A Street Art Guide To Penge

Seeing as our Street Art Community Project in Penge aka SprayExhibition20 has thus far exceeded our wildest expectations and there are now some 82 artworks to be spied around town we thought we would put together a free Street Art Guide to Penge. This walk will take you a few hours (depending how long you stop to admire the artwork and take photos along the way) and is a short walk from either Penge East or Anerley Station. Our walk begins and ends at Penge East Station, where the art trail begins pretty much as soon as you leave the station and can be completed in 14 easy steps. We would also suggest taking the tour on a Sunday in order to have the best chance of catching the dozen or so shutters that have been painted down and in all their glory.

1: Exit Penge East Station and turn left into St Johns Road where the Street Art trail begins with a selection of 6 works by Decolife, Dotmasters, Artista, Chinagirl Tile, Carleen De Sozer & Dope.

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‘Golden Goddess’ by Carleen De Sozer.

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Works by Artista, Chinagirl Tile & Dope in St Johns Road.

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Work from Chinagirl Tile in St Johns Road.

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Work by Dotmasters in St Johns Road.

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Work by Maniac in St Johns Road.

2: When done at this first stop carry on along St Johns Road until you reach the main road and turn left, cross at the zebra crossing, turn left and then take the first right into Maple Road, a road now containing 20 artworks. Stay on the right hand side and between 197 & 199 Maple Road you will see a gate leading to a little courtyard where you can find the first six, almost hidden artworks, along this stretch of town.

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Work by Artista.

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Works by Dotmasters.

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Work by Vanesa Longchamp.

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Work by Decolife.

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Work by Coloquix.

3: When done in the courtyard turn around and head right back on to Maple Road where you will immediately stumble upon works by Decolife & Aspire and then you shall come upon a garden wall containing work from DRT just in front of you, then cross over to see a selection of works from Woskerski, Airborne Mark, Morgazmik, Falko1, Zina, Artista & Hunto.

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Work by Decolife in Maple Road.

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Work by Aspire in Maple Road.

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Work by DRT in Maple Road.

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Work by Woskerski in Maple Road.

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Works by Airborne Mark, Motgandy, Zina & Artista in Maple Road.

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‘Aslan’ by Airborne Mark in Maple Road.

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Work by Morgazmik in Maple Road.

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Work by Falko1 in Maple Road.

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Work by Zina in Maple Road.

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Work by Artista in Maple Road.

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Work by Hunto in Maple Road.

4: When you reach the wall by Hunto, cross over and carry on up Maple Road until you reach a pair of walls painted by Irony & Ant Carver respectively, as well as a series of shutters by Aero, Artista & Decolife.

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‘The Price Of Everything’ by Irony in Maple Road.

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Work by Aero in Maple Road.

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Work by Ant Carver in Maple Road.

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Works by Decolife & Aero in Maple Road.

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Work by Dotmasters in Maple Road.

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Works by Decolife & Artista in Maple Road.

5: Continue along Maple Road until you reach the junction with Hawthorne Grove and you will find a mass of works by some 13 artists on our takeover of the former Golden Lion pub including works from Thisone, Frankie Strand, Weardoe, HNRX, Morgazmik, DRT, Autone, Decolife, Woskerski, New Art Rioter, Hunto, Artista, Airborne Mark & Dope.

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Works by Thisone, Frankie Strand/Weardoe, HNRX & Morgazmik for our takeover of the former Golden Lion in Maple Road, Penge.

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Works by Frankie Strand, DRT, Decolife, Autone, Woskerski, New Art Rioter, Hunto & Sr. X for our takeover of the former Golden Lion in Hawthorne Grove, Penge.

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Works by Dope & Hunto (above) and Artista, Woskerski & Airborne Mark (bottom) for our takeover of the former Golden Lion in Hawthorne Grove, Penge.

6: Carry on up Maple Road until you spy this garden wall painted by Airborne Mark across the street and be sure to peak around the corner in Stodart Road to spy works by Falko1 & Artista.

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Work by Airborne Mark in Maple Road.

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Work by Artista in Stodart Road.

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Work by Falko1 in Stodart Road.

