London Meetup January 16, 2002 4:18 AM   Subscribe

MeFi London then? I have the organisational skills of a Pickled Herring, so hopefully someone else will have all the ideas ... just testing the water to see if anyone else is interested.
posted by walrus to MetaFilter-Related at 4:18 AM (37 comments total)

Probably better if centrally located. A Friday or Saturday would suit me best, but it depends when most people could get there. How about the 25th or 26th?
posted by walrus at 4:30 AM on January 16, 2002

i think that may be too soon. let's see what response there is.
posted by Frasermoo at 4:40 AM on January 16, 2002

posted by nedrichards at 5:19 AM on January 16, 2002

Yeah, could be up for that. Central would definitely be best... could make a few good venue suggestions when I get a moment to think about it at the weekend.
posted by bifter at 5:30 AM on January 16, 2002

It saddens me to think that somewhere there is a pickled herring who has lost his or her organizational skills. Walrus, shame.
posted by rodii at 5:38 AM on January 16, 2002

Central is good. Central is better than good. It's the way ahead being equally inacessable for everyone!
posted by nedrichards at 5:54 AM on January 16, 2002

Unless you happen to live in a flat on Great Tichard Street, of course.
posted by bifter at 6:17 AM on January 16, 2002

Which I don't :-(
posted by bifter at 6:18 AM on January 16, 2002

rodii, that herring had it coming. I'm firm but fair. Anyway, it certainly has no use for its organisational skills any more, so who's counting? And it's a very elegant pickling jar ...

Possible venue? Might be hard to book downstairs on a Friday/Saturday night though. And it's not notoriously cheap.
posted by walrus at 8:28 AM on January 16, 2002

sounds a bit poncy.

what about as good 'ol fashioned pub?
posted by Frasermoo at 8:55 AM on January 16, 2002

A contributer to UK-dance ran a co-operative night with Mind Fluid at Sosho recently, and the feedback was at best mixed. Bar staff are arses apparently. Good call anyway though. Speaking along similar lines, both Match bars are pretty good (one in Clerkenwell, one in Fitzrovia). Or, from the leftfield, a sunday lunchtime session in a groovy pub such as the Warwick in Maida Vale, or The Ship in Hammersmith might also be a gas...?
posted by bifter at 8:57 AM on January 16, 2002

The Ship in Hammersmith is always good. I'd prefer a day sesh, easier to start off with chat, then move into drunken debauchery later.

Can Matt Howie fly over?
posted by Frasermoo at 9:19 AM on January 16, 2002

Cheap drinks at the JD Wetherspoons near Traflagar Square (can't remember the name for a sec). Although almost always packed with 'unsuitable elements'.

Can you tell which person's a boke student? :-]
posted by nedrichards at 9:22 AM on January 16, 2002

what about the whitehorse in brixton? that's probably not central is it?
does central mean within the circle line?

posted by asok at 9:35 AM on January 16, 2002

Sunday afternoon at a pub sounds pretty tempting actually ... one of those Mondays that just don't happen though. A pub's fine any time. I just thought of Sosho cuz I was there for a bash recently and it was a groovy night. Having said that, all the free cocktails from the organiser probably coloured my perceptions.
posted by walrus at 9:39 AM on January 16, 2002

nedrichards, do you mean The Moon Under Water on Charing Cross Road?

asok, south of the river? At this time of night? Ooh - you'll be lucky mate... ;-)

I reckon The Ship would be cool, plenty of room for all five of us too.
posted by bifter at 9:53 AM on January 16, 2002

(not *that* was sarcasm... ;-))
posted by bifter at 9:59 AM on January 16, 2002

No, |I think I ment the Lord Moon On The Mall (seconbd left turn as you come down from Charing Cross Station).

A Sunday afternoon might be cool. But I'm not too bothered.
posted by nedrichards at 1:14 PM on January 16, 2002

Mefi Liverpool anyone?
posted by feelinglistless at 1:52 PM on January 16, 2002

Why do I get the feeling I'll be meeting myself for a quiet drink in 'The Pilgrim' or 'The Swan' to chat with myself about Dubya, pancakes and ponies...
posted by feelinglistless at 2:09 PM on January 16, 2002

posted by clavdivs at 4:55 PM on January 16, 2002

Is this yet another gather Miguel will not attend?
posted by ParisParamus at 7:48 PM on January 16, 2002

not a regular poster but ... a long-term lurker

I may be back in the UK around that time (or available that weekend from The Netherlands)

keep me posted?
posted by thatwhichfalls at 9:45 PM on January 16, 2002

The Ship would be cool, plenty of room for all five of us too.


Inside circle line is a must. I live west, so south is a beeatch. (as is north. and east is too scummy and frightening)
posted by Frasermoo at 4:03 AM on January 17, 2002

Just checked your profile Frasermoo... d'you live in Ealing?
posted by bifter at 4:14 AM on January 17, 2002

aye laddy I do. do ya know it?
posted by Frasermoo at 5:28 AM on January 17, 2002

Live there too, in a manner of speaking... In that case, I suggest an Ealing block-vote for The Grange on Ealing Common ;-)
posted by bifter at 5:53 AM on January 17, 2002

it's actually quicker for me to get to Paddington than Ealing Common, but then getting back from London is always a bitch, particularly when half-cut.

my local is the Drayton Court in West Ealing.
posted by Frasermoo at 9:31 AM on January 17, 2002

Hilariously enough, my local is the Myllet Arms (complete with Whacky Wharehouse) on the A40. On the plus side there's plenty of pool tables in there. I live not a million miles from South Greenford BR...
posted by bifter at 9:46 AM on January 17, 2002

So we can't decide on a spot to meet. Can anyone not decide on a date? Or do we want a regular thing?
posted by nedrichards at 4:13 PM on January 17, 2002

i would be interested in meeting mefi's. i will be in uk (london) on 1-3 feb. please feel free to contact me.
posted by quarsan at 1:32 AM on January 18, 2002

I'm going to see The Hives on thr Friday (1st Feb) so what about the Saturday or a lazy Sunday?
posted by nedrichards at 2:09 AM on January 18, 2002

How about a Sunday lunchtime, somewhere large, cheap-ish and relatively central. If it proves itself to be shit, or not to the taste of the people that show-up, then we can move on if necessary...

I'd go for The Ship in Hammersmith first up, as it's decent pub in a cracking location, right on the river (tubes either Hammersmith or Barons Court). If that's too Westerly, then let's gun for one of the big central Weatherspoons (either the Moon Under Water, or the one nedrichards knows near Trafalgar Square). I'd prefer it to be *after* the 27th if possible.

Any takers?
posted by bifter at 2:12 AM on January 18, 2002

I'll fit in with whatever, but I have to be away the weekend of the 2nd. I might be able to make Friday night, but Sunday afternoon I would probably be in transit.
posted by walrus at 4:49 AM on January 18, 2002

name a date and location and i'll try and make it.
posted by Frasermoo at 5:22 AM on January 18, 2002

The Moon Under Water is probably the easiest Wetherspoons to find so I'm happy for that if we go central central or for the Ship if not. I've never been there but have heard good things about it.

As for date and location. I'm with Frasermoo.
posted by nedrichards at 9:11 AM on January 18, 2002

I too would be happy to meet in a pub but would be happiest to make it central central - the moon under water would be fine as a starter (easy to find) ...

I've made a poll to work out which date to do it ... sorry about the adverts, but I didn't want to stuff the code in the thread.
posted by roobarb at 11:29 AM on January 21, 2002

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