I was charmed to see that Banksy graced our London neighborhood with his presence recently. The mystery artist left behind this stencil:
To their credit, the Camden city council did not paint over the Banksy stencil, but instead placed a protective plastic covering over it.
Not bad for a quiet neighborhood of stately Victorian homes… East London may be considered trendier, but none of the Banksy paintings in East London were protected and so they have been lost to the elements, development and graffiti. And the stodgy Westminster borough painted over their “graffiti” from Banksy.