The road is adjacent to the former lodgings of the renowned Dutch artist, during his stay in London in 1873-74. It was recently transformed, through the partnership of Lambeth Council and local resident’s group Streets Ahead, into a greener, cleaner and safer area.
The New London Awards champion the best architecture, development and planning across the capital – and Van Gogh Walk has been shortlisted in the ‘Public Spaces’ category
The development of the street – which is in close proximity to two primary schools – has resulted in safer traffic measures including a 20mph speed limit and a zebra crossing, as well as increased greenery and lockable bike sheds. The walls are also adorned with excerpts from Van Gogh’s letters to his brother during this time (p.s. it’s all positive about London).
Fingers crossed for this excellent example of local groups working in partnership with the council to improve public spaces across our borough!