The east of London is home to quirky galleries, cozy coffee shops, and lots of artworks. Let’s take a tour of some iconic portrait murals across Shoreditch, Spitalfields and Hackney.Less
Brick Lane is one the best place in Shoreditch both for your Saturday night drinks and Sunday morning brunch. And there are tons of beautiful artworks all along the street, like this one from Dreph!
Another beautiful work from Dreph, just outside of Spitalfields Market, a fun place to shop or go for a quick bite.
Along the street from this lovely coffee shop is this unique mural depicting one of MR CENZ signature female portraits created in his distinctive sci-fi styling and use of colour.
Right around the corner is a prime example of art by Kasseus, which explores seduction in advertising, brand obsession and excessive consumerism. His unique style of paste ups fits perfectly in the rough Brick Lane side streets.
Active in East London since the early 2000s, Jim Vision has become a staple of London street art culture. This mural is one of the many that can be found in the area. Grab a coffee near Boxpark, then walk up to Columbia Road Market for a relaxing Sunday stroll.
If you’re ready to go up north from Brick Lane, head to Columbia Road. Since opening in 2006, Nelly Duff has become as much a part of East London as the rhyming slang it took its name from. One of the first gallery spaces to exhibit international street art and artists, Nelly Duff is an East-end institution.
Across from this small lounge bar is a colourful portrait of the talented saxophonist Nubya Garcia. With this mural, artist Zabou is celebrating jazz music. Based on a photograph by Peter van Breukelen.