Home Sketch Let’s draw Trafalgar Sq. and the Nationwide Gallery — Saturday 12 November 2022

Let’s draw Trafalgar Sq. and the Nationwide Gallery — Saturday 12 November 2022


Trafalgar Sq.
Sketch by John Webb

This month we’ll be drawing certainly one of London’s most well-known landmarks,
Trafalgar Sq., and the encompassing space.

[Led by John Swanson and John Webb]

There are a lot of sketching alternatives within the sq. and close by. There’s a
new and hanging statue on the Fourth Plinth, together with the well-known lions, the
fountains, and naturally Nelson’s Column, plus road efficiency artists and the
limitless crowds.

The Nationwide Gallery provides the possibility to attract individuals in its
galleries, whereas the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields is gorgeous, well-known
and open to all — one other nice sketching alternative, inside and outside. If you happen to
really feel the necessity to wander additional, The Mall and Whitehall are close by.

If you happen to want to draw within the Nationwide Gallery, please maintain to their
tips, which can be found on-line, and repeated right here:

‘Sketching and drawing are permitted within the Gallery with the
following tips:

  • Please take heed to different individuals, and transfer apart if
    somebody needs to view the portray you’re sketching
  • Sketchbooks or notepaper ought to be no bigger than A3 dimension
  • Spend not more than 10 minutes in entrance of any portray
  • Chances are you’ll be requested to maneuver alongside to a different portray or room if
    we’re significantly busy
  • No sketching is permitted in doorways or entry routes
  • Portray and use of supplies aside from pencils is just
    permitted underneath the Copyist Scheme.’

The restriction to utilizing pencils permits using colored pencils, of
course. If you happen to draw inside St Martins, please maintain to the identical rule of
utilizing dry supplies solely. 

There is no such thing as a price, simply wrap up heat and produce your drawing

Key occasions and assembly factors


Meet by the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Sq.. We’ll meet on the
decrease degree of the sq., beneath the statue.

(If it is wet,
we are going to meet underneath the walkway that connects the Sainsbury Wing of the
Gallery to the older a part of the constructing.)

Location of the walkway.
We’ll meet beneath it if
it is wet.

1 pm

Meet for the lunchtime group photograph and throwdown, by the Fourth Plinth. (If it is wet, we are going to meet contained in the Sainsbury Wing of the
Gallery, within the open space simply inside the doorway. It takes a little bit
time to get by the entry safety checks, so it’s finest to permit a
jiffy for this.)

3.30 pm

Meet for the ultimate throwdown and group photograph by the Fourth Plinth, or if it is moist, contained in the Sainsbury Wing of the Gallery. We
will then meet for post-sketch espresso and chat within the Café within the Crypt,
at St Martin-in-the-Fields.

The 4th Plinth
Sketch by John Swanson

Sensible data

Bathrooms can be found in Trafalgar Sq., near the Fourth Plinth, and within the Nationwide Gallery. There’s a cost of 20p within the
sq.; contactless fee is out there.

Entry to the
Nationwide Gallery’s normal assortment is free. Nonetheless, the Nationwide
Portrait Gallery, subsequent to the Nationwide, is closed till subsequent yr.

you overlook any of your drawing gear, there’s a Cass Artwork store simply spherical the nook in Charing Cross Street.

There are a lot of cafés and
eating places within the space, together with within the Gallery, and there is the Café within the Crypt on the decrease degree of St Martin-in-the-Fields.

The closest Tube station is Charing
Cross (there are various exits, so observe the indicators for the Trafalgar
Sq. exit), whereas Leicester Sq. and Embankment stations are very

There are a lot of bus companies, however it’s finest to seek the advice of
Transport for London (TfL) for recommendation.

COVID-19 go to data

We’ll stay alert to nationwide steering about COVID-19
and its variants. Even whereas restrictions have been lifted, it is
wise to take all mandatory precautions to maintain ourselves and fellow
sketchers secure all through the occasion. The chance of an infection for out of doors
occasions is low, however primary steering nonetheless applies:

  • Please don’t attend in case you really feel unwell
  • Put on a face protecting once you’re near others
  • Give individuals area
  • Observe good hand hygiene.

Location map

⧫ ⧫ ⧫ ⧫ ⧫


Celebrating 10 years of City Sketchers London

2012 – 2022

London by City Sketchers – Our 10 Yr Anniversary
E book

City Sketchers London on social media

Be a part of our mailing listing

Join right here to obtain all the most recent City Sketchers London information
in your electronic mail Inbox.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here