However, I’ve taken SO many photos of the incredible Brick Lane street art that I felt it deserved it’s own post. Honestly, who doesn’t love street art?? Soulless demons, that’s who! And no one here is a soulless demon, so let’s get to enjoying some fabulous street art. Brick Lane street art can be found along the entire length of the street and dotted along side streets, particularly leading up to BoxPark and Redchurch Street.
There are several different walking tours (some of them free) that will guide you are the different spots and give you a bit of background information about the artist and each piece. For me, I prefer to wander freely and take photos without an entire group around so I highly recommend exploring the street art in the area at your own pace.
Oh and make sure you bring your phone or camera. I used my Samsung S7 for taking the photos below but I do also use my TomTom Action Bandit and very occassionally (when I’m feeling fancy) my boyfriend’s Nikon J5.
Brick Lane Street Art
All of the below photos were taken by moi and all of these pieces of street art are on or just off Brick Lane. Though street art around Brick Lane is always changing, so some of these murals may now have been replaced with different street art masterpieces.
When exploring and looking for street art in London you always have to make sure to wander down those side streets. I love the colours, the political messages and absolute skill involved in creating them. Have a look and let me know which one is your favourite. Looking for street art in Brick Lane is honestly one of my favourite things to do in London.
The multicoloured bear is by far my favourite. I tried to take a photo of this the first time I visited and there were cars parked in front of it. I was ecstatic when I visited last week and was able to get a decent photo. Look at his little dazed eyes! I love him. Which one is your favourite??
Where to Stay on Brick Lane
I stayed in the Spitalfields Hub by Premier Inn. The location was absolutely perfect, just 10 minutes walk from Liverpool street station and less than 5minutes to the Spitalfield markets. The hotel is completely surrounded by examples of gorgeous street art, exotic restaurants and independent shops.
The Hub itself is a futuristic, modern hotel with a young, stylish and professional vibe. There are free-standing, self-service check in machines in reception and iPads in the dining area with pre-loaded tube maps and more.
In the rooms there is an electronic control panel by the bed which controls the lights, fan, temperature and “do not disturb” sign. Though the room is not big, the space is used very efficiently and does not feel cramped like many other London hotel rooms.
A desk slides out from the end of the bed for when you need to work and can be replaced if you need more space. I also loved the little touches of personality that the room had. The duvet had a tag which said ” Let’s spend the night together”, the water bottle said “Take me, I’m yours”.
The free wifi was great and there’s no shortage of USB ports and charging points. I LOVE hotels like this, they understand that people nowadays use technology 24/7 and a good hotel room NEEDS free, fast wifi and charging points near the bed. Well, maybe that’s just me, but I’m impressed by these things.
The bathroom had a rainfall shower and was fairly spacious. Oooooooohhh and BREAKFAST. I LOVED the breakfast. They do a £5 breakfast deal where you can pick a main (toasted cheese, cinnamon bagel, bacon sandwich etc), fruit cup/piece of fruit and coffee/juice/tea/water. I had the toasted cheese both mornings and it was a dream.
ANYWAY, in short I really enjoyed my stay at the Hub by Premier Inn in Spitalfields and would recommend it to anyone that likes a modern, stylish hotel. It’s the perfect place to stay on your hunt for Brick Lane street art.
Have you seen any amazing street art in London?
Or do you have a favourite piece of Brick Lane street art?
Let me know in the comments below!
**Hub by Premier Inn provided me with 2 nights complimentary stay in their Spitalfields location. However, as always, all opinions are mine and 100% honest.