London Public Art - Archive Articles

News and information about the wide range of street art you can find while wandering around London.

Snails on stones — art in Aldgate
Snails on stones — art in Aldgate

Snails on stones — art in Aldgate

If you head to Aldgate at the moment, you might come across a stone wall with some curious creatures on it.

May
18
Southwark’s dog on a pole with a bowl — and Charles Dickens
Southwark’s dog on a pole with a bowl — and Charles Dickens

Southwark’s dog on a pole with a bowl — and Charles Dickens

Opposite Southwark tube station is a tall pole, and on top of the pole is a dog and a bowl, and they are there in memory of Charles Dickens.

Feb
15
Find the Fleet Street sundial
Find the Fleet Street sundial

Find the Fleet Street sundial

If you look up on the side of a building on Fleet Street you'll see what looks like a mural of old newspapers - but it's actually a sundial.

Dec
23
2021
In Marylebone, a large stone plaque celebrates Charles Dickens
In Marylebone, a large stone plaque celebrates Charles Dickens

In Marylebone, a large stone plaque celebrates Charles Dickens

Normally, buildings occupied by someone famous get a small blue plaque, but when you're Charles Dickens, you get a huge stone mural instead.

Dec
16
2021
A cluster of tiny artworks near Covent Gardens
A cluster of tiny artworks near Covent Gardens

A cluster of tiny artworks near Covent Gardens

Near Covent Garden, a newish development of shops on Mercers Walk has recently added a cluster of tiny artworks that provide a bit of a treasure hunt to seek out.

Nov
30
2021
The maternity sculpture by Denmark Hill station
The maternity sculpture by Denmark Hill station

The maternity sculpture by Denmark Hill station

Outside what looks like a row of houses, but aren't, is a large metal sculpture, representing maternity, by the Greek sculptor, Fanis Rachoutis.

Nov
25
2021
Paddington has trapped a man inside a clock
Paddington has trapped a man inside a clock

Paddington has trapped a man inside a clock

Just outside Paddington Station is a new clock, and trapped inside is a man who has to perpetually keep cleaning the face and drawing new hands on the glass.

Nov
18
2021
New artwork appears at Brixton tube station
New artwork appears at Brixton tube station

New artwork appears at Brixton tube station

A new work of art has appeared in the entrance to Brixton tube station, called 5 more minutes and is by London based artist Joy Labinjo.

Nov
15
2021
Piccadilly Circus lights to show a Trompe-l’oeil through November
Piccadilly Circus lights to show a Trompe-l’oeil through November

Piccadilly Circus lights to show a Trompe-l’oeil through November

Each evening in November, the huge advertising boards at Piccadilly Circus are being replaced with a video art commission.

Nov
09
2021
There’s a statue of a dead parrot in Greenwich
There’s a statue of a dead parrot in Greenwich

There’s a statue of a dead parrot in Greenwich

Thousands of people walk past it, but hardly any will ever notice that they just walked past the statue of a dead parrot.

Nov
05
2021
A London tube station roof is filled with brightly coloured art
A London tube station roof is filled with brightly coloured art

A London tube station roof is filled with brightly coloured art

If you go onto the roof of Temple tube station at the moment, the formerly grey terrace is a riot of colours, as the entire half-acre space has been filled in with patterned flooring tiles.,

Oct
22
2021
Maida Vale’s double-decker telephone box
Maida Vale’s double-decker telephone box

Maida Vale’s double-decker telephone box

Just outside a former Telephone Exchange on Hall Road in Maida Vale is something very strange - a telephone box that's twice the normal height.

Oct
21
2021
Augmented reality beasties hanging around London Wall
Augmented reality beasties hanging around London Wall

Augmented reality beasties hanging around London Wall

If you wander around London Wall at the moment and peer through your smartphone's scrying eye, you might see hidden beasts coming out to play.

Oct
18
2021
Take a trip along the “Illuminated River” Thames
Take a trip along the “Illuminated River” Thames

Take a trip along the “Illuminated River” Thames

What is said to be the longest art installation in the world can be found in London, and is the lighting up of the bridges across the Thames.

Oct
15
2021
Steel artwork on the corner of Marylebone Lane & Wigmore Street
Steel artwork on the corner of Marylebone Lane & Wigmore Street

Steel artwork on the corner of Marylebone Lane & Wigmore Street

At the junction of Wigmore Street and Marylebone Lane is a striking piece of modern art hanging within the frame of a new office block.

Sep
28
2021
There’s a pride of painted lions in the West End
There’s a pride of painted lions in the West End

There’s a pride of painted lions in the West End

If you head into the west end at the moment, there's a load of painted lions on the streets mostly around Piccadilly and St James.

Aug
31
2021
London’s Public Art: Unfurl by Eilís O’Connell
London’s Public Art: Unfurl by Eilís O’Connell

London’s Public Art: Unfurl by Eilís O’Connell

On a side street in Kensington can be found a large bronze petal slowly unfurling.

Aug
23
2021
London’s Public Art: Two Pupils
London’s Public Art: Two Pupils

London’s Public Art: Two Pupils

On a side street in Chelsea is a sculpture of two children playing, and they were made by a man who also designed a number of costumes for Doctor Who.

Aug
04
2021
Follow a public art sculpture trail in the City of London
Follow a public art sculpture trail in the City of London

Follow a public art sculpture trail in the City of London

Dotted around the eastern half of the City of London can be found a lot of public art, as part of the City's annual Sculpture in the City project.

Jul
26
2021
There’s an octopus at Liverpool Street station
There’s an octopus at Liverpool Street station

There’s an octopus at Liverpool Street station

If you head to Liverpool Street station at the moment, there's an octopus sitting next to one of the entrances - as a charity art trail.

Jul
26
2021
Huge mural appears on the side of a Holbon hotel
Huge mural appears on the side of a Holbon hotel

Huge mural appears on the side of a Holbon hotel

A few months ago, a huge mural appeared on the side of a hotel near Holborn, by the freehand mural painter, Dan Kitchener.

Jul
20
2021
Covent Garden to be filled with neon art next month
Covent Garden to be filled with neon art next month

Covent Garden to be filled with neon art next month

Next month, Covent Garden will be filled with neon signs, as part of a display by the artist Chila Burman, who was also responsible for covering the Tate Britain in neon signs last Christmas.

Jul
19
2021
See a “walking” boat on the Thames
See a “walking” boat on the Thames

See a “walking” boat on the Thames

Over the next few weeks, a walking boat will be in the Thames around Battersea - and yes, it's art.

Jul
16
2021
Marble Arch Mound adds a lights display
Marble Arch Mound adds a lights display

Marble Arch Mound adds a lights display

When it opens to the public later this month, the Marble Arch Mound will also feature a one-off light exhibition by W1Curates, called Lightfield, lead by British/American artist, Anthony James.

Jul
09
2021