California Invades London
posted October 6, 2013 10:59 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat October 26 at 3:00 PM, The Lamb
94-98 Lamb's Conduit Street, London WC1N 3LZ, UK (Map & Directions)
Asterix and I will be in London in a couple weeks, and as it happens special-k will also be there. So meetup!!
UPDATE: We settled on the afternoon of Saturday the 26th at The Lamb in Bloomsbury. I'm putting down 3pm as the time but if people want to meet earlier just say so and I can change it.

We're free anytime between the 24th and 28th, but I'm not sure of special-k's schedule. I'm guessing the weekend will work best for most people so maybe the 25th or 26th? Pub? Food? Try to explain cryptic crosswords to me again? Daytime thing? We're open.
posted by grapesaresour to Meetup (47 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

26th or 27th (Sat/Sun) is best for me. Friday nights are difficult to make if people are coming in from the surrounding area, like Oxford or Cambridge. I think afternoon-ish on the weekends is also best, if we can find a pub that isn't overrun by people cheering for football. Should we try aiming for the same spot that was suggested last time?
posted by the_wintry_mizzenmast at 2:47 AM on October 7, 2013

Gonna try my super duper best to make this!
posted by iamkimiam at 9:23 AM on October 7, 2013 [3 favorites]

Friday or weekend night works for me. Would be nice to meet some fellow mefites.
posted by radiocontrolled at 7:19 AM on October 8, 2013

Omg! I will be in London from 22-28, traveling by myself. I will be thrilled to attend a meetup. :)
posted by xtine at 2:33 PM on October 8, 2013

Sounds fun! I haven't been to a meetup in a while and could make it this time.
posted by adrianhon at 2:29 AM on October 9, 2013

Yeah, I could probably do that.
posted by atrazine at 7:09 AM on October 9, 2013

May I suggest an afternoon meetup at The Lamb on Lamb's Conduit Street. It's a fabulous old pub, and does food. I've been there on weekends and it's been fairly quiet. Food is traditional British pub food, but if people don't fancy that, the Best Fish & Chip Shop In London IMHO (The Fryer's Delight) is five minutes away.

Either Saturday or Sunday should work, although The Fryer's Delight isn't open on Sundays.
posted by essexjan at 12:28 PM on October 10, 2013

Seconding The Lamb.
posted by atrazine at 1:44 AM on October 11, 2013

posted by iamkimiam at 1:56 AM on October 11, 2013

Fourthing the Lamb since it happens to be right around the corner from my flat. I'd prefer an afternoon.
posted by Erberus at 5:26 AM on October 11, 2013

What ^they^ all said.
posted by HandfulOfDust at 8:58 AM on October 11, 2013

Awesome! Can we pretty please lock down a date for this soon…I'd like to buy my train ticket asap (before I can't afford to).
posted by iamkimiam at 8:32 AM on October 12, 2013

Ok. The Lamb sounds like a go! Should we say the afternoon of the 26th? Around 3? Or is earlier in the afternoon better?
posted by grapesaresour at 12:01 PM on October 13, 2013

P.S. Sorry for the delay in locking this down. Paris is full of distracting bread and cheese. And wine. And falafel. Oh and you know, art and stuff.
posted by grapesaresour at 12:26 PM on October 13, 2013 [3 favorites]

I'm comfortable with the 26th, any time after 1400 or so.
posted by atrazine at 6:55 AM on October 14, 2013

I'm there 22 - 28. I won't be free till later in the evening on the 26th so I hope you stay well past 3pm.
posted by special-k at 3:11 PM on October 14, 2013

posted by special-k at 3:13 PM on October 14, 2013

(train ticket purchased and I will be there!)
posted by iamkimiam at 7:11 AM on October 16, 2013 [2 favorites]

posted by asterix at 8:03 AM on October 16, 2013

Looking forward to it!
posted by Gordafarin at 8:17 AM on October 16, 2013 [1 favorite]

I'm crying. A last-minute business trip will take me to London but I get there a week after this.

