If golf is a good walk spoiled, Hillingdon Open Studios week is the chance for a good walk enhanced by some great art.

Many of the studio spaces in the eight-day drop-in period are within an easy stroll, although to get around all of them you might need your walking boots.

Sixteen artists will host open days, allowing you a chance to chat to them about their art, see works in progress and – if tempted – buy something that takes your fancy.

 

Painters, photographers, print makers, sculptors and others will be taking part in the annual festival, from Saturday, September 20-Sunday, September 28.

Entry is free of charge.

Many of the venues are close together
 

Buskers taking their art to the street           

Photographer's art lassos her a first prize