The London Mural Preservation Society (LMPS) does sterling work repairing, retouching and generally raising the awareness of the capital’s bounty of murals. The mural’s natural habitat is the inner-suburbs, places like Brixton, Battersea, Dalston and Shadwell, but you can also find them in the centre of town, viz the famous Soho and Fitzrovia murals.
We recently joined Ruth Miller, founder of the LMPS, on her debut tour of east London’s finest. The tour starts at New Cross, from where it heads north along the route of the East London Line, taking in murals at Surrey Quays, Whitechapel and Shadwell. Ruth discusses the impetus for each piece, the stories behind the painters, and the difficulty raising funds to ensure these uniquely communal works of art are maintained. Click through the gallery above to see some of the highlights.
The tour is completely free (other than transport) and lasts around three hours.
The LMPS doesn’t have a fixed schedule for walks, but will run the next Brixton tour on 15 July. Additional free tours of Brixton and east London highlights will follow in the near future. To register interest, get in touch with them at email@example.com.
Other alternative tours: