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Hey Brits, Want to meet up in London?

July 21 &/or 22 - WebmasterWorlds PubConference!

     
4:47 pm on May 31, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I'm planning to be in London the week of July 15 and thought I'd ask if any of you nice folks from across the Pond wanted to network at a Pub for a day or two. Just get together and meet face to face. Form partnerships for mutual benefit. Stuff like that. Kind of a Webmaster Conference without the Conference costs. Networking is what it's all about anyway. What do ya think?
4:56 pm on May 31, 2001 (gmt 0)

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If it were the 21st, you could count me in Mike.
5:08 pm on May 31, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Sounds a good idea Mike. I'm in for that date.
5:12 pm on May 31, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Hey, COOL makemetop :)

So, engine, where do we meet?

5:32 pm on May 31, 2001 (gmt 0)

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A fine idea.
5:43 pm on May 31, 2001 (gmt 0)

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>network at a Pub for a day or two

Great idea Mr Mackin, count me in.

Anyone know of a good location/hotel?

5:45 pm on May 31, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Yes please.
5:51 pm on May 31, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Hey Mr Mackin!

Don't forget the mainland Europeans, flights are *very* cheap at the moment.

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Just a thought - why don't we hire a room / bar somewhere for a day?

The cost would be nothing between us and then we wouldn't have to try and find a quiet pub in London.

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Quiet pub in London! No such thing. ;)

Good idea nicebloke. Hire a room above a pub!
Or, in an Internet cafe!

I'll have a think about a location or two over the next few days. If anyone else has an idea, drop it in here.

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I am not allowed in that fine country, but perhaps you could persuade rpfuller to join you at the pub.
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>Don't forget the mainland Europeans, flights are *very* cheap
I'll ask rencke and his pals if they have an interest in popping over.

>persuade rpfuller to join you at the pub.
Wonderful idea. I'll drop him a note today. He's at Cambridge - right?

This could end up being FUN and informative as well.

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Put me down as a possible.
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I'm up for it

good pubs for meets are few and far between...the George Inn just off Borough High Street and the Mansion House on Kennington Park Road are excellent for meets...also the Green Man at Great Portland Street

4:24 pm on June 5, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Well up for a beer or few.

No excuses necessary - i'm in Old Street and Angel this weekend for a birthday, though my knowledge of London is quite good, i shall see what is around in them area's. In S o h o their is the 'global cafe' which is a trendy wine-coffee-internet bar, whether they hire it out, i don't know, but will check. If it is just a bar somewhere in the centre, their are many which have rooms for hire.

Shall let you'se know next week.

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Great idea. Should be able to make it! :-)
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How about the CITTIE of YORKE [pubs.com] as the Saturday venue, heard some very good reports. If everyone is agreed I can book the front bar for Sat 21st July.
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Looks good.
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Sam Smiths seems fine!
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Sounds good to me!

Cittie of Yorke (HoIborn)
22 High Holborn, WC1; find it by looking out for itís big black and gold clock; Tube: Chancery Lane

Looking rather like a vast baronial hall, the main back room of this unique pub takes your breath away when seen for the first time. The extraordinarily extended bar counter (reputedly the longest in Britain) stretches off into the distance, vast thousand-gallon wine vats rest above the gantry, and big bulbous lights hang from the soaring high raftered roof. It does get packed at lunchtime and in the early evening, particularly with lawyers and judges, but it's at busy times like these when the pub seems most magnificent. Most people tend to congregate in the middle, so you should still be able to bag one of the intimate, old-fashioned and ornately carved cubicles that run along both sides. The triangular Waterloo fireplace, with grates on all three sides and a figure of Peace among laurels, used to stand in the Grays Inn Common Room until barristers stopped dining there; we used to think this was unique, but a reader tells us there's a similar one in the Oxford Union. Appealingly priced Sam Smiths OB on handpump and some unusually flavoured vodkas such as chocolate orange or pear and ginger; smartly dressed staff, fruit machine, video game and piped music. A smaller, comfortable wood-panelled room has lots of little prints of York and attractive brass lights, while the ceiling of the entrance hall has medieval-style painted panels and plaster York roses. There's a lunchtime food counter in the main hall with more in the downstairs cellar bar: the choice typically includes filled baps, ploughman's and salads, various pies (£4.25) and half a dozen daily specials (£6). A pub has stood on this site since 1430, though the current building owes more to the 1695 coffee house erected here behind a garden; it was reconstructed in Victorian times using 17th-c materials and parts.

*a vast baronial hall befits the occasion*

BTW:
Jim Brigden of GoTo (UK) Ltd has offered to buy a few beers :)

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Thanks for the invitation. Sounds good, count me in. :)
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> Sam Smiths seems fine

Agreed :)

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I'm flying into London Sat. the 21st...count me in!

Maybe I can contact one of the Brits later on for directions and details.

Great idea Mr. Mackin!

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Excellent choice of venue - and ale! I really look forward to meeting everyone. :)
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I know the place - i think.

Shall see you'se all there.

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OK, the Cittie of Yorke is booked from 1pm till closing time on the 21st July.

Anybody know of a good hotel nearby and who fancies a good old fashioned Sunday Lunch too!

Welcome to WebmasterWorld rpfuller, glad you could join us

10:02 am on June 7, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Count me in as well! - With RyanAir you almost get paid to fly Denmark/London. :)
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Guess what? I can make it.

2much comming is a reason good enough. ;)

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For those in the UK and Ireland that might be interested, our European partners have been invited, too. [webmasterworld.com...]

This could turn out to be an interesting event for everyone to network with even more WebmasterWorld members.

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Being from outside the UK - any of you brits have ideas for accomodation?

E.g. where to get the best, cheapest hotel room in London? Maybe a group discount deal?
:)

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