Category Archives: The Park

Queen’s Park Book Festival returns to the park on 29th & 30th June 2019

See qpbookfest.com for more memories of last year’s hugely successful return of the festival to the park after a pause of six years. The festival is affiliated to Queen’s Park Area Residents’ Association.

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Drop off your Christmas tree in Queen’s Park for recycling

Take it by 13th January to the fenced off area by the woodland walk (Chevening Road/ Kingswood Avenue gate) and stack it there with the others. Please do not leave your tree by the yard gate, as you may well have done in previous years, or at any of the other park gates. Please tell […]

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Queen’s Park

Shakespeare will be performed in the Quiet Garden in Queen’s Park for the fourth year running next year. The play will be A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the date is Saturday June 22 2019.  More details will be available at the Shakespeare in the Squares website nearer the time, but for now, it’s a date […]

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Diary date: The annual QPARA bird-walk in Queen’s Park on Saturday 2nd June

Please join us for a stroll through Queen’s Park and Paddington Cemetery. Meet at the park café at 9.30am. The walk will take about 90 minutes, but people can join or leave at any time. We will be looking out especially for Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers and Swifts. Last year a record 18 walkers spotted or heard 22 species. […]

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Park café reopens

Great that the new temporary tenants (Hoxton Beach) reopened the park café today after a quick clean up and repaint. Drinks, homemade food for adults and children, bread, cakes etc.

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Unexpected temporary closure of Queen’s Park Café

This note appeared on the door of the café last weekend announcing that it was closing that  “for a variety of reasons”.  The City of London have apologised for any inconvenience. They are “seeking a short term solution” to so they can reopen the café as soon as possible. Their website will be updated with news of progress.  […]

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Records broken on QPARA’s annual bird walk

  Thanks to Robin Sharp for leading and Judith Rose for making a record of the QPARA Annual Bird Walk, held on Saturday 6th May. There was plenty of avian activity in Queen’s Park and Paddington cemetery, even if the temperature kept low. A record 18 walkers saw or heard a record 22 species.  Not spotted on the day, but […]

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Join the annual bird-walk in Queen’s Park on Saturday 6th May

Please join us for a stroll through Queen’s Park and Paddington Cemetery. Meet at the park café at 9.30am. The walk will take about 90 minutes, but people can join or leave at any time. We will go round the Park and then via the Woodland Walk, Chevening Road, Winchester Ave, Willesden Lane to Paddington Old Cemetery, arriving at approximately […]

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Queen’s Park update

  Christmas tree collection point Brent Local Authority has agreed to use Queen’s Park as a collection point for Christmas trees. Drop off  trees at the park staff yard on Kingswood Avenue from 9th – 15th January 2017. Other options for disposal include the Reuse and Recycle Centre in Abbey Road or by using the garden […]

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Annual bird walk report

Fortunately the birds in the park were undeterred by overcast and windy weather that greeted the smaller than usual number of walkers that joined us on 21st May. The birds were active everywhere and altogether the five walkers spotted 17 species. It was good to see a pair of Blue Tits flying to and from a nest […]

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