Let’s draw London in 2023

Let's draw London!

In 2023 we're doubling our monthly sketchwalks with extra sessions on Sundays, and bringing back our popular weekday 'Summer Lates'.

As always, our regular sketch walks are free, and there's no need to book. Just show up with your drawing kit.

See you at the next sketchwalk!

Details for each event are posted nearer the time on the Urban Sketchers London blog and social media accounts (scroll down for links to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). Our list is provisional; we will be flexible to accommodate any disruptions, such as travel constraints.
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If this is your first sketchwalk with us, welcome to Urban Sketchers London!

Every sketchwalk has a leader, a meeting point at the beginning, a gathering place in the middle and another one at the end, when we ‘throw down’ our sketchbooks and pose for a group photo. Sketchwalk leaders know the area and are there to help you feel at ease and give you some ideas about what to sketch. Please note there is no tuition during the sketchwalks. We all draw what we wish, following the Urban Sketchers Vision and Values and sharing our drawings at the end.
We look forward to seeing you! 

Summer Lates 2023

Come join us at 6pm to sketch in Central London. Dates and locations are listed below, and you’ll find details of all our Summer Lates here

⚫ Wednesday 24 May - South Bank

⚫ Friday 30 June - Bankside

⚫ Wednesday 26 July - Somerset House

⚫ Friday 25 August - National Portrait Gallery/Trafalgar Square

Weekend sketchwalks

Saturday 21 JanuaryVictoria and Albert Museum and South Kensington
Led by Jimmy Lu and Rachel Bone

Saturday 18 February - Battersea Power Station
Led by Andrea Deng and Jimmy Lu

Saturday 18 March - Greenwich
Led by Mike Whalley and Olga Mackness

    Saturday 15 April - Shoreditch 1
    Led by Jia You and Jimmy Lu
    Sunday 30 April - Shoreditch 2
    Leaders to be confirmed

    Saturday 20 May - Richmond 1
    Led by Helen Hayhoe and John Swanson
    Sunday 4 June - Richmond 2
    Led by Helen Hayhoe and John Swanson
    Saturday 17 June – Crystal Palace 1
    Led by Sarah Minty
    Sunday 2 July – Crystal Palace 2
    Led by Lis Watkins

    Saturday 8 July - Fleet Street
    Led by Akira Yamanaka and Adam Topór

    Saturday 22 July - Wimbledon Village 1
    Led by Inga Knysh and Zane Karklina
    Sunday 6 August - Wimbledon Village 2
    Led by Patricia Burbidge and Zane Karklina

    Saturday 19 August - Mayfair 1
    Led by Isabel Carmona and Peggy Wong
    Sunday 3 September - Mayfair 2
    Led by Peggy Wong and Andrea Deng
    Saturday 23 September
    Led by Madeleine Brennan, Sue Woodisse and Zane Karklina
    Saturday 30 September - Totally Thames Festival
    Led by Helen Hayhoe and Sasala Wickramasinghe

    Sunday 8 October - Brixton 1 
    Led by Dean Ashton and Catherine Bardrick
    Saturday 21 October - Brixton 2 
    Led by Rachel Bone and Dean Ashton

    Saturday 4 November - Wellcome Collection 1  
    Led by Sasala Wickramasinghe and Helen Hayhoe
    Sunday 19 November - Wellcome Collection 2  
    Led by Sasala Wickramasinghe and Helen Hayhoe

 South Bank Christmas Market
    Saturday 9 December – South Bank Christmas Market 1
    Led by Sasala Wickramasinghe and John Swanson
    Sunday 17 December – South Bank Christmas Market 2
    Led by Sasala Wickramasinghe and Alison Gardiner

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  1. Hello from Austin, Texas USA. I’m visiting London in March, but unfortunately flying out on the 18th when you have your meet-up. I’m wondering if anyone has recommendations for best places to sketch (good views of important landmarks, not too crowded, etc.). We’re staying in the Notting Hill area but will be all over London over ten days. Any suggestions would be most appreciated!

  2. Hi Sheila, welcome to London. If you look through the details of previous sketchcrawls in the blog archive on the right of this page you will see a wide range of locations with ideas for sketching. I hope you are inspired! You might also look at our book, available above, which is full of sketches around the capital, many of them reflecting the wide range of opportunities here.


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