London street given eye-catching makeover using 200 spray cans to help boost business during lockdown

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A street in east London has been given an eye-catching makeover to help boost business during lockdown.

Aberfeldy Street was transformed by The London Mural Company into a colourful, vibrant corner of the East End. The work took over 600 litres of paint and 200 spray cans to complete.

People working there hope it will stop the area becoming an economic casualty of the pandemic.

The patterns were designed by people living nearby and inspired by a Bangladeshi tradition of recycling old textiles to create something new.

People are already posting pictures of the mural online but businesses hope the colourful street is a topic of conversation inside their shops as well.

The patterns celebrate the area's diverse community along with people from the past who have helped shape history.

The community will know what difference the colourful shops have made in the days and months ahead but it's hoped they will attract new business and keep the area thriving.