When in London, meetup: II, the wintering
posted November 9, 2014 2:19 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat November 15 at 4:00 PM, Draughts
337 Acton Mews, London E8 4EA, UK (Map & Directions)
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).
Previously: I've been in London and met some of y'all before. Looks like I'll be there again this coming weekend (Nov 14-16). I've got a few things scheduled but would love to see those of you I've met before again, or meet some new London folk.

Best for me is likely Saturday eveningish, but feel free to make other suggestions.
posted by nat to Meetup (19 comments total)

So 8 people are interested. What shall we do, and when shall we do it?
posted by nat at 1:57 AM on November 12, 2014

I think first we need to narrow down to an area.
I'll be lurking about near Dalston (At the Proud Archivist pub by the canal) on Saturday, but I can probably swing by most places on my way to or from there.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 8:17 AM on November 12, 2014

Ah. I'm staying nearest to Victoria station, I think, but I am happy to travel wherever (by tube or bus).
posted by nat at 6:43 PM on November 12, 2014

I would suggest this place: draughts, except it opens Saturday so it could be a bit crazy.

Anyhow I can be free from mid afternoon onwards, and am especially interested in dinner time exploits. I don't really know London, so it is hard for me to pick an area. Where do y'all usually meet up?
posted by nat at 3:22 PM on November 13, 2014

A common meetup place is in Clerkenwell at the Crown Tavern, but really they are all over the place.

Fortuitously Draughts is RIGHT NEXT to the pub I will be at anyway. So how about we say Draughts (337 Acton Mews, Haggerston, Hackney) with a backup at the Proud Archivist (2-10 Hertford Rd, London N1 5SH)in case it's crazy busy? (Which also has gaming available)

Saturday Afternoon / Evening?
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 5:26 AM on November 14, 2014

Sure, sounds lovely. I am in principal free from about 3 pm on, so I can do either afternoon or evening (or I supposed both) depending on what works for other people.

I will go ahead and put Draughts down as the official location.
posted by nat at 6:46 AM on November 14, 2014

Hackney is right near me and my beau. If we can we might swing by for an afternoon pint :)
posted by greenish at 9:13 AM on November 14, 2014

Nat! I'd love to see you again, but I'm still a 'definitely maybe' at this stage (curse you, work). If I do turn up (and I hope to – I'd love a game of Scrabble as well as a catch-up with you) it won't be until after 5. I'll keep an eye on this thread for developments.
posted by HandfulOfDust at 6:11 AM on November 15, 2014

HandfulOfDust, if it persuades you any Just this baby, y'know? Will be along for at least some of the time and I'm sure she would like to meet you.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 6:52 AM on November 15, 2014 [1 favorite]

Right. I am here at Draughts and it looks lovely, but I won't grab a table until at least one more of us shows up. I am standing awkwardly with a ginger beer.
posted by nat at 8:03 AM on November 15, 2014

Argh! I'm planning to be there in about 40 minutes. Has anyone else showed up yet?
posted by HandfulOfDust at 8:19 AM on November 15, 2014

No one has come to talk to me and my ginger beer, but perhaps i am not obvious enough..
posted by nat at 8:20 AM on November 15, 2014

Can you bear to wait until I get there?
posted by HandfulOfDust at 8:22 AM on November 15, 2014

I'm over in a nearby pub. Will pop over shortly.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 8:22 AM on November 15, 2014

of course! I am a master of standing around awkwardly!
posted by nat at 8:25 AM on November 15, 2014

I've met Nat in draughts and it's very busy so we're going to head to the backup pub, the proud archivist, just over the road. We have a big table on the left in the light box
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 8:30 AM on November 15, 2014

Grab a table and sit gazing mysteriously into the middle distance! I'm leaving work now – much looking forward to seeing you, Just this Baby, y'know? and his daddy, not to mention anyone else who shows up. I'm also gagging for a large glass of Savvy B and a fierce game of Scrabble. I'll be there in about half an hour.
posted by HandfulOfDust at 8:30 AM on November 15, 2014

Preview fail! See you in The Proud Archivist in about half an hour then. No Scrabble for me, but never mind.
posted by HandfulOfDust at 8:31 AM on November 15, 2014

Okay now we are upstairs in the proud archivist
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 8:37 AM on November 15, 2014

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