London Mural Festival is bringing colour and joy to the city’s streets


Are a graff-enthusiast, a street-art superfan, or merely a lover of art? If so, 2020 could still be a fantastic year for you, as the first-ever London Mural Festival has just begun.

London Mural Festival is encouraging you to take a fresh look around town this month, as it turns the capital’s walls into vibrant artworks by some of the world’s best-known street artists.

One hundred and fifty street artists are taking part in the inaugural event – with over 40 large scale artworks and a multitude of smaller installations the result of their artistic endeavours. London Mural Festival had been a while in the works, and organisers felt it essential to keep the event alive despite the challenges.

The London Mural Festival – which was initially announced a year ago, and appears despite the pandemic – will run a two-week programme of projects, which started on September 1. Some 50 sites across London will see new murals designed, including Wembley Park, King’s Cross, Holborn, Crystal Palace, Canary Wharf, Camden, Hackney Wick, and Tottenham.

Across London, murals are coming to life, and here you can have a first look.

You can run upon Mad C’s colourful work along Chance Street in Shoreditch.

It’s not just London walls that are getting the colourful treatment: don’t miss Katrina Adams’s makeover of Electric Barge in Paddington.

A poignant message – entitled ‘Text from 14th century Persian poet Hafez’ – has appeared in Holborn courtesy of Seb Lester. 

There’s even more Walala work to see over towards Canary Wharf. And it’s perfect for instagram, too. 

While Ben Eine and Rachel Joy’s Leyton artwork is all about being ‘Stronger Together’

Lettering Artist @lukesmile91 with his Happy Go Lucky on BrickLane is bringing joy back to the streets in East London! 😃

And this is only the beginning… Check out London Mural Festival