Leake Street: A New London Destination by admin on June 12, 2018

A new food, booze and dance spot called ‘Leake Street Arches’ is popping up inside Leake Street graffiti tunnel: see it for yourself on Saturday

‘Leake Street’ was once just the unfortunate name of an abandoned tunnel beneath the old Eurostar terminal that always faintly smelled of piss. That was before 2008, when Banksy saw the potential to turn what he called a ‘dark forgotten filth pit’ into ‘an oasis of beautiful art – in a dark forgotten filth pit’. It’s just over ten years since he ushered an army of graffiti artists into the bowels of Leake Street for ‘The Cans Festival’, an organised burst of street art that filled the dank undercroft with the smell of lacquer and spray paint. The spot became the ‘graffiti tunnel’, a stretch of London counterculture that quickly became a tourist attraction, and a draw for a couple of cool arts venues (The Vaults, an immersive theatre, and the nearby House of Vans).

Check out the full article here: https://www.timeout.com/london/news/a-new-destination-is-launching-inside-londons-famous-graffiti-tunnel-this-weekend-061218

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