Saturday, June 23, 2012

East London Line Murals Tour

Last summer's South East London Murals walk by the London Mural Preservation Society was a great day out. Next week they will be returning to the area with an 'East London Line Walk' by train and foot taking in New Cross, Dalston and various points in between:

'On 30 June 2012 a group of art enthusiasts will be coming together to explore some of the most remarkable and historic murals of East London. Organized by the London Mural Preservation Society (LMPS) and led by LMPS founder, Ruth Miller, this walk will be an opportunity to learn about the origins of these murals, why they were commissioned and the growing need to protect/restore them. 

The East London Line Walk will start off at New Cross station and ends at Dalston with over ten murals being covered on the Overground line. Some of the murals on the tour include the Hackney Peace Carnival Mural at Dalston, The City Garden Mural at Hoxton, The Battle of Cable Street at Shadwell, Surrey Docks Mural at Surrey Quays and Riders of the Apocalypse at New Cross. The walk starts at 11 am and will take roughly three hours with a pub stop for refreshments along the way. This promises to be an exciting afternoon filled with discussions and reminisces, and more importantly a great way to explore your local neighbourhood and parts of London you haven’t seen before. 

We would love for you to join us and bring your friends, and your cameras along. This walk is a guaranteed to make you fall in love again with the quaint, delightful city that London is'. 

Meet at 11am at New Cross Station. Further details from

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