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Meet up rumor has it that a mega picnic of some sort is on the cards this summer with a number of largish London meetup groups. I'm game if they are!
A number of us discussed this after the big Scott Hefernan Powwow last month, and texted one another afterwards. Someone needs to get our collective thumb out and pick a location, date and time. We'll sort something out picnic wise one way or another with this group~ so hold the date!
We will be there from 2:00pm till very late! (and in numbers, there are over 3,150 members of this meetup group alone!) It will be daylight until 9:45, and there is a pub inside the park~ The Palm Tree. There is also The Victoria and The Arts Pavilion for use of toilets. For further directions and exact details see bellow!
You Must Bring
A blanket, bottled water for yourself.
Once at Clinton and Grove:(a 2Min walk from Mile End tube) Clinton Road is off Grove Road between the Texaco gas station and a Railway viaduct, across the street from Litchfield Road. Enter Clinton Road and head strait into the park, there'll be a blue hobbit house/ telletubby type structure built into the side of a hill with a sign on it saying "Arts Pavilion". Take a right as you face this structure and walk along the path. We are on the opposite side of the hill structure and the pond, but before the canal.
Look for the (what can only be described as..) deformed cement chickens.. or sunnyside up eggs sculptures. (?? your guess is as good as mine as to what they are supposed to be: )) Or better yet look out for the BBQ grill and the friendly folks on the beautiful grassy green!
By Tube: get to Mile End Tube via Central, District or Hammersmith and City Lines. When you exit the station (only one exit) you will be facing North. Take the nearest large intersection street to your right, this will be Grove/ Mile end. head north on Grove till you reach the Texaco and Railway viaduct. This is Clinton Road (which is signed). Enter the park and join the BBQ!
By Bus: The 25 and 205 run 24 hours from Central London (Oxford Street, Holborn, ChanceryLane The City or Baker Street, Kings Cross, Old Street respectively ) and stop at Mile End.
The 277, 339, D6 & D7 buses stop right outside the park at Clinton street at the Lichfield road stop.
By Car: There is ample side street parking nearby, but cannot be guaranteed!