Return of the Grouse June 25, 2010 5:00 PM   Subscribe

London meetup on the afternoon of Saturday, 2 July?

I'm going to be in London for a single day and would love to see my favorite London MeFites again. I also want an excuse to test out the new IRL subsite features. I'm going to be in the Russell Square area but I can travel somewhere more interesting. Ideas?
posted by grouse to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:00 PM (24 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

i er...........tried to have one earlier that week
posted by sgt.serenity at 5:06 PM on June 25, 2010

That sounds like fun, but I won't be in London then.
posted by grouse at 5:55 PM on June 25, 2010

I should be able to stop by for at least some of the meetup, and it would be great to see you again - but isn't Saturday the 3rd?
posted by sueinnyc at 6:50 PM on June 25, 2010

Dang, I'm in Juneau that day!
posted by rhapsodie at 8:39 PM on June 25, 2010

Yes, I meant 3 July. Oops.
posted by grouse at 11:39 PM on June 25, 2010

I'll be out of town, but have fun.
posted by Infinite Jest at 1:08 AM on June 26, 2010

Great! I should be able to swing by late afternoon/early evening ish.
posted by HandfulOfDust at 1:48 AM on June 26, 2010

If it's lovely, how about a picnic in nearby Regent's Park?
posted by freya_lamb at 5:20 AM on June 26, 2010

I'm in. The park idea sounds spiffy.
posted by permafrost at 11:25 AM on June 26, 2010

The Regent's Park idea is GENIUS, assuming the weather holds (or even if it doesn't). Anyway YES YES YES and YAY to that plan. Put me down for a bottle of wine and some nice cheese.
posted by HandfulOfDust at 1:12 PM on June 26, 2010

Regent's Park sounds great to me! Where should we meet?

Should we have a backup plan in case of rain? It might be much harder for me to plan things once I am over there.
posted by grouse at 1:38 PM on June 26, 2010

I will probably be in Cambridge that day, *argh* but I'll monitor this post, just in case. Enjoy!
posted by honest knave at 5:31 AM on June 27, 2010

The long-term forecast is looking bright. Say meet at the Chester Gate at a specific time?

Not sure about pubs in the area should the heavens open. There's always the Princess Louise - gorgeous (and cheap!) Sam Smith's pub in Holborn - beyond that my pub knowledge skews to the east.
posted by freya_lamb at 2:32 PM on June 27, 2010

the following comment only makes sense if you read it as having been posted in the wrong THREAD!!

"OK, after all that is this also the grouse meet up?
Grouse sent me an invite via facebook and now I see he's not even here! Any way, sorry Grouse, and Sgt, I can't attend any Meet-up as my fav surgeon has invited me all expenses paid to Henley : the Regatta (is that spelt with an e?) Anyhow, seeing as I'm Irish and have been offerred an opportunity to observe the English in one of their socially significant rituals, I simply can't pass it up. And then I'm off to a major piss-up at the weekend in Cork. So really, kind a sorry but not if you know what I mean.

and as for football , one data point, many Irish are following the UK team. In my Irish/German household we were a bit disappointed in yesterday's match to be honest. Match seemed to be stretching it as a noun.

posted by Wilder at 2:33 AM on June 28, 2010

Is this thing getting side-barred then?
posted by freya_lamb at 4:26 AM on June 29, 2010

I didn't have time to sidebar/IRL this before I left and now it is hard on the road. Can someone else do it? Meeting at 2 or 3 works for me. I will be there.
posted by grouse at 5:09 PM on June 30, 2010

Sidebarring at grouse's request:

Let's plan to meet at the Chester Gate to Regent's Park (post code NW1 4JH, according to Google Maps) around 2:30 p.m. this Saturday (the 3rd of July).

Once the group moves into the park (or into a nearby pub) an update can be posted from somebody's mobile.

[I plan to stop by, but may not be there at the beginning.]
posted by sueinnyc at 5:24 AM on July 1, 2010 [1 favorite]

Thanks, I have been on a plane and finally got to a computer. I tried to add this to IRL but failed because I don't have a proper address and IRL won't let me post without one.
posted by grouse at 6:20 AM on July 1, 2010

Hi guys, sorry - I can't make it after all, catch you another time.
posted by freya_lamb at 3:54 AM on July 3, 2010

Are we still on? I'm about to head for Chester Gate. Black peaked cap and holding an orange bag, for visual reference.
posted by permafrost at 5:33 AM on July 3, 2010

Sitting on the grass just inside the park. I am wearing a yellow T-shirt, Cillit Bang a yellow.
posted by TheophileEscargot at 6:36 AM on July 3, 2010

Grouse says he is running a bit late but is on his way.
posted by matthewr at 6:40 AM on July 3, 2010

I'm on my way - have just memailed matthewr my mobile number in case I get lost though! See you soon.
posted by HandfulOfDust at 7:15 AM on July 3, 2010

I've finally uploaded my photos of this event. It was nice to see y'all and to meet the new folks!
posted by grouse at 9:00 AM on September 17, 2010

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