We are going to revisit Alexandra Palace and tackle it from the outside this time on our August Art in the Park sketch-day. There are many possibilities with the Italianate architecture, as well as the panoramic view of London and trees and parkland views. There is also a boating lake at the back of the Palace, with Lakeside cafe.
We will assemble at 11am on the front steps outside the main entrance at the western end of the Palace. We hope very much that we will have a dry day, but if it is wet we can paint the Palm Court once more, or sit in the Victorian pub-restaurant (the Bar & Kitchen).
Refreshments can be bought from the Bar & Kitchen which has full facilities, and has views from the windows, and an outside terrace. The bar has tables in the Palm Court, if we use these we should buy some drinks or food. Otherwise we suggest you bring your sketching stools.
Ally Pally has two car parks, the closest one to the front entrance is in The Grove, (if you are coming from the Crouch End direction turn to the left just after the Garden Centre entrance, and please do not park in the Garden Centre). The other car park is at the far end of the building beside the entrance to the skating rink. We are going on a non-event day so there should be no parking difficulty, no crowds, nor any entrance fee.
Alternatively, various buses go through the park. You can find a map and full travel details here.
We look forward to seeing a good number of sketchers, both newcomers and regulars. Sue's telephone number for the day is: 07975 864142.