Culture Trip's Guide to the London Mural Festival

Camille Walala's revamp of Adams Plaza Bridge in Canary Wharf is one of the highlights of the London Mural Festival
Camille Walala's revamp of Adams Plaza Bridge in Canary Wharf is one of the highlights of the London Mural Festival | © London Mural Festival / Sean Pollock
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Editorial Manager29 September 2020
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From September 2020, the London Mural Festival (LMF) showcases spectacular street art from the biggest names in the industry. Here’s Culture Trip’s interactive guide to what you should to look out for and where to find it.

As more than 150 artists descend on London to create more than 40 works of art for the inaugural LMF, Culture Trip has made it easy for you to work your way around the city with a handy guide to all the exhibition you need to know about. The list will be updated as more murals are revealed throughout the month, so you won’t miss a thing.

Stronger Together

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Ben Eine & Rachel Joy - London Mural Festival - 187 Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, E10 7PN
© London Mural Festival

British artists Ben Eine and Rachel Joy have created this bright design along one of the busiest commuter routes in Leyton, northeast London.

BelleVille

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Camille Walala 1 (WIP) - London Mural Festival - Rich Mix, Redchurch Street, E1 6LA
© London Mural Festival

Camille Walala’s design for the popular Rich Mix in Shoreditch is close to where the artist is based in East London.

Adams Plaza Bridge

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Camille Walala 1 - London Mural Festival - Adams Plaza Bridge, Canary Wharf, E14 - Photo credit - Sean Pollock
© London Mural Festival / Sean Pollock

Another colourful creation by Camille Walala, this is the popular artist’s first bridge makeover.

The Electric Barge

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© London Mural Festival

Katrina Adams proves that you can find works from the LMF in the most unexpected places. This floating barge is located close to Sheldon Square in Paddington.

Happy Go Lucky

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Luke Smile - London Mural Festival - 151 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, E1 6SB-
© London Mural Festival

Brick Lane is one of the trendiest parts of London, and Luke Smile perfectly captures the spirit of the place here.

Shoreditch Mural by Mad C

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Mad C 1 - London Mural Festival - 1 Chance Street, Shoreditch, 1 Chance Street, E1 6JT
Shoreditch mural by Mad C | © London Mural Festival

German artist Mad C has given this property a complete makeover to brighten up the surrounding streets.

Better Together

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Better Together mural
© London Mural Festival / Chris Winter

This large-scale work can be found in Wembley Park and is a great example of the eye-popping art the Pref is famous for.

Seb Lester's Holborn Mural

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Seb Lester - London Mural Festival - 10 John Street, Holborn, WC1N 2ED
Seb Lester's Holborn Mural | © London Mural Festival

Text from 14th-century Persian poet Hafez has been woven into this spectacular wall on the side of a property in Holborn.

Adele Renault Mural

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Adele Renault - London Mural Festival - 40 Water Ln, Maryland, E15 4NL
© London Mural Festival

Belgian artist Adele Renault has dedicated this mural to two local schoolgirls who watched her create it on the side of a house in Stratford.

D*Face Theatro Technis

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D_Face - London Mural Festival - Theatro Technis, 26 Crowndale Road, NW1 1TT
© London Mural Festival

A typically cool slice of exuberance from D*Face, who has collaborated with Zippo for this project.

Woskerski

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Woskerski - London Mural Festival - Toynbee street _ 59 Wentworth ST, E1 7TD
© London Mural Festival

This tasty mural is on the junction of Toynbee Street and Wentworth Street in East London. Culture Trip wonders what inspired Poland’s Woskerski to come up with this design?

Keep Your Mind Busy

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© London Mural Festival

Gary Stranger’s mural in Leyton gets more complex the longer you look at it. The stark black-and-white design is certainly a talking point for locals.

Forever Beta

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Nerone - London Mural Festival - 25 Holywell Row Hackney, EC2A 4XE
© London Mural Festival

Bringing a little bit of love back to London, Nerone has worked with independent creative and innovation company Forever Beta for this floral design.

Mur0ne Mural

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Mur0ne - London Mural Festival - 37 Cruickshank Rd E15 1SR
© London Mural Festival

Spanish artist Mur0ne has taken full advantage of the large canvas he was given to create a spectacular mural in Stratford

Lucy Mclauchlan Mural

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Lucy McLauchlan - London Mural Festival - 390 Grove Green Rd, Leytonstone, E11 4AP
© London Mural Festival

Lucy Mclauchlan has the unusual task of decorating the side of a building already covered in a pebble-dash exterior. The resulting mural has a unique texture that elevates the work.

1Up Stratford

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1Up - London Mural Festival - Carpenters & Docklands Centre, 98 Gibbins Rd, London E15 2HU
© London Mural Festival

Influential German street artists 1Up Crew have taken over a large space in East London. The location is close to Stratford station and within sight of the Olympic Stadium.

Dale Grimshaw Hackey Wick

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Dale Grimshaw - London Mural Festival - 92 White Post Ln, Hackney Wick, E9 5EN
© London Mural Festival

Over on Dale’s excellent Instagram account, you can see the British artist struggle with the heat and potential vertigo to create this mural. There’s also a strong political message associated with this piece.

