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A street art tour of Shoreditch with many bloggers...

A street art tour of Shoreditch with many bloggers and Microsoft

Being a blogger is great sometimes. Sure there’s the whole working for free gambit, and the never eating a meal without taking several artfully composed shots of it (IT’S SALAD NOW EAT), and the endless HTML hell that comes with trying to make the fonts look pretty on your theme. But sometimes you get invited to a fun event and it makes all the stress and pressure worth it.

A load of bloggers were invited to take part in a street art tour of the gritty edgy hipster retreat that is Shoreditch to trial the Nokia Lumia 930. I’m not a massive art fan, preferring calligraphy to calligraffiti, but it sounded LOL so why not?

Now, being the free spirit I am, I loved hearing about the tag battles and such. However while the bigger pieces of urban art were being explained, a few smaller pieces caught my eye. Such as this cat love lock.

street art tour shoreditch

I adored these posters, which were dotted around the area. My new life motto.

street art tour shoreditch

We started at Shoreditch High Street station (after a quick meander to see what’s going on in Boxpark of course), winding through cobbled streets over to Hanbury St and Brick Lane. Snapping away, we were led through a few more streets, before finding the Angel of Sclater St…

street art tour shoreditch

street art tour shoreditch

street art tour shoreditch

street art tour shoreditch

street art tour shoreditch

It was raining cats and dogs by this point so we all walked through to Pizza East to enjoy some warm food, wine and catch up with blogger pals. I sat next to the lovely Karen from Style Sunrise – one of the most hilarious bloggers I’ve met – and finally met the lovely Uli of Found Some Paper, Sophie from As A Blonde, and Leanne of Broke in the Big Smoke, who somehow recognised me from the twitter picture!

street art tour shoreditch

street art tour shoreditch

After our bellies were full and we’d been given some super cool goodie bags with all manner of phone goodies, it was time for round two in the dark.

Passing The Albion and Dishoom, we wandered over to Redchurch Street (where Karen and I behaved like naughty children on a school trip and took the lovely selfies below, dashing, one might say!) and put our cameras to the test in low light, drizzy conditions.

street art tour shoreditch

street art tour shoreditch

street art tour shoreditch

Not bad huh? The phone was unfamiliar to me, and although it was a bit big for my personal preference, the camera was pretty impressive. All the photos below are as they were taken and haven’t been edited in any way. My first phone’s batter decided to jump from 30% charge to 9% after about half an hour so it seems to suffer the same fate as my iPhone after a photo sesh.

Props also to Karen who managed to somehow set up a Vine account and gain a follower or three in a matter of seconds.

It was a great night, thanks to Talented Talkers for the invite, and for all the lovely bloggers along the (graffitied) way.

street art tour shoreditch

street art tour shoreditch

street art tour shoreditch

street art tour shoreditch

street art tour shoreditch

street art tour shoreditch

street art tour shoreditch

street art tour shoreditch

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street art tour shoreditch

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street art tour shoreditch

street art tour shoreditch

street art tour shoreditch