Leake Street, also known as the "Banksy Tunnel" or "Graffiti Tunnel", is a road in Lambeth, London. It is about 300 metres long, runs off York Road and under the platforms and tracks of Waterloo station. The walls are decorated with graffiti - initially created during the "Cans Festival" organised by Banksy on 3rd-5th of May 2008. A second edition of the Cans Festival on the August Bank Holiday week-end 2008. 
Whatever the legal position may be, the creation of graffiti is tolerated.
While the Eurostar terminal was at Waterloo, the road was open for through vehicular traffic. On 2008 November 14 ownership of the road passed from Eurostar to Network Rail and through traffic was restricted to pedestrians.
One of the entrances to the The Old Vic Tunnels is in Leake Street. The tunnel is also home to the graffiti art company Graffiti Kings. It is run by graffiti artist Darren Cullen Who was official graffiti artist for the London 2012 Olympics Games.
- Map sources for Leake Street
- Cans Festival 08 - flickr group for the event
- Tunnel becomes Banksy art exhibit, BBC News
- Leake Street Gets a Gritting, Londonist.com
- The Terran Tribune on the Cans Festival
- Cans Festival 2: street artists return to Leake Street
- Authorised graffiti area, picture on flickr
- The future of Leake Street
- "London 2012: Banksy and street artists' Olympic graffiti". BBC News.