By Kitty Cooper
Liverpool is widely regarded as a creative hub not only within theatres, music venues and art galleries, but also on the streets. Make your walk through Liverpool a little more interesting by trying to find some of the best pieces of street art Liverpool has to offer.
Here’s a roundup of our 9 top pieces of street art and where to find them.
1 – This piece of art can be found just off London Road, at the front of a street food restaurant Sketch Bar Kitchen. The vibrancy of the colours combined with the recognisable skyline certainly make it eye catching. It is one of many pieces of art around the city created by Liverpool artist John Culshaw, whose work appears more than once on this list.
2 – Mexican restaurant, La Parilla, had this mural painted in 2018, giving you more than enough reason to visit. Bright colours and a cheery characters brighten this part of the street. The artwork can be found on the side of their restaurant which sits on Bold Street.
3 – This portrait of Lizzie Christian, the infamous flower, fruit and veg seller, hangs above the spot she would sell her goods outside Clayton Square. Many locals still remember the local legend who was a prominent figure in the city for more than 60 years.
4 – The Anfield Wrap commissioned Akse, a French graffiti artist, to create this huge piece of art near on Sybil Road, Anfield in recognition of the important cause ‘Fans Supporting Foodbanks’. The inspirational piece shows Trent Alexander-Arnold, “a normal lad from Liverpool whose dream has just come true”, to inspire the younger generation.
5 – This portrait found at the bottom of Fleet Street was created by artist Danny O’Connor. The vibrant colours draw your attention to his work on an otherwise normal street. Danny was born in Liverpool and graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a degree in Graphic Arts.
6 – Zem Clarke is the creator of this mural of Toxteth-born Nikita Parris, a professional football player. With bright colours and a huge canvas, this portrait stands tall over London Road after being commissioned by Twitter x Women’s World Cup Campaign in 2019.
7 – Here we have another one of John Culshaw’s pieces of art in the form of Liverpool’s manager, Jurgen Klopp. You can find this one on Houlding Street, just round the corner from Anfield stadium.
8 – Graphic artist Neil Keating’s project ‘Love Thy Neighbour’ can be seen throughout Liverpool and Manchester. The quirky art fits into the atmosphere of Liverpool’s Bold Street and this piece can be found in Ropewalks Square.
9 – The final piece of work on our list comes from Contrast Mural Festival, who are responsible for creating work around Liverpool to encourage people to explore the city. They have facilitated the creation of over 200 murals since their inception in 2018 and have successfully brightened up areas of Liverpool with art like this.