Ghostsigns walking tour

Date: 24 August 2024
Time: 10:00 am
Location: In-person at Stoke Newington, London, UK
Third-party event

Join ghost signs expert Sam Roberts for this Ghostsigns Walk. You’ll take a stroll through Stoke Newington, and learn about its fading painted signs. You’ll hear their stories told, and those of the businesses they represent, including:

  • The flirtatious electioneering of a Duchess in 1784;
  • How one ghost signs has been recognised by the council for its artistic and aesthetic merit;
  • Why some signs appear as multi-layered ‘palimpsests’;
  • What happened to a Banksy piece when the council went on an anti-graffiti drive.

The walk lasts about an hour and fifteen minutes on foot.

Many of the featured signs are included alongside more than 250 across the Capital in the book ‘Ghost Signs: A London Story‘.