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London Wikimedia Meetup Number 29

Date and time: Sunday 17th January — 13:00 onwards

Location: Penderel's Oak pub, Holborn WC1


Add your name to this list if you can make it to our first meeting in 2010. Note that people of all ages are welcome! Please also invite any London Wikipedia people you know (or have had wiki dealings with) – spread the word!

  • ϢereSpielChequers 14:06, 14 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Anyone like a lift from Derby, near or southish of there? Might make me go! Victuallers (talk) 15:59, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
  • James F. (talk) 19:56, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Gordo 23:31, 28 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Why not? I have been also thinking about making my debut for a long time. It will be great to see everyone at last. Peter Damian 19:12, 1 January 2010 (UTC)
    • As attendance is poor I will cancel on this one - but definitely the next. Best Peter Damian 17:21, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
  • I will if he does. It might be interesting. Iridescent 17:33, 2 January 2010 (UTC)
    • Well I'm not having the Sunday Roast. Peter Damian 18:52, 2 January 2010 (UTC)
  • Harry Wood
  • Ged UK
  • 389melanie
  • Peter cohen
  • WjbScribe
  • Edit the page to add your name here


Informal chitchat with no set agenda.

If you have some ideas for discussion topics, please put them forward below.

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 lunch.
  • Chat about Wikipedia or any other topics we fancy.

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.

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!

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.

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) and St Pancras railway station (1.2 miles).

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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