The Queen: A London Street Art Icon
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. Here, we pay tribute with a gallery of the best London street art depicting her august countenance.
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.
Not street art, but a tasteful mosaic by the great Boris Anrep in the not-so-great One New Change. Image by M@.
A sculptured image of Her Royal Highness; neither flat nor flattering. Found in Shoreditch, May 2018.
It looks a bit like the Queen, we suppose. In Shoreditch.
The Queen takes a ride in Bethnal Green.
BatQueen, in Shoreditch.
Lizzy Vuitton, in Soho.
A Big Issue Queen in Fitzrovia, by Loretto.
Last Updated 21 May 2018