London Calling/Calling London. October 16, 2007 2:13 PM   Subscribe

London Calling/Calling London. Perchance a meetup? I'm visiting next week and would love to meet and greet and talk and talk and talk.

A friend invited me to share her fancy-pants hotel, and I found an absurdly cheap ticket on Kuwait Air (so cheap, in fact, that I'm not completely confident that there will be a plane when I show up at the airport). It's reckless and perhaps ill-advised, but I'm beside myself with excitement.

I'll be there from Weds. the 23rd through Saturday afternoon the 27th. Having never been, I'm afraid I have no clever ideas for meeting places. I do know that I'm staying near the Victoria and Albert Museum, but as someone who still adores the New York subway after five years, I think I'm going to like the Underground and will gladly travel on it. Also, thanks to my government's most definitely reckless and ill-advised foreign and economic policy, the once-mighty dollar is flacid and feeble, so somewhere that doesn't specialize in 20 Euro lychee martinis would probably be good.

If you're there, and if you'd like to. Only if.
posted by foxy_hedgehog to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:13 PM (21 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

posted by Aloysius Bear at 2:16 PM on October 16, 2007

Oh come on. You know what he/she means.
posted by sveskemus at 2:33 PM on October 16, 2007

I'm flying in to London for my graduation ceremony and will be there between the 23rd and the 28th. Any day in that range except for the 24th (graduation, yay!) would be great for me.
I wouldn't worry about the lychee martinis, London meetups are usually in pubs.
posted by atrazine at 12:50 AM on October 17, 2007

I'm away that weekend, but would be very much up for either the Wednesday or (slightly more tentatively) the Friday.

And I've flown the Lon-NY route with Kuwait Air before. Oh, what joys await you!
posted by flashboy at 1:24 AM on October 17, 2007

I'll be in New York that weekend, but have fun. Sorry to miss you, atrazine.
posted by essexjan at 1:32 AM on October 17, 2007

I should be around although if this cold I've got gets any worse I demand the meetup is held around by hospital bed.
posted by oh pollo! at 4:24 AM on October 17, 2007

Thursday 25th would be good for me.
posted by chrismear at 6:12 AM on October 17, 2007

lychee martinis

*chokes on Oatmeal stout*
posted by randomination at 6:33 AM on October 17, 2007

Oh! An excuse to go be social in my new home!
posted by generichuman at 7:24 AM on October 17, 2007

If you're staying in South Kensington there will likely be plenty of opportunities for the odd Lychee Martini.
posted by Sk4n at 7:31 AM on October 17, 2007

There are also some non-Lychee martini places not far away.

If you're into pubs, (oddly, pubs with good Mexican food,) the Crown and Sceptre is not far away.*

* note: that spur of the District line to Olympia is about as frequent as a lunar eclipse.
posted by generichuman at 8:17 AM on October 17, 2007

Egads! Premature MetaTalkation. I just heard from the friend who is putting me up at her hoity-toity conference hotel that she'd already made evening plans for us during my stay, and in order to be a gracious freeloader I need to attend. Please forgive my premature enthusiasm. But also don't let it stop you from meeting up sans me.

Next time, next time, when I'm paying my own way.
posted by foxy_hedgehog at 9:16 AM on October 17, 2007

Man, London is sooooo full of meet-up sluts! Your loss foxy_hedgehog!
posted by Wilder at 1:28 PM on October 17, 2007 [1 favorite]

hmmmm. sounds like foxyhedgehog is doing a bit of the old mona lisa... but what do i know
posted by criticalbill at 1:41 PM on October 17, 2007

foxy, how cheap on Kuwait Air? link? : >
posted by amberglow at 6:56 PM on October 17, 2007

The 25th sounds good to me.
posted by atrazine at 5:35 AM on October 18, 2007

So... who might be interested in making this official?
posted by generichuman at 8:23 AM on October 18, 2007

..........well, the thought of meeting the brilliantly erudite and hilariously funny atrazine again is certainly tempting but a flight back from Malta would cost more than I have right now.
(Sorry, Atrazine! and congrats! have a great time at your graduation)
posted by Wilder at 8:27 AM on October 18, 2007

So, the 25th or 26th at the Bricklayer's?

What do people prefer?
posted by atrazine at 2:03 AM on October 19, 2007

Is this going ahead?

The 25th is dodgy for me, but the 26th is fine.
posted by cillit bang at 3:34 AM on October 22, 2007

Well, I don't think I can make either of those dates now.
posted by chrismear at 1:52 PM on October 23, 2007

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