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6 attending
18 maybe
TUE
7
Mar

London Regular Meetup

In an attempt to make this monthly thing fly, here's the third installment. [more inside]

6 attending
17 maybe
TUE
7
Feb

The Very Second Regular London Meetup!

Radiocontrolled organised us a really fun meetup for this January, and it seemed like a good idea to make this a slightly more regular thing. So Behold! The very first Second Regular London Meetup (Whooo!, Cheering!, Streamers! Confetti! etc.) [more inside]

6 attending
11 maybe
TUE
3
Jan

A very Mefi post-holiday meetup

Would you like to decompress from the holidays? Why not start your year off right with a low-key Metafilter meetup? Join us! Let's meet inside the The George Inn Yard, 77 Borough High St, London SE1 1NH. If there are objections to the venue let me know, I'm happy to meet at a different venue as well (especially if you can suggest a nice quiet place).
London, England at The George Inn Yard, 6PM by radiocontrolled - 21 comments

9 attending
6 maybe
FRI
25
Nov

Mini Mefi Meetup in London?

Hi all. I'm visiting my brother in London the weekend of the 25-27 November, and was wondering if anyone would be around for a couple of hours on the Friday night to say hello and perhaps drink some gins with me? [more inside]
London, England at The Eagle, 5PM by billiebee - 50 comments

1 attending
0 maybe
THU
17
Nov

Liberty Tales - Book Launch

2015 marked the 800th anniversary of the first Magna Carta, and Liberty Tales is a collection of stories and poems that take a wide-ranging collection of responses to the issues of liberty, both personal and legal. Some relate to specific clauses of the original document, while others are more concerned with how we experience and search after freedom in the 21st century. This launch event will feature stories from Katy Darby, Alison Lock, Cherry Potts, Anna Fodorova (read by Carrie Cohen) and David Guy (read by Cliff Chapman), along with poems from Bernie Howley and Jeremy Dixon. [more inside]
London, England at West Greenwich Library, 7:30PM by dng - 0 comments

1 attending
1 maybe
TUE
8
Nov

Liars' League - Us and Them

Liars' League is a themed monthly fiction night, where professional actors read new short stories by writers from around the world. The stories this month feature baby rats, traumatised soldiers, uppity moths, self-consuming metafiction, 80s action figures, and a very sinister housing committee. No narrator is too unusual, no story too strange for our Us & Them event, as we hand over the mike to collective voices, extraordinary viewpoints and life-or-death clashes and connections. [more inside]
London, England at The Phoenix, 7:30PM by dng - 2 comments

6 attending
17 maybe
WED
6
Jul

London Ice Cream Social

Why? Because we don't want to get left out. [more inside]
London, England at Lincolns Inn Fields, 6:30PM by greenish - 14 comments

4 attending
24 maybe
SAT
19
Mar

Hello, London!

So mmmtofu and I are coming to London in late March. We would love to hang out with some London MeFites. Vague details below the fold. [more inside]
London, England at Diawana Bhel Poori House, 7PM by GenjiandProust - 42 comments

0 attending
0 maybe
SAT
19
Mar

Watch The Skies 4

Watch the Skies is a Megagame in a series of megagames, where players control nation states, aliens, the pope, the media, corporations and dolphins. [more inside]
London, England at The Camden Centre, 10AM by Just this guy, y'know - 0 comments

0 attending
9 maybe

MeFi London

I'm visiting London March 5 - 16. London meetup? To tempt you further, here's a list of things I can rant about if asked: GOATS, how much I love Swedish pizza, the Sonoran Desert, why space opera is the best genre, and What Not to Do During Disaster. [more inside]

1 attending
0 maybe
SAT
1
Aug

Ride London Freecycle

1 August is the Ride London event, where a route through central London will be closed off to motor traffic [PDF], and everyone is invited to come and cycle through the safer, more quiet streets. Let's ride together for a stretch! [more inside]
London, England at Victoria Memorial, Buckingham Palace Roundabout, 11AM by rum-soaked space hobo - 4 comments

3 attending
3 maybe
THU
16
Jul

London Utopian Discussion Group

Come and discuss ideas about utopia - fiction, historical, contemporary, philosophical, political, scientific...! Surrounded by bad news so much, it will be nice to meet and think about how things could be. [more inside]
London, England at Weatherspoons, 7PM by jonrob - 22 comments

7 attending
9 maybe
THU
2
Jul

Engagement party

I have just got engaged to fellow MeFite greenish, and we would like to drink it up with the London MetaFilter crowd to celebrate! [more inside]
London, England at Princess Louise, 7PM by chrismear - 29 comments

1 attending
1 maybe
WED
17
Jun

Sunset Bike Ride to Richmond Hill, 17 June from 7pm

Several West London branches of the LCC are organising leisurely group rides to converge at The Roebuck pub on Richmond Hill. We'll watch the sunset, and then ride back en masse after dark. Groups will leave from departure points in Ealing, Hammersmith, Hounslow [PDF], Wimbledon and other boroughs. Departures vary between 7pm and 8pm, so see links or inside for details. [more inside]
London, England at The Roebuck pub on Richmond Hill, 7PM by rum-soaked space hobo - 5 comments

3 attending
6 maybe
TUE
19
May

London Mefi Meetup?

