The Mushrooms Of East London

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 102 months ago
The Mushrooms Of East London
Brick Lane
Brick Lane
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Old Street roundabout
Old Street roundabout
Shoreditch High Street
Shoreditch High Street

A number of apocalyptically-inspired bits of public art, in the form of miniature mushroom clouds, have sprouted up around Shoreditch and Spitalfields in recent weeks. As the pics above show, we've spotted them on Shoreditch High Street, at Old Street roundabout, and on Brick Lane.

Are they part of a new street art project? A marketing scheme by some cynical brand management company? Or harbingers of the impending atomic apocalypse?

We don't know. But someone out there probably does. Any suggestions, ideas, wild guesses, or outlandish theories — drop us a note in the comments.

Edit: As several have pointed out on Twitter, they're probably just regular mushrooms, not mushroom clouds. Put it down to Londonist's ongoing obsession with Dr. Strangelove.

Last Updated 09 April 2010