Wednesday 13 April 2016

Let's Draw Galleries, Bookshops and Arcades in Piccadilly and St James

On Saturday 16th April, London Urban Sketchers will be drawing the galleries, shopping arcades and bookshops of Piccadilly and St James - and in particular the courtyard of Burlington House (where the Royal Academies are located) 
  • Piccadilly is the street running west from Piccadilly Circus
  • St James is the area south of Piccadilly
  • Nearest tubes are Piccadilly and Green Park
The Courtyard of Burlington House - drawn from the RA looking towards Piccadilly through the arch
pen and ink and coloured pencils
copyright Katherine Tyrrell
This is a summary of the visit - followed by a description of what we are visiting.
  • MAP: Map - see below for places and websites
    • start/lunch/end in yellow
    • galleries in red
    • arcades and shops in Hatchards turquoise 
    • books in blue
  • DATE: Saturday 16th April 2016
  • START venue/time: 11:00 Burlington House courtyard
    • wet - under the archway (see sketch)
    • dry - though the arch and turn right
  • LUNCH: 1:00pm - same place
  • FINISH: 3:30pm - same place
  • AFTERWARDS: Depends on numbers, probably the Grand Cafe at the RA - otherwise over the road to the Gallery at Fortnum and Masons!
  • Travel: Tube Station - Piccadilly or Green Park
Katherine Tyrrell is organising this but is very busy this week and may have problems being there on Saturday. James Hobbs will however be present on Saturday.

PLACES / Websites:

See the following websites for what the different places look like


There's also a number of galleries in Cork Street and Duke Street