2019 – 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 2019 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 2019 as we have nonetheless 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 Camden Town and this year we won’t be presenting one for Croydon as sadly the area is very much in decline with only a handful of artworks having been organised this last year. Shoreditch has again 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. Brick Lane has also seen a sharp decline in the amount of artworks produced, with most notably the creative hub that was the Nomadic Community Gardens sadly closing ahead of the upcoming redevelopments set to consume this area. However it is positive to see that elsewhere in London some areas have managed to maintain existing and offer new canvases to artists and bring such artists work to new audiences and communities, with the best thing for London’s scene this last year being the reopening of the Stockwell Hall of Fame due to the tireless work of Graffiti Writer Solo One who is not only largely solely responsible for the Hall of Fame even existing over the last 20 years but has worked with the housing association and convinced them to spend 1 million Pounds protecting the 20 year tradition of Graffiti in Stockwell and created a legacy for the entire scene with this revamped space for all, which has over the last 8 months provided the space for some of the very best works we have seen all year.

To anyone who makes it to the end of this lengthy review of 2019’s Street Art and Graffiti 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 2019. 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 Eska & Van Dali in Croydon.

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Work by Irony for the ‘Anythings Better Than A Blank Wall’ Paint Jam in Penge.

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Work by JXC for the ‘Anythings Better Than A Blank Wall’ Paint Jam in Penge.

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Work by SPZero76 for the ‘Anythings Better Than A Blank Wall’ Paint Jam in Penge.

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Work by SkyHigh for the ‘Anythings Better Than A Blank Wall’ Paint Jam in Penge.

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Work by Hunto for the ‘Anythings Better Than A Blank Wall’ Paint Jam in Penge.

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Work by Dotmaster for the ‘Anythings Better Than A Blank Wall’ Paint Jam in Penge.

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Work by Aspire for the ‘Anythings Better Than A Blank Wall’ Paint Jam in Penge.

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Work by Mr Cenz for the ‘Anythings Better Than A Blank Wall’ Paint Jam in Penge.

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Work by Aero for the ‘Anythings Better Than A Blank Wall’ Paint Jam in Penge.

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Work by She for the ‘Anythings Better Than A Blank Wall’ Paint Jam in Penge.

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Work by Woskerski for the ‘Anythings Better Than A Blank Wall’ Paint Jam in Penge.

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Work by Core246 for the ‘Anythings Better Than A Blank Wall’ Paint Jam in Penge.

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Work by Toas for the ‘Anythings Better Than A Blank Wall’ Paint Jam in Penge.

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Work by Nolij for the ‘Anythings Better Than A Blank Wall’ Paint Jam in Penge.

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Work by DRT for the ‘Anythings Better Than A Blank Wall’ Paint Jam in Penge.

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Work by Roo for the ‘Anythings Better Than A Blank Wall’ Paint Jam in Penge.

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‘Snow Queen’ by Giusi Tomasello in Penge.

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‘Ravenscroft’ by Airborne Mark in Penge 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. 

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‘In a Silent Way’ by Aspire in Penge.

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Work by Fanakapan in Penge.

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Work by Darry Perier in Stockwell.

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Work by Sterling & oNION in Stockwell, dedicated to POW who passed away this year.

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Works by Humour & Mr Skosh placed up for the POW Memorial Jam in Allen Gardens, Brick Lane.

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Work by Humour placed up for the POW Memorial Jam in Allen Gardens, Brick Lane.

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Work by Chips in the Nomadic Community Gardens.

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Work by Aspire in the Nomadic Community Gardens.

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Works by Onefaver & Questz in the Nomadic Community Gardens.

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Work by Seyer in the Nomadic Community Gardens.

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Work by Woskerski in the Nomadic Community Gardens.

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Work by Panmela Castro in Stockwell.

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Work by Jane Mutiny in Penge.

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Work by Mr Cenz in Crystal Palace.

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Work by Zabou in Brick Lane.

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Work by Zadok in Brick Lane.

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Work by Tizer in Brick Lane.

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Work by The Real Dill in Brick Lane.

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‘HANA EMI’ by Aito Kitazaki in Penge.

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Work by Sune Nesu in Penge.

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Work by Ant Carver in Bethnal Green.

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Work by Dan Kitchener in Brick Lane.

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Work by Nether410 in Brick Lane.

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Works by Fidget & Woskerski in Shoreditch.

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Work by Nolij in Shoreditch.

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Work by Zabou in Shoreditch.

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Work by Irony in Anerley.

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Work by 0707 in Stockwell.

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Work by Dale Grimshaw in Brick Lane.

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Work by Notitle in Stockwell.

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Work by Banksy in Marble Arch.

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‘The Breach’ by Airborne Mark in Selhurst.