7: From here head back onto Maple Road and cross over and turn into Jasmine Grove carry on right the way through the grove and veer firstly right for 5 or so minutes to see a shipping container painted by Nerone and the turn around and carry on back to the end of the road steering into Anerley Station Road until you reach the shutter painted by Artista.

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Work by Nerone in Oakfield Road.

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8: Carry on past Artista’s shutter and take a left on Elmers End Road for a good 7-8 minutes until you reach the corner of Marlowe Road on your right, turn here and carry on until to fifth turning on your left leads you into Ashleigh Road for a fantastic scene that is well worth the detour by Boe & Irony. 

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Work by Boe & Irony in Ashleigh Road.

9. When done here come back the way you came until you reach the main road, cross over the road, turn right and take the immediate left into Ravenscroft Road where you can find a trio of works by Woskerski, DRT/Coloquix and Soureye as well as a piece further along the road by Morgazmik.

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Works by Woskerski, DRT & Soureye in Ravenscroft Road.

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Updated post-collaboration from DRT & Coloquix.

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Work by Morgazmik in Ravenscroft Road.

10: Carry on along Ravenscroft Road until you reach Avenue Road and take the first left, followed by the first right onto Percy Road to spy work by Artista on a garden wall. From here head back onto Avenue Road and turn right until reach the Croydonn Road at the end and take a right where after a 5 minutes or so walk on your left you will reach Evelina Road with a set of works by Dan Kitchener, Fanakapan, DZIA & DRT.

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Work by Artista in Percy Road.

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‘Jam’ by Dan Kitchener in Evelina Road.

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‘Fragile Dog Syndrome’ by Fanakapan in Evelina Road.

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Work by DZIA in Evelina Road.

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Work by DRT in Evelina Road.

11: From here head back around the corner to Croydon Road, turning left until you reach the Pawleyne Arms pub on the corner of Croydon Road & Penge High Street who have donated their garden space to become quite the little gallery in its own right and currently featuring works from DRT, Artista, Soureye, Woskerski, Airborne Mark, Delgan & Nig.

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Work by DRT in the Pawleyne Arms.

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Works by Artista & Soureye in the Pawleyne Arms.

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Work by Woskerski in the Pawleyne Arms.

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Work by Ketones in the Pawleyne Arms.

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Work by Delgan & Nig in the Pawleyne Arms.

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Work by Airborne Mark in the Pawleyne Arms.

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Work by Coloquix in the Pawleyne Arms.

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Work by Delgan in the Pawleyne Arms.

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Work by Stinkfish in the Pawleyne Arms.

12. Exit out of the pub turning left and then left again again into the high street until you reach Southey Street on your right – before you turn into Southey Street look a few shops along either side for a pair of works by Falko1 on shutters you may catch if the businesses are closed – then venture into Southey Street currently site of some 8 artworks by Artista, Dreph, Dope, Aspire, Decolife, Stinkfish, Maikel Walkman & Falko1.

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Work by Falko1 in Penge High Street.

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Work by Falko1 in Penge High Street.

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Works by Artista, Dope, Aspire & Decolife along Southey Street.

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Work by Artista in Southey Street.

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Work by Dreph in Southey Street.

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Work by Dope in Southey Street.

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‘Magpie Salute’ by Aspire in Southey Street.

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Work by Decolife in Southey Street.

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Work by Stinkfish in Southey Street.

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Work by Maikel Walkman in Southey Street.

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Work by Falko1 in Southey Street.

13: From Falko’s elephant carry on to the end of Southey Street and turn left into Wordsworth Road the take the right into Penge Lane and walk along the modest parade of shops until you reach the shop on the corner where of a weekend or evening you can spy this beautiful work by Aspire. 

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Work by Aspire in Bycroft Street.

14: From here head back along Penge Lane the way you came and take the first right into Queen Adelaide Road, carry on to the end and turn right back into St Johns Road where in a few minutes you will find yourself back at Penge East Station and thus your walk is concluded. We hope you have enjoyed.

8 comments on “A Street Art Guide To Penge

  1. Well done, what you’ve achieved in Penge is fantastic. I’ve enjoyed watching the artists and exploring SE20. It’s even better now I know that Penge East is only 12 minutes from Brixton…….

  2. I’m never likely to follow this route on the ground but enjoyed the virtual tour, thanks. An impressive variety of styles and themes.

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