As there was no direct route by public transport from Bethnal Green to the Geffyre Museum in Hoxton, I decided to walk. I ended up slightly off track from my proposed route. After consulting the map at a cycle hire point in Columbia Road, I decided to walk northeast up Hackney Road and then turn west into Cremer St. It turned out to be a good choice, as I stumbled upon a lot of street art on my way.
The main batch was in a car park on Hackney Road. It was difficult to get photos of the paintings due to the parked cars. In fact I’m surprised that I wasn’t mistaken for a car thief loitering around the car park.
There’s slippy mud by the walls as it’s not been tarmaced, so you need to wear sensible shoes, and an old jacket in case you rub against a dirty vehicle. The car park is pretty grotty, you can spot a discarded paint roller, tubes of sealant and a CD in the photo of Darth Vader below.
Just before turning in to Cremer Steet, there was an Incredible Hulk.
At the western end of Cremer Street was Johnny Deep and a homage to the groups The Who and The Jam.
‘Love will tear us apart’ was opposite Hoxton Station on the side of a tyre shop premises.
Finding all this street art in Hackney was only possible as I was walking around without a tight schedule, my preferred style of travel.