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Work by DRT in Stockwell.

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Work by Nick Wakeling in Stockwell.

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Work by Pali in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Stealth in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Glor and Sorez in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Chips in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Fidget & Tuis in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Corzezroc in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Chips in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Solo One in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Sterling 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 Oliver Roubieu in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Irony in Camden Town.

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Work by 0707 in Stockwell.

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Work by Sir92 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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Works by Ante & Chips in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Tizer in Croydon.

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Work by Tuis in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Works by Glor & Nerks in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Sir92 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 Sir92 in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Chips in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Toas in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Sr. X in Stockwell.

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Work by Aspire in Stockwell.

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Work by WRDSMTH in Streatham Hill.

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‘London’s Finest’ by Olivier Roubieu in Stockwell.

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Work by Airborne Mark in Penge.

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‘Botanical Thingamajig’ by Woskerksi in Stockwell

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Works by Keto & Toas in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by SkyHigh in Shoreditch.

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Work by Foreign Koncepts in Camden Town.

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Work by Envol in Camden Town.

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Work by Fanakapan in Camden Town.

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Work by Fanakapan in Camden Town.

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Work by Dale Grimshaw in Holborn.

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Work by Jimmy C in Southwark.

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Work by Mr Cenz in Brick Lane.

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Work by Olivier Roubieu in Brick Lane.

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Work by Nerone in Brick Lane.

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Work by Aspire in Selhurst.

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Work by Olivier Roubieu in Selhurst.

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Work by Juan2 in Selhurst.

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Work by Sir92 in Penge.

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Work by Jane Mutiny in Selhurst.

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Work by Maikel Walkman in Selhurst.

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Work by Rico4059 in Leake Street for Do1Cancer 2019.

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Work by SkyHigh in Leake Street for Do1Cancer 2019.

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Work by Pad in Leake Street for Do1Cancer 2019.

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Work by NZIE in Leake Street for Do1Cancer 2019.

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Work by Roo in Leake Street for Do1Cancer 2019.

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Work by Pali in Leake Street for Do1Cancer 2019.

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Work by Voyder in Leake Street for Do1Cancer 2019.

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Work by Nerks in Leake Street for Do1Cancer 2019.

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Work by Fidget in Leake Street for Do1Cancer 2019.

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Work by Lifer in Leake Street for Do1Cancer 2019.

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Work by Woskerski in Leake Street for Do1Cancer 2019.

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Work by Seyer in Leake Street for Do1Cancer 2019.

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Work by Onefaver in Leake Street for Do1Cancer 2019.

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Works by A51 Crew members Fidget, Lifer, Woskerski, Seyer & Onefaver in Leake Street for Do1Cancer 2019.

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Work by Ebee in Leake Street for Do1Cancer 2019.

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Works by Dekt RFK, Layla Cope & Cab 69 in Leake Street for Do1Cancer 2019.

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Work by Jimmy C in Shoreditch.

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Work by HNRX in Selhurst.

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Work by Frankie Strand in Selhurst.

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Work by DRT, Nathen Bowen, Many Faces & Fink 22 in Selhurst.

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Work by Jimmy C in Penge.

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Work by Voyder in Shoreditch.

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Work by Ben Eine in Shoreditch.

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Work by Ben Eine in Shoreditch.

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Work by Ben Eine in Shoreditch.

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Work by Dan Kitchener in Brick Lane.

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Work by Envol in Brick Lane.

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Work by Pez in Brick Lane.

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Work by The Krah in Brick Lane.

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Work by Fanakapan in Brick Lane.

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Work by Tom Blackford & Ewan in Brick Lane.

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Work by Vile in Brick Lane.

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Work by Nerone & Reves.

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Work by Klaas Van der Linden in Shoreditch.

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Work by Fink22 in Crystal Palace.

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Work by Sel in Crystal Palace.

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Work by SkyHigh in Brick Lane.

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Work by Solo One in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Works by S.o.n.e.e.e.e.e.e, Soner, Sel, Sorez & Sidokszab in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Driper, Goro & oNION in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Nerks & Fidget in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Van Dali, Pali & Thinker in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Luiso Acosta in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Osir in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Aspire in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Toas in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Keto in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Rtypes in the Stockwell Hall of Fame.

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Work by Stealth 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 Envol in Stockwell Lane.

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Work by Elno in Stockwell Lane.

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Work by Tom Blackford in Stockwell Lane.

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Work by Ben Jay Crossman in Stockwell Lane.

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Work by Particle Wave in Stockwell Lane.

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Work by Malagonisa in Stockwell Lane.

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Work by Roo in Stockwell Lane.

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Work by SkyHigh in Stockwell Lane.

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Work by Glor in Brick Lane.

