Oh wow, look it’s some street art by Mobstr. This particular piece was spotted on the Hackney Road in East London. Mobstr is known for his text-based pieces: his witty stencil statements are instantly recognisable. You can find out more about him here.
We’re big fans of Belgian street art Roa at Insider London, so we were delighted to see a new piece on Shoreditch’s Leonard Street. Known for his huge black and white depictions of animals and for depicting some of the planet’s less-loved creatures, true to form, this time he’s depicted a giant flea.
June was a busy month at Insider London. We’ve been exploring lesser known corners of the city, speaking to people changing the capital in unique ways and getting to grips with London’s ever evolving skyline. Here’s what you may have missed.
King’s Cross station’s new, bright and spacious concourse reflects the renewal of the wider area, heralding a renaissance in how railway stations interact with their urban context. The Victorians excelled at creating a sense of arrival, leaving a legacy of grand stations that took pride in railway travel. After a period of decline, London’s railway stations are beginning to scrub up to smart 21st century standards.