Artwork reflecting the changing nature of London will mark the revival of Rathbone Market.

The freehand mural by Lewis Campbell celebrates the evolution of the Canning Town site and centres on the theme Rathbone Market: Old and New.

Residents have been able to watch the tribute take shape as colours and designs have sprung up on the market hoardings.

Lewis said: “Rathbone market is situated in an area that has had a market presence for hundreds of years – long since decreed by Henry the third in 1253.

“The market place has a long and varied history and this mural is designed to encapsulate that in a vibrant and optimistic way.

“It can be read from left to right as a timeline, or viewed as individual panels.”

It was commissioned by the Rosetta Art Centre and will be made a temporary fixture at the development, which is currently in third phase, Lumire.

Lewis added: “The style of the mural is animated, energetic and playful to reflect the ever changing nature of London.

“I want the viewer to be reminded of all the characters over the years who have given Rathbone market it’s unique charm.”