2018 – A Year of Street Art & Graffiti In London

Well it certainly has been another great year for Street Art around London, and we here at London Calling Blog have very much continued to just have a blast along the way. We have had the chance to travel all over London to hunt out and witness some amazing art, we have also continued to meet a number of wonderful people, fellow enthusiasts, talented artists and those who spend their time facilitating the production of such visual treats.

So as 2018 draws to a close we thought that the only way to end another fantastic year of Urban Art would be to yet again offer a selective run down of the highlights of what has happened in the capital in terms of Street Art & Graffiti this year. It has certainly been the quietest year for activity around London since we started the blog, but yet there are still so many things worth mentioning from 2018  as we have been blessed by consistent work from the many talented and diverse London-based artists, as well as a steady stream of international talent passing through London to add something to the ever-changing walls.

It is interesting for us at this time of year to reflect back and see which artists were active around London and who visited, as well as which areas are playing host to the artworks produced. It seems that every year less areas that were once thriving in Street Art no longer are, last year we didn’t present an end of year review for Bethnal Green or Hackney Wick and this year we won’t be presenting one for Camden Town as sadly the area is very much in decline as a canvas for Street Art. Shoreditch which has seen far less art produced this year than in recent years as the hoardings which now comprise the majority of painting spots in the area are coming down to unveil the new builds which are consuming the area. Croydon had a wave of activity around the town at the end of the summer, but the legal walls are now gone and the majority of the Arts Quarter is now gone due to the start of massive redevelopments in the area. However it is positive to see that elsewhere in London some areas – such as Stockwell and Sehurst – have managed to offer new canvases to artists and bring such artists work to new audiences and communities.

To anyone who makes it to the end of this lengthy review of 2018’s Street Art around London, please feel free to let us know what your favourite works from the year have been. So without further ado, here is our look back at the wonderful year of Street Art in London that has been 2018. While there is arguably an excessive number of photos below, we assure you this is merely a selection of the incredible and consistent output that marks London’s Street Art scene.

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Work by Bonzai in Shoreditch.

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Work by Mr Cenz for the ‘Bring It On Home’ Paint Jam in Penge.

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Work by Aero for the ‘Bring It On Home’ Paint Jam in Penge.

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Work by Mutiny for the ‘Bring It On Home’ Paint Jam in Penge.

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Work by Skeleton Cardboard for the ‘Bring It On Home’ Paint Jam in Penge.

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Work by Itaewon for the ‘Bring It On Home’ Paint Jam in Penge.

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Work by Roo for the ‘Bring It On Home’ Paint Jam in Penge.

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Work by Morgazmik & Frankie Strand for the ‘Bring It On Home’ Paint Jam in Penge.

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Work by Dotmaster for the ‘Bring It On Home’ Paint Jam in Penge.

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Work by Giusi Tomasello for the ‘Bring It On Home’ Paint Jam in Penge.

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Work by Gary Alford for the ‘Bring It On Home’ Paint Jam in Penge.

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Work by JXC for the ‘Bring It On Home’ Paint Jam in Penge.

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Work by Ant Carver for the ‘Bring It On Home’ Paint Jam in Penge.

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06-07/01/18 – Work by DRT for the ‘Bring It On Home’ Paint Jam.

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Work by Woskerski for the ‘Bring It On Home’ Paint Jam in Penge.

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‘Heart of Mine’ by Airborne Mark for the ‘Bring It On Home’ Paint Jam in Penge.

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Work by DRT & Harpo for the ‘Bring It On Home’ Paint Jam in Penge.

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Work by Aspire for the ‘Bring It On Home’ Paint Jam in Penge.

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Work by Envol in Brick Lane.

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Work by SkyHigh in Brick Lane.

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Work by Darren John in Shorditch.

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Work by Sue Webster in Shorditch.

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Work by Delgan, Penekarew Amuertechulo & Nig in Shoreditch.

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Work by Dan Kitchener in Shorditch.

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Work by Aspire in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Dreph in Shoreditch.

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“Thirsty” by Zabou in Latimer Road.

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Flipped ‘Thirsty’ by Zabou in Latimer Road.

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‘Ape Together Strong’ by TRUST.iCON in Latimer Road.

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Work by Minto in Croydon.

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Work by Aero in Sydenham.

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Work by Airborne Mark in Penge.

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Work by Irony in Stockwell.

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Work by Tom Blackford in Brick Lane.

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Work by Fanakapan in Hackney.

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Work by Elno in Brick Lane.

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Work by Woskerksi in Brick Lane.

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Work by SkyHigh in Shoreditch.

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Work by Mr Cenz in Brick Lane.

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Work by Ben Jay Crossman in Brick Lane.

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Work by Snub23 in Shoreditch.

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Work by Donk in Shoreditch.

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Work by Ketones6000 in Bethnal Green.

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Work by She in Brick Lane.

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Work by Candie in Brick Lane.

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Work by Ben Slow.

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Work by Mark McClure in Croydon.

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Work by Dan Cimmerman in Croydon.

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Work by Ben Slow in Croydon.

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Work by Gnasher in Croydon.

