Liverpool street art is amongst some of the most talked about in the country, so what’s the most popular in the UK and which one’s feature in Liverpool’s top ten?

New research by Transpennine Express has found Liverpool to be amongst the northern cities most documented for street art with over 9,000 Instagram posts relating to date. This Liverpool in fourth place behind Manchester, Sheffield and Glasgow for the most talked about street art.

We already know that Liverpool is a city bursting with culture and now street art goes hand in hand with our rich football and musical origins. For All Liverpool’s Liver Birds by independent artist Paul Curtis is by far one of the most renowned street art murals here in the city and the research finds that it is the third hottest piece of street art in the North right now, whilst Paul himself is the fourth most Instagrammed artist. 

Current Top 5 UK Street Art Murals

Analysis of street art Instagram posts tagged in the north between June and July finds that Liverpool’s Liver Birds mural makes the top five most loved league. Contemporary street artist Sam Bates aka Smug, self-titled ‘big wall painter’ Jim Vision and graffiti artist Akse also chart for having the hottest pieces right now.

1. Saint Mungo by Smug (High Street, Glasgow)
2. Fellow Glasgow Residents by Smug (Ingram Street Car Park, Glasgow)
3. For all Liverpool’s Liver Birds by Paul Curtis (Jamaica Street, Liverpool)
4. The Tyger by Jim Vision (Thomas Street, Manchester)
5. Liam Gallager by Akse (8 Newton Street, Manchester)

Top 10 Liverpool Street Art Murals

1. For all Liverpool’s Liver Birds by Paul Curtis (Jamaica Street, Liverpool)

For all Liverpool's Liver Birds Photo by @saralunagoodloe

For all Liverpool’s Liver Birds Photo by @saralunagoodloe

2. Irony’s Straw Girl by Irony (Jamaica Street, Liverpool)

Irony's Straw Girl Photo by @jeanettej552

Irony’s Straw Girl Photo by @jeanettej552

3. John Lennon Mural by Jules Muck (Cropper Street, Liverpool)

John Lennon Mural Photo by @saturnmoons19

John Lennon Mural Photo by @saturnmoons19

4. Lovers by Neil Keating by Bold Street, Liverpool

Lovers Photo by @benheaton92

Lovers Photo by @benheaton92

5. Ode To Mo by Guy McKinley Basnett Street, Liverpool

Ode To Mo Photo by @leapyearbabe

Ode To Mo Photo by @leapyearbabe

6. Jürgen Klopp by Akse (Baltic Triangle, Liverpool)

Jürgen Klopp Photo by @licklelilli

Jürgen Klopp Photo by @licklelilli

7. Abbey Road by Paul Curtis (Cains Brewery, Liverpool)

Abbey Road Photo by @h4rryharry

Abbey Road Photo by @h4rryharry

8. All You Need Is Love, Artist Unknown (60 Hope Street, Liverpool)

All You Need Is Love Photo by @harleethedachshund

All You Need Is Love Photo by @harleethedachshund

9. Michael Jackson Moonwalker Mural by Paul Curtis (Colquitt Street, Liverpool)

Michael Jackson Moonwalker Photo by @theogdogg

Michael Jackson Moonwalker Photo by @theogdogg

10. Philth’s Contrast Muralfest Mural by Philth (Fabric District, Liverpool)

Philth's Contrast Muralfest Mural Photo by @c4rl05160

Philth’s Contrast Muralfest Mural Photo by @c4rl05160

What’s your favourite Liverpool street art? Leave your comments below.