Drink with London mefites
posted August 17, 2013 12:33 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun September 8 at 5:30 PM, The Windsor Castle
114 Campden Hill Road, London, Greater London W8, UK (Map & Directions)
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?
7-8 is more ideal than 14-15 (this one is a bit limited since I have plans the night of the 14th and fly out late afternoon 15th). I'm up for anything (including day time adventures) but a nice bar/pub with food + mefites sounds like a good time to me.

I'm also in Bristol, Norwich, Oxford and Sheffield if anyone lives in those places and wants to meet up for a pint.

Sorry folks but I can't attend my own meetup anymore (so sorry). see note below.
posted by special-k to Meetup (36 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Sounds great! Those Saturdays are busy for me, so Sunday 8th would be my personal pick.
posted by chrismear at 11:51 PM on August 17, 2013

Sunday 8th is good for me too.
posted by essexjan at 12:33 AM on August 18, 2013

I'm genetically incapable of planning that far into the future, but I'll give a provisional yes.
posted by atrazine at 12:46 AM on August 18, 2013 [1 favorite]

Saturday 7th is out for me, might be busy on the Sunday but might be able to make it.
posted by Infinite Jest at 1:13 AM on August 18, 2013

Sunday 8th should be good for me!
posted by katrielalex at 1:31 AM on August 18, 2013

Sounds fun! Will definitely try to be in London on Sunday 8th.
posted by harujion at 2:41 AM on August 18, 2013

Sounds like fun, I'll be there if solid plans can be made.
posted by the_wintry_mizzenmast at 2:44 AM on August 18, 2013

I'm also a maybe. You may be interested in the Sheffield meetup too.
posted by ersatz at 4:12 AM on August 18, 2013

Rats, there'd be a chance I could make it 14--15 but not 7--8.
posted by finka at 10:27 AM on August 18, 2013

Looks like the 8th is the popular choice. Let's do it! Can anyone suggest a spot? I haven't made accommodation plans yet but I will likely find an airbnb somewhere in North London *.

* If anyone has suggestions on where to stay I'd appreciate that too.
posted by special-k at 1:34 PM on August 18, 2013

I'm in Sheffield. At the moment life is complicated, so I can't really make plans in advance, but I might well be able to do something fairly last minute.
posted by emilyw at 1:49 PM on August 18, 2013

Excellent! I'll try to think of some nice places, any themes? Cocktails, pub, food, ...

When are you in Oxford? I'm back and forth there at the moment.
posted by katrielalex at 2:23 PM on August 18, 2013

I'm fairly easy going so pub and/or cocktails are fine. Food at some point in the evening would be nice.

I'm in Oxford on the 11th and Sheffield on the 9th.

emilyw: No worries. I'll drop you a note when I'm in Sheffield and we can figure out if we can get something going last minute.
posted by special-k at 2:52 PM on August 18, 2013

I'm another maybe for the 8th. It has been far too long since I made it to a meetup, so I hope that I can make this one.
posted by sueinnyc at 4:34 PM on August 19, 2013

A pint on Sunday 8th would be good for me, too. Call me [a] maybe.
posted by henryaj at 6:06 AM on August 21, 2013

I will also be over in London at that time to do my birthdaying in the land of my ancestors. Much as it would be awesome to have a meetup on my birthday in London, on the night of the 14th I have tickets to see Much Ado About Nothing at the Old Vic (with James Earl Jones as Benedick EEEEE!).
Any other night is currently free, however I'm only there from the 11th to the 24th (traveling 10th and 25th) so I can't make the 8th alas. But if anyone wants a cup of coffee or a pint on any other afternoon or night, meetup-style or straight chilling, drop me a note, I'm down.
posted by L'Estrange Fruit at 12:52 PM on August 21, 2013

Hey hey, I live in Oxford. And travel quite frequently into London.

May be away on the 11th however, but the London meet would be great.
posted by TheOtherGuy at 5:51 AM on August 22, 2013

I can probably do either of the London weekends.
posted by permafrost at 12:59 PM on August 22, 2013

Sweet! I'm stoked. All we need is a spot/time. I know nothing of meetup friendly places so can someone else please suggest one?
posted by special-k at 3:45 PM on August 22, 2013

Where will you be staying, special-k? London is vast so if you can give us an idea, we can think about a suitable venue.
posted by essexjan at 11:17 AM on September 1, 2013

I'll be staying near Bayswater but happy to commute wherever public transport can take me.
posted by special-k at 3:16 PM on September 1, 2013

Is there a place/time decision?
Do we need to make suggestions?
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 8:08 AM on September 4, 2013

I think that special-k should make a time decision (lunch/dinner/tea), and some general place preference decision (pub/restaurant/coffeehouse) so that Londoners can pitch in, otherwise this thing will never happen because nobody wants to be the one to call the shots and then make a bad call.
posted by the_wintry_mizzenmast at 9:44 AM on September 4, 2013

We've had previous meetups at The Windsor Castle in Notting Hill, which is close enough to Bayswater.
posted by permafrost at 3:52 AM on September 5, 2013

I'll decide that we should do dinner but I'd prefer that meet happy hour time (5 pm on). I have zero opinion on location and will defer to the locals. The Windsor Castle looks great. Any objections to doing that?
posted by special-k at 4:10 AM on September 5, 2013

Fine by me, though I am stricken by a terrible horrible cold right now so I may not make it after all.

Also I'd suggest emailing them to see about booking a table if you want 5pm on a Sat/Sun, as it's likely to be a bit busy (especially if it's raining and the garden is suddenly not so tempting).
posted by permafrost at 4:50 AM on September 5, 2013

Sounds good to me.
posted by katrielalex at 8:01 AM on September 5, 2013

Yup, sounds good!
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 6:35 AM on September 6, 2013

Sorry, I won't be able to make this. I've got a lot on tomorrow and this is right across the other side of London from me.
posted by essexjan at 3:30 PM on September 7, 2013

Sorry for a rather unusual change but I have to cancel too. I'm not feeling too well and don't think I have sufficient energy to socialize this evening. And like essexjan I also have a lot going on tomorrow which makes it all the more harder.
posted by special-k at 11:14 PM on September 7, 2013

But I'll leave the meetup as is in case other folks want to get together.
posted by special-k at 11:14 PM on September 7, 2013

If special-k is out, I think I'm out too. If there's only 4 people confirmed right now, it's not worth coming down from Cambridge for. Sorry!
posted by the_wintry_mizzenmast at 3:23 AM on September 8, 2013

OK, let's reschedule this one for another time (London mefites: http://irl.metafilter.com/1906/London-farewell).
posted by katrielalex at 5:07 AM on September 8, 2013

Just when it looked like my cold was clearing up...
posted by permafrost at 6:58 AM on September 8, 2013

posted by matthewr at 8:47 AM on September 8, 2013

(laughs, relapses into spluttering coughing fit)
posted by permafrost at 11:54 AM on September 8, 2013

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