A couple of weeks ago we had our London meet-up in St Pancras at the Betjemen Arms. I wasn't sure what to expect. It could've been a grotty train station pub, but it turns out to be more of a posh hotel bar because it's under / part of the newly re-opened posh hotel in the ornate red brick front of St Pancras station. If you look at the awesome lego background on their website you'll probably recognise the location.
I had hatched a plan to have a joint pub meet-up with the folks from OpenSpending.org, but in the end we decided it was best to keep separate. This wasn't difficult since we'd grabbed a table outside on the terrace. I had intended to say "hi" to them at least, but didn't even do that in the end. It's all too easy to sit around and chat about nothing but OpenStreetMap to nobody except openstreetmap enthusiasts.
We talked about lots of other things, and I made some notes, but I seem to have lost them. And I don't remember, maybe due to the mind expanding drugs we were experimenting with at the time.
These crazy tablets make sour things taste sweet! They hopefully didn't affect my memory, but you never know. They did come from South Africa via ebay.
These photos are by Alex. I still need to add my photos to the collection. Very disorganised lately. Sorry.
[UPDATE] I found my minutes: 2nd blog post. Betjamen Arms, the minutes
But what about the mapping? There's a few bit of missing buildings and other details to re-check around Kings Cross / Euston area. My slice turned out to be mostly done already. It's one of those bits which looked like it might have something interesting between all the gaps... but didn't. So I contented myself with getting the positions of some fences to try to make the pedestrian routing situation clearer, but in the darkness it was difficult to take non-blurry photos.
With the London Summer 2011 mapping parties we're definitely stretching the definition of "summer" now, but it's traditional to keep on mapping until the clocks go back (end of October) So we've got time to slip in one more mapping session... TONIGHT! I've brought forward the pub time to 7p.m. so there's not much time for mapping, but this patch of London (cake) is still annoying me. Why not check some building outlines before heading to node 271945808 at 7. Last chance to join in with a cake diagram for a while!