London DiS meet feat. wileycat Saturday 29th June

and2ndjuly
and1stjulyinoxford
#1

Hello all.

I’m taking a trip to London :exploding_head: and I don’t think I’ve met a DiSer since 2008 :exploding_head: so that sounds like a good excuse for a meet.

I’ll get in to London around noon and have booked a hotel which is quite a treat for me, so I don’t want to be out too late (back by 10ish at latest).

I would like it to be somewhere that isn’t too loud so I have at least a bit of a chance of being able to follow conversations. And somewhere that is straightforward to get to from Aldgate station. Beyond that I don’t really mind and know nothing about London so hopefully people can make suggestions.

Vote all that you might be interested in (just to get an idea)

  • Lunchtime meet
  • Evening meet
  • No meet :pensive:

0 voters

  • Restaurant meal
  • Picnic
  • Drinks
  • Other activity (suggest something)

0 voters

BONUS

  1. This bar is in the hotel I’m staying in https://www.jinbolaw.co.uk/. Its absurdly expensive and probably not in the least bit exciting to people who are familiar with large cities, but if anyone would want to have a drink there later evening give me a shout.

  2. I’ll be in London again between about 10am and 4pm on Tuesday 2nd July so let me know if you’re free then and want to visit a museum / gallery / park / cafe etc.

  3. I’ll be in Oxford all day on Monday 1st July if anyone wants to do as above.

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#2

Very jealous of all these meats lately

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#3

I don’t think I can make this but just to say I’ve stayed in that hotel and the bar is expensive (had our work Christmas do there) but it’s worth a drink there for the view you get.

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#4

Ooh! I am also going to be in oxford on the 1st! I can show you around if you want.

#5

That would be great! I’ve only been once before and didn’t really do anything. Won’t get nearly as stressed in Oxford so will probably make better company than in London.

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#6

Hey!
You already know this but gonna say it here too. This is my bday weekend and we’re supposed to be booking a mini break away but since our initial research we’ve stalled a bit and so you pals don’t need my life story ffs. Long post short.
If we’re home that weekend, we’ll be absolutely down for a London meet :blush:
X

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#7

would be there for an evening meet if i lived there still :frowning:

#8

Unfortunately I am away on the 29th.

However, if you want we can meet for lunch on the 2nd. I can also get you in for free at any exhibition at Tate Modern after lunch, if that is something you are interested in.

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#9

^this

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#10

in the evening i’ll be going to see Holding Patterns

anyone from the DiS emo crew, we could do a lunchtime meet then go to it after

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#11

After getting excited and hitting yes yes yes on everything I have just checked my calendar and realised I’m not around ffs

#12

All the best people have birthdays that weekend.

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#13

If you’re around that would be ace. Get a bit intimidated by modern art but I’ll see what’s on :+1:

#14

:worried::disappointed:

#15

Me and still_here are extremely available for this

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#16

I’ll have a think about places easy to get to from there that have decent acoustics

(Why don’t more pubs and restaurants have sound boards?!)

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#17

Provisionally I would absolutely be up for this!

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#18

The ticketed exhibition in July is Natalia Goncharova, a leading light of the Russian avant-garde who later in her career lived in Paris.

The galleries at Tate Modern that show part of the permanent collection are free of charge.

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#19

this might seem a bit basic but I’ve always really loved my meals here

very good prices, good veggie and vegan options, very near Aldgate

http://efesgroup.co.uk/menu/

for drinks, further along into Whitechapel I like this place https://genesiscinema.co.uk/GenesisCinema.dll/Page?PageID=3&SubListID=4&SubPageID=1

if the weather is nice I think a picnic would be nice but there aren’t many parks in the part of London unfrotauntely

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#20

I was planning to be in London that evening anyway for a night out, so afternoon or early evening would both be fab! :stars:

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