Ever wondered where all of the Banksy art is in the UK?
He may be the world’s most famous street artist, but that doesn’t mean murals by Banksy stick around for that long.
He’s done plenty of spraying over the years, only for most of it to be painted over and lost forever.
But, dotted here and there throughout the country, there are those that have survived – some in better shape than others.
We’re taking a look at the most well know spots so that you can step out and find them too.
A list is below but if you have always wanted to track the pieces down but did not know where to begin this map that has been put together by Inspiring City is certainly a good start.
It references the location of artwork that have been at one time or another linked to Banksy or claimed by the artist himself.
Banksy graffiti locations across the south east:
Tesco sandcastle mural – St. Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex
This 2010 mural appeared on the back of a staircase leading down to the beach in St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex.
Banksy has used Tesco branding in several different artworks over the years, including on a picture of a petrol bomb in 2011.
Designated Graffiti Area – London
Banksy’s “Designated Graffiti Area” street art in London.
Policing with a poodle. Interesting K9. pic.twitter.com/1mX9APpELh
— Alicia Hilton (@aliciahilton01) May 19, 2018
Banksy’s humourous Designated Graffiti Area is located in the courtyard of the nightclub Cargo on Rivington Street in Hackney.
Another of his works showing a dog with a bazooka called His Master’s Voice is in the same place.
No ball games – London
A piece of work by the Bristol-born artist appeared on a wall in Tottenham High Road in 2009.
It depicts two children playing, staring up at a floating piece of paper with the words ‘no ball games’ on it.
Royal Family – London
— Stokey Updates (@StokeyUpdates) December 6, 2016
Banksy’s cartoon version of the Royal Family appeared in Stoke Newington as far back as 2001.
It’s still visible from Stoke Newington Church Street, despite many attempts to paint over it over the years.
Extinction Rebellion piece – London
The Extinction Rebellion mural appeared near Marble Arch in April 2019 after the protest group’s camp on the site was cleared.
A message on the painting reads: “From This Moment Despair Ends And Tactics Begin”.
Snorting Copper – London
Snorting Copper – banksy pic.twitter.com/eDt4tnRItl
— Glaziermetatarsal (@NyeAffective) February 22, 2015
The mural of a police officer snorting cocaine first appeared on the side of a public toilet on Curtain Road in Hackney in 2005.
It’s now inside an office building on the same road, but remains visible to the public through a viewing window.
Banksy/Basquiat mural – London
— Graff Hunters (@graff_hunters) January 19, 2018
Two murals appeared by the Barbican in 2017 during an exhibition of Basquiat’s work.
Basquiat is a famous American street artist to whom Banksy was paying tribute.
Writing on Instagram, he said: “Major new Basquiat show opens at the Barbican – a place that is normally very keen to clean any graffiti from its walls.”
Rats – London
Banksy’s most iconic symbol is the rat, and many of them are still dotted around London.
One of the best examples can be found in an underpass connecting London Bridge with Tooley Street.
Falling shopper – London
This mural appears on the side of a building on Bruton Street in Mayfair in November 2011.
Its anti-consumerist message, which Banksy uses in lots of his work, was undoubtedly chosen for its affluent surroundings.
- Let us know about your favourite Banksy in the comments below.