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London Wikimedia Meetup Number 115[edit]

Date and time: Sunday 12 February 2017 — 13:00 onwards[edit]

Location: Penderel's Oak Pub, Holborn, London WC1[edit]

This could be our last meeting in the Oak for a couple of months as the Oak is due for a refurb in March. If the refurb has already started we will go round the corner to the Shakespeare's Head, Kingsway. Venues for the March and April meetings will be decided at the meetup or on this talkpage. Preference given to accessible real ale selling venues in central London that are quiet enough to talk, have space enough to accommodate us, don't mind if we rearrange the furniture and have at least half decent food.

Attending[edit]

Add your name to this list if you can make it to our meeting. Note that people of all ages and all Wikimedia projects are welcome!

Please also invite any London Wikimedia people you know (or have had wiki dealings with) – spread the word!

May be attending[edit]

  • It's high time I started making an effort to attend meetups, will see if I can make this one. Samwalton9 (talk) 16:06, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Possible, subject to lack of engineering works and strikes on railways. Mjroots (talk) 20:32, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
  • I've missed a couple, but will try and make this one. Joseph2302 (talk) 11:31, 23 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Andrew D. (talk) 09:49, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
  • If I'm feeling well enough I'll be coming! Panyd (talk) 14:44, 9 February 2017 (UTC)
  • the wub "?!" 20:12, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

Interested but not attending[edit]

  • Sorry, I can't make this one. Hope to see you all in March. — Amakuru (talk) 15:14, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

About the meetup[edit]

The Penderel's Oak in Holborn
Location of The Penderel's Oak

London meetups are generally casual social events where we...

  • Drink coffee, beer, tea and some of us have Sunday brunch. Sunday roasts are no longer offered but they do a reasonable pizza now and have a range of other snacks and dishes.
  • Welcome guests from around the world and other groups which meet there
  • Chat about Wikimedia or any other topics
  • Experienced Wikimedians help out new editors and share experiences about anything from copyright to editing tools.

You can expect to meet some very keen Wikimedians; however, this is also an open invite for anyone interested in finding out more about Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects such as Wikimedia Commons, Wikiversity and WikiSource.

New and prospective editors are also very welcome.

The pub is quite quiet and family-friendly on a Sunday lunchtime, so younger Wikimedians will also feel welcome and safe. Alcohol consumption is not compulsory!

Disabled access[edit]

The pub has an accessible loo on the ground floor. There are some sections of the pub that are only accessible by steps, but we always meet in the main step free section, usually opposite the main doors.

Location: Penderel's Oak[edit]

The Penderel's Oak is a Wetherspoons pub in Holborn.
Address: 283-288 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7HP (OSM) (GMap)

It's easy to find us – we're usually the crowd with several laptops on the large tables straight ahead of you when you enter the pub. If not, then look for a tabletop Wikimedia UK banner and laptops with Wikipedia stickers on them. Wikimania Tshirts can also be a good clue.

Getting there[edit]

 
Central line
 
Chancery Lane 0.2 miles
Central line
Piccadilly line
Holborn
Circle line
Hammersmith & City line
Metropolitan line
Farringdon 0.5 miles

The Penderel's Oak is between Holborn tube station and Chancery Lane tube station. Farringdon tube station is not too far, nor is City Thameslink (0.6 miles), albeit this station is closed on Sundays. The pub is also within walking distance of Waterloo railway station (1.3 miles), St Pancras railway station (1.2 miles) and Kings Cross.

Several bus routes also go directly to Holborn station; if travelling from Waterloo, it is quicker to travel by bus than by tube.

Bike hire (TfL scheme) is in Red Lion Street, just opposite the pub.

Visit the TfL Journey Planner for more information about your fastest route.

Back-up plan[edit]

In the rare event of a kitchen closure or another problem at the Penderel's Oak, the meetup will be relocated to the Shakespeare's Head – another Wetherspoons pub located nearby. To get there from the Penderel's Oak, when exiting onto the street turn left, then when walking past Holborn tube station turn left again down Kingsway, and after a short walk the pub will be found on the left-hand side.

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