The list of things to do in London is so extensive, tourist usually go there for… what? A week? That the most visited locations are just the usual: Buckingham palace, Big Ben, London Eye… you know, the top 10 things to do in Trip Advisor. If the tourists we are talking about are interested in art, then they have more than a handful of museums that don’t request any fee to enter and have on exibition some of the best pieces of art and history from the whole world.
The east London street art? What is a graffiti, anyway? Vandalism? Well, according to some people from Keep Britain Tidy, yes. And they are, actually concerned about this demonstration of art (even Banksy murals).
The truth is, more and more tourist are approaching to this neighborhoods to see this paintings. It has become a trend and it`s on fashion (according to some tourist agencies). Traveler magazine says that it will pass, as every other trend in London.
Just put a foot on Brick Lane and you will be transported to a Modern Art Open Air Museum.
If you are more like the ‘tour kind of person’, don’t feel comfortable enough to go around on your own, or want some explanation of what you are seeing, or any other reason, here I leave some very interesting walking tours that might be helpful.
Free tours by foot
London Street Art Tours