Hey Londoner Mefites! I'll be in the UK next week from the 17th to the 21st! I'd love to meet some mefites from across the pond! [more inside]

15 attending
12 maybe
THU
26
Feb

London II: Jessamyn and Her Sister Want to Have Dinner with You

I'm back in town with my sister, staying in an AirBnB place in Surrey Quays/Rotherhithe. Would love to meet up for dinner/drinks on Thursday. Doesn't have to be right near here but would be nice if it was easily public transportationable from here. Who is in and can suggest a place? [more inside]
London, England at Water Poet, 6:30PM by jessamyn - 83 comments

5 attending
4 maybe
SAT
15
Nov

When in London, meetup: II, the wintering

We'll meet at Draughts, at 337 Acton Mews; we might choose another place nearby if it is overcrowded. I will randomly say 4pm (but really we're discussing timing below). [more inside]
London, England at Draughts, 4PM by nat - 19 comments

0 attending
0 maybe
THU
23
Oct

Semi-centenary Gig

I'll be playing a gig on Thursday 23rd October to mark my birthday, which is on Friday. What I didn't realise until recently was that it would engender a combination of performance anxiety, promoter anxiety and pre-party anxiety (what I referred to yesterday as the Neapolitan Ice Cream of anxiety), so now I'm using whatever means I can to spread the information. This may be an abuse of IRL, in which case, sorry. [more inside]
London, England at La Dolce Vita, 8PM by Grangousier - 4 comments

0 attending
0 maybe
SUN
24
Aug

Atrazine's (Kinda surprise) Birthday

Let's all meet up today and have impromptu pints to celebrate Atrazine's birthday.
London, England at The Hemingford Arms, 4PM by Optamystic - 0 comments

1 attending
2 maybe

Worldcon in London meetup?

I'll be in London from Wednesday 13th until Tuesday 19th for the Worldcon and I'm sure there will be more MeFites there. Is there any desire for a meetup at or near the Con? I'd be available on Wednesday evening or at some point during the con itself.

11 attending
7 maybe
SAT
9
Aug

Saturday Drinks in London

There is also a Friday Dinner. This is the planning thread for Saturday Drinks.
London, England at The Eagle, 7:30PM by jessamyn - 29 comments

7 attending
3 maybe
FRI
8
Aug

Wikimania/London meetup

I am in town for Wikimania. I have a lot to do but would like to meet MeFites (and/or visiting Wikipedians) for evening drinks/food. Good dates for me are Friday or Saturday evening (8th or 9th) and good location is somewhere near the Barbican Centre which is where I'll be. Who's in? [more inside]
London, England at London Wall Bar & Kitchen, 6:30PM by jessamyn - 38 comments

10 attending
10 maybe
SAT
31
May

West End Meetup

I don’t know about the rest of you, but the recent upheavals around these parts have left me in sore need of several stiff drinks and the company of some like-minded friends. Let's meet at the Crown Tavern on Saturday 31 May to doff our caps and wave goodbye to the inimitable jessamyn, goodnewsfortheinsane and LobsterMitten! [more inside]
London, England at The Crown Tavern, Clerkenwell Green, 2PM by HandfulOfDust - 39 comments

3 attending
15 maybe
SAT
5
Apr

I would like to meet some London mefites in April.

I moved to London last year but I have not managed to meet up with any London mefites yet, I feel like it would be fun to go to a pub and meet you guys. Perhaps we can bring board games or card games to play? The Penderel's Oak is a pub(wetherspoons) in the centre that I know is nice and big - would anyone like to have a london mefi meetup there next month? Edit: OK, 5th of April Then, I will bring a sign with a mefi logo on it and will be there from 7 till whenever. Please bring games if you have them. :)

2 attending
7 maybe
THU
19
Dec

So, London called...

Hey guys! So I'll be traveling from the U.S. to London in December on a wonderful combination of business and pleasure and would love to meet some Mefites. [more inside]
London, England at Fryers Delight, 6:30PM by tooloudinhere - 29 comments

0 attending
0 maybe
SUN
10
Nov

Who Are You Supposed To Be? A Doctor Who-themed play

After a popular season at the Edinburgh Fringe, my play about fans and fandom is premiering in London for three nights only in November: Nov 10, Nov 15, Nov 17. Tickets on sale at the Etcetera Theatre website.

