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London Wikimedia Meetup Number 68


Date and time: Sunday 14th April 2013 — 13:00 onwards


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




GLAM-WIKI_2013 is taking place over the weekend (on Friday and Saturday, with a hackathon on Sunday 14th April)

Location of the group


Look for us at a large set of tables opposite the door, we are the group with multiple laptops. If you are on a table with no laptops and everyone is talking about philosophy you are on the wrong table.



Add your name to this list if you can make it to our sixty-eighth 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!

  1. Philafrenzy (talk) 01:55, 11 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  2. I'll try and make it this time. JLT1912 (talk)
  3. Yes please Mrjohncummings (talk) 12:28, 13 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  4. I will come :) Natkabrown (talk) 11:48, 24 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  5. I couldn't make February or March and I won't make May, so this may be my only chance in a while. CT Cooper · talk 12:52, 31 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  6. I am planning to come say hello from the Czech Republic ;) --Chmee2 (talk) 13:21, 2 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  7. I hope to make it. Justinc (talk) 21:21, 2 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Hope to! AroundTheGlobe (talk) 10:30, 3 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  9. I'll see how work goes Da5nsy (talk) 16:56, 8 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  10. In town for the first time for GLAM-WIKI. Kat Walsh (spill your mind?) 21:48, 13 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  11. Indubitably! — Joseph Fox 09:22, 14 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  12. Just for the record. Regards, Christoph Braun (talk) 22:21, 15 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]


  1. SarahStierch (talk) 09:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Thryduulf (en.wikt,en.wp,commons) 21:16, 12 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Gordo (talk) 09:57, 14 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]


  1. WereSpielChequers (talk) 22:27, 13 February 2013 (UTC)[reply]

About the meetup

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, Wikidata, 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


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


The Penderel's Oak is a Wetherspoons pub in Holborn.
Address: 283-288 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7HP (OpenStreetMap) (Google Maps)

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/Wikipedia poster and laptops with Wikipedia stickers on them. Wikimania t-shirts can also be a good clue.

Getting there

Central line
Chancery Lane 0.2 miles

(350 m)

Central line
Piccadilly line
Circle line
Hammersmith & City line
Metropolitan line

Elizabeth line

Farringdon 0.5 miles

(800 m)

Circle line

District line


The Penderel's Oak is between Holborn tube station and Chancery Lane tube station. Farringdon station and Temple tube station are not too far. 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


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.