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hanami picnic party

  • Apr 7, 2012 · 1:30 PM
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We will have a Hanami picnic on the 7th April.  There should be Cherry blossoms along Chester Road so we will meet in the Park just north of here.  Hopefully the weather will still be good but it might still be chilly at this time of year so please bring some warm clothing.  Please bring some food to share (if possible Japanese food, though all welcome).  Likewise, feel free to bring some drink along.  I’m afraid that if it is raining we will need to cancel the event this time, though there will be other picnic events later in the year. 


The top red arrow shows where the picnic will be.  There is a food stall and some toilets along just inside the entrance.  We will meet a little further north of here.  There is a Tesco's and a food and wine shop behind Great Portland St Tube station. The arrow in the bottom right of the map is for Great Portland St tube.

Directions in Japanese with pictures here:

To get to the picnic turn left in front of Great Portland St station. You will come to some traffic lights and the park to the right.  Turn right on to Park Square East.  Keep going straight (past the road "outer circle") until you get to Chester Road.  Turn left on to Chester road and keep going until you get to the zebra crossing and the park entrance on the right.  We will be on the left hand side.


Regents Park Station is also close.  From here, turn right out of the station, then left near the big gates and on to Park Square East.  Then follow the instructions above.



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  • Paul

    Thank you everyone for braving the cold!

    April 8, 2012

  • James B.

    cherry blossoms and glue???

    April 6, 2012

  • James B.

    hmmmm sounds good, it was good last year!!!

    April 4, 2012

  • Paul

    Thanks Dali. Hopefully there will be some more picnics at least (though feel free to bring cherry blossoms and glue)!

    April 1, 2012

  • Dali K.

    aww! i miss hanami parties!!! any chance we could do a few?? lol. I wont be around on the 7th :(
    have a great time guys x

    April 1, 2012

  • Paul

    Hi, it would be great if people could be there for 1:30 but it's no problem if you can't come until later!

    April 1, 2012

  • Paul

    Hey Nixon, ah a shame with the timing. Hopefully we will be able to have another one later in the year. Hope it's a good one in Scotland!

    March 28, 2012

  • Nixon D.

    Arrrghh! I wanted to go, already booked trip to Scotland during bank holiday weekend...

    Another time

    Thanks for still making such effort to keep this group going Paul!

    March 28, 2012

  • Paul

    Hi Malcolm, I'm afraid this will be Saturday 7th as I'm unable to make the 9th. Sorry the reference for 9th is from copying the event from last year - I'll amend that, thanks for spotting that mistake!

    March 28, 2012

  • Mal

    Hi Paul, Is this picnic on Saturday 7th April (the day of the Boat Race) or Easter Monday, 9th April. Thanks, Malcolm.

    March 28, 2012

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