On Tuesday 17 July we will visit the West Side of Victoria Park. Inspired by our success in reaching the Horniman Museum, in South London, we thought that we would explore eastwards. Victoria Park is a historic open space sprinkled with interesting structural features and assorted lakes and ponds.
The Park is pretty vast, so we thought that we would assemble at the Pavilion Café, and paint in the Western section of the park, which contains a lake and the famous Pagoda, on its own island. There are various other structures in this side of the Park, including the Dogs of Alcibiades which guard one of the entrances. Further details here
The nearest tube station is Mile End, on the Central Line and the District Line and the Hammersmith and City, 12 minutes’ walk away. Bethnal Green tube is a minute further away. Map is here
From Mile End station the walk is straightforward: turn left and cross over Mile End Road. Turn right onto Grove Road – it’s about 10-15 minutes’ walk straight down. Alternatively, you can also walk most of the way through Mile End Park, which runs parallel to Grove Road. You will first arrive at the Crown Gates. On Grove Road you can catch bus 277 or 425 to the middle of the park which cuts out the walk.
Alternatively, the 277 goes from Highbury Corner, FIRST STOP ON ST PAUL'S ROAD, and stops at the Park, be aware that it is a lengthy journey.
We suggest you bring your sketching stools. If wet we can sketch in the café which overlooks the lake. We look forward to seeing you.
Sue’s tel number for the day is: 07975 864142