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Where to visit to see Banksy art around the world

Simon Calder’s Travel

Banksy caused a stir in London on Monday with a new mural which many discerned to be a statement on environmental politics in the city.

The elusive British street artist has artwork back on the map for the first time since December after a tree mural appeared on the side of a building on Hornsey Road in Finsbury Park.

A green paint splash behind a cut-back tree with a stencil of a person holding a pressure hose to the side was officially claimed by Banksy in an uncaptioned Instagram post.

Since reaching notability in the late 1990s, Banksy has hosted exhibitions including the Dismaland “Bemusement Park” in 2015, the Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem with “the worst view in the world” and a Cut & Run project in Glasgow last year to officially display his art.

Though his work spans the continents with artistic stints in New York, Paris and Ukraine outside of the UK, galleries and building owners often take, auction or relocate the prized pieces to avoid vandalism and the appearance of most murals is fleeting.

Several of the graffiti artist’s famed rat stencils still exist in the capital and past works scatter the Bristol harbourside where his spray painting career began.

As crowds flock to Finsbury Park to see the four-story mural while they still can, here’s where to go to see Banksy’s art around the world.


Hornsey Road, Finsbury Park

Banky’s latest artwork landed in London on Sunday evening


The new mural painted in north London has been confirmed to have been created by Banksy. The artwork, on the side of a building on Hornsey Road in Finsbury Park, features green paint sprayed on the building, in front of a cut-back tree, creating the impression of being its foliage.

A Hornsey Road resident told The Independent: “It’s just great – when we read about it last night, we knew we to come and see it as soon as possible.

“We feel so proud to think he chose our street.”

Rivington Street, Shoreditch

You’ll find a guard and his poodle behind plexiglass in Banksy’s ‘Designated Graffiti Area’ on Rivington Street in the yard of the the – now closed – Cargo nightclub, Shoreditch. The 2003 mural, His Master’s Voice (also known as Rocket Dog) also lives inside the old railway tunnel.

Marble Arch, Westminster

In 2019, an artwork believed to be by Banksy appeared at Marble Arch, depicting a show of support for…

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