2016 – A Year Of Street Art & Graffiti In Leake Street

At this point in our series of reviews of the last year we are heading down over to South London and taking a look back at the year of Street Art & Graffiti in Leake Street. Leake Street represents London’s premier legal Graffiti location, located in the Old Vic tunnels beneath Waterloo Station, made famous as a result of Banksy’s CANS Festivals and has since gone on to become host to many a Paint Jam now. No other place in London offers such a high turnover of fresh works, with several new pieces guaranteed to be spied daily. It is quite rare in fact to pass through and not find at least someone working on their newest piece – or for that matter someone taking out someones newest piece.

Compared with 2015 this year has presented far fewer Paint Jams but this doesn’t mean we have fallen short of seeing many wonderful works, being fortunate in catching before defaced or just replaced, in a way making a good find in Leake Street one of the most rewarding. Sadly it appears that Leake Street’s days as London’s premier legal painting destinations are numbered as the tunnel is being developed in preparation for what rumour has it will be coffee shops and eateries, so this maybe the last chance we have to present an entire calendar years worth of happenings in this dingy yet magical place. Some visits are more interesting than others, but it is rare to pass through and not find something new to catch your eye, so without further ado here is a year of London Calling Blog visits to Leake Street through 2016.

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Work by SkyHigh.

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Work by Tizer.

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Work by Nelius.

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Work by Sterling.

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Work by Marc Craig.

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Work by POW.

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Work by Lifer.

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Work by Neliius.

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Work by Olivier Roubieu. You can view more images of this piece including some progress shots in our post (covered here).

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Work by Toas.

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Work by Olivier Roubieu. You can view more images of this piece in our post (covered here).

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Work by Nelius.

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Work by Crede.

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Work by Soda. You can view more images of this piece in our post (covered here).

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Work by Lovepusher.  You can view more images of this piece in our post (covered here).

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Work by Lovepusher. You can view more images of this piece in our post (covered here).

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Work by Nelius.

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Work by Niser.

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Work by ???

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Work by Autone.

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Work by Pali.

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Work by POW.

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Work by ???

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Work by Marc Craig.

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Work by Kaes.

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Work by Core246.

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Work by Artista.

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Work by SkyHigh.

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Work by ???.

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Work by Geak.

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Work by ???.

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Work by Crede.

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Work by Nelius.

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Work by Toas. 

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Work by Pali.

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Work by SkyHigh. You can view more images of this piece in our post (covered here).

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Work by Lovepusher. You can view more images of this piece in our post (covered here).

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Work by Neist.

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Work by Kaes.

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Work by Olivier Roubieu.

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Work by SkyHigh.

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Work by The Real Dill.

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Work by Wrist77, ???, ??? & Pali.

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Work by JXC. You can view more images of this piece in our post (covered here).

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Work by Chinagirl Tile.

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Work by ??? for Femme Fierce.

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Work by Giusi Tomasello for Femme Fierce.

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Work by Jane Mutiny for Femme Fierce.

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Work by SkyHigh.

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Work by SkyHigh.

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Works by Airborne Mark & Olivier Roubieu.

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Work by Airborne Mark.

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Work by Oliver Roubieu.

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Work by Hannah Adamaszek & Olivier Roubieu. You can view more images of this piece in our post (covered here).

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Work by Samer.

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Works by Cab69/Dis1, Wrist77 & Pali for the Do1Cancer Paint Jam. You can view more on this work including some progress shots and the many other works from this great event in our post (covered here).

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Work by Roo for the Do1Cancer Paint Jam.

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Work by Gnasher for the Do1Cancer Paint Jam.

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Works from Wrist77 & Pali for the Do1Cancer Paint Jam.

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Work by Pali for the Do1Cancer Paint Jam.

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Work by Wrist77 for the Do1Cancer Paint Jam.

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Work by Cab69 & Dis1 for the Do1Cancer Paint Jam.

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Works by Woskerski, Niser & ??? for the Do1Cancer Paint Jam.

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Work by Woskerski for the Do1Cancer Paint Jam.

