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City Sketchers London: Let’s draw Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens


The Albert Memorial
Sketch by Joe Bean

[by Sasala Wickramasinghe]

The thrill of our 10-Yr Anniversary Celebration Weekend final month is settling, however the
sketching continues! 
Come and be a part of us in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens in

Hyde Park
is the biggest of the 4 Royal Parks. Along with Kensington Gardens,
it covers 625 acres, set proper within the coronary heart of London. 

There is no such thing as a price to affix us on the day. Simply flip up along with your drawing equipment.

The Serpentine Lake from the Serpentine Gallery
Sketch by Daniel Lloyd-Morgan


Key instances and assembly factors

11 am

We are going to meet simply outdoors the gates of the Serpentine North Gallery
(see picture beneath). In case of rain, there’s some shelter inside by the
cafe on the left. 

The Serpentine North Gallery

1 pm

Our first ‘throwdown’ and group photograph will probably be outdoors the Serpentine Bar & Kitchen, by
the glass-fronted space going through the lake (see picture beneath). 

The Serpentine Bar & Kitchen

3.30 pm

Our closing throwdown will happen on the identical location by the Serpentine Bar &

We will go to the
Rose & Crown pub (see location map) for a drink afterwards. With cafes and bars round Hyde Park, there are numerous different choices for anybody who desires to discover additional.

Extra info and concepts for sketching

Serpentine Galleries 

Each the North and South Galleries are open and free to go to. For extra info, see What’s On

Memorials, fountains and statues

The Royal Artillery Memorial

Sketch by John Swanson 

Audio system’ Nook

Audio system’ Nook is situated on the north-east fringe of Hyde Park, nearest
Marble Arch and Oxford Avenue. 
Historic figures similar to Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin and George Orwell had been
recognized to typically use the realm to exhibit free speech. This can be an
excellent spot for sketching folks — otherwise you may wish to train free speech your self, as a
nyone can flip up unannounced to talk on any topic (so long as the
police contemplate their speeches lawful). 

Audio system’ Nook

The LookOut 

The LookOut Hyde Park
is a singular eco-friendly constructing nestled inside an acre of enclosed
grounds within the park. 

Italian Gardens
A picturesque park close to Lancaster Gate, with
a number of carved historic swimming pools, fountains, sculptures and strolling paths.

Kensington Gardens
On the western aspect of
Hyde Park is Kensington Gardens. Choices for sketching embrace the Peter
Pan statue, The Albert Memorial and spectacular views of Kensington Palace
throughout the Spherical Pond. 

Cafes and bars

Sensible info

The Tube station nearest to our assembly level is Lancaster Gate (Central
Line).  Marble Arch (Central Line) and Hyde Park Nook (Piccadilly
Line) are on the Northern and Jap aspect of the park, respectively.

Hyde Park public bathrooms are situated on the LookOut and the Lido (see map
for places). There are additionally bathrooms within the Serpentine Galleries and the
Serpentine Bar & Kitchen.

See you at Hyde Park!

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Save the date! 8 – 16 October 

City Sketchers London 10 Yr Anniversary Exhibition 

We’re staging a 10-Yr Anniversary Exhibition in October on the Artwork Pavilion in Mile Finish Park. It will likely be free to the general public and can characteristic actions for guests, together with demonstrations, sketchwalks and a big communal paintings that everybody can contribute to. The decision for submissions will probably be introduced nearer to the time — watch this weblog and the City Sketchers London social media accounts for updates. Come be a part of us at Mile Finish Park!

Observe City Sketchers London on Instagram and use the hashtag #urbansketcherslondon to have your drawings featured! 



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