We are optimistically thinking that April will be warm and dry enough to risk sketching outside. So hoping we are not being too foolhardy meet in Arlington Square N1 7DS on Tuesday 18th April at 11am.
This is a lovely little square in a quiet corner of Islington surrounded by early Victorian Houses and quite close to Regents Canal. The planting in the square is maintained by volunteers from the arlingtonassocation.org.uk and photos can be seen on their website. They also have a Facebook page. There should be some colour and flowering shrubs by mid April.
St James Prebend Street, the local church, is very close by and I understand it is always open. So if wet we have another option. The interior is possibly not the most exciting but they do hold Art exhibitions from time to time, as they are artist friendly.
Arlington Square is a brisk 10 minute walk from Angel or Old Street tube stations. The 21 bus runs between Highbury and Islington and Old Street stations and the square is a very short walk from the stop. Get off at the stop closest to Baring Street.
There is a nice pub called The Hanbury on the corner of the square. Lunch options in the area are rather limited so I suggest we try this pub. It opens at 12 noon and of course has loos. Check out the pub at www.thehanbury.co.uk. The pub is owner run and the landlady says that Tuesday lunchtime is not her busiest time, so she has asked that I let her know in advance approximately how many to expect, otherwise the options will be limited. So please, if possible let me know if you would like lunch by emailing me at email@example.com by Saturday 15 April. Another option is to bring sandwiches and have a drink in the pub if you want. I am sure she will be flexible if you change your mind but approx numbers would be great.
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