Photojournalism: Leake Street Tunnel

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Just behind Waterloo station lies Leake street tunnel, infamous for its ever changing graffiti. It is the biggest legal graffiti wall in the whole of London. Projects in this tunnel are constant, every time you visit it looks like a new tunnel, with new art and new artists baring their souls on the walls every day.

As of Saturday 12th December, a local woman gathered street artists to create a project dedicated to raising money for cancer research after she lost her father to bowel cancer earlier this year. Visitors were encouraged to join in, by spray painting the names of loved ones who have suffered or who they have lost to cancer.

The artists are always approachable and happy to talk about their work. Despite the slight smell of urine, the atmosphere is quite surreal and elated. It is a must see for anyone visiting London, or anyone who is living here. Every time you enter it is a new experience not worth missing.

 

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