Part of the increasingly popular Banksy Walking Tour, Banksy Graffiti Thekla is just one of numerous murals designed by Banksy, believed to be a native of Bristol, and a highly influential graffiti artist who continues to fascinating art lovers all over the world to this day.
About the Banksy Graffiti Thekla
The Banksy Graffiti Thekla comprises a mural of the Grim Reaper on the Thekla, a former cargo ship at the Floating Harbour. Unfortunately, the image began to gradually deteriorate as a result of weathering, although it was saved after being removed and placed in the care of Bristol City Council.
Value-for-Money Accommodation near the Banksy Graffiti Thekla
For great value for money, try the Premier Suites Bristol Redcliffe Hotel, which will suit anyone who prefers the independent and versatility of high-quality self-catering accommodation. Another affordable hotel is the modern, well-presented Holiday Inn Express Bristol City Centre in South End, which has a 24-hour front desk and decent-sized rooms with TVs and free WiFi.
Banksy - Also an Oscar-Nominated Filmographer
As a testament to his enduring influence in the art world, Banksy received a nomination for an Academy Award in 2011 for Best Documentary for his film 'Exit Through the Gift Shop', and is acclaimed for his extraordinary stencilling abilities. In fact, it is his determination to remain anonymous and unidentifiable that has provoked so much public interest and media attention to his work in the first place.
Other Places to Visit near the Banksy Graffiti Thekla
Spend some time at the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, which houses thousands of fascinating artefacts representing everything from Eastern Art to Ancient archaeological discoveries. Founded in 1823, this venue welcomes around half a million visitors annually, and once hosted a major Banksy exhibition. The city is also home to the O2 Academy Bristol, a leading nightlife venue hosting many prestigious gigs throughout the year.
Luxury Accommodation Nearby
The Radisson Blu Hotel is an excellent choice for business travellers seeking luxury four star rooms with free WiFi and just minutes from the Bristol Hippodrome Theatre and the Armada House Conference and Events. Another deluxe venue is the four star Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, which is in a beautiful 19th century building and has an elegant lounge bar, contemporary-grill-themed restaurant, and a fully equipped business centre.