If you’re living at Sketch House, you’re only a short tube journey away from central London. However, there are plenty of things to do in the local area. Here’s where I would recommend to start:
Exeter Street Bakery: The bakery is only a minute walk from Sketch House and all their food is made fresh in London but “inspired by Italy”. You can buy fresh olives, bread and other foods from the bakery to take home with you. You also have the option of dining in and trying one of their delicious pizzas or toasted sandwiches, which makes the bakery the perfect choice for brunch.
The Parkland Walk: Now that summer is finally beginning to make an appearance, walks are no longer something to avoid at all costs. Opposite Finsbury Park National Rail station and directly across the road from the Arsenal shop, you’ll find the entrance to this beautiful nature walk which leads to Highgate underground station.
Finsbury Park: At Sketch House, we're lucky enough to have a park that is only a 5-minute walk away. Finsbury Park hosts a whole range of sports courts from basketball to tennis. You can even go canoeing. Also, it's a less crowded option for picnics and BBQs than very popular central parks like Hyde Park. Wireless Festival is also held there over summer!
More Yoga: On the same road as Sketch House, ‘More Yoga’ are currently offering 2 free taster sessions for newcomers. If the struggles of coursework have got you stressed out this is the perfect free way to wind-down and feel refreshed.
Park Theatre: Another great thing about Sketch House is that we have a theatre right on our doorstep. The Park Theatre offer discounted ticket prices to local residents (price varies per show but are normally under £20). As well as theatre shows they occasionally hold exhibitions too. Park Theatre also have a cute cafe and bar with outdoor seating.