Bricking it!

A short walk from London’s Brick Lane and off the beaten tracks – to – under the tracks. A concrete subway leads you to some derelict land sandwiched between two railway lines.

Graffiti, Shoreditch, London

Security fencing has been compromised and the area has become a target for graffiti artists (not street artists!) to decorate the surroundings with their names and tags.

A huge vacant brick tunnel stands all alone at one end of the area which doesn’t really seem to serve any purpose any longer apart from being a fantastic canvas to display some graffiti on.

Graffiti, Shoreditch, London

This seemed an ideal location for a local rapper to take part in filming some shots for his latest urban video – never found out for which track it was!

Graffiti, Shoreditch, London

Graffiti, Shoreditch, London

The video below features photos taken of the site by Joe Epstein over a two year period (2010 – 2012) and illustrates the battle between graffiti artists and Network Rail – having to constantly remove the graffiti.

East London Graffiti from LDNGraffiti on Vimeo.

From a distance the first thing you see is the huge ‘TYPE’ tag across the whole structure but on closer inspection there are loads more tags and some carrot characters by Nemo.

Graffiti, Shoreditch, London

Graffiti, Shoreditch, London

Graffiti, Shoreditch, London

A walk through the tunnel reveals more artwork and tags by a variety of graffiti artists which seem to have come here from around the World!

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Graffiti, Shoreditch, London

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