The Art of Banksy

Oluwatosin Michael
Oct 06, 2021 By Oluwatosin Michael
Originally Published on Oct 06, 2021
A graffiti artist standing behind Art of Banksy text with a spray can on the promotional poster.

  • See the world’s largest collection of privately-owned iconic Banksy art in this iconic exhibition in Covent Garden in March 2021.
  • The immersive exhibition premiering in London has already been viewed by over 750,000 people in Miami, Tel Aviv, Melbourne, Toronto, Sydney and Gothenburg.
  • Unearth a variety of original works from the most talked-about and interesting artist in modern history, including the Girl with Balloon and the Flower Thrower.
  • The Art of Banksy features canvasses, prints, sculptures and screen prints.
  • Explore Banksy’s graffiti-influenced stencil technique for yourself.

Immerse yourself in the brilliant, subversive and mystifying world of Banksy at the largest collection of privately-owned Banksy art in the world.

See over 60 original works of art, including paintings, sculptures, canvasses, multimedia pieces, screen prints and some limited-edition pieces, from the world-famous British graffiti artist dated between 1997 and 2008.

The collection also showcases some of the anonymous artist’s best-loved works including and Flower Thrower, Rude Copper, and the iconic Girl with Balloon, which in 2017 was ranked as the UK’s number one favourite artwork.

Other pieces on loan from private collectors are of his less well-known works on wood, canvas and paper.

The Art of Banksy is making its London debut at the huge 12000-square-foot warehouse space, which used to house the Belgian restaurant BELGO, in the heart of Covent Garden.

The must-see exhibition has already been seen by over 750,000 people in Sydney, Melbourne, Tel Aviv, Auckland, Miami, Toronto and Gothenburg and has attracted fans from all walks of life. On loan from private collectors, the Art of Banksy is not curated in collaboration or authorised by the enigmatic artist.

It is the rare opportunity to get a glimpse of Banksy’s politically charged stencils and most-famous pieces of artwork.

What to know before you go

  • Under-6s go for free.
  • There are concessionary tickets available for students and children aged 6-18. Students will be requested to produce a valid student ID on arrival.
  • The venue is fully accessible for wheelchair users. Disabled visitors can bring one carer for free and there is no need to book an extra ticket.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your time slot so entry can be staggered.
  • The immersive exhibition operates on a one-way visitor journey with different entry and exit points.
  • Expect a bag check on arrival to the Art of Banksy exhibition. Duffel bags and backpacks are not permitted into the exhibit. It is possible to leave these items at the bag-check free of charge.
  • Food and drink is not permitted at the exhibition.
  • There are a variety of great family-friendly places to eat in Covent Garden. Kidadlers recommend Wahaca, Fire and Stone, Dishoom, Wagamama, Bill’s, Wildwood and Wahlburgers. Kidadler Tiffany says, “Another one for Seven Dials as it’s open and you won’t feel so stressed out with your kid. Try the fried chicken and yucca fries from El Pollote or the chicken rice from Yin. Don’t bother with fish and chips or the burger...the ramen from Nanban is decent actually. Then upstairs to get some ice cream or a custard wheelcake!”
  • You may take pictures in the exhibit.

Getting there

  • The nearest Tube station is Covent Garden, which is served by the Piccadilly line. It’s a three-minute walk away. Leicester Square is a five-minute walk away and is served by the Piccadilly and Northern lines.
  • The nearest railway station is Charing Cross, serving Southeastern rail and the Northern and Bakerloo lines. It is a 10-minute walk away from the theatre.
  • If you are coming by bus, routes 14, 19, 24, 29, 38 and 176 stop at Cambridge Circus.
  • If you are driving to the Art of Banksy, London Covent Garden NCP car park situated in Parker Street is a few minutes’ walk away.  

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Written by Oluwatosin Michael

Bachelor of Science specializing in Microbiology

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Oluwatosin MichaelBachelor of Science specializing in Microbiology

With a Bachelor's in Microbiology from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Oluwatosin has honed his skills as an SEO content writer, editor, and growth manager. He has written articles, conducted extensive research, and optimized content for search engines. His expertise extends to leading link-building efforts and revising onboarding strategies. 

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