Inspired by the "fake geek girl" meme and the ongoing discussion of whether there should be a female Doctor, WHO ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO BE is about the imperfect world we geeks have made for each other. [more inside]
London, England at Etcetera Theatre, 8:30PM by crossoverman - 0 comments

14 attending
14 maybe
SAT
26
Oct

California Invades London

Asterix and I will be in London in a couple weeks, and as it happens special-k will also be there. So meetup!! [more inside]

8 attending
13 maybe
WED
18
Sep

London farewell

After five years, I'm leaving London. It would be good to meet up with MeFites one last time before I go. [more inside]
London, England at The Dover Castle, 6:30PM by Infinite Jest - 27 comments

1 attending
13 maybe
SUN
8
Sep

Drink with London mefites

Hey London Mefites! I'll be in your hood next month. I'm there for work but have two weekends free. The weekend of 7-8 and 14-15. Anyone want to hang out? [more inside]
London, England at The Windsor Castle, 5:30PM by special-k - 36 comments

3 attending
1 maybe
MON
8
Jul

Layover with dinner

I'm in London for 20 hours. Meet me for dinner?
London, England at Norman's Coach & Horses (vegetarian pub), 7:30PM by eviemath - 13 comments

9 attending
5 maybe
FRI
17
May

David Bowie at the V&A

The Bowie exhibition at the V&A will be an awesome meetup. Museum, then pub, then food. [more inside]
London, England at Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL, 8PM by essexjan - 59 comments

10 attending
6 maybe
FRI
17
May

Pre- and post- Bowie pub meetup 6.30pm and 10.00pm

For people who want to meet for a drink before and/or after the Bowie exhibition at the V&A. I know not everyone was able to get a ticket for the exhibition, but we'd love to see you at the pub. [more inside]
London, England at The Hour Glass, 279-283 Brompton Road, SW3 2DY, 6:30PM by essexjan - 23 comments

1 attending
2 maybe
SAT
8
Dec

John "Grangousier" Peacock at the Stage Door

OK, I've done this half-hearted self-promotion on Metafilter before, and people encouraged me to post if I was doing another gig (and it's taken this long to get one) - I'll be playing a thirty-five minute set, probably at about 9:15 at The Stage Door in Waterloo (behind the Old Vic, nearest tube Waterloo). Free entrance. [more inside]
London, England at The Stage Door, 8PM by Grangousier - 9 comments

9 attending
4 maybe
MON
12
Nov

In London

Hi, I'll be in London near Lincoln's Inn Fields next week, from Sunday to noon Thursday. Any London mefites want to meet a mefite from the U.S.? I have no car but a sense of adventure. I'll buy you a pint, of whatever.
London, England at Princess Louise, 6PM by Toekneesan - 39 comments

24 attending
3 maybe
SAT
29
Sep

In London from 27 Sept - 1 Oct...let's meet!

The London meetups are shapin' up! Plans for Friday are here; this is the Saturday thread. Please feel free to simply show up to any/all of this fun. Let's start with the Science Museum at 1pm. We'll meet right out front, here. Then roughly about 4pm, let's head over to Taqueria for Mexican food, here. Then off to begin the pub crawl, starting at 6pm at The Slaughtered Lamb, here.
This is a google map of the day.

Original post: I'll be in London from 27 Sept (Thursday) - 1 Oct (Monday), mostly at the London International Tattoo Convention. I'm open to doing and seeing other things as well...schedule is fairly open. At the very least, let's do a meetup. And if anybody would like to join me at the convention, that'd be great too. Or something else fun. (Updated meetup details within) [more inside]
London, England at the Slaughtered Lamb, 6PM by iamkimiam - 115 comments

4 attending
0 maybe
FRI
28
Sep

Superhuman exhibit at the Wellcome Collection

Kattullus and myself both happen to be in London for the weekend. There's already a full-packed Saturday plan, but for those who can't make it or know they won't be able to get enough MeFites IRL, come join us on Friday! We are planning on meeting outside the Wellcome Collection at 1pm, to check out the Superhuman exhibit. Food and drink will likely happen afterwards. [more inside]
London, England at the Wellcome Collection, Superhuman Exhibit, 1PM by iamkimiam - 13 comments

1 attending
0 maybe
SAT
15
Sep

The Russian Art Show at Calvert 22

The Russian Art, "Highlights from the Innovation Prize" show runs until 16 September 2012 at Calvert 22. The "Innovation Prize" is apparently the "Turn Prize of Russian Art". Sounds interesting! I will be going next Saturday at 3pm, and I would love to meet with fellow Mefites who are also interested. [more inside]

