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London Wikimedia Meetup Number 136[edit]

Date and time: Sunday 11 November 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: # ~~~~

  • Philafrenzy (talk) 18:07, 14 October 2018 (UTC)
  • This month I can't make it at the beginning, but hope to be there by 2PM. WereSpielChequers (talk) 07:50, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Moved to London recently but unfortunately missed the last meetup by about a day. Seriously keen on making this one. Insertcleverphrasehere (talk) 06:33, 23 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Almost certainly. Thryduulf (talk: meta · en.wp · wikidata) 21:38, 23 October 2018 (UTC)
  • I like to think so. Leutha (talk) 22:10, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
  • It's Armistice Day and I'd expect this to be a big deal as it's the centenary of the actual Armistice. There will be events in central London like the torch ceremony and I'll try to get to those using the meetup as a staging point and base. In 2014, I got some good photos of the Spectra and Blood Swept Lands installations and will be looking out similar photo opportunities. Andrew D. (talk) 20:25, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
  • ClemRutter (talk) 12:47, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Expecting to come. Johnbod (talk) 17:24, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Edwardx (talk) 13:36, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Whispyhistory (talk) 18:08, 8 November 2018 (UTC) as usual.
  • smitatk (talk) New to Wikipedia, looking froward to learn tips from experienced writers.
  • --Redrose64 (talk; at English Wikipedia) 10:04, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • I'll be around after 7pm; if nobody is about, I'll head for the Tower of London events instead. Ritchie333 (talk) 12:10, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
    Ritchie333 Must have just missed you. What a shame. Next time perhaps. — Insertcleverphrasehere (or here) 20:43, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
@Insertcleverphrasehere: Yeah, I spent most of the evening stuck on trains around South London because the route I wanted was closed - I got there just as the last people were leaving at 8, had a pint with Clem then went home. Ritchie333 (talk) 21:56, 24 November 2018 (UTC)

May be attending[edit]

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 and Thameslink 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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