GO Fest London 2023: IRL Gameplay

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With GO Fest London proper across the nook, we wished to provide you some details about gameplay all through London. Numerous gamers won't be native, thus we wish to enable you to put together and have the very best time on the occasion.

GO Fest 2023 London

  • Pokémon GO Fest 2023 London takes place on Friday, August 4, 2023, to Sunday, August 6, 2023

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    The occasion takes place at Brockwell Park and all through Higher London. No occasion spawns might be out there exterior of those places.

About Brockwell Park

Brockwell Park is a park comprising of simply over 125 acres set inside a hilly panorama simply south of Brixton, London. It's lucky to include a lot of historic buildings and different options, a few of which return to earlier than when it was acquired as a public park. These embrace Brockwell Corridor, the Brockwell Lido, the Walled Backyard, ponds, and an enthralling Nineteenth-century Tritton clock tower, in addition to a well-laid out community of paths and vistas.

Please remember that the park will stay open to public use all through your complete interval. There aren't any fence traces and there might be measures in place to make sure the protected motion of autos. Because the park will stay unfenced, and the general public can work together and attend the park as standard then it follows that there might be further numbers of individuals within the park. We all know that our Pokémon neighborhood is respectful, however it's important to remind everybody to be aware of the locals and most people all through the period of this occasion.

For any questions on Brockwell Park and GO Fest London, take a look at the official FAQs web page.

How one can get to Brockwell Park

There are two entrances to Brockwell Park: the north entrance (Brixton Water Gate Lane on map above) and the east entrance (Herne Hill Gate on map above). Upon arrival, please go on to your assigned entrance. You will be unable to enter at every other entrances. After coming into the park by way of your assigned entrance, you're free to discover all occasion areas.

It's strongly suggested to take public transport to Brockwell Park. There may be very restricted parking round London, and taxis can develop into very costly.

London Underground tube stations inside a strolling distance from the park embrace Herne Hill, Tulse Hill and North Dulwich. The London Underground makes use of a ‘tap in tap out‘ system the place you will get by the limitations along with your contactless card or Apple/Google/Samsung Pay. Should you plan on utilizing the underground, you may use this website to plan your journey, and this website to examine your service is working.

If you're getting the prepare into London, please remember the ASLEF union, have introduced strike action affecting some prepare operators from Monday 31 July to Saturday 5 August and once more from Monday 7 to Saturday 12 August. That is an time beyond regulation ban, which means that full timetables might not be capable of run. Please examine your prepare working firm and have a plan to maintain you protected ought to your trains not be working at any level in the course of the occasion.

There are a number of bus routes previous Brockwell Park. You may use this website to plan your journey. Buses use the identical contactless system because the underground, nevertheless you solely want to the touch in on buses and trams. For all into on contactless cost, take a look at this website.

Finest Locations for GO in London

Typically, London is a good place to play Pokémon GO. It's fairly densely full of Pokéstops and gymnasiums, so that you received't have to fret about working out of things. Some nice locations to go in your citywide expertise embrace:

All the above are all fairly shut to one another inside central London (actually walkable if you happen to're up for it). As they're in central London, most service gives ought to have good sign. From expertise, EE and 02 are completely positive in these areas.

One other beauty of these places is that raid lobbies replenish shortly, as they're vacationer hubs. This may come in useful for the 5 star and mega raids! These are the locations I'd reccommend not solely from enjoying there myself, however for proximity to move and locations to seize and chew to eat.

