The Queen: A London Street Art Icon

By M@ Last edited 20 months ago
The Queen: A London Street Art Icon
The secret of the Queen's longevity. A mural formerly on Great Eastern Street. Image by M@.
A wall of Queens. Image by londonstreetart2 in the Londonist Flickr pool.
A hard-hatted queen in Spitalfields, by M@.
Street artist Pegasus enjoys depicting the Queen in alluring poses. Here's one from Camden Town. Image by M@.
Another Pegasus (lower right). Image by M@.
And yet another Pegasus. By DncnH in the Londonist Flickr pool.
A final Pegasus pic, from Islington, marking the Queen's long reign. Photo by Peter McGowan in the Londonist Flickr pool.
A famous balcony scene by Banksy in Stoke Newington. Photo by John19701970 in the Londonist Flickr pool.
A memorable piece on the side of the Mr Brainwash exhibition, off New Oxford Street, 2012. Image by M@.
The Diamond Queen, by Don. Image by M@.
Another Don image, this time less flattering. Image by M@.
The Queen busks. One of many such paste-ups by Mr Fahrenheit. From the Londonist Flickr pool.
On Her Majesty's Secret Octopussy? Bond hilarity as photographed by liborius in the Londonist Flickr pool.
And finally... not street art, but a tasteful mosaic by the great Boris Anrep in the not-so-great One New Change. Image by M@.

The Queen may or may not be first against the wall when the revolution comes, but she's certainly no stranger to bricks and mortar. Her likeness is often used by street artists, sometimes in celebration but more often in gentle mockery. As the Queen celebrates her record endurance on the throne, we pay tribute with a gallery of the best London street art depicting her august features.

Last Updated 01 August 2016

Doug MaGee

Long live Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II.🇬🇧🇨🇦

Michael Sean Morris

Chinatown/Soho, September 2015