A London Street Art tour of  Hackney Wick

We at Hookedblog followed the towpath along London's Regents canal all the way out to Hackney Wick in East London yesterday to visit some friends with our camera in tow.

A Street Art tour of Hackney Wick

With the London 2012 Olympics Games fast approaching and the Olympic Stadium and village located just across the canal from the artistic community of HackneyWick, it is highly likely that the whole area will be scrubbed clean and redeveloped for the tourists just ahead of the opening of the games. 

If you get the chance be sure and visit this wonderfully creative neighborhood before this happens there is still lots of great street art and graffiti to see along the canal and streets leading to the Hackney Wick Overground train station. 

Here is a selection of some of the Hackney Wick street art and graffiti that we captured on our short visit to this vibrant London neighborhood.

London Street Art tour of  Hackney Wick — Sweet Toof

Large-scale mural work in Hackney Wick featuring the work of artists Sweet Toof, Tek33, and Mighty MO.

Hackney Wick Street Art — Might Mo and Mau Mau UnknownVarious Street Art tour of  Hackney Wick

Street Art tour of  Hackney Wick — SICKBOY

Street Art tour of  Hackney Wick

Street Art tour of  Hackney Wick

UPDATE February 2012:

We have read reports yesterday via Twitter, that the local council has begun their clean-up operation of the Hackney Wick neighborhood already, with the empty yard next to Hackney Wick Station having now been whitewashed of all the vibrant work that once adorned the large-scale wall. 

If this is the case hopefully some of the artists will take this opportunity to reclaim this space again and hit back with some fresh new work.

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