Do you like art? Graffiti even? A fan of tunnels perhaps? Well if these three things tickle your fancy, you’ll love Leake Street Tunnel in London. Otherwise known as Banksy Tunnel, the urban graffiti-stricken pathway lies just behind Waterloo Station, running off York Road and under the station.
Literally every inch of the tunnel is covered in art of different colours. There is loads to look at, even for a small tunnel (300 metres), and it isn’t just your average street art.
The tunnel was originally morphed into an urban art paradise in 2008 during the Cans Festival, organised by Banksy himself. The tunnel shows how graffiti can be a valid art-form in metropolitan areas. Street art can be terrible when conducted by some 13 year old with a spray can, but when done properly with actual meaning and skill it can be very talented.
If you ever find yourself drifting around this part of London, go and check it out to see a different side of London!