London: A Street Art Hub

The capital of the UK is renowned for many reasons; its fantastic culture, its shopping experiences, and its mixture of historic and modern architecture which is some of the oldest and most visited in the world. Complete with museums that are home to some of the finest pieces of art and design in the world, London is one of the most vibrant and cultured cities in the world. However, it is not just inside the walls of museums or in Trafalgar Square that monuments and artistic flare are displayed; art it is all over this cosmopolitan city. Street art in its raw format is simply any art that is developed in a public space. While some may immediately presume this means graffiti, street art has become a refined feature that is regarded with high acclaim by many. There is a variety of street arts, some of which include: sculptures, street installations, projections, 3D art, sticker art and graffiti. Some artists have even been known to use sand to create incredible sculptures in the floor; chalk has been another notable favourite. To learn more about street art in London click here: http://www.eastendtours.com/street-art-london-tour/

So what is it that draws street artists to London’s streets?the Beatles on a London wall

The streets of London are awash with historical buildings, and modern structures in between, leading to a varied mix of materials and styles in one place. When street artists are planning their next piece, they will invariably have to decide what kind of texture and material they are going to base it on. In some cases, this may result in an illegal positioning of their art on the side of buildings, or alternatively, it could mean the selection of a pavement most suited to a chalk drawing.

A further reason behind London being a prominent choice for artists is its rich and abundant availability of inspiration. With millions of people entering the capital on daily basis, from all walks of life, with all kinds of stories written across their faces, it is an ideal place to people watch and allow the imagination and inspiration to flow.

Why visit London and its street art?

First and foremost, it is crucial to remember that street art is free and as such, the artist intends for it to be viewed by as many people as possible. Walking in and around cities is one of the best ways to take in all the culture and sights. So when planning your next visit to the Capital, keep in mind that you needn’t spend hundreds on excursions and expensive museum entries when there is plenty of art on show in and around the streets, waiting to be observed and interpreted.

London is a large city with hundreds of tiny and winding streets, but also plenty of large districts that can prove easy to get swallowed up in if you don’t have the right person to take you round. We have the perfect street art tour which will offer you a guided tour and a selection of the finest street art London has to offer. Visit http://www.eastendtours.com/ to see what other tours are on offer.

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