Rivington Street is very much in the heart of Shoreditch running from Old Street at the top to Shoreditch High Street at the bottom. This street is an absolutely gem for street art, mainly at the Shoreditch High Street end of the street. Here there are 20 odd pieces to see all in a 2-3 minute radius.You can see works from UK and international artists boasting some of the best street artists active at current, including Banksy, Thierry Noir, C215 & David Walker. This is a street not to be missed. Enjoy.
Coming from Old Street end of Rivingston Street, this is the first piece of street art you will be confronted with by french artist Thierry Noir, who is something of a legend in the street art world, famed for painting the Berlin Wall virtually every day between 1984 & 1989. He also has 2 more pieces in this street. Worth the visit just to see work from such an insitution if you will, in the street art world.
Just further on you will be greeted by this piece from Zadok.
Next to this is a rather playful piece from Brazilian artist Cranio.
Opposite the last Cranio piece there is a little dead end alley, and down here on the left you will find this second piece from Cranio. I had been here many times before curiosity got the better of me and I took a look around the corner and was rewarded for effort.
Just on from the first Cranio back on Rivington Street is this small piece from Italian artist -Alo- who has certainly been active in London over the last year.
Next you will be confronted with one of my favourite current pieces of street art in London by David Walker, a UK artist now residing in Berlin. His portraits are just beautiful.
As you reach the corner of the building this comical piece from Mau Mau can be spied.
As you turn the slight corner where Mau Mau’s piece resides this lovely piece from Columbian artist Stinkfish can be seen.
With this piece from Stik right next to it.
A tiny walk along on the other side of this street where all the last art pieces where lies the nightclub Cargo, but don’t worry it is open during the day for tea & coffee. Which is just as well as there is some great art to be seen in this little courtyard, starting with the second Thierry Noir piece outside the gate.
This bar is certainly of note to anyone interested in street art on a whole or if you just want to take advantage of the fact that the Cargo’s tiny courtyard boasts two pieces from Banksy. Nowhere else in London can claim that and they are just several wall spaces apart.
The first typically tongue-in-cheek Banksy work ‘Guard Dog’.
This great piece from Israeli artists Broken Fingaz Crew, has seen better days, but this pair are regular visitors to London and their work is always a treat to see.
Next in the courtyard is this piece from Ozmo.
Next up is a real gem in the London street art crown, a rather large piece from French artist C215. C215 has long been a regular visitor to London, placing his stencils all over the East End, often slightly tucked away. His work has also been the subject to much vandalism, so its great to see such a well preserved piece from such a formidable talent.
In the corner at the end of this tiny run of walls is the second Banksy piece ‘His Masters Voice’.
As you exit the Cargo courtyard directly on your left is this recently added stencil piece from female London artist Bambi.
In the little courtyard just next to the previous Bambi piece and opposite the Cargo courtyard, if you can gain access, you will see this delightful piece from Vibes painted on a steel cage.
A spoof Blue Plaque from an unknown artist.
Just as you begin to enter the railway arch you will see Thierry Noir’s third piece in this street.