Window Wanderland: A Peep Into London’s Window Art

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You’ve exhausted Netflix, read enough books to cover a small section of the British Library and the end of Lockdown Number 3 seems a very dim light at the end of the tunnel.

Even getting out for your daily exercise can seem a bit like Groundhog Day, walking down the same streets time after time.

So some residents in the East End of London decided to bring a bit of colour into their neighbourhood, using their house windows to create an outdoor gallery.

With access to much of our art culture closed for the best part of a year, the London areas of Homerton and Clapton decided to create a Window Wanderland, giving vent to people’s creativity.

Stroll past these homes and you might catch a glimpse of dinosaurs, King Kong, aliens even a love heart or two.

Window art

The idea was started before lockdown in 2015 by Lucy Reeves Khan from Bristol in the UK.  She was inspired after taking late-night walks while recovering from a chronic illness.

With the pandemic, there has been a surge of those wanting to find their inner artist and so Clapton resident, Lynda MacInnes, 50, decided to launch her neighbourhood gallery.

“The nice thing is that no matter where you live, you’re going to have a window or a front door.

‘It brings a new perspective to your neighbourhood.  It’s a way of bringing us together at a very tough time,’ said Mrs MacInnes.

Three hundred household have taken part and many have shared their creations on social media with the hashtag #lightupclapton.

But we thought we’d give you a little glimpse of our favourites.

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