Leake Street, also known as the "Banksy tunnel", is a road in Lambeth, London. It is about 300 metres long, runs off York Road and under the platforms and tracks of Waterloo station. The walls are decorated with graffiti - initially created during the "Cans Festival" organised by Banksy in 2008 May 3 to 5. A second edition of the Cans Festival on the August Bank Holiday week-end 2008. Whatever the strict legal position may be, the ongoing creation of graffiti is certainly tolerated. Also graffiti is certainly tolerated in Leake Street because there are signs to specify the claim it is a legal wall. While the Eurostar terminal was at Waterloo, the road was open for through vehicular traffic. On 2008 November 14 ownership of the road passed from Eurostar to Network Rail and through traffic was restricted to pedestrians.
Saturday, May 3, 2008 - 08:30 to Tuesday, August 5, 2008 - 23:45