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‘Her Hometown’ by Otto Schade in Croydon.

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Work by JXC in Penge.

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Work by Dan Kitchener in Brick Lane.

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Work by Ardiff in Brick Lane.

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Work by C3 in Brick Lane.

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Work by Captain Kris, SPZero76 and Squirl, in Penge.

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Work by SPZero76 in Penge.

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Work by Anthea Missy in Penge.

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Work by Aspire in Croydon.

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Work by Airborne Mark in Camden Town.

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Work by Irony in Camden Town.

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Work by Woskerksi in Camden Town.

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Work by Dotmaster in Camden Town.

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Work by Dale Grimshaw in Walthamstow.

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‘See Through You’ by Shok-1 in Walthamstow.

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Work by Airborne Mark in Penge.

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Work by Gnasher in Croydon.

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Work by Dotmaster in Penge.

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Work by Irony in Penge

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Work by Woskerksi in Stockwell.

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Work by Soureye in Stockwell.

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Work by Toas in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Neist & Aseb in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Ante in Penge.

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Work by Maikel Walkman in Penge.

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Work by Airborne Mark in Penge.

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Work by James Chuter in Penge.

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Work by Airborne Mark in Penge.

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Work by Aspire in Penge.

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Work by Itaewon in Penge.

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Work by Jimmy C in Borough.

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‘Stolen Heart’ by Shok-1 in Brick Lane.

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Work by Elno in Brick Lane.

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Work by Tom Blackford & Ewan Ewan in Brick Lane.

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Work by Milo Tchais in Brick Lane.

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Work by Otto Schade in Brick Lane.

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Work by SkyHigh in Brick Lane.

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Work by Rico4059 in Brick Lane.

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Work by Alex Amery & 2Rise in Shoreditch.

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Work by Hoxxoh in Shoreditch.

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Work by Urban Solid in Croydon.

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Work by Dan Kitchener in Croydon.

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’10ibs Lighter’ by TRUST.iCON in Latimer Road.

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Work by Zabou in Victoria.

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Work by Amara Por Dios in Brick Lane.

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Work by Welin in Shoreditch.

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Work by Dan Kitchener in Brick Lane for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Candie Bandita & Carleen De Sozer in Brick Lane for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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‘We Disappear’ by Nomad Clan duo Aylo & CBloxx in Brick Lane for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by ThisOne in Brick Lane for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Jeba.

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Work by Tom Blackford & EwanEwan in Brick Lane for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Works by Ziner & Gent48 in Brick Lane for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Minto in Brick Lane for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Envol in Brick Lane for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Koye Hot in Brick Lane for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by EnoraOne in Brick Lane for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Si2 in Brick Lane for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by KexOne in the Nomadic Community Gardens for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Woskerski in the Nomadic Community Gardens for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Nerks in the Nomadic Community Gardens for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Chips CDSK in the Nomadic Community Gardens for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Lifer in the Nomadic Community Gardens for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by BronkHRC in the Nomadic Community Gardens for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Production from KexOne, Woskerski, Nerks, Chips CDSK & Lifer in the Nomadic Community Gardens for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Ed Hicks in the Nomadic Community Gardens for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Elfin in the Nomadic Community Gardens for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Stedhead in the Nomadic Community Gardens for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Voyder, Fanakapan, Aches, Kaes, Jeba, Jim Vision, Core246, Samer & Irony in the Nomadic Community Gardens for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Voyder in the Nomadic Community Gardens for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Fanakapan in the Nomadic Community Gardens for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Aches in the Nomadic Community Gardens for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Kaes in the Nomadic Community Gardens for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Jeba in the Nomadic Community Gardens for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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‘Queen of Sheeba’ by Jim Vision in the Nomadic Community Gardens for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Core246 in the Nomadic Community Gardens for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Samer in the Nomadic Community Gardens for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Irony in the Nomadic Community Gardens for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Elno in the Nomadic Community Gardens for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Morgazmik & Samer in Brick Lane for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Morgazmik in Brick Lane for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Samer in Brick Lane for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Gums & Tongue trio The Real Dill, Dahkoh & Captain Kris in Brick Lane for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Ketones6000 in Brick Lane for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by SkyHigh in Brick Lane for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Si2 in Brick Lane for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Lovepusher in Brick Lane for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Xenz in Brick Lane for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Real DreamS in Brick Lane for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Nelius in Brick Lane for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Welin & Balstroem in Brick Lane for Meeting of Styles 2018.

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Work by Ben Slow in Brick Lane.

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Work by Brn Eine in Shoreditch.

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Work by Dreph in Soho.

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Work by Aspire in Penge.

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Work by Dotmaster in Penge.

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Work by Nerone in Penge.

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Work by Sorez & Tuister in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Works by Lifer, Woskerski & Chips CDSK in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Lifer in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Woskerski in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Chips CDSK in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Driper & Radio in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Works by Woskerski, Chips CDSK, Driper x Radio, 2Rise & Sworn in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by 2Rise in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Sworne in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Meds One in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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‘Oh, Hello Molly!’ by Sr. X in Penge.

