London meetup in February
posted January 6, 2018 2:35 PM   RSS

It's been awhile since one of our semi-regular meetups, and it would be great to catch up.
Would meeting at the Banker in the second week of February work for any of you? Let me know or make some other suggestions if you're interested.
posted by radiocontrolled to Proposed (31 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

It would be very nice to make it down to this, and I don't see any reason why I can't. I don't think I've got any weeks or days which are better or worse, although maybe Thursday or Friday is easier for me.
posted by ambrosen at 6:55 PM on January 6

I can't do Friday, but otherwise that week is good for me.
posted by kelper at 12:34 AM on January 7

Definitely interested
posted by crocomancer at 8:29 AM on January 7

I can't do Friday/weekend (have a wedding to go to - not mine!) but def interested.
posted by Gin and Broadband at 9:48 AM on January 7

Cool. How would Tuesday the 6th or Thursday the 8th suit people? (My week is pretty free but Thursday is more tricky for me but doable)
posted by radiocontrolled at 12:04 PM on January 7

Sounds good - I could probably do Tuesday 6th.
posted by Stark at 1:55 PM on January 7

I'd be interested too. I can't do Tuesday the 6th, unfortunately, because I have a class at 7pm, but I could join you on Thursday the 8th (or the next meet-up, if the 6th works best for everyone else).
posted by Aravis76 at 1:47 AM on January 8

6th or 8th work fine for me
posted by Skaramoosh at 6:29 AM on January 9

I'm pretty solidly booked on Fridays with a music lesson, and first wednesdays of each month are out for me. Otherwise it's just a roll of the dice on my other family obligations!
posted by rum-soaked space hobo at 1:34 PM on January 9

6th or 8th are plausible for me - I have a general preference for Thursdays, but not a deal breaker.
posted by knapah at 5:46 AM on January 12

It's my birthday weekend, so I already have non-MeFi plans!
posted by easternblot at 7:02 AM on January 12

So it's between Tuesday 6th and Thursday 8th, right?

This definitely doesn't seem like the best way to make the decision, but I'm going to go ahead and suggest it, and then someone else can come up with a better idea.

My likelihood of coming if it's
Tuesday: 45%
Thursday: 72%

Sum up after a few days, and we can work out whether Tuesday or Thursday is most popular, right?
posted by ambrosen at 10:52 AM on January 19

I'm new to this meetup, but if it helps the decision-making, I can only make it on the Thursday. Likelihood of coming on Thursday, if it's chosen, is about 90%. (I should say that I finish work at 7, though, so it does depend what time you all meet up.)
posted by obliquicity at 4:08 PM on January 20

Thursday I have a terrifying assessment during the day so booze and good company would be very welcome in the evening (I may be a bit of a wreck if I've failed, but I'm a bit of a wreck in general, so).
posted by Gin and Broadband at 2:18 PM on January 22

I'm new too, but could make it if it falls on Thurs 8 Feb.
posted by Ziggy500 at 2:24 AM on January 23

Are we a go for Thursday?
posted by knapah at 9:48 AM on February 4

Looking at this thread, it does seem that support for Thursday is so overwhelming that radio controlled really ought to press the button.

The people have, as it were, spoken.
posted by Grangousier at 10:31 AM on February 4

I definitely think “we” should be. I'm afraid that I now have a subsequent commitment, and I'm in a different European capital (Reykjavík) this Thursday using up my leave, and I'll have to send my apologies.
posted by ambrosen at 2:16 PM on February 4

Apologies... I can't do the Thursday anymore. We have an after-work event that's just come up. Anyway, looks like it's going to be a good get together. Have fun all.
posted by Ziggy500 at 5:47 AM on February 5

I mailed radiocontrolled last week about pressing the button for Thursday but haven't heard back. Should I create another Meetup for Thursday, or should we just go ahead as we are? I'll be there from 6.30, anyway.
posted by kelper at 1:46 AM on February 6

If I were to have a guiding principle in life "... so we went to the pub anyway" would probably be it.
posted by Grangousier at 12:04 PM on February 6 [2 favorites]

Pub anyway sounds like a sensible plan. I'll make my way over after work, probably can be over there for 6ish.
posted by knapah at 4:33 PM on February 6

It'll be more like 6.30/6.45 now for me. But I'm definitely going even if just for a pint on my own.

What's normal procedure for the Banker meetups, someone grabs a table upstairs?
posted by knapah at 7:59 AM on February 8

The pub is packed, and I'm on the terrace outside, where it's not that cold. I'm the middle-aged blonde woman.
posted by kelper at 10:04 AM on February 8

I'm passing Tate Modern. Be there soon.
posted by knapah at 10:11 AM on February 8

We are now two and sitting on seats on the terrace. We have a little metafilter meetup sign.
posted by knapah at 10:29 AM on February 8

I'm leaving now and will be there presently.
posted by Grangousier at 10:42 AM on February 8

Excellent. Now 5 of us. Still outside on 2nd table on the right at the terrace.
posted by knapah at 11:00 AM on February 8 [2 favorites]

We’ve now moved to the Cannick Tapps, across from Cannon St. station.
posted by acb at 12:00 PM on February 8 [2 favorites]

That was fun. I just got home. Thanks to kelper, Gin And Broadband, acb, permafrost and Grangousier for an enjoyable evening.

Maybe next time we can try somewhere less busy and warmer... (And with fewer city arseholes)
posted by knapah at 2:55 PM on February 8 [5 favorites]

It was super! Lovely to meet you all
posted by Gin and Broadband at 1:08 PM on February 10 [2 favorites]

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