London’s Famous Camden Town Now Boasts Beautiful Mandela Mural

A beautiful mural of former South African President Nelson Mandela has been painted on the side of The Centro Building… on Mandela Street, in London’s Camden Town.

Global Street Art yesterday posted the video below of the mural, to coincide with Mandela Day, the day Mandela would’ve turned 99.

“What better time to share this beautiful mural we painted of the man himself!” they said.

Artists from Global Street Art took 12 days, 150 cans of paint, 40 litres of liquid paint, and a 15-ton lift to complete the 13-metre tall mural!

This stunning mural – which captures the heart and spirit of Mandela (as well as South Africa’s national flower – the Protea) – was painted on behalf of Brockton Capital, they said.

The location was chosen because of its historical significance – Mandela Street was where the ANC (African National Congress) had its headquarters in the 1980s.

Nelson Mandela Mural on Mandela Street

A huge new Nelson Mandela mural has appeared in London

To celebrate Mandela Day today, a new mural of the historic icon has appeared in Camden.

Posted by Time Out London on Tuesday, July 18, 2017