, Levelet, and JR to name a few are all artists well known for their large-scale paste-ups works using large format printing.
The front of the former Seven Star Pub on Brick Lane, London, now covered in a mix of stickers, stencils, and street art posters from a variety of artists.
01. Seven Stars Yard, London—The first of our five stops in our top places for London street art paste-ups is the Seven Stars Yard, a small side access road located to the left off Brick Lane, between Fashion Street and Fournier Street.
To the front is the former Seven Stars pub, now a semi-derelict building, and to the rear a small car park where you will find a number of semi-legal walls popular with local and international street and graffiti artists.
Layers and layers of posters and stickers have built up upon the venue over the years and there is nearly always something fresh and interesting to photograph, and with the yard to the back secluded from the hustle and bustle of Brick Lane, there are more often than not artists to be found painting murals on these walls.
“Rebel With a Cause – Nina Simone” Paste-up in Seven Star Yard by London artist Jelly.
Hand-painted street art paste-up by street artist LT66 on the wall leading to the Seven Star Yard off Brick Lane, London pictured above and below.
The work of street artist LT66 on the wall of the in Seven Star Yard, London.
Layers of paste-ups by Portland-based Canadian street artist RX Skulls sitting alongside the works of London-based street artist SubDude.
Actress Julie Andrews in her role as Mary Poppins pictured here in this paste-up work by Brighton-based artists The Postman Collective.
Various street artists pictured here including paste-up works from artist Ben Rider, Qwert, and City Kitty.
02. Fashion Street, London—
Our second location can be found at one end of Fashion Street towards Commercial Street – here you will find a building that is frequently covered in posters and stickers.
Like many of the other paste-up hotspots in London, on initial view the wall looks a little chaotic with layers of work that have been added over the years – some pieces are new with others in various states of decay.
The three-eyed characters of artist Neon Savage in this paste-up glued to a door on Fashion Street, London.
New York Street Artist Pyramidorcales wonderful large-scale hand-painted paste-ups on Fashion Street. The large posters have managed to survive the elements and have been running since the artist’s previous visit to London in 2017 which saw him install a series of large-scale works around Shoreditch and Brick Lane.
London-based artist and illustrator Ben Rider better known to some by his street name Zombiesqueegee is another regular on the cities walls with his vibrant fluoro paste-ups which the artist screenprints himself layering up the images and ink colours to create some unique visuals.
Fashion street is one of the street art locations the artist frequently hits up when he is installing new paste-ups works on the streets, usually seen alongside the work of fellow London street artist Donk.
Artworks from artist Ben Rider and street artist Qwert pasted to a wall on Fashion Street, London.
New York street artist City Kitty is a regular on the London streets from his small scale stickers that we feature frequently in our Stick it up: Shoreditch Street Art Stickers posts on the blog along with his larger hand-painted paste-ups all featuring his signature cat characters pictured above on Grimsby Street, London.
03. Grimsby Street, London—For our third location, we take a look at the walls of Grimsby Street which have had a long relationship with street art. Before the East London Overground line was extended both sides of the street were frequently covered with street artworks – Graffiti, stencils, and paste-ups before the railway arches to one side were demolished to make way for the new train line extension.
This street even had its own Banksy flying rat back in the early 2000s when the area had enough of the artist’s work that you could join a Banksy street art tour and just take in Banksy stencil works.
Another paste-up work by London artist Neon Savages on Grimsby Street, London.
Further along on Grimsby there a number of smaller murals and walls featuring works from graffiti crew The Rolling People and a long-standing piece by London street artist Stik.
Street Artist Mowcka’s large scale hand-painted paste-up works on the corner of Grimsby Street and Brick Lane, London
04. Buxton Street, London—Where Buxton street and Brick Lane intersect you will find our fourth hot-spot recommendation for London paste-ups. Buxton Street leads to the Allen Gardens where in recent years the walls surrounding one side of this green space have become a semi-legal spot for street and graffiti artists to paint.
On any given day you will find artists working on their creations on these walls and the location sees a high number of artists passing through painting and installing artworks.
Brighton-based artist The Postman’s colourful paste-up featuring musician Paul McCartney on Buxton Street, London.
The everchanging wooden doors of 33 Fournier Street, London pictured above.
05. Fournier Street, London—About halfway down this picturesque street of 18th-century houses in Spitalfields, you will find a set of double wooden doors at 33 Fournier Street, completely covered with street art paste-ups and stickers.
Towards the Brick Lane end of Fournier street there is another set of doors also covers in various street art posters. The works at both of these locations change frequently.
Artwork by artist Johnnyhowlclub.
The artwork of London artist Neon Savage on the doors of 33 Fournier Street, London.