Equipment wanted

Our GO Fest Preparation Information is complete and covers not solely in-game prep but in addition objects you need to convey with you. I reccomend studying that article, as it's tremendous useful for making you're feeling ready. Right here's a easy breakdown of issues to convey with you exterior of the sport:

  • Energy financial institution and lead – Notably if you're utilizing your cellphone to pay for public transport, it is advisable to make sure that your cellphone is charged. Convey a reliable energy financial institution and lead (or possibly even two). 
  • Comfy bag – There may be nothing worse than your again aching 30 minutes right into a stroll or your bag being barely too full for the whole lot to slot in. Ensure your bag goes to fulfill your wants for the day. A backpack is advisable because it evenly distributed weight over each shoulders.
  • Water bottle – It is rather vital that you simply keep hydrated particularly as you're prone to be on the transfer for hours at a time. Convey a trusty water bottle, there might be free filling stations across the park.
  • Snacks – The park expertise is 4.5 hours lengthy, with a number of transferring round. It will be significant that you simply preserve your vitality up till you will get to your subsequent meal. Protein/vitality bars, nuts and fruits are all good sources of gradual launch vitality, that additionally aren't too troublesome to hold round.
  • Miscellaneous bits – The belongings you won't want however its a good suggestion to hold round. Nevertheless, do bear in mind you'll be in London with retailers lining just about each road. So if you happen to do want one thing that you simply haven't obtained, there might be loads of alternatives to choose one thing up!
        • Hair ties
        • Sun shades
        • Plasters & blister plasters
        • Lip balm
        • Hand sanitizer
        • Tissues / wipes
        • Ibuprofen or paracetamol

Being Ready

Friday 4th August

  • Gentle rain showers with a genle breeze
  • Highs of 19°C (66°F) and lows of 11°C (52°F)

Saturday fifth August

  • Gentle rain and a delicate breeze
  • Highs of 18°C (64°F) and lows of 12°C (54°F)

Sunday sixth August

  • Sunny intervals and a average breeze
  • Highs of 20°C (68°F) and lows of 11°C (52°F)


Please notice that this forecast has been written on Monday thirty first July and could also be topic to vary. Examine the forecast earlier than travelling.

On the time of writing, it has been raining just about day by day for the final week right here within the South East of England. Unfortunatley, it appears set to remain the identical for the upcoming week. This being stated, the bottom away from paths will possible be muddy/slippery beneath foot. It's greatest to put on comfy boots or footwear that you simply don't thoughts getting a bit of bit soiled (simply in case).

Come ready with layers, it appears like a lightweight rain jacket that is ready to fold up into your backpack wouldn't be a foul thought. Convey a provider bag in your backpack as properly, so ought to your coat get moist however you wish to take it off, you may fold it away contained in the provider bag and pop it in your backpack with out worrying about making anything inside moist.

As at all times, put on your SPF. Though it appears just like the climate is perhaps on the depressing aspect, the solar remains to be highly effective and it's vital to take care of your pores and skin.

Meals and Drink

Round Brockwell Park

  • In the direction of Herne Hill (east aspect of the park), there may be quite a few locations to eat together with Pizza, Thai and Fish and Chips.
  • In wider Brixton there are many properly rated eating places, take a look at this article to see if something takes your fancy
  • For a lighter meal, you may seize a espresso and snack at one of many varied espresso retailers to the east of Brockwell Park. 

Round Central London

  • Victoria Place – Close to London Victoria station there's a small hub of outlets, together with a Nandos, Zizzis and Wagamamas
  • Trafalgar Sq. – There are many locations to eat close to Trafalgar Sq. for any funds, take a look at this article.
  • Covent Backyard / Soho – If you end up close to the Theatre District, there are many places to grab a meal.

Bear in mind that you might have to ebook a desk significantly on Friday or Saturday night time as these locations are common and can get busy. Reserving will guarantee you'll not get dissapointed.

Common Ideas and Tips

Take a look at our varied GO Fest guides to search out out all the small print of the occasion, that can assist you plan:

  • GO Fest London Catch information (coming quickly)
  • GO Fest Preparation Information
  • GO Fest London Occasion Information


That's all from me for IRL prep for GO Fest. You'll want to take a look at the opposite articles linked above, as they're tremendous useful for in-game prep and for realizing what to anticipate. From all of us on the GO Hub crew, we hope you could have a beautiful GO Fest!

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