November 28, 2007

london geek dinner/pubcrawl with scoble and winer, 7.00pm Dec 7th


Robert Scoble and Dave Winer are in London on the 7th, so we're all throwing a geek dinner.

The Coach & Horses
29 Greek Street,
London, W1V 5LL, UK

[C&H's Facebook Page here.]

It's in the upstairs restaurant. To get there you have to go behind the bar and up the stairs, so tell the barstaff when you arrive that you're there for the geek dinner etc.

The deal is, everyone pays £15 per head when they get there. There's an upstairs cash bar and some sponsored Stormhoek Blue Monster wine.

Since I hinted about it last week, about 40 people have put already their names down via e-mail. We've got room for a dozen or so more.

It's not a very big restaurant [securing a big space in London is IMPOSSIBLE during December, because of all the Christmas parties], but if you fancy coming, please drop me an e-mail and I'll see what I can do to fit everybody in. Thanks.

[UPDATE:] As the restaurant is FAR TOO SMALL to accommodate everyone, the good news is, there's going to be a photowalk/pubcrawl afterwards. So the alternate plan would be to turn up around 9.30 and start hitting some more pubs. I'll continue hanging at the C&H till the end, but I might join the posse later on for last orders or something.

[UPDATE:] The restaurant bit is full up. Dang, didn't take long. But feel free to turn up for the pub crawl, if you're in the neighborhood. Apologies, Thanks.

Next time we'll book a bigger place, well in advance. Right, Robert?

Should be a fun evening. Rock on.

Posted by hugh macleod at November 28, 2007 4:15 PM | TrackBack

Yay! I'll bring my little badge machine, so I can make badges from little cartoons! They'll be all the rage! heh.

gwaaaann! :)

Posted by: Kosso at November 28, 2007 5:02 PM

Damn and triple darn. I learnt yesterday that I will be on the slab (operating table) on 6th, so will miss out on this occassion.


Please take loadsa photos and someone please buy John Dodds, Steve Clayton and Hugh a beer on my behalf. I will reimburse at some later event.

Hell I'm bummed that I will not be there.

Have fun, get bladdered and have a Merry Xmas too.

Posted by: robert at November 28, 2007 5:05 PM

Sounds more than a little cool. One ticket pls.

Posted by: Paul Parkinson at November 28, 2007 5:16 PM

Would love to grab a spot on the geek dinner :) As for the photowalking - count me in :)


Posted by: monkeyleader at November 28, 2007 6:08 PM

Well - I signed up at the Scoble blog too, but I'm realy keen to come. :-)

Posted by: Michael Foord at November 28, 2007 7:17 PM

yay...Blue Monster wine and geeks. Rock on :)

Posted by: steve clayton at November 28, 2007 7:17 PM


Posted by: dude01 at November 28, 2007 9:13 PM

Sadly I'm not in London that weekend... but you should stop in at the OpenStreetMap Christmas party, which is a short walk away :)


Posted by: Chris at November 28, 2007 10:56 PM

Good Geekery is afoot.

Posted by: Liz Strauss at November 28, 2007 11:35 PM

See you then/there.

Posted by: Gerald Buckley at November 29, 2007 1:41 AM

Looks like I'm in :)

Looking forward to this one - first time I'll get to try some Blue Monster goodness :)


Posted by: monkeyleader at November 30, 2007 3:01 PM

and after xmas dinner monster will go green...

Posted by: marcela at November 30, 2007 7:52 PM

Hey ,
Got this link from Robert's google reader feed . Would love to be a part of this geek dinner . I was on holiday for few days so cudnt update earlier . please let me know if still there are spaces available .


Posted by: Sanjay Choudhary at December 3, 2007 12:22 PM

hm too sad that's already full.

Posted by: Dirk at December 3, 2007 3:26 PM

There's a great walk (and great photo opps) round soho and china town. Greek Street - Soho Square - Carnaby Street - Golden Square - Brewer Street - Gerrard Street. Mail me for more details.

I cover some of these walks in my podcast "thisweekinlondon". Check out for shows.

Posted by: Paul Parkinson at December 5, 2007 9:14 PM

Is this going to be a photowalk or a pub crawl? Robert seems to think it's a photowalk, but this seems to suggest it's a pub crawl :)

Assuming you are going photowalking, I assume it's meeting at 9.30pm at the Coach and Horses?

Posted by: Alexis at December 6, 2007 11:33 AM

Been itching to do a photowalk since reading about the concept on Robert's blog. Geekery AND photography? Two of my favourite dishes - count me in for the walk/crawl/shuffle :-)

Posted by: Miko Coffey at December 6, 2007 11:58 AM

Looking forward to seeing everyone 2nite ...


Posted by: monkeyleader at December 7, 2007 7:51 AM