Saturday, before Book of Mormon, I headed over toward Brick Lane for the Alternative London tour – which is, basically, a tour of Brick Lane focusing on street art and graffiti. The tour is done on a donation basis – at the end of the tour you tip what you think the tour was worth.
My tour guide, Josh, was pretty good. The tour wanders through a lot of history and past a lot of great street art. He was careful to define the difference between Street Art and Graffiti – a nuance that is lost on a lot of people.
I didn’t bring my good camera with me for the tour because it was cold and rainy – so Sunday morning, I went back – just in time for a number of street markets in the area. I ended up spending an awful lot of dosh on presents – mostly presents for the kids of friends (some born, some not yet born). For myself I bought an old coffee bag, which will be hung in my kitchen, and a penis pillow—because who wouldn’t?
Below are some of my favorites from the street. More can be found in my Flickr London 2013 set.