The Leake Street, also known as the 'Banksy tunnel', has a 300 m-street wall under the platform and tracks of Waterloo Station, completely covered in graffiti - initially created during the 'Cans Festival' organised by Banksy in 2008. Whatever the strict legal position may be, there is a graffiti billboard outside the tunnel stating it is tolerated.
Leake St, Lambeth
Nearest Transit: Waterloo (Lines: Bakerloo, Northern, Waterloo & City)
Leake Street and Nearby Attractions on Map
Big Ben(0.7 km)
The 13-ton 4-faced iconic bell, named after Benjamin Hall who was commissioner of works when the tower was completed in 1858, has gilded periphals surrounding the dials which are 7 metre in diameter.
British Museum(2 km)
The British Museum is, undoubtedly, one of the best museums in the world and a definite highlight of any trip to London.
Trafalgar Square(1.1 km)
Trafalgar Square is the main, central square and the site of London's New Year celebrations.
St Paul's Cathedral(1.7 km)
St Paul's Cathedral is one of London's most recognisable buildings standing atop Ludgate Hill, designed by Sir Christopher Wren to replace the Gothic medieval cathedral destroyed in 1666 in the Great Fire of London.
Tate Modern(1.3 km)
Tate Modern is an enormous art gallery converted from the former Bankside Power Station that exhibits contemporary and modern art from around the world dating post 1900, arranged thematically and chronologically.
Westminster Abbey(1 km)
Westminster Abbey is the traditional coronation, wedding and burial church of Royalty, with a thousand year old history dating back to 10th century Benedictine monks.
Tate Britain(1.5 km)
The Tate Britain museum is oldest art gallery of the Tate network and houses the Tate collection of British art from 1500 AD through to contemporary art.
London Eye(0.3 km)
The London Eye is relatively new to the neighbourhood, but has become an integral part of the London skyline and is a major tourist attraction on the Thames banks.
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