So, London called...
posted November 23, 2013 7:19 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu December 19 at 6:30 PM, Fryers Delight
19 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8SL, UK (Map & Directions)
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.
Date: Thursday, December 19th

We're going to meet at 6:30pm at a great fish and chips place, Fryers Delight, for dinner.

I'll show up smothered under warm clothing, essexjan will be there--it's going to be awesome. If you want to join, reply here by Wednesday the 18th, 5pm, so that we know to expect you.

*And we'll be at The Lamb after!
posted by tooloudinhere to Meetup (29 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

It's quite a busy week, but whereabouts are you staying?
posted by ersatz at 7:30 PM on December 2, 2013

Near Hyde Park, close to the Science Museum. But the itinerary has loosed up a bit, and I'm up for traveling a ways if the preference is closer to the British Museum side of town.
posted by tooloudinhere at 6:51 PM on December 3, 2013

Closer to Bloomsbury would suit me better, but I'm sure people will pipe in with their preference too *Shoos away crickets*
posted by ersatz at 10:32 AM on December 7, 2013

That works for me. In terms of dates, it looks like Thurs the 19th, Fri the 20th, or Sat the 21st would be best, anytime from noon on.
posted by tooloudinhere at 2:36 PM on December 7, 2013

Yes, Bloomsbury is better for me. Any of those dates is good, but I can only manage the evening on the Thursday or Friday, due to work commitments.

tooloudinhere - would you be interested in trying the best Fish & Chips in London? There's a fabulous old-school fish & chip place in Bloomsbury, with lots of great pubs nearby.
posted by essexjan at 9:04 AM on December 8, 2013

Essexjan, Fryer's Delight looks totally great! Would definitely be up for that on Thursday or Friday evening.
posted by tooloudinhere at 6:31 PM on December 8, 2013

The last Friday before Christmas is likely to be a nightmare, with every pub packed to the gills with people who are likely to be pretty drunk. Shall we make it Thursday? If we meet at Chancery Lane Station (Central Line) outside Robert Dyas, it's a five minute walk from there.

Name the time, and then we can formalise it and post the details.
posted by essexjan at 11:47 AM on December 9, 2013

Oh, Robert Dyas is a big hardware store on the corner of High Holborn and Gray's Inn Road, right outside Chancery Lane Station.
posted by essexjan at 11:54 AM on December 9, 2013

Let's meet at six thirty at Chancery Lane--Thursday. I'll change the posting.
posted by tooloudinhere at 5:47 PM on December 9, 2013

Actually, let's just say outside Fryers Delight.
posted by tooloudinhere at 6:27 PM on December 9, 2013

Good idea. :-)

BTW, Fryer's Delight has no customer bathroom (it doesn't serve alcohol, so legally it's not required to provide a restroom), so make sure you use the facilities in a nearby pub before we have dinner.
posted by essexjan at 3:06 AM on December 10, 2013

Sounds good to me.
posted by ersatz at 6:54 AM on December 10, 2013

Drat, I live right by there but I think I have a work christmas do that night. I might be able to swing by later. Are there plans for a post fish and chip pub meetup? The Lamb was pretty good for the last London meet I went to and is only 5 minutes walk away.
posted by Erberus at 1:28 PM on December 10, 2013

Yes, pub after, definitely. I'll post in the thread if we go anywhere other than The Lamb.
posted by essexjan at 2:29 PM on December 10, 2013

I work on Chancery Lane so will definitely be in the vicinity- I'm down for food.
posted by freya_lamb at 3:17 AM on December 11, 2013

Ah, just saw I have a work thing on the 19th, might make it afterwards though.
posted by freya_lamb at 3:50 AM on December 11, 2013

Might be around in time for drinks.
posted by permafrost at 3:59 AM on December 11, 2013

I won't make it to dinner, but I might be able to join you for drinks afterward.
posted by sueinnyc at 5:20 PM on December 12, 2013

Looking forward to meeting everyone tomorrow. For those up for the pub, I would plan on 7:30~8, though I'm sure we'll be there later.
posted by tooloudinhere at 12:29 PM on December 18, 2013

I'm sure we'll be in the pub by 7.30.

Warning : I am coughing like a miner with blacklung - but I don't have a virus, I'm suffering from the after-effects of smoke inhalation from a wood fire. So apologies in advance if I have the occasional coughing fit. But you're not in danger of getting some kind of lurgy from me.
posted by essexjan at 12:59 PM on December 18, 2013

I'm on the bus. I'm wearing a jumper in tasteful MeFi blue and have a + pin on my jacket.
posted by ersatz at 10:09 AM on December 19, 2013

I'm sitting outside the Fryer's Delight. I also have my + pin on.
posted by essexjan at 10:27 AM on December 19, 2013

As it's now 7pm we've gone in to eat.
posted by essexjan at 10:59 AM on December 19, 2013

We are still in the chippie. We'll be at the pub by about 8.
posted by essexjan at 11:32 AM on December 19, 2013

Heading to The Lamb. We'll be 10am minutes.
posted by essexjan at 11:49 AM on December 19, 2013

In the pub, on the dot of 8pm. Make yourselves known!
posted by essexjan at 11:58 AM on December 19, 2013

Anyone else here? We're in the left-hand bar.
posted by essexjan at 12:12 PM on December 19, 2013

I'll be there in 5
posted by Erberus at 12:18 PM on December 19, 2013

We've all headed off. Nice to meet everyone.
posted by Erberus at 1:37 PM on December 19, 2013

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