Now you Banksy it, now you don’t: discover a hidden treasure at Lambeth North

Posted at 10:00 am, June 6, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Maps, Secret London
Banksy © Rob Greig

There are some very cool things about Lambeth North. There’s the Feminist Library. There’s the cool caffs and street market at Lower Marsh. There’s even the thrilling opportunity to catch a glimpse of Lembit Opik consuming alcohol in the Three Stags pub. 

Okay, maybe not the last one.

But there’s one brilliant thing about the area that we’ve only just found out about ourselves. Thanks to ace arts space The Vaults we’ve spent our spare time peering through a kind-of letterbox into a boarded-up plot of land. Why? Look through it at the right angle and you get a nigh-on perfect recreation of Banksy’s Smiley Copper. In fact, it’s so good that we had to call up Banksy’s team to check it wasn’t genuine (it isn’t, sadly). Still, we’re probably gonna take all our mates, point at it and claim it’s genuine anyway.

To see it for yourself, below are the instructions from The Vaults (hint: look for the letterbox under the billboard).

© The Vaults

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