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London Wikimedia Meetup Number 139[edit]

Date and time: Sunday 10 February 2019 — 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 an asterisk and four tildes like this: * ~~~~

May be attending[edit]

  • I plan on, but then I've planned on attending the last two as well without making it. Thryduulf (talk: meta · en.wp · wikidata) 12:01, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
  • I'm the same as Thryduulf. Only time will tell. Danainlondon (talk) 15:51, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Will see what else is happening, but possibly. Ritchie333 (talk) 17:29, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Expect to be in town for the Chinese New Year celebrations. Will probably have some dim sum first in Queensway, to avoid the scrum in Chinatown. Andrew D. (talk) 15:25, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

Interested but not attending[edit]

  • Not attending due to the pro-Brexit organization this event continues to patronise; Wikimeets should be held in neutral venues, not politically controversial unsafe spaces. Weatherspoons is deliberately promoting FakeNews, and the CEO is an active promoter of disgustingly misleading information in support of a chaotic no deal Brexit, refer to the Weatherspoon Manifesto. (talk) 11:47, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
Location discussion moved to Talk:Meetup/London.
  • Busy this month, maybe next month. Joseph2302 (talk) 22:48, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
  • I was planning to attend this month's London meetup to discuss the emerging 2019 - 2022 strategy for Wikimedia UK, however unfortunately I'm not feeling well enough. I should be able to attend the March event though and hope to see many of you there. LucyCrompton-Reid (WMUK) (talk) 11:05, 10 February 2019 (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

(350 m)

Central line
Piccadilly line
Circle line
Hammersmith & City line
Metropolitan line
Farringdon 0.5 miles

(800 m)

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; 950m), albeit this station is closed on Sundays. The pub is also within walking distance of Waterloo railway station (1.3 miles; 2 km), St Pancras railway station (1.2 miles; 1.9 km) 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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