Cromer Street isn't the prettiest corner of central London, but I'm rather fond of it. There's the wonderful Anglo-Catholic (much nicer from the inside) Holy Cross church ... an excellent cafe, Casa Tua ... the historic 'Boot' public house, which Dickens knew and seems to have been standing at the time of the Gordon Riots almost 250 years ago ... and the Hillview estate, sturdy mansion blocks which have been (a rare mix) renovated but not gentrified.
And this is all just a couple of minutes stroll from King's Cross, on the south side of Euston Road.
There's now another reason to head to Cromer Street - this stand-out mural by Mohammed Ali.
This is what the Love Camden site says about the mural:
This wall art explores stories of journey, arrival and hope by people making Cromer Street their home. It was made by aerosol artist Mohammed Ali who worked with residents to reveal stories from the neighbourhood.
You can experience this artwork in augmented reality by downloading the Camden People’s Museum app which will launch on the 13th of October. You will hear the voices of Cromer Street residents, sharing their experiences of living in Camden.
Mohammed Ali is a British-born internationally acclaimed aerosol artist working across the world. His work attempts to build bridges between different communities.
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