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London Wikimedia Meetup Number 133[edit]

Date and time: Sunday 12 August 2018 — 13:00 onwards[edit]

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


People of all ages and all Wikimedia projects are welcome. Complete newbies also welcome!

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

Add your name to the list by adding a hash and four tildes like this: # ~~~~

That sounds like a deal :) Serial Number 54129 (talk) 14:35, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

May be attending[edit]

  • Hopefully. Thryduulf (talk: meta · en.wp · wikidata) 19:58, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
  • One day I'll make one of these again. Joseph2302 (talk) 10:08, 20 July 2018 (UTC)
  • I'm well overdue a meetup - hoping that this will finally be one I can make! :) Zeromonk (talk) 13:58, 23 July 2018 (UTC)
  • I am meeting friends on both Saturday and Sunday, coming from Newbury, I might attend. TudorTulok (talk) 12:17, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Probably. Andrew D. (talk) 08:32, 3 August 2018 (UTC)
  • I'll try to make it this time.--Déjà vu 22:07, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
  • 🤞🏾MassiveEartha (talk) 18:45, 7 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Can't make it, working. But I did want to attend, what with the presence of Ritchie333 and Serial Number 54129. I also wanted to draw attention of sensible people to the mess going on at en:WT:MOSNUM where some people don't want me to use reliable sources because they don't use metric units. --Redrose64 (talk; at English Wikipedia) 19:19, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Interested but not attending[edit]

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
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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