Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Liverpool Street station

Lunchtime at Ponti's restaurant
Today's visit to Liverpool Street station was our last sketching outing for this year. Eight sketchers gathered by platform 10 and then duly signed in at the station reception and watched a video on health and safety. Once we had been issued with our visitors passes we were allowed to roam free around the station. An hour and a half later we stopped for lunch at Ponti's restaurant to warm up and compare our artistic efforts. As usual we were all interested in the views that other people had chosen.

After lunch most of us repaired to the upstairs bar at Hamilton Hall which was the former ballroom of the Great Eastern Hotel and overlooks the station, in order to continue sketching. It has the most ornate decoration, comfortable chairs and interesting views of the downstairs bar and would be well worth visiting again with our sketch books.

1 comment:

  1. If you like meeting different artist and enjoy sketching having a cheep lunch together then discussing our different techniques and equipment this is a very friendly group to join in a day out in London.
    Liverpool station was a very buzzy place to sketch so in the second half most of us retired to the comfy chairs of Weatherspoon to sketch in the warmth and with a welcoming drink to boot.