In London and Paris, a multitude of Museums and Galleries house some of the most influential and amazing art in the world– but I’ve found, in both cities, the street art has an awe-inspiring and raw quality that is even more magnetic. For me, these pieces and the creativity they inspire span a gap between graffiti, street art and installation art and allow the streetscape to act as gallery.

The experience of discovering each one is like finding little hidden gems throughout the city or like the coolest grass roots scavenger hunt you’ll ever go on – once I found one or two, I was giddy to see more!

Also be aware that various organizations in each of these cities offer street art walking tours that range from ‘spotted by locals’ in Paris to Curated Magazine in London. So check for street art walking tours near you and delight in the details!