1 // The Geometric Galaxy
Coming in at number one is a brand new find in the heart of Notting Hill. Likelihood is you’ve already seen it from the Boden colour walk a few weeks ago (hence Natasha and I rushing to see it) but this baby is the perfect insta backdrop, despite some people deciding to dump some junk right by it – who does that?! Tip: Don’t make like me and wear a splash of colour to ensure your outfit enhances the art.
2 // The Botanical Baby
Lyme Grove, London E9 6PX
3 // The Walala Walk
Southwark Street, London SE1 0HR (head for The Harlequin Building)
4 // The Olympic Swirl
5 // The Broken Fingaz
6 // The Flash
Another day, another floor, and this time for pattern legends Eley Kishimoto. The Flash Crossings by The Dogstar in Brixton were another LDF addition but should be here for the foreseeable future, unless the abrupt stepping into the road for ‘shoefies’ gets complained about too much. Yellow, Red, Green or monochrome – which one will you choose?
Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 8LQ
7 // The Ever-changing Wall
Ada Street, London E8
8 // The Knowledge of the Northcote
Another little baby in my local area of Leyton. This mural by Wood Street Walls depicts everything right with feminism, hospitality and just plain doing it right in terms of owning a pub. ‘The Northcote welcomes all free thinkers, activists, feminists, movers and shakers. Our pub is your home’ is just the last phrase on this wise wall of words and when you can combine art with a G&T in a community-led venue, well why wouldn’t you?
Northcote Arms, 110 Grove Green Road, E11 4EL
9 // The Wild World
Although a little different from my usual graphic prints, this collaboration between Imagine Illustration and Steve McCracken is quite the surprise when wandering down Regents Canal. With only a small part of the wall featured above, this mural makes you stop and wonder what the hell is actually happening. Both illustrators seem to have a thing for visual messaging so delve inside their brains through the piece and interpret as you wish. If the verdict is undecided, just marvel at the use of monochrome paired with splashes of colour instead – you’re welcome.
Regent’s Canal Towpath, Kings Cross, London (head from Granary Square entrance)
10 // Tottenham Court Road Tiles
Despite not technically being street art, the Tottenham Court Road tiling makes it on this list purely for its vastness and cultural history. The Eduardo Paolozzi designed mural is the perfect colour pop for the London commute and the main circular hall is one that needs attention, as much as TFL try and whisk you around it. This has got to be one of the most inspired and celebrated Transport for London commissions but baffling as it may seem, people do still have the blinkers on and miss the Pop Art greatness – don’t be that person.
Tottenham Court Road Tube Station, Oxford St, Soho, London W1