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Work by Shok-1 in Brick Lane.

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Work by Thierry Noir in Shorditch.

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Work by Jobe & Tizer in Brick Lane.

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Work by Vibes in Crystal Palace.

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Work by Findac in Acton.

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Work by Hunto in Penge.

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Work by Alo in Brick Lane.

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Work by Dan Kitchener in Brick Lane.

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Work by DRT & Many Faces in Brick Lane.

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Work by Ghostwriters Crew in Shoreditch.

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Work by James Chuter & Ten Hundred in Camden Town.

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Work by Hunto in Shoreditch.

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Works by Otto Schade in Haggerston.

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Work by Ceepil in Holborn.

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Work by C3 in Brick Lane.

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Work by D7606 in Brick Lane.

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Work by WRDSMTH in Brick Lane.

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Work by Tizer in Brick Lane.

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Work by Gums and Tongue Crew: Terrible Rexus, Captain Kris & The Real Dill in Brick Lane for Graffestival.

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Work by ThisOne & Ed Hicks in Brick Lane for Graffestival.

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Work by Jim Vision & Fanakapan in Brick Lane for Graffestival.

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Work by Candie Bandita in Brick Lane for Graffestival.

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Work by Perspicere in Brick Lane for Graffestival.

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Work by Kaes in Brick Lane for Graffestival.

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‘London Sandwich’ by Le Funky & Drili in Brick Lane for Graffestival

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Works by Doomega100 & Urocki in Brick Lane for Graffestival.

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Works by Bronk HRC, ??? & 210 Presents in Brick Lane for Graffestival.

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Work by Jimmy Jasik in Brick Lane for Graffestival.

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Works by KORPZ, Twice RL, Coe One & Tracks64 in Brick Lane for Graffestival.

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Work by Reves & Queen of Squarms in Brick Lane for Graffestival.

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Work by Carleen De Sozer in Brick Lane for Graffestival.

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Work by Core246 in Brick Lane for Graffestival.

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Work by Lours in Brick Lane for Graffestival.

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Work by Woskerski in Brick Lane for Graffestival.

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Works by Nerks (above), Coar (bottom left), Nerks (bottom centre) & Lifer (bottom right) in Brick Lane for Graffestival.

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Work by Odisy in Brick Lane for Graffestival

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Work by Elno in Brick Lane for Graffestival.

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Work by Jane Mutiny in Brick Lane for Graffestival.

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Work by Trafik, Lifer, Tizer, Balstroem, Vile, Cazerone, Planet Rick & 2Rise in Brick Lane for Graffestival.

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Work by Core246 & Lours in Shoreditch.

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Work by DRT in Crystal Palace.

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Work by STRA in Sydenham.

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Work by Vile in Brick Lane.

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Work by Banksy in Croydon.

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Work by Spray Saint & Krudspen in Penge.

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Work by Irony in Penge.

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Work by Shepard Fairey in Hackney.

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Work by Ilk & Franck Pellegrino in Brick Lane.

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Work by Said Dokins in Brick Lane.

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Work by Lunar in Brick Lane.

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Work by Spore in Shoreditch.

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Work by Van Jimmer, Soner & Rtypes in Shoreditch.

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Work by Jane Mutiny in Shoreditch.

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Work by Aspire in Anerley.

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Work by Irony peering over works by Roo & Airborne Mark in Penge.

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‘Sealed’ by Airborne Mark in Anerley.

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Work by Aspire in Crystal Palace.

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Work by Wild Drawing in Penge.

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Work by SkyHigh in Shoreditch.

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Work by ThisOne in Shoreditch.

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Work by Tom Blackford & Ewan in Brick Lane.

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Work by Skeleton Cardboard & My Dog Sighs in Dalston.

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Work by DRT in Camden Town.

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Work by Irony in Camden Town.

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Work by Thierry Noir & Stik on sections of the Berlin Wall at the Imperial War Museum.

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Work by Aspire in Penge.

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Work by Woskerski in Anerley.

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Work by Alo in Brick Lane.

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Work by Inkie in Shoreditch.

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Work by Otto Schade in Shoreditch.

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Work by The Real Dill in Shoreditch.

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Work by Bates in Brick Lane.

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Work by Voyder in Brick Lane.

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Work by Rezen in Brick Lane.

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Work by Neist in Brick Lane.

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Work by ThisOne in Brick Lane.

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Work by 2Rise in Brick Lane.

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Works by Tizer & Bronk HRC in Shoreditch.

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Work by Irony in Camden Town.

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Work by Nerone in Brick Lane.

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Works by Dmtart, Carleen De Sozer & Ly in Brick Lane.

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Work by Woskerski in Brick Lane.

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Work by Aspire in Penge.

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