Let’s Draw London 2024

Welcome to the Urban Sketchers London sketchwalk programme for 2024 

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 aka X). The program is provisional, as we need to be flexible in case of disruptions such as rail strikes or particularly foul weather.

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

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.

Sketchwalks 2024

DateLocationLed by
Sat 20 JanBarbicanAdam Jefford and Dean Ashton
Sat 17 FebLeadenhall MarketOlga Mackness and Sasala Wickramasinghe
Sun 17 MarElephant & CastleLis Watkins and Isabel Carmona
Sun 28 AprHampsteadJim Smart and Sasala Wickramasinghe
Sat 25 MayBrompton CemeteryDean Ashton and Zane Karklina
Sat 15 JunWestminster and St Thomas’ HospitalSasala Wickramasinghe and Helen Hayhoe
Sat 13 JulHackney 1Martin Stone and Dean Ashton
Sat 20 JulPaddington by special invitation from “Pushing Your Sketching Boundaries” (PYSB)Isabel Carmona and Sasala Wickramasinghe
Sun 28 JulHackney 2Jia You and Alison Gardiner
Sat 10 AugPostman ParkPeggy Wong and Andrea Deng
Sun 8 SepTotally Thames Festival – Chiswick PierSam Mills and Helen Hayhoe
Sun 15 SepKingstonJohn Swanson and Theresa Abbott
Sat 28 SepHarrow SchoolMadeleine Brennan and Sue Woodisse
Sat 12 OctAlexandra PalaceAdam Topor and Akira Yamanaka
Sat 9 NovYoung V&A – Bethnal GreenIsabel Carmona and Dean Ashton
Sun 15 DecLondon Bridge Christmas MarketsIsabel Carmona and Dean Ashton

Summer Lates

Summer Lates occur once a month on summer evenings, from 18:00 to 20:00 specifically on Fridays. We will gather at the beginning of the sketchwalk and reconvene at 20:00 for a throwdown and a group photo. Further details will be provided closer to the date of the sketchwalk; however, please note that there will not be a blog post.

DateLocationLed by
Fri 17 MayCoal Drops Yard/ Regents Canal at Kings Cross (N1C 4AB)Dean
Fri 7 JunLeicester Square (WC2H 7LU)Jimmy
Fri 5 JulyRegent’s Park – Queen Mary’s Rose Gardens (NW1 4NR)Helen
Fri 16 AugCrossrail Place – Elizabeth Line Exit of Canary Wharf (E14 5AB)Sasala