Having made London my home a couple of decades ago, I also still like to delve into tourist territory every now and again. Walks are the best way to get to know a place, and this is one of the best organised tours I have been on. I was a bit worried at first that Street Art London might be a big, almost corporate outfit with an aim to profit from the growing (and increasingly mainstream) interest in street art - what with the highly professional website and efficient paypal payment option.
Very happy to find out that instead this is a project based on a man's personal interest in pictures on walls and those who create them. Griff is very knowledgeable and happy to share his wisdom, even recommending further sites too far to reach on the day. Street Art tours are available twice a week on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. I spontaneously booked a one-off this May Bank Holiday just gone.
The group met at 11 o'clock near Old Street station with the tour then winding through streets and back alleys until it was time to take a little break at lunchtime, giving everyone a chance to refuel and get to know each other. I think we were on the road well over the promised four hours!
And it didn't stop there; Griff takes the time to contact everyone personally after the tour with links to interviews he has conducted, locations and whatever else might have come up.
One of the best days out to be had in London at the moment!
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