Artists Celebrate Their Own Local Londons

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Artists Celebrate Their Own Local Londons

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.

Zoe Nash, Searchlights Over Southwark
Zoe Nash, Searchlights Over Southwark
William Grill, The Viaduct Bridge Hampstead Heath
William Grill, The Viaduct Bridge Hampstead Heath
Beth Walrond, Brockwell Lido
Beth Walrond, Brockwell Lido
Chris Belson, Up To The Hill And Into The Water
Chris Belson, Up To The Hill And Into The Water
David McConochie, Stratford Centre
David McConochie, Stratford Centre
Frances Castle, Highgate Cemetery
Frances Castle, Highgate Cemetery
Hannah Warren, St. Saviours Dock
Hannah Warren, St. Saviours Dock

'London Places and Spaces' is the theme of the Prize for Illustration 2015, currently on display at London Transport Museum. You can enjoy 100 artworks paying homage to the city's squares, streets, parks, bars, alleyways and even lidos.

And with such a personal theme, it should be no surprise that some of the participating artists decided to celebrate their own, local London. Zoe Nash imagines Southwark as a childish play set, while William Grill gives us a fairy tale view of Hampstead Heath. Both Beth Walrond and Chris Belson represent their beloved Brockwell Lido: one animated with bathers, the other with the waters empty and placid.

We told you how the London boroughs got their names and now we want to know: which borough do you live in and why do you love it? Tell us in the comments section below.

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. Children go free.

Last Updated 18 August 2015