Welcome to our gallery featuring street art of Brighton! Not only is our home town of Brighton one of England’s most lively seaside cities, but it has an abundance of vibrant street art to enjoy. Indeed, the urban creations add much colour and character, not only to the streets, but also to the lanes, alleyways and car parks. Local artists include Walesk together with Cassette Lord, Minty, Fugly and Maz Can, not to mention the prolific SNUB23. Furthermore, Brighton’s proximity to the capital, means that many of London’s elite urban artists are evident on the streets of Brighton streets as well.
North Laine and New England Quarter
The majority of art can, in fact, be found in and around North Laine, Brighton’s bohemian quarter. In addition to street art, North Laine is home to a plethora of indie shops together with cool cafes and funky bars. Indeed, it’s a perfect place to hang out and people watch as well as checking out the local street art. Additionally, there is much to be seen in the New England Quarter, located behind Brighton Station.
Lots of the art is either hidden away in the side streets or narrow passageways. Consequently, if you love street art as much as we do, it’s well worth taking time to mosey around the nooks and crannies of the city and make discoveries of your own. The majority of the street art in this gallery can, in fact, be found in North Laine unless otherwise noted. In addition, there are street art treasures to be found in pockets all over the city. With this in mind, it’s worth exploring further afield as well.
Brighton is a free-spirited and fun-loving city. As a result, it is not surprising that much of the city’s character is reflected in the urban art that can be seen on its streets. Here’s a gallery featuring just some of the incredible street art to be found in Brighton.
Prince Albert Pub
This pub, located near Brighton Railway Station, is a stalwart of the Brighton music scene and plays host to a wide range of bands. Additionally, it is known for its striking wall which features a multitude of deceased musicians. As a matter of fact, you can’t miss the wall as you emerge from under the tunnel in front of the station. Recent additions include Glen Campbell together with Aretha Franklin and George Michael. Furthermore, there is a replica of Banksy’s famous ‘Kissing Coppers’ on the door.
Last summer, a series of portraits of movie stars, musicians and other iconic figures appeared along Hove seafront, adding a splash of colour to the promenade. Those featured include Leonardo DiCaprio along with Debbie Harry, Dolly Parton and David Attenborough.
Hidden away in the North Laine, Trafalgar Lane is one of the best spots in Brighton to take in some street art. The lane is located off Trafalgar Street, a stone’s throw from the station. The alleyway brims with a wide range of work by various artists. In fact, this one depicting the Hindu deity, Monkey God Lord Hanuman, is one of our favourites.
Bond Street Laine
We used to live in Bond Street Laine and the street art in the large open space at the rear of our flat was constantly evolving. In fact, whenever we return to Brighton, we love to take a look at any new art that has appeared in our absence. These days, the walls are still covered in cool creations and consequently, it’s definitely worth stopping by to check out the latest additions.
Off North Road
This engaging work featuring a whale and calf is painted on the side of a house just off North Road. It is, in fact, by local artist, Jivestart, otherwise known as John Ives. Although much of his work is inspired by the ocean, he additionally paints scenes featuring both nature and the human condition.
Gloucester Road is full of hip indie shops, boutiques and cafes. Furthermore, many of them are decorated in vibrant designs such as Ju Ju (below). In addition, other shops with interesting exteriors include Dirty Harry together with To Be Worn Again and Rarekind Records, not to mention the distinctive Graphic Novel Shop.
Kensington Street, otherwise known as Graffiti Alley, is lined with offices and, in general, is one of the North Laine’s less captivating streets. However, there are a couple of car parks which are home to some large scale works which are worth checking out.
As you wander through the North Laine, you can’t miss this striking music shop in North Road. The shop’s exterior features Robert Smith together with John Lennon and Amy Winehouse.
George Street, Hove
There are a few pieces of more traditional art to be found in this alleyway off the main shopping drag of George Street, Hove. Although most of the street art in the city is located in Brighton, if you look hard enough, there are a few gems to be found in neighbouring Hove.
St. George’s Road
This vibrant image of Ganesh can be found in the community of Kemptown to the east of Brighton Pier. Furthermore, many of the electrical boxes found on the streets of the city are covered in art bringing even more colour to the metropolis by the sea.
The iconic image of Frida Kahlo is featured in street art worldwide, especially in Mexico and Central America. This one, however, can be seen on Brighton’s seafront at Madeira Drive to the east of the Palace Pier.
Near Preston Park
Some residents of Brighton have had their homes, shops or garages brightened up by local artists. This garage art is created by local Harpo.Art and is located near Preston Park, Brighton’s largest green space.
Another of the many excellent pieces of street art in Trafalgar Lane, this flamboyant piece covers the garden wall of a North Laine cottage. The intensity and quality of urban art in the lane is particularly impressive. In fact, most of the walls are covered with images as far as the eye can see.
Bond Street Laine
Here’s a fun piece of art painted on a brick wall in Bond Street Laine. It’s just a stone’s throw from buzzing Bond Street, but easily accessible through a narrow passageway. Indeed, aimlessly wandering through the alleys and tiny lanes is a sure-fire way to discover great street art.
Another great piece of art in Trafalgar Lane features Salvador Dali. Street art aficionados come from all over the country to check out the street art in this area. On the other hand, many tourists don’t leave the main drag and have no idea that such beautiful street art exists just around the corner!
With a focus on nature and the environment, this art can be found on a house in Hastings Road. The area is, in fact, close to Brighton University and is where many of the students reside. Indeed, amazing street art can be found on many of the side streets off bustling Lewes Road and consequently, the neighbourhood is definitely worth exploring.
Here’s yet another colourful creation in the street art hotspot of Trafalgar Lane. Indeed, you never know what you are going to come across in the nooks and crannies of North Laine, but one thing’s for certain – it won’t be boring!
Bond Street Laine
The use of colour is stunning in this lovely image of Buddha sitting under the Bodhi Tree. This is, in fact, another of the vibrant pieces of art to be found in Bond Street Laine.
The area between the back of Brighton Station and London Road (known as New England Quarter) is somewhere else favoured by street artists. In fact, many of the buildings are covered in graffiti as well as street art. Indeed, it’s definitely worth exploring although it has to be said , it’s not one of the city’s more attractive areas.