12 attending
0 maybe
MON
6
Aug

Going for Trivia Gold

Metafilter v Reddit – The Olympic Edition [more inside]
London, England at The Hat and Tun, 7PM by HandfulOfDust - 27 comments

1 attending
4 maybe
THU
2
Aug

The Daisy Chain - Tête à Tête Festival

I'm singing in a new opera, The Daisy Chain, which is taking place as part of the Tête à Tête Festival at the Riverside Studios on 2 and 3 August at 9pm. (The opera is only about an hour long.) Tickets are a princely £6 and can be booked here. [more inside]
London, England at Riverside Studios, 9PM by Pallas Athena - 6 comments

3 attending
1 maybe
MON
2
Jul

Brixton Book Jam, London

The Brixton Book Jam is an eclectic gathering for people who are passionate about books and the written word. It’s a mix of readings, talks and panels, chatting and socialising. [more inside]
London, England at Hootananny, 7PM by Hogshead - 5 comments

2 attending
3 maybe

Fun in London

Hi! I've got this train ticket to London burning a hole in my pocket. It's for Saturday, July 7th and I should arrive around 12:30. What say we do a meetup that day/evening? Who's in and what shall we do? Update: meetup back to proposed. I still have a train ticket, but can reschedule it for another weekend (granted I make the change by the 7th). Any Londonders wanna meet up?

7 attending
6 maybe
THU
31
May

The Empress Lands In London

Good Mefites of London: last year when I visited London, and only gave myself three days, I said "I should come back next year and stay a bit longer." This year, I am indeed doing that (from 27 May to 2 June); it has been proposed we start with cocktails here, and then a meal after. [more inside]
London, England at 69 Colebrook Row, 7PM by EmpressCallipygos - 74 comments

1 attending
1 maybe
THU
31
May

London Canal Museum

Per EmpressCallipygos, I'm posting a pre-meetup meetup for those of us who are free during the day to visit the London Canal Museum and perhaps to stroll the Regents Canal a bit afterwards before catching up with folks dinner and drinks later on with those of you who have to work. [more inside]
London, England at London Canal Museum, 2:30PM by ursus_comiter - 7 comments

1 attending
1 maybe
SUN
27
May

Me, Live at the Spice of Life in London's West End

Me being Grangousier. (That's my MeFi superhero name, my real name is John Peacock). And this being a gesture in the general direction of promoting said bout of self-expression in the general direction of anyone who might have met me at a previous MeFi piss-up social event and consequently be interested or curious or such. I'll be playing a half-hour set at 20:00 in the basement of The Spice of Life, right in the heart of London's West End, next door to Singing in the Rain. It's free to get in, which is important in these days of reduced access to coinage. [more inside]
London, England at Spice of Life, 7:30PM by Grangousier - 12 comments

6 attending
2 maybe
SAT
21
Apr

Last chance to see Chihuly

I've left it horrendously late, as usual, to see the Chihuly exhibition at the Halcyon Gallery in New Bond Street, and Saturday is the last day, so I'm definitely going. Would anyone like to join me? [more inside]
London, England at Halcyon Gallery, 144-146 New Bond St, W1S 2PF, 1PM by essexjan - 10 comments

5 attending
2 maybe
SUN
4
Mar

When in London, meetup!

I'm in London the first weekend of March. Presumably many of you are in London then too (or always are). Let's meet up! [Specifically: we'll meet at noon on March 4 at Marble Arch - essexjan says it's at the right corner of Hyde Park for Speaker's Corner, and you can't miss it, it's a huge great marble arch in the middle of the road. ] As linked in this comment, we'll head to Richoux afterwards, specifically the one at Mayfair at 41a South Audley Street. Might be sooner rather than later if the talk about rain is truth. [more inside]
London, England at Speaker's Corner, meet at Marble Arch, 12PM by nat - 38 comments

0 attending
0 maybe
THU
25
Aug

London FrightFest Film Festival

Are any Mefites attending FrightFest this year? [more inside]
London, England at Prince Charles Cinema, 6:30PM by hot soup girl - 4 comments

0 attending
0 maybe

London pre-Pulp drinks in Brixton?

Pulp is playing Brixton Academy! Holy crap! [more inside]
London, England by timshel on Jul 14, 2011 - 2 comments

5 attending
0 maybe
FRI
17
Jun

FREE!!: David Lodge discusses H. G. Wells at the V&A

David Lodge, novelist, critic and sharp satirist of academic life and politics, will be discussing the work and life of the father of science fiction and shagger extraordinaire H.G. Wells at the V&A this Friday, 17 June at 7pm. Let me know if you'd like a free ticket! - I have a few spares (RRP £9) which I'm happy to donate to any interested Mefites.
London, England at Victoria and Albert Museum, 7PM by HandfulOfDust - 2 comments