Conor Harrington

Abstract realism masterpiece in Greenwich

71 Trafalgar Rd, Greenwich, SE10 9TS