posted by HeyAllie at 1:05 PM on October 16, 2013

Bleh. My meeting (whole purpose of trip) runs from Fri night to Sunday afternoon. Looks like there are many events planned Sat evening, including a session I'm chairing followed by a party at the conference. Will have to figure out how to escape and make it over. So yeah, definitely stay well past 3pm so I can do the work thing and come over later.
posted by special-k at 3:19 PM on October 17, 2013

I am totally coming to this.
posted by freya_lamb at 1:21 AM on October 18, 2013 [1 favorite]

On the plus side I'll be 15 minutes away from the pub.
posted by special-k at 4:02 PM on October 18, 2013

i am going to try t be there. I owe essexjan at least a few drinks for looking after me at the last lndon meet-up. :)
posted by Faintdreams at 4:27 PM on October 21, 2013

So yeah, definitely stay well past 3pm so I can do the work thing and come over later.

I am confident we can do this.
posted by grapesaresour at 1:23 PM on October 22, 2013 [1 favorite]

Is this happening, and are you likely to move on before 1745, say? (Those of you who have yet to meet me, or even those of you who have already met me, but not with this precise haircut, should take this as a hint to stick around at least that long).
posted by tigrefacile at 4:10 PM on October 25, 2013

I have been up all night with a horrible cough/headcold. Words cannot express how much I was looking forward to this meetup and how gutted I am to be missing out.
posted by iamkimiam at 10:19 PM on October 25, 2013

Aw, sorry to hear that. Hope you feel better soon!
posted by asterix at 3:57 AM on October 26, 2013

Awww, Kim, are you not coming? The spare bedroom is all ready for you!
posted by essexjan at 4:03 AM on October 26, 2013

I know. I am so devastated. Ugh. But I'm really a snotty mess, with an unignorable hacking cough. It's so unfortunate!
posted by iamkimiam at 4:13 AM on October 26, 2013

Feel better soon, Kim!
posted by Gordafarin at 5:18 AM on October 26, 2013

Get well soon!
Will be there with beardless approx 3.30.
posted by freya_lamb at 6:02 AM on October 26, 2013

I'm here, unsure where the group is.
posted by xtine at 7:05 AM on October 26, 2013

I'm heading into town. There are no Tubes on my line today so I'm having to take a fairly convoluted route via the overground, but I should be with you some time after 4pm.
posted by essexjan at 7:07 AM on October 26, 2013

I'm in a grey sweater sitting near the bar. Anyone that gets here please flag me down so I don't get too pre sloshed on these lovely pints. :)
posted by xtine at 7:12 AM on October 26, 2013

I should be there at about 3:30. Wearing a MeFi pin in case anyone is still lost by then.
posted by ersatz at 7:16 AM on October 26, 2013

I'm afraid I'm going to have to give this a miss after all - I woke up with a headache that has refused to lift. So sorry to miss you all - have fun!
posted by HandfulOfDust at 7:23 AM on October 26, 2013

Aargh, forgot about this! Might pop in around 4:30 if you're still there.
posted by TheophileEscargot at 7:25 AM on October 26, 2013

We'll be there, TE.
posted by essexjan at 7:32 AM on October 26, 2013

For those thinking of coming later we are very much still here with no signs of movement.
posted by grapesaresour at 9:40 AM on October 26, 2013 [1 favorite]

What grapesaresour said! Still going...
posted by asterix at 10:44 AM on October 26, 2013 [1 favorite]

Still here. This is s great meetup.
posted by essexjan at 11:52 AM on October 26, 2013 [2 favorites]

Ok. Now we've left. Thanks for coming out everyone! It was great to meet you.
posted by grapesaresour at 2:01 PM on October 26, 2013

Great meetup :) Thanks, everyone!
posted by ersatz at 4:58 PM on October 26, 2013

Really nice meetup! Pleasure to see all of you who I've met before, and to meet those who I hadn't.

Also got to see some quite colorful characters on their way to Halloween parties on the tube!
posted by Gordafarin at 2:57 AM on October 27, 2013

Lovely to see all of you!
posted by atrazine at 8:46 AM on October 30, 2013

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