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Barbican’s brutalist building about to be covered in a giant sheet of purple fabric
Barbican’s brutalist building about to be covered in a giant sheet of purple fabric

Barbican’s brutalist building about to be covered in a giant sheet of purple fabric

The Barbican Art Centre frontage will be covered in a gigantic sheet of purple fabric this year as part of a monumental outdoor art installation.

Feb
06
Your home hobby could be part of a London exhibition
Your home hobby could be part of a London exhibition

Your home hobby could be part of a London exhibition

If you have a hobby you keep fairly private at home, it could become part of a public exhibition this summer.

Jan
25
Egg Whisk art outside Moorgate tube station
Egg Whisk art outside Moorgate tube station

Egg Whisk art outside Moorgate tube station

There's a giant egg-whisk outside Moorgate tube station, and it's art - musical art in fact.

Jan
18
There’s a giant jellyfish floating around the Outernet
There’s a giant jellyfish floating around the Outernet

There’s a giant jellyfish floating around the Outernet

You can stand underneath a giant jellyfish in central London for the month ahead, as one hangs over your head in the Outernet video screen.

Jan
11
London’s Public Art: There and Now, Westminster Magistrates’ Court
London’s Public Art: There and Now, Westminster Magistrates’ Court

London’s Public Art: There and Now, Westminster Magistrates’ Court

If you walk past Westminster Magistrates' Court in Marylebone, you might notice a complex work of art on the wall reminiscent of steampunk designs.

Jan
04
London’s Public Art: The Restless Course
London’s Public Art: The Restless Course

London’s Public Art: The Restless Course

If you wander around the side streets behind Liverpool Street station during the daytime, you might stumble upon what looks like a large metal disc as a work of art. 

Jan
02
Paddington’s Walking Man and Standing Man
Paddington’s Walking Man and Standing Man

Paddington’s Walking Man and Standing Man

Two men in Paddington, one standing with hands in pockets waiting, and the other is purposefully striding towards him, but they will never meet.

Dec
14
2023
The International Memorial to Seafarers on the Albert Embankment
The International Memorial to Seafarers on the Albert Embankment

The International Memorial to Seafarers on the Albert Embankment

An office block on the embankment near Lambeth Palace is notable for the large ship that appears to be emerging from the front.

Dec
13
2023
London’s Public Art: Mosaik, W1
London’s Public Art: Mosaik, W1

London’s Public Art: Mosaik, W1

Just around the corner from Bond Street, a covered passage recently gained a burst of colour in the form of a large public art mural.

Nov
09
2023
Bright lights meet dark arches: South Korean digital art illuminates Bankside railway arches
Bright lights meet dark arches: South Korean digital art illuminates Bankside railway arches

Bright lights meet dark arches: South Korean digital art illuminates Bankside railway arches

The bright lights of South Korea have come to the dark brick arches under the railway in Bankside, with the opening of an exhibition of digital art by Korean artists.

Oct
18
2023
Giant spider puppeteer among local creatives moving into Bow’s new permanent home
Giant spider puppeteer among local creatives moving into Bow’s new permanent home

Giant spider puppeteer among local creatives moving into Bow’s new permanent home

The Bow Arts Trust has welcomed the first local artists to its 70 new, affordable creative studios at the Three Waters development in Bromley-by-Bow, East London.

Sep
24
2023
Hunt for hand-written notes by Andy Leek in Marylebone this October
Hunt for hand-written notes by Andy Leek in Marylebone this October

Hunt for hand-written notes by Andy Leek in Marylebone this October

An art trail has popped up in Marylebone, all featuring messages dotted around the area.

Sep
22
2023
London’s Public Art: The Reflection sculpture by David Breuer-Weil
London’s Public Art: The Reflection sculpture by David Breuer-Weil

London’s Public Art: The Reflection sculpture by David Breuer-Weil

Standing almost unnoticed next to the Elizabeth line station entrance on Dean Street is a large bronze sculpture that's remarkably easy to walk past without noticing it's there.

Sep
21
2023
London’s Public Art: Horse and Rider by Elisabeth Frink
London’s Public Art: Horse and Rider by Elisabeth Frink

London’s Public Art: Horse and Rider by Elisabeth Frink

Standing on Bond Street is a sculpture of a man riding a horse that used to be somewhere else, but in 2018 they rode here from their original home a few streets away.

Sep
13
2023
Carnaby Street shop filled with dayglo lettering
Carnaby Street shop filled with dayglo lettering

Carnaby Street shop filled with dayglo lettering

A shop on Carnaby Street has been covered with dayglo lettering in a new art installation by the artist Kris Andrew Small.

Sep
05
2023
A swarm of golden swallows lands on the side of Mayfair building
A swarm of golden swallows lands on the side of Mayfair building

A swarm of golden swallows lands on the side of Mayfair building

A decorative gold screen of birds in flight has appeared on the side of a grand Mayfair building in recent weeks.

Aug
17
2023
The boat benches of Lambeth’s White Hart Dock
The boat benches of Lambeth’s White Hart Dock

The boat benches of Lambeth’s White Hart Dock

Not far from Lambeth Palace is an old relic of industrial times, and a load of boat-shaped benches dotted around it.

Aug
17
2023
A bundle of bamboo strips fills a corner of the Southbank Centre
A bundle of bamboo strips fills a corner of the Southbank Centre

A bundle of bamboo strips fills a corner of the Southbank Centre

If you walk around the back of the Southbank Centre at the moment you'll see what looks like a huge pile of roughly woven strips filling the space.

Aug
16
2023
Beau Brummell’s statue on Jermyn Street
Beau Brummell’s statue on Jermyn Street

Beau Brummell’s statue on Jermyn Street

If you wander along posh Jermyn Street lined with men's outfitters, you'll spy a statue of Beau Brummell, a man who defined the very idea of dressing well and being a decorative dandy.

Aug
16
2023
The Strongest Link WWII sculpture
The Strongest Link WWII sculpture

The Strongest Link WWII sculpture

A large statue of a WWII pilot watching the skies has appeared outside Biggin Hill airport in southeast London.

Aug
02
2023
London’s Public Art: 1960s chess-inspired art near St Paul’s Cathedral
London’s Public Art: 1960s chess-inspired art near St Paul’s Cathedral

London’s Public Art: 1960s chess-inspired art near St Paul’s Cathedral

A side street near St Paul's Cathedral contains a building with an interesting stone frieze, which if you look carefully seems to be based on chess pieces.

Jul
26
2023
Historical images transformed to create new mural in Bethnal Green
Historical images transformed to create new mural in Bethnal Green

Historical images transformed to create new mural in Bethnal Green

A new public art piece by artist Shiraz Bayjoo has been unveiled in Globe Town, Bethnal Green, East London.

Jul
24
2023
Recycled plastic used to decorate Carnaby Street
Recycled plastic used to decorate Carnaby Street

Recycled plastic used to decorate Carnaby Street

Carnaby Street is being decorated with waste plastic from local shops for the next few months, although they have repurposed the waste into art.

Jul
20
2023
Barbican Art Centre starts £25 million upgrade
Barbican Art Centre starts £25 million upgrade

Barbican Art Centre starts £25 million upgrade

The Barbican Art Centre has been awarded the first £25 million of a planned upgrade to open up the core of the building and improve access to the arts centre.

Jul
20
2023