Nelson Mandela Appears On Mandela Street

Will Noble
By Will Noble Last edited 11 months ago
Nelson Mandela Appears On Mandela Street

The figure of Nelson Mandela gazes over the street in Camden named in his honour.

Sporting one of his trademark floral shirts, the South African revolutionary blends in with the surrounding brickwork and foliage of Mandela Street (renamed after him in 1985), although you can't miss that huge grin spread all over his face.

Painted in July 2017 over 12 days by five artists, the Global Street Art mural consists of 150 cans of spray paint, plus 40 litres of liquid paint. It marks what would have been the great politician's 99th birthday.

The street is so called because of its links with the Anti Apartheid Movement, whose headquarters resided here during the 1980s.

Last Updated 19 July 2017