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Ditch the galleries! London’s best art is on the streets of the city

Dan Wood first started photographing street art in East London a few years ago, not really knowing anything about the scene. But as he walked the streets of London, he started making connections and met artists who soon became friends.

‘The art world is far more complex than I could ever imagine’, he writes on his website, Hidden Streets of London. ‘Over my art travels which span Asia, America and Europe where I would meet artists, photographers, curators, projects, bloggers who would give me a deeper insight than I imagined. Today those contacts are good friends’.

Since getting involved in street art, Dan has curated art festivals, organised community projects and assisted artists from all over the world in reinventing London through art.

If you love the powerful work of street artists, do yourself a favour and get to London to check out the work there. There are awesome street art walking tours going on all year round. If you can’t get to London just yet, check out the art on Dan’s Instagram feed: Hidden Streets of London.

New piece by @banksy ? French Embassy , London to highlight the immigration crisis and use of CS gas in Calais. Via the good people over at @vnamagazine (? @jobrookspr )#london #art #banksy #streetart #londonstreetart #streetphotography

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This wall has blessed some great pieces over the years this is one – @alexis_diaz ‘Octophant’ ? Shoreditch , London #art #streetart #mural #detail #streetartlondon #london #elephant #shoreditch #streetphotography

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A year ago I hooked up with @trusticonstreetart to start arranging walls for his works , this was the first wall January 2015, work by ICON ‘if ignored , the hungry will take , I hope your insured because our stomaches they ache’ ? Shoreditch , London – hooked up 19 in 2015 with Trust – here’s to 2016 brother , whichever country that may take us ? #trusticon #icon #art #streetart #streetartlondon #london #alecmonopoly #shoreditch

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@conorsaysboom (@dulwichgallery ) Dulwich London #art #mural #conorharrington #streetart #dulwich #london #blackandwhite

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Nothing but goodness here – the work of @mear_one , Dulwich , London . #art #mearone #streetart #art #mural #dulwich #streetartlondon (for @dulwichgallery )

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‘Paint War’ by @zabouartist #art #zabou #streetart #detail #london #war

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Sneak of the new @trusticonstreetart piece – number 19 “don’t believe in fairy tales” full image to come later #snowwhite #disney #rip #icon #trusticon #art #streetart shouts to Jude for being his mad self #bethnalgreen #london

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@mad_c1 still going strong after all these years. Shoreditch London #art #streetart #mural #colour #madc #london #streetartlondon

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Via Hidden Streets of London

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Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. She’ll remind you she’s a vegan every chance she gets. Her IG is filled with doggo pics: @patty_pottymouth

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