Leake Street Arches, under Waterloo Station, is a pedestrian tunnel where graffiti is tolerated, despite being illegal. It became a destination for street artists and their devotees after Banksy organised the Cans Festival in 2008, inviting street artists from around the world to display their skills. Today it is an ever-changing display of street art, and sometimes you might get to catch the artist at work!
Be on the lookout for famous talents such as Stik, Dan Kitchener and @pad303:
In addition to a constantly evolving street art scene, the tunnel is host to cafes, bars and restaurants with an edgy vibe that perfectly accompanies the tunnel brought to life by the ever-changing display.
Join me on a tour of the SouthBank to see this and some other exciting and surprising hidden gems of the area.