the tunnel

the tunnel is just by waterloo station, around 300 meters long, also known as leake street or banksy’s tunnel. it used to be a route for through vehicles when the eurostar was based at waterloo. however when this moved to st pancras it was closed for pedestrian use only in 2008. in the may of this year banksy organised two “cans festivals” one in may and one in august. the walls were decorated high and low with graffiti.

it is now an authorised graffiti site, and is a continuous developing and evolving canvas of graffiti art. no visit will be the same. such a vibrant dark place.

 read more about banksy on the artsy web site


  1. April 8, 2014 / 12:49

    What a brilliant idea! I used to walk along one pedestrian tunnel from Waterloo that would eventually spit you out on South Bank somewhere, I wish they had done with that tunnel too, it would have cheered my mornings up! 😀

    • April 18, 2014 / 10:29

      it might have been this? you come out really near the london eye. there’s a pedestrian bit on the side.

  2. April 8, 2014 / 15:46

    I love this and Banksy! You can find so many of his masterpieces around Bristol…

    • April 18, 2014 / 10:31

      i love the fact that it’s an evolving canvas, i will be popping back soon to see whats been created.

  3. April 8, 2014 / 19:22

    Wow that looks amazing. I used to work just around the corner but that was back when they had Eurostar so I’ve totally missed out on this.

    • April 18, 2014 / 10:32

      i think it happened after the eurostar moved, there was so much to look at great to see the guys at work too!

    • April 18, 2014 / 10:33

      it’s the scale they work at, absolutely amazing stuff, they have skillz

  4. April 8, 2014 / 20:25

    Fab to see artists at work too, love your little insights into London and your gorgeous pics!

    • April 18, 2014 / 10:35

      i’ve become a little obsessed with street art at the moment, i think it’s because i would love to have a go myself!

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