London is one of the most famous cities in the world. Each year, millions of tourists flock in to have unique experiences which they can look back on for years to come. If you’re planning your first ever trip to the big city, we are sure that to-do list is already getting pretty long. It is true, that the opportunities of London are endless, and so we understand that you will want to experience as much as you possibly can during your stay. However, before book yourself up completely chock a-block with sightseeing, we recommend that you ensure that you don’t miss out on one of our favourite things in London. The Street Art Scene. A great way to spend a free afternoon in the city, the street artworks of London are wacky, unique, ever-changing and quite frankly, beautiful. So, read on to discover our favourite places for street art in the city.
Camden is one of the quirkier areas of London. Home to some of the grungiest shops, fashion and live music venues, this is the perfect place to experience one of the many characters that London is proud of. Here, you will discover Camden Market, which of course, is a sight to enjoy in itself, but there are also some wonderful examples of street art displayed across the area – making for a vibrant and interesting city walk. After a chilled out morning at the Montcalm Shoreditch Spa, we recommend that you catch the tube to Camden, and stroll down to Hawley Mews. This is where you’ll find some of the biggest names in the game’s artwork. Also, if you keep an eye out for the Beatrice Pub on Camden Road, then you’ll be able to spot an alleyway which is covered from head-to-toe with street art – and we don’t mean gang tags – we mean art!
Shoreditch is by far the trendiest neighbourhood in London. The young crowds dressed in clothes that bring them joy, rather than follow conventional fashion trends make for an atmosphere that allows you to believe that anything is possible if you just be yourself. By staying in the M by Montcalm Shoreditch, you will be immersing yourself in this energy – and your trip will be transformed because of it. Shoreditch is also home to some pretty special pieces of street art, from the monsters which look down from the rooftops of Grey Eagle Street to the impressively detailed and vivid designs on the iconic Brick Lane, a walk through Shoreditch is sure to not disappoint.
This one is a quick visit job. Waterloo Station is likely to be on your tube route at some point during your sightseeing from your M by Montcalm Hotel Shoreditch. Well, we recommend that you hop off at the station and have a look at Leake Street Tunnel which runs underneath the station. This is where Banksy held his Festival of Cans, and is now a legal place to display street art – so you just know you are going to be in for a treat!