8th April 2018

Leake Street has become a popular location for dance video shoots and last month, we welcomed The London Spring Tour (LST) to film their finale video. LST is an invitation-only dance intensive for advanced dancers who want to learn about the commercial dance industry in London, UK. Running from 12th to 19th March, the tour included educational seminars, dance tuition, live shows, makeover and professional video shoot. Whilst the tour incorporated various styles of dance, the shoot on Leake Street primarily focused on street dance which inspired this latest blog post… B-boying, later known in mainstream media as break dancing, is an […]
21st March 2018

#MeetAndGraff is a short interview series where we meet graffiti artists working on Leake Street and learn more about their style. This week, we caught up with Vane MG. Name Vanessa Graffiti Name Vane MG Website Social Media Handles Follow Vanessa on Facebook here Follow Vanessa on Instagram here When did you get into graffiti? 2015 Who is your favourite street artist? From people that I met in the UK I love the girl power of Aranzazu in London and the Nolij graffiti technique too. But I should mention someone from my country (Colombia) Likmi Soberana who has […]
14th March 2018

Having worked as an assistant to Banksy and set up her own gallery in Shoreditch, Graffiti Consultant, Steph Warren, is well placed to give an overview on the differences between the two art forms. “Most people assume that Street Art and Graffiti are the same thing. Both are seen on the commute to work, appear out of the blue and (sometimes) involve artistic talent in an urban setting. However to the people wielding the spray can they couldn’t be more different. Let me give you a brief summary of each and you will notice that the two are actually polarising […]
12th March 2018

London & Continental Railways Limited (LCR), the landlord of Leake Street Arches and the managers of the Leake Street Tunnel, are keen to support the creative community working on Leake Street and ensure that other people in the local area continue to value the contribution that tunnel activities bring to the neighbourhood. The below rules are designed to create an enjoyable experience for everyone: Graffiti and street art are permitted, and actively encouraged, on the walls and ceilings of the Leake Street Tunnel. Graffiti outside the authorised area will be removed. Graffiti featuring sexism, racism or advertising will be removed […]
1st March 2018

Today sees the opening of a new pedestrian walkway flanked by hoardings showcasing the work of four local graffiti artists. The new access route connects people from Westminster Bridge Road and Addington Street through the Leake Street Arches development and into Leake Street tunnel (or vice versa!). Last November, we launched a competition for graffiti artists who work on Leake Street to submit their ideas and designs for the hoardings alongside the new walkway. Whilst the Graffiti Tunnel is one of the UK’s largest legal spaces for graffiti artists to show their work, the new Leake Street Arches development will […]