Fun in London
posted June 19, 2012 5:28 AM   RSS

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?
posted by iamkimiam to Proposed (14 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I am basically in favour of this but don't have any suggestions right now I'm afraid. Roller derby could be intriguing...
posted by Infinite Jest at 4:08 AM on June 20, 2012

I'd definitely be up for something during the day – lunch? picnic? pub? – but I already have plans for the evening, so I'd have to pass on the Roller Derby (hilarious though that sounds).
posted by HandfulOfDust at 5:21 AM on June 20, 2012

Ah, dammit. I'll be in London that weekend but have a friend staying with me and we have so many things planned, so I'll have to pass. So sorry to miss you, iamkimiam, but there'll be next time.
posted by essexjan at 5:12 PM on June 20, 2012

I'll be in Iceland, I'm afraid.
posted by ursus_comiter at 10:56 PM on June 20, 2012

I should be free early on Saturday (yay), but not sure about the evening (boo).
posted by ersatz at 3:29 AM on June 21, 2012

I'd be free.
posted by Gordafarin at 3:58 AM on June 21, 2012

Oh man, the Roller Derby sounds like ridiculous amounts of fun and I would be totally up for it.

Logistics: There are trains from Paddington to the station nearest the venue - Windsor and Eton Riverside. It takes about 50 mins. Last train back is from Windsor central at 11:30 (a transfer cab may be required for the ambulatorily-challenged). So - a bit of a faff but doable via public transport. Or, if it's not a boozy do I could drive - there's room in my micra for me + 3.

Otherwise up for general frolicks, aft or eve (but probably not both - must study at some point!).
posted by freya_lamb at 12:24 PM on June 24, 2012

A bit too far out in the other direction for me unfortunately, but will keep an eye on this and if you find yourselves somewhere more central for an afternoon or evening stiffner then I think I'm free that day.
posted by garius at 8:46 AM on June 25, 2012

I would love to come to the roller derby. Not so sure about a trip all the way into London, though.
posted by ambrosen at 10:10 AM on June 25, 2012

Ack, I'm really sorry but I'm gonna have to cancel or reschedule this meetup...our roller derby team is having our very first bout up in Middlesbrough on the 8th. If people are still interested in a meetup soon, perhaps we can pick another weekend? I'm gonna go ahead and edit the post details.

Oh, and the cast is off, so I can meetup anywhere!
posted by iamkimiam at 3:44 PM on June 29, 2012

AW! I'm in Bath right now and will be staging myself at Gatwick on the 7th for my flight home on the morning of the 8th. Oh well, I'll just have to catch a Ohio meetup when I get home.
posted by charred husk at 1:28 PM on July 4, 2012

I've been eyeing this proposed meetup longingly since the beginning of the month, and would really love for something to come of it (this FPP has given me the kick up the arse to try and help facilitate).

Is anyone still interested? I live in North London, so my knowledge of cool stuff in the centre is pretty limited... Anyone have further thoughts about this?
posted by catch as catch can at 10:22 AM on July 15, 2012

I've missed my ability to actually *get* to London anymore, and what with the Olympics coming up, I don't think I want to. Anybody want to get *away* from London anytime soon? It's 40º in York right now.*

*In the hot tub in my head.
posted by iamkimiam at 11:35 AM on July 15, 2012

No one would want to meet up in or near Reading, by any chance? For once, 'It's not London' works out to our advantage.
posted by Gordafarin at 1:22 AM on July 16, 2012

This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments