London street art

Image credit: Visit Flanders

If you’ve been in Shoreditch recently, you may have spotted this new piece of street art, marking hundred years since the 1914 Christmas Truce.

The mural captures the moment in the First World War when German and British soldiers called a temporary truce in the fighting and met in No Man’s Land on Christmas Day. They exchanged drinks, food and cigarettes, and played football. It’s a powerful image of managing to find peace in the middle of hostilities.

First World War street art London

Image credit: Visit Flanders

This mural was a collaboration between two UK-based artists – Zadok and Ninth Seal – and Sokar Uno, a German artist. It has been mirrored by a second mural in German created by Alaniz, Addison Karl and Wesr.

You can find out more about the project on the Visit Flanders site.


Wishing you a peaceful and happy Christmas. Thank you for reading the Insider London blog and look forward to seeing you in 2015.