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London Wikimedia Meetup Number 42

Date and time: Sunday 13th February — 13:00 onwards

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


Please also invite any London Wikimedia people you know (or have had wiki dealings with) – spread the word!


  • Tom Morris will hopefully be there. It is his birthday.
  • Harrypotter Hope to make it!
  • Giloveart Will make it!
  • Vinnypatel 20:50, 9 February 2011 (UTC) I'm there. I'll be pleased to meet any Imperial College students/ alumni, as I will hopefully have completed forming, holding an event for and publicising our sought-after IC Wikipedia society
  • geni.
  • panyd - This is only tentative on being well but fingers crossed! All Hail The Muffin 17:17, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
  • Johnbod 14:31, 2 February 2011 (UTC)
  • I very much hope so Natkabrown 16:05, 2 February 2011 (UTC)
  • Looking forward to it. Please see suggestion below. :D Vwoodstock 15:41, 3 February 2011 (UTC)
  • I was ill last time but I should be able to make this meetup, AdamBMorgan 17:32, 4 February 2011 (UTC)
  • In the diary for this Sunday, hope to make it for a few hours ! lloydgprice, 16:54, 9 February 2011

*Probably will be there, Sadads 00:43, 11 February 2011 (UTC) Unfortunately, I am ill and schoolwork got the best of me, Sadads 15:07, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

  • Tentative. Will come if I can. --Plad2 18:36, 11 February 2011 (UTC)
  • Shams Zohan - I am absolutely a new comer in town. :) Doing my MSc. at City University London. Very eager to meet you guys and carry my experiences of wikimedia meetup to my country Bangladesh. However, due to few course-works I cannot confirm but I'll try my best to see u all at Holborn tommorrow.
  • DhavalTalk 14:41, 13 February 2011 (UTC)-On my way, hope not too late.
  • James F. (talk) 22:11, 14 February 2011 (UTC)


Informal chitchat with no set agenda. We usually have some experienced users and some laptops around so if you want a ten minute lesson in creating tables doing history merges or you just have a question on copyright this is a good venue (but please don't start discussions on copyright until enough people have arrived for a non-copyright conversation to run in parallel).

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

About the meetupEdit

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 accessEdit

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 OakEdit

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 thereEdit

Central line
Chancery Lane 0.2 miles

(350 m)

Central line
Piccadilly line
Circle line
Hammersmith & City line
Metropolitan line
Farringdon 0.5 miles

(800 m)

The Penderel's Oak is between Holborn tube station and Chancery Lane tube station. Farringdon tube and Thameslink station is not too far, nor is City Thameslink (0.6 miles; 950m), albeit this station is closed on Sundays. 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 planEdit

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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