Nominate London's Dullest Wall, And Help Give It A Street Art Makeover

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Nominate London's Dullest Wall, And Help Give It A Street Art Makeover

Our friends at Global Street Art are looking for suggestions. They help find new places for street artists to paint — from disused buildings to shop shutters — always with permission of the owners. The Walls Project helps make the urban realm more beautiful and can also raise the profile of the building or business that gets involved, as well as the artist. Last year, they helped over 80 new pieces of art come to fruition (for pictures check, see here).

Global Street Art is looking for new walls and shutters to paint. There are a number of top foreign artists looking for walls in London, like Kobra from Brazil (pictured) and Pixel Pancho from Italy, as well as plenty of talented local artists. Global Street Art is looking for more walls that than it can find.

The German Paint company Montana recently gave Global Street Art 100 cans of paint to help the cause.

So today we're asking: where is London's most boring wall, or other paintable surface? Which parts of town could do with brightening up? Could you give permission to paint a street-facing wall or shutter yourself?

They'd particularly like to hear from anyone who owns a property, wall, shop shutter or other surface, who'd like to collaborate with a leading street artist. Please feel free to leave suggestions in the comments below, or email them direct on

Last Updated 09 January 2013


Hi. There are some playgrounds around the capital that would be deserving of some quality street art, that would also inspire, and entertain the kids and families that use the spaces all year round. The first that comes to mind (that has a legacy and story behind the space) that would benefit is Corams Fields in Bloomsbury. It's run by a Charity. We will feature the campaign on our newly launched website for creative kids and families in London. Love love the idea.

Juliana Blau

Amazing work, Global Street Art! Thank you for helping artists and street art!

Yvonne Rathbone

I'd rather have a boring wall.

Katherine Duffy

Come to Croydon, after the riots most of London Rd was burnt to the ground & Reeves could use brightening up!

Ali Muskett

I always though the Hayward Gallery needed a lick of paint on the outside... ;)