London Public Art - Archive Articles

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

London Public Art: Evidence of the Unseen Mountain
London Public Art: Evidence of the Unseen Mountain

London Public Art: Evidence of the Unseen Mountain

This is a piece of art hidden away on a quiet residential street in Chelsea that you are not going to stumble upon, unless your the sort of person who goes wandering around quiet residential streets looking for things to stumble upon.

Mar
22
2018
London’s Public Art: Allen Jones Aerobic
London’s Public Art: Allen Jones Aerobic

London’s Public Art: Allen Jones Aerobic

East London has a very large, yet very easy to miss sculpture in full view of people who shouldn't look at it.

Mar
15
2018
Final two artworks announced for the Crossrail project
Final two artworks announced for the Crossrail project

Final two artworks announced for the Crossrail project

Two artists have been commissioned to install new sculptures outside the new Liverpool Street Elizabeth line station.

Mar
14
2018
London Public Art: Man with Arms Open
London Public Art: Man with Arms Open

London Public Art: Man with Arms Open

An unusual work of art in that the title for the art is written in plain English and clearly describes what you are looking at, which undoubtedly, is a man with arms open.

Mar
08
2018
London Public Art: Statue of James Greathead
London Public Art: Statue of James Greathead

London Public Art: Statue of James Greathead

This may look like a typical bit of military history on a plinth, as seen in many places around London, but in fact it's London Underground heritage being celebrated here.

Feb
22
2018
New exhibition tells the story of East London’s “Old Flo”
New exhibition tells the story of East London’s “Old Flo”

New exhibition tells the story of East London’s “Old Flo”

Inspired by people sheltering in the wartime Underground, donated to the people of the East End, nearly sold by a corrupt Mayor and now on display in a heartland of bankers, a new exhibition has opened telling the story of Old Flo.

Feb
20
2018
London Public Art – Landed by Les Johnson
London Public Art – Landed by Les Johnson

London Public Art – Landed by Les Johnson

This recent sculpture was erected in 2009 as a tribute to the history of the people who worked in the Royal Docks and their families from 1855 to 1983.

Jan
25
2018
London Public Art – Bellerophon Taming Pegasus
London Public Art – Bellerophon Taming Pegasus

London Public Art – Bellerophon Taming Pegasus

This is the last work of art by Jacques Lipchitz, depicting Bellerophon and Pegasus. It was the final sculpture worked on by Lipchitz, and was completed after his death in 1973.

Jan
18
2018
See the Paradigm outside St Pancras station
See the Paradigm outside St Pancras station

See the Paradigm outside St Pancras station

Head out of St Pancras station by the Thameslink exit, and facing you will be a monumental tower of weathered steel -- this is Paradigm by Conrad Shawcross.

Oct
08
2017
See Mayfair’s little noticed Lutyens Sculpture
See Mayfair’s little noticed Lutyens Sculpture

See Mayfair’s little noticed Lutyens Sculpture

On a side street in posh St James is a work of art in remembrance of an architect who is a significant figure in the architecture of Imperial New Delhi.

Oct
01
2017
Trees and birds shine through the grime under the Marylebone Flyover
Trees and birds shine through the grime under the Marylebone Flyover

Trees and birds shine through the grime under the Marylebone Flyover

A small forest of trees and woodland animals have appeared under the polluted and noisy Marylebone Flyover, as a work of art.

May
31
2017
Have you noticed the unusual stone benches outside Euston Station?
Have you noticed the unusual stone benches outside Euston Station?

Have you noticed the unusual stone benches outside Euston Station?

Thousands of people sit on them with barely a glance, but outside Euston station are four works of geological art, hidden in plain sight as a set of benches.

Feb
10
2017
Faded memories of art on concrete blocks
Faded memories of art on concrete blocks

Faded memories of art on concrete blocks

Five years ago, a German street artist paid an overnight visit to Smithfield meat market and left behind a cluster of art, which is still there slowly decaying over time.

Oct
17
2016
Hitchcock’s murals at Leytonestone tube station
Hitchcock’s murals at Leytonestone tube station

Hitchcock’s murals at Leytonestone tube station

Leytonstone has few claims to fame, but one of them is that one of Hollywood's most famous film directors was born there, and the tube station which is decorated with murals of his films.

Oct
11
2016
A fountain of glass
A fountain of glass

A fountain of glass

Just over 50 years ago, one of the City of London's first displays of contemporary art went on public display -- as a glass fountain.

Mar
12
2016
A couple of ripe, ornamental pineapples
A couple of ripe, ornamental pineapples

A couple of ripe, ornamental pineapples

There is a work of art that is as baffling as it is pointless sitting on street behind an office block near Euston.

Aug
22
2015
Henry Moore sculpture appears outside King’s Cross station
Henry Moore sculpture appears outside King’s Cross station

Henry Moore sculpture appears outside King’s Cross station

The large flat regular space of the new plaza outside King's Cross station has started to regain a little bit of the clutter that has defined it for the past hundred years.

Aug
09
2014
Massive bronze Polo sculptures sitting in Docklands
Massive bronze Polo sculptures sitting in Docklands

Massive bronze Polo sculptures sitting in Docklands

On the opposite side of the docks from the City Airport can be found a remnant of London 2012 artistic endeavours, in the form of a large set of bronze sculptures.

Mar
07
2013