STUDY ABROAD- The Street Art Walking Tour
Please Note: This event is for incoming Study Abroad students who are studying at King’s for either a semester or a full year only
A special walk especially curated to introduce new Londoners to the local street art scene. This tour is always varied, because as you know, Street art is prone to be updated all the time. You never know what you’ll find!
Here is an explanation of the tour, according to our walking company, London Walks (The oldest and best walking tour company)…..
"People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish... but that's only if it's done properly" – Banksy. There's no other London Walk like this one. It's intense on the senses. It's a corkscrew of a route that pops cork after cork of east London's vibrant, heady, dynamic street art scene. It gets up close and personal with Banksy and Ben Eine and Shepherd Fairey and Invader and Co. It decodes them. Like a great jazz musician it improvises (because this outdoor gallery – aka Shoreditch and Spitalfields – gets "rehung"* every few months). It's a savvy local, got great connections – who knows the scene as well as the artists themselves. It ends at a street artist's studio and gallery.
*Six months is the average lifespan of street art in east London. So the walk – true to the scene – changes all the time. Makes for a unique buzz. Okay, Banksy, here we come.
- Please meet your Peer Advisor in their blue t-shirt at Liverpool Street station, outside the Bishopsgate exit, at the top of the escalator by the Wasabi Kiosk at 13:45. They'll be with our tour guide, who will be holding up a ‘London Walks’ brochure.
- The tour sets off at 14:00am sharp, and lasts 2 hours.
- Bring your student ID, and you must bring your email confirmation as proof of purchase. We will have supplied them a guest list, and they'll be holding up a London Walks pamphlet.
- Comfy footwear, appropriate clothing and some water is highly recommended. This tour will go ahead rain or shine, so if it’s wet, please bring a brolley (umbrella)!
To familiarise yourself with the terms and conditions of booking, please visit https://www.kclsu.org/unlockbook and check the section Information for Undergraduate Summer School students. There you will find our FAQ section, information about our refund policy, how to book, and relevant contacts.