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6th December 2018

What d’you get when you combine a FREE screening of The Muppet Christmas Carol, a drag queen, cheesy Christmas karaoke, promo reindeers and heaps of snow in London’s largest legal graffiti tunnel? A Christmas Miracle that’s what… namely, a Miracle on Leake Street! This community event has been designed to put a smile on the face of even the most Scroogiest of Scrooges! Run by WeAreWaterloo and South Bank BID with proceeds going to the Waterloo Legal Advice Service, this festive get together will be held at Leake Street Arches on Tuesday 18th December from 6-9pm. A world away from […]
20th November 2018

Leake Street Arches is a celebration of urban culture and creativity. From Leake Street’s early beginnings playing host to Banksy’s Cans Festival (which turned the tunnel into London’s largest legal graffiti wall) to where it is today (home to a growing collection of independent businesses), this Waterloo hideaway is a thriving hub of activity. The ever changing walls, which provide a canvas for street artists, are a much sought after backdrop for other creatives. From photographers, dancers, fashion designers, yoga practitioners, singers, musicians, skateboarders, actors, mime artists, make-up artists, stylists and everything in between, a walk down Leake Street will […]
22nd October 2018

We’ve dated in the dark, we’ve dined in the dark…next up is listening to music in the dark! Next month, Aures London, who are on track to becoming Europe’s first five sensory immersive events venue, are welcoming Pitchblack Playback to Leake Street Arches. Pitchblack Playback is a series of listening sessions which invite the music-loving public to hear upcoming album releases and classic LPs like never before in intimate spaces. To ensure there are no distractions and that listeners are totally immersed in the music, events are staged in the dark. Pitchblack Playback events aren’t  aimed at audiophiles; they’re simply […]
18th September 2018

Last week, Leake Street Arches took home the Placemaking Award at the first ever London Infrastructure Awards. Set up to celebrate both globally recognised infrastructure projects and the individuals making their mark on London’s infrastructure network, the event followed a day of shared insights and debate at the London Infrastructure Summit. Held at The National Gallery, the fifth annual London Infrastructure Summit, attracted over 500 delegates and experts across business, national and London government and infrastructure providers. With infrastructure a hot topic in the press right now, the focus of the 2018 summit was on the future, with priorities after […]
5th September 2018

We’re incredibly excited to announce that this month, 26 Leake Street will be hosting a retrospective art exhibition to celebrate the career of Richard Hambleton. This major new exhibition of paintings by the seminal New York street artist will open on 13 September 2018. ‘Richard Hambleton: Shadowman’ will comprise over 60 original works and photographs, including many that are rare or previously unseen. Richard Hambleton was at the forefront of the New York street art movement in the early 1980s, working alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, and quickly became known for his black ‘shadowman’ silhouettes that appeared unexpectedly in […]