London midweek January meet-up
posted December 19, 2018 3:40 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Tue January 22 at 7:00 PM, The George
The George Inn Yard, 77 Borough High St, London SE1 1NH, UK (Map & Directions)
[confirmed!] Would people be up for a central London midweek meetup sometime in January?
Maybe a pub near London Bridge?

I've never attended, let alone planned, a mefi meetup before, but it's been something I've wanted to try for some time. Tips from seasoned meetup-planners would be welcomed!

I'm pretty flexible re: dates. How about Tuesday 22 Jan?
posted by unicorn chaser to Meetup (32 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

22 Jan at London Bridge is good for me
posted by Skaramoosh at 12:21 AM on December 20, 2018 [1 favorite]


22nd of Jan near London Bridge also works for me :)
posted by nerdfish at 4:53 AM on December 20, 2018 [1 favorite]


"definitely maybe", as I'm from out of London, and it might clash with something else. So excuse the very non-committal interest...
posted by DancingYear at 5:12 AM on December 20, 2018 [1 favorite]


If I don't have teaching training, I am 100% on it like a bonnet.
posted by Gin and Broadband at 5:53 AM on December 20, 2018 [1 favorite]


Advice is to book or just drape yourself over tables, make sure you have a sign with a Professional White Background that signifies MetaFilter (as we probably won't know you on sight) and be willing to chill alone as people drift in and out at odd times.
posted by rum-soaked space hobo at 7:16 AM on December 20, 2018 [2 favorites]


Ooh tempting.
posted by Tholian at 9:33 AM on December 20, 2018 [2 favorites]


Amazing! So glad there is interest. How do people feel about The George from 7pm? I will sort out tables and a sign...
posted by unicorn chaser at 3:11 PM on December 20, 2018 [3 favorites]


The George on the 22nd would work for me.
posted by kelper at 3:09 AM on December 21, 2018 [1 favorite]


Yes!
posted by redpajamas at 3:40 AM on December 21, 2018 [1 favorite]


That is awesome, guys. I'm going to move this into confirmed and book tables and things closer to the day.
posted by unicorn chaser at 4:02 AM on December 21, 2018 [1 favorite]


I'm not in London proper but I do have a day off that day, so I might be able to make this! It's been too long since I went to a meetup, so I'd love to come.
posted by Gordafarin at 8:27 AM on December 21, 2018 [2 favorites]


I haven't been to that pub in 11 years, but I enjoyed it.

Can't make it. Stuck in Trumpsvilvania for the foreseeable future... if there is one.
posted by terrapin at 11:47 AM on December 21, 2018 [1 favorite]


Oops. Checked my photos, and I visited the George Inn on a London Walk with my now ex-girlfriend Mary (still friends!) and my friend John (who as living and working in London at the time).... 18 years ago. Dang, I'm old.

photo with the plaque on the wall.
posted by terrapin at 1:44 PM on December 21, 2018 [1 favorite]


I'm a possible. Will have to see what my week is looking like, but probably more likely than not to come along.
posted by knapah at 3:45 PM on December 21, 2018 [1 favorite]


I’m a possible too—work allowing, I’d love to be there.
posted by Aravis76 at 5:32 PM on December 21, 2018 [1 favorite]


Sadly I land back in London the next morning---but drinking with you all in spirit :)
posted by katrielalex at 11:38 AM on December 22, 2018 [1 favorite]


Alas can't make it now as I've got to go to a parents evening
posted by crocomancer at 6:00 AM on January 2


No worries crocomancer, hopefully next time!
posted by unicorn chaser at 9:10 PM on January 2


Hello all, would love to come and say hi. Have never been to a MeFi meetup before either. Put me down as a hopefully maybe probably.
posted by Quagkapi at 3:54 PM on January 3 [1 favorite]


Sadly I now have to work that night.
posted by Tholian at 5:13 AM on January 15


Hi folks, I'll make the booking this weekend and confirm. Looking forward!
posted by unicorn chaser at 4:28 AM on January 18


On the one hand, I'm a long way away. On the other hand, I really need a change of scene, so I may hop on a train after work tomorrow.

Thanks for making the booking, unicorn chaser!
posted by ambrosen at 6:58 AM on January 21


OK, this is really annoying, but the booking mechanism on their website doesn't seem to be working AND no one is answering the phone there! Super annoying. I have been trying for days.

I'm planning on stopping by the pub tonight after work to see if they will hold on to a table for us. But worst comes to worst I can just turn up there tomorrow, and spread myself and my belongings over the biggest table I can find. I will have a sign with me too.
posted by unicorn chaser at 7:21 AM on January 21 [2 favorites]


I shall update this thread when I'm there and got a table etc. looking forward to meeting everyone!
posted by unicorn chaser at 8:59 AM on January 22 [1 favorite]


In the end, tonight didn't work out for me. Sorry. Hope those who do go have fun.
posted by knapah at 10:43 AM on January 22 [1 favorite]


There aren’t any tables free inside - fail - i am standing opposite the bar leaning against a table. i am South Asian, curly hair, black jumper with flowers on it...

There are tables outside with umbrellas but it’s raining at the moment so not sure if people will want to sit there.
posted by unicorn chaser at 10:56 AM on January 22


I'm standing outside. I couldn't spot you inside. I'm blonde in a black raincoat
posted by kelper at 11:08 AM on January 22


Hey, sorry to be a flake, all, but I won't make this one after all. I hope you have fun though!
posted by Quagkapi at 11:13 AM on January 22


Kelper, gordafarin and i are at a table outside.
posted by unicorn chaser at 11:15 AM on January 22 [1 favorite]


That was good fun, and well worth braving the damp and chill for. Many thanks to unicorn chaser for arranging it.
posted by kelper at 1:35 PM on January 22 [1 favorite]


thanks for coming, everyone!
posted by unicorn chaser at 2:01 PM on January 22


Thanks for the fun evening, all! I really enjoyed our conversations and hope to see you again soon.
posted by Gordafarin at 2:52 PM on January 22 [1 favorite]



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