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Fitzrovia mural

There has been a lot of redevelopment work taking place in London’s Camden area in the last year or so. Some of it is confusing at the moment as new cycle routes have been added and one-way roads have become two-way. Extra signs have been added to remind pedestrians to look both ways, but it’s still hard to do.

The upside, though, is the redevelopment and addition of some garden and seating areas.

And a giant mural has been revived. Even in its delapidated state, I enjoyed pausing to take a look at it as I walked from the city centre to St Pancras. And now it looks wonderful again.

Whitfield Gardens, Tottenham Court Road, London, March 2021

And as it was in 2013:



Copyright Debbie Smyth, 1 February 2021

Enjoying street art has become a regular event on my travels around the world: more of my findings can be seen here
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    • Thanks for these links. It took a long time to actually do the revival work!
      It certainly faded a bit but really it survived polllution and weather well – and the taggers stuck to damaging what was within easy reach!

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  1. Glad the mural has had a makeover, as it’s a brilliant mural. It’s huge and there’s so much to see there!
    Thanks for participating in Monday Murals Debbie.

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  2. Great to see it back to its former glory. It was painted by Simon Barber & Mike Jones. If I remember correctly there is a dedication in the bottom left corner on a menu held by a waiter. My favourite character is the Dracula like guy. This is said to represent Horace Cutler (then leader of the GLC) pointing at Council Hall plans for sky-scrapers. Developers were trying to change the area in the 80s and wanted to rebrand it as “Noho”(North Soho). Luckily their plans were apposed and Fitzrovia still holds some of its charm from the Victorian and inter war periods.

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