Vhils - textural sculpture made with an air chisel (he also uses explosives

Street Art in East London

The Alternative London Walking Tour was set up to showcase East London’s incredible creativity whilst giving insights into important historical and cultural events that have made the Spitalfields area what it is today. The beauty of this particular tour set-up is that the guides are artists directly involved in the culture of Tower Hamlets, and…

Gentrification Awareness

Culture killer? Property development vs. Art

Why is art a constant in the gentrification equation?   Gentrification is a theme that crops up regularly when talking about property development in cities. Coined by Ruth Glass in 1964, the term describes the displacement of a working-class urban population by the middle class. For as long as the theories have existed, artists have…

London pop ups – a city in flux

Whilst browsing what’s new in London’s vibrant pop-up scene this April, we’ve realized just how much we love the constant state of flux these temporary, pop-up events add to the world of bars, burgers, shopping and cinemas in the capital. It’s true that in recent years the guerilla projects and grassroots events have been joined…

Local Histories – Hoxton Square

Hoxton Square Originally designed to be a fashionable residential square when it was completed in 1720, Hoxton Square’s genteel status was short lived, and by the 1800s it had become the heart of the Shoreditch furniture trade, with front gardens being converted into workshops. After the Second World War, the mass production of goods moved…