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Depiction of Wolverine created in 2014

Winding beneath parts of Waterloo station in south London, lurks an artistic haven. Leake Street’s dark tunnel lies close to the heart of street artists and fans of murals and graffiti.

Banksy displayed some of his work here in 2008 and since then, the tunnel has become an authorised street art location.

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Popular artist, Pad, has embellished a large chunk of  the Banksy Tunnel with a superhero mural.  Most work down here suffers the transitory fate of graffiti, being rapidly overwritten by new work. However this piece dates back to 2014 when Pad composed it as a Happy Birthday message to his daughter.

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It seems that the other artists have recognised the importance of that message, as well as the quality of the work, and left it untouched.

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“Padvengers”,  Leake Street,  July 2016

Waterloo Station itself is not the easiest place to negotiate and find a relevant exit, but once outside it is only a 5-10 minute walk to the tunnel.  The art here makes a welcome diversion from locomotion.


aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 11 July 2016



Part of Monday Mural


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