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London Wikimedia Meetup Number 37

Date and time: Sunday 12th September — 13:00 onwards

Location: Penderel's Oak pub, Holborn, London WC1


Add your name to this list if you can make it to our thirty-seventh 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!

  • James F. (talk) 18:56, 4 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Gordo
  • Ironholds 04:39, 9 August 2010 (UTC)
  • My first London meetup as a London resident! --Tango 21:47, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
  • Harrypotter
  • Johnbod
  • Panyd 13:19, 29 August 2010 (UTC) and Chaseme!
  • I live in London 21:00, 29 August 2010 (UTC)
  • Hopefully. Thanks for invite.FClef 23:46, 29 August 2010 (UTC)
  • I hope to come Natkabrown 20:24, 30 August 2010 (UTC)
  • Hope to make it! Shahidhussain 10:28, 1 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Me too. ..but not managed it ....pity Victuallers 22:39, 11 September 2010 (UTC)
  • possible, passing though User:Robjant73.
  • probable. Not this one Grafen 11:00, 12 September 2010 (UTC)
  • I will be coming to this meeting,I am Luis Pereira and live in Surrey, Guildford, 01 September 2010- 07.30am
  • Mike Peel 22:16, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Hopefully, at least. Workload willing. Sorry, next time! Shimgray 17:55, 9 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Geni 00:28, 11 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Hopefully, depends on the weather :) Lukasz Lukomski 10:54, 11 September 2010 (UTC)
  • il try to come alexpmuller
  • Douglas Reay may be there 09:17, 12 September 2010 (UTC)
  • I'll come along, Jon Huggett


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 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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