About the Southern Expo 2020
In the East London suburban town of Hornchurch, the Hornchurch Sports Centre will host the Southern Expo, also known as the Friendly Show, for plastic modelling artists.
The show will feature hand-crafted models and offer visitors the opportunity to meet and speak with the artists. On Sunday an open competition will be held for other modelers to showcase their work.
The show features one of the largest displays of plastic models. Many modelling clubs and modelers will be available to show off recent projects and answer questions for visitors. A large selection of vendors will offer designs of kits new and old to help invigorate an existing or kickstart a new modelling hobby. The expo is an excellent opportunity to purchase difficult to find modelling kits, tools, and decals.
The show is hosted by Southern Expos. All proceeds from the event go toward the Saint Francis Hospice. Through the years, the expo has raised over £84,000 for the hospice.
Entry To The Event
The Expo will run Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM. Admission is £3 for adults, £2 for seniors, and £1 for children. Free parking is available at the centre.
Somewhere to Stay in Essex
In the nearby Upminster, Rush Green and Dagenham areas are a variety of hotels, B&Bs, and Inns. The closest is The Devonshire Hotel on Station Road a few minutes' drive from the centre. Budget Hotels are available such as the Travelodge in Romford and the Havering Guest Hotel with easy access off A12.
Getting To Hornchurch Sports Centre
Public transportation is available with the nearest Underground station, Hornchurch, on the District Line, or either Romford or Upminster on the Mainline. Buses 193, 365, 248, or 648 can drop visitors at the entrance to the facility.
Other Things To Do Around Hornchurch Road
If attending the Expo with the children, the Hornchurch Sports Centre offers 2 swimming pools and other recreational activities. Saturdays in nearby Romford is the Romford Market, an open street market featuring 270 vendors. Adjacent to the Expo centre is Harrow Lodge Park with large spacious lawns, relaxing paths, and ponds with ducks and swans, and other outdoor recreational activities.
East down the road from the centre are a large selection of eateries from standard fast food to a wide international variety of sit-down dining. For Italian fare from pizza to Lobster Thermador, Tarintino will satiate the pallet. Peking Garden offers tastes of the Far East, and the Istanbul Grill serves flavors of the near Middle East. For traditional homespun offerings, Peri Peri is west down the road from the Centre.
Hornchurch is part of the ancient London Borough of Havering, less than 16 miles from Charing Cross. This charming and quiet suburban residential town features several quaint shopping streets with the feel of a setting from an episode of Mr. Bean. Along with Romford and Havering-atte-Bower, Hornchurch was part of the ancient Becontree Hundred of Essex parish.
Make your plans to attend this unique modelling expo that will inspire modelers young and less young.
When is the next Southern Expo 2020?
The Southern Expo 2020 is planned to take place at Hornchurch Sports Centre, Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch Road, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 1JU, Saturday 28th March, 2020. This is a Weekend Model Engineering Show.
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