London’s East End is a vibrant, artistic and chaotic place to be on a Friday night out… This is a snapshot of some of the richness.
#Selfridges has to be one of the most inspirational retail spaces on the planet, especially if you’re a creative. From the window displays to the retail displays inside, they’ve got retail experience down to a tee and it’s constantly changing and catching the consumers eye.
This lovely bakery in #Islington http://blog.euphoriumbakery.com/ is a great place to pass some time and watch an eclectic mix of North Londoners. The decor is great too.
This is a scene from the gritty and vibrant Brick Lane in the East End. It’s a mixture of realism and fantasy, from bog rolls and phones to Fantasia. There’s tons of graffiti around this area and it’s worth a tour of all the side streets to find it. Check out http://www.ldngraffiti.co.uk/index.html for a great guide all London graffiti sites.
I love tattoos and this guy had plenty of them. Very approachable and friendly. His most favourite body ink was this picture from Tom of Finland.
There’s something reassuring and fascinating about the old and new in contrast with each other. From one corner in Covent Garden and this amazing and chirpy Pearly Queen to the outskirts of Soho and this tattooed fella with his pint. Both very British and very London. Fantastic mix.
On the move from South to North London I got this great capture of Lettering by the entrance to the former Blackfriars Road station in London.
The station was opened in 1864 and closed almost five years later in 1868 when it was replaced by the station now called Waterloo East. 24th November 2011.