A Free Street Art Guide To Penge & Anerley

Seeing as our Street Art Community Project in Penge and Anerley (SE20) aka SprayExhibition20 has thus far exceeded our wildest expectations and there are now some 120 artworks to be seen around town we thought we would put together a free Street Art Guide to Penge and Anerley. This walk will take you about 3-4 hours (depending how long you stop to admire the artwork and take photos along the way) and starts a short walk from either Penge East or Anerley Station – If arriving in Anerley start the tour at step 8 and follow through.. Our walk begins and ends at Penge East Station, where the art trail commences as soon as you leave the station and can be completed in 18 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 trio of works by Artista, Chinagirl Tile & Alice Pasquini.


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


Work by Alice Pasquini in St Johns Road.


Work from Chinagirl Tile 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 some 27 artworks alone. Stay on the right hand side to Maple Road where you will immediately stumble upon work by Sr. X then you shall come upon a garden wall containing work from DRT & a work from JXC just in front of you, then cross over to see a selection of works from Dotmasters, Aspire, Airborne Mark, Falko1, Zina, Woskerksi & Hunto.


‘Oh, Hello Molly!’ by Sr. X in Maple Road.

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Work by DRT in Maple Road.


Work by JXC in Maple Road.


Work by Dotmasters in Maple Road.


Work by Aspire in Maple Road.


‘Aslan’ by Airborne Mark in Maple Road.


Work by Falko1 in Maple Road.


Work by Zina in Maple Road.


Work by Woskerski in Maple Road.


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, a series of shutters by Aero, Decolife & Itaewon, as well as a set of miniature delights from Dotmasters, Maikel Walkman, Alice Pasquini and Face The Strange to keep an eye out for at the tattoo parlour, which could be easily missed.


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


Work by Aero in Maple Road.


Work by Ant Carver in Maple Road.


Works by Decolife in Maple Road.


Work by Dotmasters in Maple Road.


Work by Maikel Walkman.


Work by Alice Pasquini.


Work by Face the Strange.


Works by Decolife & Artista in Maple Road.


Work by Itaewon in Maple Road.

5: From here look left and down the side of the Maple Tree pub in Padua Road for a series of works by Irony, Dotmasters, Aito Kitazaki, She, Spray Saint & Hunto then continue back along up Maple Road.


Work by Dotmasters in Padua Road.


Work by Aito Kitazaki in Padua Road.


Work by Irony peering overs works by She, Spray Saint and Hunto in Padua Road.

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 and Hunto.


Work by Airborne Mark in Maple Road.


Work by Falko1 in Stodart Road.


Work by Hunto in Stodart Road.

7: From here head back onto Maple Road and cross over and turn into Jasmine Grove where you will spy work by Aspire on your along on your right, from here 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 then turn around and carry on back to the end of the road steering into Anerley Station Road until you reach the main road.


Work by Aspire in Jasmine Grove.


Work by Nerone in Oakfield Road.


Work by Aspire in Station Road.

8: Carry on past Anerley Station to the main road and turn right and take the next right in to Ridsdale Road and follow the road around past the Anerley Arms pub and you will enter St Hugh’s Estate where you will soon see some garage doors on your left, one of which features a series of stunning artworks from Irony Woskerski, Aspire, Airborne Mark, Hunto & DRT .


Works by Irony & Woskerski in St Hugh’s Road.


Works by Aspire, Airborne Mark, Hunto & DRT in Chalkendon Close.

9. When done in St Hugh’s Estate head back to Anerley Hill and turn right walking up the hill and after a 10 minute or so walk on your left you will find firstly a little addition by STRA followed by a group of works from DRT, Morgazmik, Sel, JXC, HNRX and Hunto. Carry on up for another couple of minutes and turn aorund to be confronted by a stunning large-scale work from Mr Cenz.


Work by STRA on Anerley Hill.


Work by DRT on Anerley Hill.


Work by Morgazmik on Anerley Hill.


Work by JXC on Anerley Hill.


Work by HNRX on Anerley Hill.


Work by Hunto on Anerley Hill.


Work by Mr Cenz on Anerley Hill.

10. From here head back to Anerley Station and take a left on Elmers End Road for a good 7-8 minutes until you reach the corner of Croydon Road and turn right and walk for 5 or so minutes until you reach Thornsett Road on your left, turn here and take the next left into Thornsett Place where you can find work from Jane Mutiny.  From here head back to Croydon Road and turn left and carry on until you reach Cambridge Road on your left and turn down here to find work from DRT & Many Faces. From here carry on up Cambridge Road until you reach Marlowe Road and turn left along this road and carry on then taking the third turn on your right into Ashleigh Road for a fantastic work by Boe & Irony. 


Work by Jane Mutiny in Thornsett Place.


Work by DRT & Many Faces in Cambridge Road.


Work by Boe & Irony in Ashleigh Road.

11. When done here carry on along Marlowe Road 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 Giusi Tomasello, DRT/Coloquix and Airborne Mark. 


‘Keep Us Cool’ by STRA in Ravenscroft Road.


Work by DRT & Coloquix in Ravenscroft Road.


 ‘Ravenscroft’ by Airborne Mark placed up ‘In Loving Memory of Gordon Gibbens’ a local truly dedicated photographer who is sadly no longer with us, a friend of Airborne Mark’s and the whole scene. 

12. From here turn back on to Elmers End Road and head back the way you came and take the first right into Ash Grove where you will spy work rom Aspire on your left which you can’t miss. Next carry on along straight into Chesham Road and keep your eyes peeled for a pair of works from TRUSTiCON & Aspire on your right.


