A Banksy Scavenger Hunt

July 5, 2017

Remember when Banksy was like super cool and cutting edge? You know, like 8 years ago?

Yeah, I never got the memo that he phased out … *whispers* I still think he’s super cool.

When I started making my to-do list for London, I knew that I wanted to see his graffiti. It was an absolute must. Unfortunately, because I was 8 years late to the party, most of the graffiti had been destroyed. Or sold for $500,000.

I found an online map of where the graffiti was and if it’s still intact. So I set off across Shoreditch, London Bridge, and Soho to find these pieces.

It was like the biggest scavenger hunt I’ve ever played. I would Google image search the graffiti just so I could see what was around it. I basically felt like an investigator, and I was loving it. Add it to the list of desired occupations.

  • Photojournalist
  • Investigator
  • Ice Cream Sampler
  • Flamenco Street Performer
  • Spy

I took a break and had yummy noodles on the brisk, rainy day.

And found beautiful, heavenly nectar – Dr. Pepper! *lit*


After my scavenger hunt was over, I went to the National Gallery to join a friend that I met in Iceland. Andrea was on my South Coast tour, and it just so happened that we were in London at the same time.

Fun fact – this happens ALL the time. I already have plans to meet up with new friends in 7 other cities during my trip.

The National Gallery was great. I went solely to see their Impressionist collection because I will forever love Renoir, Degas, and Monet. I ended the day in Chinatown trying bubble tea for the first time. I had chocolate mint flavored milk tea, and it was everything.

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  • Reply Tony Vu July 26, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    Bubble tea is the bomb! They have it everywhere in DFW. I can’t believe that it’s your first time. I’ve had it since I was a kid! Maybe, it’s the Asian side of me. 🙂

    I love Bansky. That dude is still relevant!

    • Reply Meagan Tilley July 27, 2017 at 6:41 am

      I’ve seen it around in Dallas a lot! I’ve just never stopped to try. But now? I’ll be drinking all of the bubble tea when I come back!

      • Reply Tony Vu July 28, 2017 at 11:54 am

        When you get Boba Tea in Dallas, let me know! It would be fun drinking Boba tea with a friend! 🙂

  • Reply Suzy Olesch July 5, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    What is bubble tea?

    • Reply Meagan Tilley July 8, 2017 at 11:45 am

      Bubble tea is a milk tea that has small tapioca balls at the bottom. Super different, but very tasty!

      • Reply Suzy Olesch July 8, 2017 at 2:06 pm

        Well that does sound interesting. Maybe we will have to try that when you get back.

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