I'm sure most of you reading are too gangster to care about legal walls, but I think it's worth blogging, so you can shit off.
In the past year or so chill/legal spots in London have started evaporating faster than a bunch of lepers in a wind tunnel, and whether you use them or not, this is 100% a shame - layers of graff history built up over years and years destroyed in one fell swoop, for no good reason whatsoever. In the case of places like Pig's Alley, they're so out the way that the council/police shouldn't even care about their existence; in the case of more central places like Southbank, they were livened up for tourists, locals and writers alike by being home to legal walls. Contrary to what wankers on this website like to think, graffiti isn't merely about racking paint, painting tubes and robbing toys; it's about expressing yourself, and London writers now have a far more limited array of places to express themselves than those from most other European countries.
All in all, we've lost;
Oh, and they've left Tuffnell Park and Southbank coated with pieces, despite there being no signs warning anyone the plots aren't legal - a cheap and nasty way of the Met bumping up their arrest numbers and making a few bob off the backs of people who are none the wiser, no doubt. They've also taken to cleaning Plaistow every fortnight. Bah.
Edit: HYB remind me that Sclater Street is also now illegal - similarly with no warnig whatsoever. I saw some people getting cautioned there the other day - a complete joke.