On Tuesday 29 June we are going to revisit Newington Green, on the borders of Islington and Hackney. Since our last visit several years ago, Newington Green has sprung to public attention by the addition of a new statue by deeply contemporary sculptor, Maggie Hambling, of an early feminist heroine, Mary Wollstonecraft. As Art in the Park is largely (but not entirely) a female group of artists, it seemed appropriate that we should visit this location, though we may wish to sketch Maggie's curiously disconnected creation from the rear. The Green is surrounded by rather gorgeous buildings, including a Cromwellian period brick terrace, and the oldest in London, and there are big trees, light and shade, and people to sketch.
Here is the map: https://getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/local/newington-green-islington
(Better photo of the A-Z page refused to load!)
There is a cafe with outdoor seating in the square, and various others around, also loos in the square, and multiple buses running past: 141, 236, 341, 73 ( https://moovitapp.com/index/en-gb/public_transportation-Newington_Green-London_and_South_East-street_5089192-2122 ) .
The nearest train station is Canonbury, and then a walk.
There are benches, but it is always good to have your sketching stool with you.
Looking forward to meeting up, Sue's mobile number for the day is: 07975 864142