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Work by Niser for the Do1Cancer Paint Jam.

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Work by ??? for the Do1Cancer Paint Jam.

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Work by Ekto for the Do1Cancer Paint Jam.

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Work by Hero32 for the Do1Cancer Paint Jam.

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Work by VanDali for the Do1Cancer Paint Jam.

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Work by Cran & Dahkoh for the Do1Cancer Paint Jam.

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Work by JXC for the Do1Cancer Paint Jam.

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Work by Lifer for the Do1Cancer Paint Jam.

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Work by Samer for the Do1Cancer Paint Jam.

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Works by Samer.& SkyHigh for the Do1Cancer Paint Jam.

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Work by Samer for the Do1Cancer Paint Jam.

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Work by SkyHigh for the Do1Cancer Paint Jam.

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Work by SoFly for the Do1Cancer Paint Jam.

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Works by Pyklops & Unity for the Do1Cancer Paint Jam.

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Work by Unity for the Do1Cancer Paint Jam.

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Work by SkyHigh with this beautiful tribute to fellow Graffiti Writer Hush who sadly passed away this year. You can view more images of this piece in our post (covered here).

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Works by Toile, Sorez, Nelius, Rico4059. SkyHigh, Core246, Bons and Ante.

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Works by Toile, Sorez & Nelius.

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Work by Rico4059.

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Works by SkyHigh, Core246, Bons and Ante.

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Works by Rico4059, SkyHigh & Core246.

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Work by Roo.

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Work by SkyHigh.

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Work by SkyHigh.

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Work by Lifer & Wrist77.

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Work by Lifer.

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Work by Wrist77.

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Work by Sorez.

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Work by Toas.

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Works by Dahkoh, Captain Kris & The Real Dill.

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Work by Captain Kris.

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Says it all!

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Work by Dahkoh.

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Work by Captain Kris.

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Work by The Real Dill.

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“A Nightmare On Leake Street” – Heralding the start of the most impressive production we here at London Calling Blog have yet to see in London with this Halloween inspired work. You can view more images of this piece in our post (covered here).

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Works by Roo, Teaser, SkyHigh, Alone, Ekto, JXC, Core246, Ster, Toile, & Hertze as part of the “A Nightmare On Leake Street” Production.

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Work by Roo as part of the “A Nightmare On Leake Street” Production.

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Works by Roo, Teaser & SkyHigh as part of the “A Nightmare On Leake Street” Production.

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Works by Teaser & SkyHigh as part of the “A Nightmare On Leake Street” Production.

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Works by Alone & Ekto as part of the “A Nightmare On Leake Street” Production.

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Works by Teaser, SkyHigh, Alone & Ekto as part of the “A Nightmare On Leake Street” Production.

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Works by Alone, Ekto & JXC as part of the “A Nightmare On Leake Street” Production.

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Work by JXC as part of the “A Nightmare On Leake Street” Production.

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Works by JXC, Core246 & Ster as part of the “A Nightmare On Leake Street” Production.

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Works by Core246 & Ster as part of the “A Nightmare On Leake Street” Production.

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Works by Toile & Hertse as part of the “A Nightmare On Leake Street” Production.

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Works by Core246,  Ster, Toile, Hertse & Samer as part of the “A Nightmare On Leake Street” Production.

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Work by Samer as part of the “A Nightmare On Leake Street” Production.

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Works by Samer, Nelius & Ante as part of the “A Nightmare On Leake Street” Production.

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Works by Nelius & Ante as part of the “A Nightmare On Leake Street” Production.

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Works by Teaser, SkyHigh, Alone, Ekto, JXC, Core246, Ster, Toile, Hertze & Samer as part of the “A Nightmare On Leake Street” Production.

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Work by oNION as part of the “A Nightmare On Leake Street” Production.

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Work by Marc Craig.

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Work by Marc Craig.

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Work by Lifer.

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Work by Gnasher on the Leake Street ceiling.

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Work by ??? & Samer.

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Work by Toas.

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Work by Aspire.

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Work by Tizer ID.

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Work by Toas.

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