London meetup! April 13, 2010 6:05 AM   Subscribe

London mefites, want to meetup with a couple of San Francisco mefites?

We'll be in London for a couple of days before heading to Liverpool for a conference, and would love to have a meetup on Saturday, April 24. We like beer, so meeting somewhere where we can drink some would be lovely. Our hotel is in/near Regent's Park.
posted by rtha to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:05 AM (25 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

so sad you won't be in town a couple of weeks later!! I fly in on the 11th May! :(
posted by jonathanstrange at 6:56 AM on April 13, 2010

Alas I can't make it down that weekend, but if you fancy seeing the sites of Manchester while you're in the North West...? (jonathanstrange: Wheeeeeee!)
posted by Jofus at 8:09 AM on April 13, 2010

If I'm around yeh. Drop me a line. FYI the UK chain wetherspoons is having a real ale festival and that's the last weekend. It's not much of a 'festival' you just drink nice beer, but still.
posted by Not Supplied at 9:40 AM on April 13, 2010

For London, a polite reminder from San Francisco:

No, you can't keep them!

posted by Pronoiac at 10:11 AM on April 13, 2010 [1 favorite]

posted by Jofus at 10:17 AM on April 13, 2010

Not sure if I can make it, but if you're near Regent's Park, be sure to pop into the Queen's Head and Artichoke - a cracking little gastropub.
posted by MuffinMan at 1:08 PM on April 13, 2010

No, you can't keep them!


I should be around. I suspect we will be able to find somewhere to drink beer.
posted by Infinite Jest at 1:25 PM on April 13, 2010

Kimmigration. Heh. We'll be back - we're leaving our cats here, after all.

So. Beer? London? The 24th? Who's in?
posted by rtha at 6:05 PM on April 13, 2010

Me! I'm in!

Oh right, you already knew that.
posted by gingerbeer at 9:05 PM on April 13, 2010

Update! We got tickets to see Billy Bragg in Pressure Drop, so we can meet up earlier or later, whichever works better for people.
posted by rtha at 9:48 PM on April 13, 2010

I'm in. Probably be down with meeting up earlier, but I could be convinced to make it later. Anyone got suggestions for venues?

[All this assuming that you guys can actually get into the country, of course. It seems as though Scottish airspace is clearing, so maybe English flights will be operating normally in time for you...]
posted by Infinite Jest at 4:25 AM on April 16, 2010

We still don't know if we're flying yet, and probably won't until Wednesday morning. Assuming we make it, we'd still like to meet some London mefites.

What's a good place to meet on Saturday afternoon for a drink?
posted by gingerbeer at 10:17 AM on April 19, 2010

I have no idea about good pubs in your area, but MuffinMan's suggestion looks good, and it is a short walk from there to the Billy Bragg gig.

Have you had any news about your flight? They've restarted, but the media is saying there's a big backlog, unsurprisingly.
posted by Infinite Jest at 4:36 AM on April 22, 2010

We made it! We're here in London and still up for a meetup. Tomorrow early at the location mentioned above?
posted by gingerbeer at 12:38 AM on April 23, 2010

Sounds good, shall we say 4pm?

I'll try to round up a few people via MeMail.
posted by Infinite Jest at 1:29 AM on April 23, 2010

Welcome to London!

I would have been there this weekend had an Icelandic volcano not interfered. As it is, I am typing this from Lisbon.
posted by vacapinta at 1:54 AM on April 23, 2010

I can come! See you all there. Thanks for the heads-up, IJ.
posted by HandfulOfDust at 2:22 AM on April 23, 2010

Excellent! Just to stress, gingerbeer and rtha have a gig booked for 7.30 (for what it's worth, I need to be back in Brixton by 8) so we should try for early rather than fashionably late ;-).

I can't get there before about 3.30, but I'll be there by then. I'll try to remember to have a sign...
posted by Infinite Jest at 4:14 AM on April 23, 2010

Much as I'd like to come to this, I think it's unlikely - I got back from 2 weeks in the States a couple of hours ago, tomorrow is Man U v Spurs live on TV (kick-off 12.30) so I think a combination of jetlag and football will keep me from getting my arse into gear to make it into town for 3.30.
posted by essexjan at 7:27 AM on April 23, 2010

Sorry - I was out and about this afternoon and only just got the MeMail. Sorry to have missed the meetup.
posted by sueinnyc at 9:44 AM on April 24, 2010

London mefites are fantastic! We are now waiting for the Billy Bragg thing to start. I am happy and full of beer. Thanks, y'all!
posted by rtha at 11:26 AM on April 24, 2010

Pressure Drop was pretty fucking great. Go if you can!
posted by rtha at 1:49 PM on April 24, 2010

Small meet, but perfectly formed. Artha - Cats! JPGz plz! The thing by my friend wot I mentioned/
posted by Grangousier at 2:12 PM on April 24, 2010 [1 favorite]

Lovely to meet everyone - a fun time was had by all (slightly too good a time in my case, but nothing that a gallon of orange juice and a bacon sandwich won't put right). Glad that you enjoyed Pressure Drop, rtha and gingerbeer - enjoy Liverpool too!
posted by HandfulOfDust at 2:11 AM on April 25, 2010

Glad to meet our American visitors, and to see HandfulOfDust and Grangousier again. Cheers all :). Hope you have a pleasant and useful time in Liverpool.
posted by Infinite Jest at 9:48 AM on April 25, 2010

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