London Public Art - Archive Articles

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

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
Outdoor art exhibition coming to East London
Outdoor art exhibition coming to East London

Outdoor art exhibition coming to East London

An affordable art fair is taking over a large number of commercial advertising displays across East London for a fortnight to create an outdoor art exhibition.

Jun
14
2021
Chopin sculpture outside the Royal Festival Hall
Chopin sculpture outside the Royal Festival Hall

Chopin sculpture outside the Royal Festival Hall

There's an abstract sculpture to the Polish composer and pianist, Frédéric Chopin outside the Royal Festival Hall, but on the side where it's not that obvious to spot.

Jun
09
2021
Mayfair’s Sculpture Trail 2021 has opened
Mayfair’s Sculpture Trail 2021 has opened

Mayfair’s Sculpture Trail 2021 has opened

Mayfair's second annual Sculpture Trail has opened for people to wander around the area seeking out temporary, and permanent public artworks.

Jun
07
2021
Three more “British Railways” totems for south London
Three more “British Railways” totems for south London

Three more “British Railways” totems for south London

Street artist Lionel Stanhope has completed three more of his distinctive railway station signs for Network Rail, at Malden Manor, Chessington North and Tolworth.

Jun
03
2021
Concrete art on the Cavendish hotel car park
Concrete art on the Cavendish hotel car park

Concrete art on the Cavendish hotel car park

On a side street in St James is a hotel, with an underground car park, and a long frieze of concrete art.

Apr
28
2021
Supermundane mural appears in Covent Garden
Supermundane mural appears in Covent Garden

Supermundane mural appears in Covent Garden

A new mural designed by London-based artist Rob Lowe, AKA Supermundane, has appeared on the side of the London Graphic Centre in Covent Garden.

Apr
27
2021
Sculpture to honour victims of sexual violence
Sculpture to honour victims of sexual violence

Sculpture to honour victims of sexual violence

The serene green park in the centre of St James’s Square is currently also hosting a bronze sculpture of a mother and child, representing victims of sexual violence.

Apr
22
2021
Tubular rainbow appears in Soho Square
Tubular rainbow appears in Soho Square

Tubular rainbow appears in Soho Square

A rainbow artwork has appeared in Soho Square to welcome Londoners out of the latest stage of lockdown restrictions.

Apr
19
2021
Greenwich Peninsula art – the Optic Cloak and a Pinch in Time
Greenwich Peninsula art – the Optic Cloak and a Pinch in Time

Greenwich Peninsula art – the Optic Cloak and a Pinch in Time

Most people who pass within a mile or so of North Greenwich or the eastern side of the Isle of Dogs are likely to have seen a shimmering steel tower on the Greenwich Peninsula.

Apr
14
2021
The Suffragette Memorial, SW1
The Suffragette Memorial, SW1

The Suffragette Memorial, SW1

A large bronze scroll can be found next to a small park in Victoria that commemorates those who fought for women's suffrage in the UK.

Feb
18
2021
Five more bridges joining London’s “Illuminated River”
Five more bridges joining London’s “Illuminated River”

Five more bridges joining London’s “Illuminated River”

In a few months time, five more bridges will join the four already completed in being specially floodlit as part of a large public art installation.

Feb
09
2021
The statue of Thomas Coram in Bloomsbury
The statue of Thomas Coram in Bloomsbury

The statue of Thomas Coram in Bloomsbury

At a time when there's much ado about statues of slave traders, here's a statue of a Good Man, sitting outside the building he is most famous for.

Feb
03
2021
A herd of elephants can be seen in Spitalfields
A herd of elephants can be seen in Spitalfields

A herd of elephants can be seen in Spitalfields

There's a herd of 21 elephants in Spitalfields at the moment -- one adult and 20 orphaned juveniles.

Jan
21
2021
London Public Art: Three large stone heads on Milford Lane
London Public Art: Three large stone heads on Milford Lane

London Public Art: Three large stone heads on Milford Lane

Three large stone heads can be found looking around corners of a new housing development by Aldwych.

Jan
20
2021
London’s Public Art: Vortex by Barbara Sandler
London’s Public Art: Vortex by Barbara Sandler

London’s Public Art: Vortex by Barbara Sandler

Just to the north of Spitalfields Market is a public sculpture looking like a swirl of a person crouching down.

Jan
18
2021
The milkmaid statue by Regents Park
The milkmaid statue by Regents Park

The milkmaid statue by Regents Park

If you wander towards Regents Park from Camden you may come across a pile of old stones, and on top, a statue of a milkmaid.

Jan
13
2021
Huge street mural comes to Shoreditch
Huge street mural comes to Shoreditch

Huge street mural comes to Shoreditch

The newish tower block on the borders of Shoreditch and Spitalfields has gained a new mural, by the artist Agostino Iacurci.

Jan
12
2021
Find the Highgate Camel
Find the Highgate Camel

Find the Highgate Camel

Sitting outside an oriental carpet shop in Highgate is a camel. Sami, for that's the camel's name is a life-size fibreglass camel who has sat outside the shop for the past 35 years, and is a bit of a local landmark.

Dec
30
2020
Rabbitwoman and Dogman come to Spitalfields
Rabbitwoman and Dogman come to Spitalfields

Rabbitwoman and Dogman come to Spitalfields

Two favourite characters of a pair of New York-based artists have arrived in London - a rabbit-headed woman and a dog-headed man.

Dec
08
2020
A dollop of ice cream is art in Trafalgar Square
A dollop of ice cream is art in Trafalgar Square

A dollop of ice cream is art in Trafalgar Square

Unveiled recently, Trafalgar Square has gained a giant dollop of ice cream with a cherry on top as the latest modern art installation for the 4th plinth.

Aug
24
2020
Public Street Art: Antony Gormley’s Resolution
Public Street Art: Antony Gormley’s Resolution

Public Street Art: Antony Gormley’s Resolution

A collection of rusting steel blocks piled up to look like a man, this 8-bit computer graphic of a statue is another of Antony Gormley's human expressions.

Aug
13
2020
A tribute to William Blake under the railway arches
A tribute to William Blake under the railway arches

A tribute to William Blake under the railway arches

The memory of the poet William Blake can be found, maybe slightly oddly underneath the railway arches in Waterloo

Aug
12
2020