One of London’s hidden gems of the best graffiti, cameras at the ready!
The word ‘graffiti’ is derived from the language of love that is Italian, and it’s literal meaning is to scratch or scribble something.
Known for it’s infamous debate about whether it is illegal or simply a form of public street art (queue Banksy’s opinion), a wall of graffiti is an Instagrammer’s most trusted photo back-drop.
I, like many others, had always thought Shoreditch and Brick Lane to be the ultimate treasure chest of all graffiti that is weird and wacky in London. Oh but how you are wrong…
I stumbled across White Post Lane near Westfield Stratford when I was driving to Broadway Market (highly recommend a visit, note it is only open on Saturdays) and was completely in awe of all the graffiti-lined walls. By cramming so much graffiti in such a small area it makes the hunt for the best graffiti very useful, unless you enjoy trekking round East London for hours.
Let me know in the comments if there’s any other secret spots for graffiti in London (or you could just keep it to yourself)!
Jemima Plume Xx