Get Lost In Artists' Depictions Of London Jungles

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Get Lost In Artists' Depictions Of London Jungles

Londonist is proud media partner to London Transport Museum's Prize for Illustration 2015. We will be bringing you snapshots and stories behind the illustrations throughout the exhibition’s run.

Jessica Courtney-Tickle, The Urban Jungle
Jessica Courtney-Tickle, The Urban Jungle
Beverley Coraldean, East London No Place In Particular
Beverley Coraldean, East London No Place In Particular
Carrie May, Explore The Urban Jungle
Carrie May, Explore The Urban Jungle
Claire Horgan, London Discover
Claire Horgan, London Discover
Emily Nash, Living Together
Emily Nash, Living Together
Suzanne Barrett, Everything Under The Sun
Suzanne Barrett, Everything Under The Sun

London is a jungle. It's a jungle of skyscrapers and concrete, and — if you know where to look — a verdant jungle, brimming with green.

That's how artist Jessica Courtney-Tickle depicts the Treetop Walkway at Kew Gardens, in her aptly-named work The Urban Jungle.

Courtney-Tickle is just one artist to capture London as a chaotic, substantially-populated forest; we also love the way Carrie May throws shoes, books and even a piano inside a cluttered room sprouting with foliage, and how Claire Horgan conjures up a psychedelic London waiting to be discovered.

All these images — created with bold colours, stylised human figures and instantly-recognisable London landmarks — are currently on display at London Transport Museum, as part of the annual Prize for Illustration, which, this year, celebrates the capital's places and spaces.

Choose your favourite picture, and get lost in the jungle — whichever kind it may be!

We’re delighted to be media partner to London Transport Museum and will be bringing you snapshots and stories behind the illustrations throughout the exhibition’s run.

The Prize for Illustration 2015: London Places and Spaces exhibition is at London Transport Museum, Covent Garden, until 6 September 2015. Entry to the museum costs £16 or £13.50 for concessions and allows unlimited daytime access to all exhibitions and events for 12 months from date of purchase. Kids go free.

Last Updated 18 August 2015