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Work by Attai in Penge.

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‘The Delivery’ by SPZero76 in Stockwell.

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Work by Aspire in Stockwell.

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Works by Lifer. Glor & Chips CDSK for the Justice for Grenfell Paint Jam in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Lifer for the Justice for Grenfell Paint Jam in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Works by Glor & Chips CDSK for the Justice for Grenfell Paint Jam in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Works by Draw & Aspire for the Justice for Grenfell Paint Jam in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Aspire for the Justice for Grenfell Paint Jam in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Toas for the Justice for Grenfell Paint Jam in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Mau Mau in Latimer Road.

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Work by Lovepusher in Croydon.

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Work by WRDSMTH in Croydon.

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Work by Core246 in Stockwell.

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Work by SkyHigh  in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Raphcemo in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Asebueno in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Neist in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Un-Yun & Nolij in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Hunto in Stockwell.

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Tribute work in memory of Trip, Lover & KBag who sadly lost their lives this year. Placed up in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Ben Slow in Thornton Heath.

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Work by Mark McClure in Thornton Heath.

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‘Undergrowth’ by Rocket01 in Penge.

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Work by Tom Blackford & Ali Hamish in Brick Lane.

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‘The Itching’ by Sr. X in Brick Lane.

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Work by Alo in Brick Lane.

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Work by Dale Grimshaw in Shoreditch.

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Work by Nether410 in Brick Lane.

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Work by Nether410 in Shoreditch.

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Work by Hunto in Shoreditch.

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Work by DRT & Impulse in Shoreditch.

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Work by Neist in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Lifer in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Woskerski in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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‘Worm-0-Holo’ by Sr. X in Penge.

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Work by Louis Masai at ZSL London Zoo.

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Work by Louis Masai at ZSL London Zoo.P1270190

Work by Zadok in Brick Lane.

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Work by Dan Kitchener in Brick Lane.

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Work by Kiptoe & ThisOne in Brick Lane.

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Works by Woskerski, Lifer, Kiptoe, Chips CDSK & ???? in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Woskerski in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Lifer in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Kiptoe in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Works by Woskerski, Lifer & Kiptoe in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Chips CDSK in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Rico4059 in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Carleen De Sozer in Camden Town.

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Work by Matt tieu & Ardif in Camden Town.

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Work by No Title in Camden Town.

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Work by Caro Pepe and AgeAge in Camden Town.

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Work by Dan Kitchener in Camden Town.

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Work by Woskerksi in Brick Lane.

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Work by Eins92 in Penge.

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Work by Tizer & Bronk HRC in Stockwell for the Love Lane Community Project.

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Work by Airborne Mark in Selhurst,

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Work by Elno in Selhurst.

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Work by Derry Perier in Selhurst.

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Work by Candie in Selhurst.

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Work by Autone in Penge.

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‘Up Yours’ by Fanakapan in Brick Lane.

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Work by Autone in Stockwell.

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Work by Glor in Penge.

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Work by Ante in Stockwell.

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Work by Sorez in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Tuis in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Lifer in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Aspire in Penge.

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‘The Fourth Eye’ by Sr. X in Penge.

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Work by Tuis in Stockwell.

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Work by Rocket01 in Stockwell.

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Work by Hayley Welsh in Croydon.

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Work by Dotmaster in Croydon.

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Work by Doudou Style in Croydon.

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Work by Run in Croydon.

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Work by Morgazmik in Croydon.

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Work by Phlegm in Croydon.

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Work by BKFoxx in Brick Lane.

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Work by DRT in Stockwell.

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Work by Woskerksi in Brick Lane.

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Work by Dscreet, El Pez & Vinnie Nylon in Shoreditch.

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Work by Saroj in Brick Lane.

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Work by Voxx Romana in Brick Lane.

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Work by RX Skulls in Brick Lane.

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Work by City Kitty in Brick Lane.

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Work by Ardiff in Brick Lane.

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Work by Face The Strange in Brick Lane.

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Work by Jarus in Brick Lane.

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Work by Pali in Brick Lane.

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Work by Woskerksi in Brick Lane.

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Work by ThisOne in Brick Lane.P1300815

Work by Jim Vision in Brick Lane.

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Work by Otto Schade in Shoreditch.

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‘Feed Your Head’ by Fanakapan in Brick Lane.

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Work by Tizer in Shoreditch.

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Work by Sam King in Shoreditch.

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Work by Sr. X in Shoreditch.

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Work by Mr Cenz in Brick Lane.

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Work by James Chuter in Shoreditch.

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Work by Jim Vision in Shoreditch.

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Work by Rico4059 in Shoreditch.

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Work by SkyHigh in Shoreditch.

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Work by ThisOne in Shoreditch.

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Work by Voyder in Shoreditch.

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Work by Bonzai in Shoreditch.

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Work by Airborne Mark in Camden Town.

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Work by Aspire in Penge.

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Work by Nether410 in Brick Lane.

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Work by Core246, Tizer, Shucks, Lours & Cazer in Selhurst.

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Work by SkyHigh & Irony in Selhurst.

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Work by Louis Masai in Penge.

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