Work by Aspire in Ash Grove.


Work by TRUSTiCON in Chesham Road.


Work by Aspire in Chesham Road.

13: Carry on along Ravenscroft Road until you reach Avenue Road and take the first left until reach you reach Croydon 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, Autone, DZIA, Dotmasters, Skeleton Cardboard & Airborne Mark.


‘Jam’ by Dan Kitchener in Evelina Road.


Work by Fanakapan in Evelina Road.


Work by Autone in Evelina Road.


Work by DZIA in Evelina Road.


Work by Skeleton Cardboard in Evelina Road.


Work by Dotmasters in Evelina Road.


Work by Airborne Mark in Evelina Road.

14: 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 some works from the ‘Bring It On Home’ Paint Jam in their garden with works from Itaewon, Roo, SkyHigh x Samer, Gums & Tongue & Morgazmik x Frankie Strand.


Works by Itaewon in the Pawleyne Arms.


Works by Roo in the Pawleyne Arms.


Work by Gums & Tongue Crew: The Real Dill, Alex Amery, Dahkoh & Agwa in the Pawleyne Arms.


Work by Morgazmik & Frankie Strand in the Pawleyne Arms.

15: Come out of the Pawleyne Arms and cross the road and carry on along the HIgh Street to spy work from Mr Cenz on your right. When done turn around and carry on back up Penge High Street and firstly keep an eye out for works by Aero & Aspire on your right followed by work by Dotmasters on your left then carry on until you reach an anamorphic work from Irony in an alleyway – be sure to carry on past the work by Irony to enter ‘Secret Penge’ to spy works from Dotmasters, SPZero76. Kid Crayon, Airborne Mark & 0707 – on your way back to the high street look left to find work by Dotmasters followed by a pair of shutters on both sides of the high street by Falko1. 


Work by Mr Cenz in Penge High Street.


Work by Aero in Penge High Street.


Work by Aspire in Penge High Street.


Work by Dotmasters in Penge High Street.


Work by Irony in Penge High Street.


Work by 0707 in ‘Secret Penge.


Work by Airborne Mark in ‘Secret Penge’.


Work by Kid Crayon in ‘Secret Penge’.


Work by SPZero76 in ‘Secret Penge’.


Work by Dotmasters in ‘Secret Penge’.


Work by Dotmasters in Penge High Street.


Work by Falko1 in Penge High Street.


Work by Falko1 in Penge High Street.

16: From here before you cross into Southey Street currently site of some 14 artworks by Eins92, Trafik, Dreph, Dope, Mr Cenz, Aero, Stinkfish, Aspire, WRDSMTH Maikel Walkman, Airborne Mark, Nathan Bowen, Mr Christa, Alice Pasquini & Falko1. Be sure to venture down the alleyway opposite Dreph’s work to find the series of works on and around the local brewery.


Work by Eins92 in Penge High Street.


Work by Trafik in Southey Street.


Work by Dreph in Southey Street.


Work by Mr Cenz in Southey Street.


Work by Aero in Southey Street.


Work by Stinkfish in Southey Street.


Work by Aspire in Southey Street.


Works by WRDSMTH & Maikel Walkman in Southey Street.


Work by Airborne Mark in Southey Street.


Work by Nathan Bowen in Southey Street.


Work by Mr Christa in Southey Street.


Work by Alice Pasquini in Southey Street.


Work by Falko1 in Southey Street.

17: From Falko’s elephant carry on to the end of Southey Street and turn left into Wordsworth Road where at the corner of Penge Lane you will see a fantastic addition by Sr. X (look up) and from here turn right 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 one of a beautiful pair of works by WRSMTH & Aspire, along with works by Jimmy C, Louis Masai, SPZero76, SkyHigh, JXC, and one of several fun Skeleton Cardboard additions to the town, and a then carry on to the end of the road and on your left in Parish Lane you can find work by Jane Mutiny and a piece by Wild Drawing. 


Work by Sr. X in Penge Lane.


Work by WRDSMTH in Penge Lane.


Work by Aspire in Bycroft Street.


Work by Skeleton Cardboard in Bycroft Street.


Work by JXC in Bycroft Street.


‘Back To Nature’ by SPZero76 in Bycroft Street.


Work by SkyHigh in Bycroft Street.


Work by Jimmy C in Penge Lane.


Work by Louis Masai in Penge Lane.


Work by Iroy in Parish Lane.


Work by Wild Drawing in Parish Lane.

18: 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.

22 comments on “A Free Street Art Guide To Penge & Anerley

  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.

  3. We bumped into you earlier today just as we were coming up Maple Street doing this tour. Saw almost everything here, this blog post was essential!

  4. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE all the street art in Penge, which gives the area such character. It has been an exciting development over the last few years to watch the paintings appear. I have been exploring them systematically during the coronavirus lockdown in March-June 2020. Whenever I post my photos of them on the Penge Tourist Board Facebook site, I always get about 100 likes for each post, so that shows how much other people in the area appreciate them too. Some people have said that they have adapted their walking routes to take in paintings they have not seen before.
    My personal favourites are the glorious bird paintings by Aspire, the magnificent jaguar by JXC and the spectacularly coloured and subtly shaded portraits and scenes by Mr Cenz, Zina and Dan Kitchener, but I love all the bold shapes and vibrant colours of other artists like Hunto, Sky High, Aero and DRT as well.

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