Banksy is Back: A New Exhibition Is Coming to London

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Banksy is Back: A New Exhibition Is Coming to London

Image courtesy of: The Art of Banksy Exhibition

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Banksy, the ever-illusive monarch of street art has long stirred up excitement among both keen art connoisseurs and casual fans alike. Their witty and poignant graffiti has been discovered in a wide variety of conspicuous and covert locations all over London, leaving quite the treasure trail behind. Aside from the few pieces of their work that have been sold, such as the impressionist spin off Show Me the Monet (which sold for a gavel-thwacking £7.6 million), many can still be seen around London today.

Traipsing around the big smoke can make for a glorious day out for the intrepid explorers out there, but some of us just want to peruse the safe, curated space of a gallery to really submerge ourselves in artistic appreciation.

That’s where The Art of Banksy is saving the day. Opening on Thursday 20th May 2021, this no-holds-barred exhibition of Banksy’s work will be open to the public. Situated in the heart of Seven Dials, Covent Garden, the 70 piece showcase will leave street art fans drooling.

Featuring much-loved works such as, Brace Yourself featuring a dodgem riding Grim Reaper, and iconic favourites such as Girl with a Balloon and Rude Copper, this show is a must for Banksy stans. This is the very first time the world’s largest touring exhibition of authentic Banksy Artworks is coming to the UK and it’s been tipped by audiences as one not to miss. The Art of Banksy has travelled to Melbourne, Amsterdam, Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Auckland, Toronto, Miami, Gothenburg and Sydney, welcoming over 750,000 visitors worldwide.

Confirmed for display are prints, canvasses, screen prints, sculptures, unique works and limited-edition pieces mainly dated between the years 1997 to 2008, the period which resulted in Banksy’s most recognisable and well-known works. In true Banksy style, The Art of Banksy is not authorised or curated in collaboration with the artist, and like the illusive man himself, the vast 12,000 sq ft underground exhibition space is hidden in plain sight, right at the heart of Seven Dials, Covent Garden.

You won’t be left hungry at the exhibition either. Having spent a year starved of the capital’s culture, The Art of Banksy has partnered with nearby Mercer Street Hotel to finally satisfy the people’s cravings in more ways than one. Unique afternoon tea packages are available as the perfect accompaniment to round off a visit to the exhibition.

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Image courtesy of: The Art of Banksy Exhibition

banksy - chapter z

Image courtesy of: The Art of Banksy Exhibition

Ticket prices are as follows:

General admission weekdays                    £ 21.50

General admission weekends                    £ 24.50

Concessions weekdays                                £14.50

Concessions weekdays                                £16.50

Children under 6                                          Free

Queue jump ticket (Undated)                   £ 29.50           

VIP Tickets*                                                  £49.50

Book online now at or call 08440 412001 to get your Banksy fix.

About Post Author

Henry Tolley

(he/him) Henry a previous Editor-in-Chief of Chapter Z magazine. He specialises in LGBTQ+, film and in-depth community/cultural features.