Fate, Iamone and Suiko

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© London Mural Festival

Mates Fate, Iamone and Suiko have combined for this painted facade in Peckham. To celebrate, they even had a socially distanced celebratory launch and now you can see the work, too.

Things I Did This Year

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Marija (5)
© London Mural Festival

Lithuanian artist Marija Tiurina has created a set of illustrations entitled Things I Did This Year. They are a combination of ideas that are literal, metaphorical, funny and “a little dark”, according to Marija.

Mr Cenz Norwood

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© London Mural Festival

Opposite his beloved Selhurst Park, home of Crystal Palace Football Club, local artist Mr Cenz has worked on this piece to brighten up his part of South London. If you look closely there’s even a message in there to his club’s famous mascot.

Smug

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Smug 1 - London Mural Festival - Ash House, Netherwood Street, NW6 2JS
© London Mural Festival

Australian trailblazer Smug has created this large design in Camden which is typical of the portrait style we are used to seeing from the popular artist. This is also where you will find a new murals by several artists including Epok & Piro as well.

Adriana Jaros Design

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Adriana Jaros - London Mural Festival - 95 Essex Road (junction griggs Road)
© London Mural Festival

Venezualan concept designer and artist Adriana Jaros has a distinctive style that has been seen around the world. This bold mural can be found in East London.

Carl Cashman

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Carl Cashman - London Mural Festival - Leadenhall Building
© London Mural Festival

Standing out among the smoked glass and brushed metal of modern buildings in the financial district, this mural by Carl Cashman is certain to cause a stir.

Choots Blashford

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Choots - London Mural Festival - Blashford Estate, NW3 3RU
© London Mural Festival

This piece can be found in the Blashford Estate in Camden. The side to look out for is the monochrome design.

David Shillinglaw Hoxton

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© London Mural Festival

Who are we to argue with the artist’s own description of this mural as “Proof that planet Earth is a board game floating in space”?

DRT London

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DRT - London Mural Festival - Leadenhall Building

Another colourful creation in the heart of the City. This DRT design is in the same area as Carl Cashman’s mural.

Ed Hicks Westfield

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Ed Hicks - London Mural Festival - 5 Westfield Avenue, Stratford
© London Mural Festival

The popular Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford has a new attraction. Ed Hicks’s mural is within sight of the Olympic Stadium.

Faunagraphic

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Faunagraphic - London Mural Festival - 1Essex Close, , E17 6JS
© London Mural Festival

The Kestrel & Magnolia is an ornithological highlight in Walthamstow from the London Mural Festival. The closest Tube station is Blackhorse Road on the Victoria Line.

Hunto

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Hunto - London Mural Festival - 9 Higham Hill Rd, E17 6DY
© London Mural Festival

Let’s stay in Walthamstow for our next mural, with Hunto creating this painting which is very different from the other examples we’ve seen in the area.

Unmoored Barge

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Our second barge – and this one is constantly on the move! If you’re lucky, you’ll find this fantastic design on the canals around Hackney Wick. Artist INSA will also have another mural going up around Whitechapel during the festival period.

Portrait of Theresa

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Jimmy C - London Mural Festival - 100 Mare St, E8 3FG
© London Mural Festival

Jimmy C decided to base his work on a local resident who was born in Hackney after her parents moved to London from Sierra Leone.

Mr Penfold Walthamstow

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Mr.Penfold 1 - London Mural Festival - 85 Byron Rd Walthamstow, E17 4SN
© London Mural Festival

A neat design by Mr Penfold can be found just off one of the main roads that run through Walthamstow.

Nerone

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NERONE - London Mural Festival - 25 Holywell Row Hackney, EC2A 4XE
© London Mural Festival

French artist Nerone has based his latest mural on his soulmate, a London-based designer originally from his home country.

Otto Hackney

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Otto - London Mural Festival - 100 Mare St, E8 3FG
© London Mural Festival

This crafty design needs to be seen in person to fully appreciate the effort Chilean artist Otto has gone to in an attempt to trick your mind.

Rosie Woods

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Rosie Woods - London Mural Festival - 5-25 Scrutton St, Hackney, EC2A 4HJ
© London Mural Festival

Rosie Woods has been a prominent supporter of the London Mural Festival and her recent interview on the BBC highlights the work that has gone into many of the murals by female artists.

Run Lower Clapton

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Run - London Mural Festival - 180 Chatsworth Rd, E5 0LT
© London Mural Festival

A delightfully playful mural by Italian artist Run has been amusing locals in Lower Clapton ever since it was completed.

Sr X Believe in Me

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Sr.X - London Mural Festival - 2 Quex Rd, NW6 4PH
© London Mural Festival

This popular design in Maida Vale has received positive reactions, so much so that artist Sr X will be releasing the work as a print soon.

Subset

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Subset - London Mural Festival - 85 Gordon Rd, SE15 2AF
© London Mural Festival

Mysterious artist Subset manages to confuse and amaze in equal measure with this distinctive design, which is elevated by the stark background.

These recommendations were updated on September 29, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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