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warriorbot and ginbitch organised this last year and have graciously passed the baton to me.

So, first of all, I need you to leave a comment to say if you'd like to come. I live fairly close to London but I am not a Londoner per se, so if you are and would like to help organise this thing, please send me a PM.

DATE: January 28 and possibly 29, 2012. That's Saturday and Sunday. I figure Saturday is best to hold the main meet for people who need to travel. If enough people are staying over I'll organise something to do for Sunday as well.

MY DETAILS: If you need to contact me on the day, tweet me at @ArdyForShort, or drop me a line if you want to swap mobile numbers.



We now have confirmation from the London Walks company, so the tentative plan is this:

11am Meet at Speedy's on North Gower Street to grab coffee and food, then find a place nearby to sit. If weather is nice we can do Regent's Park, which is close, with Baker Street just around the corner.

We have the Sherlock Holmes Saves The Nation Walk booked for 6pm so we need to walk to Green Park tube station at some point. We can swing by Pentonville Prison and St. Barts and a couple of other locations if you fancy!

The walk finishes up near Embankment and Charing Cross tube stations, so those who need to get on trains can do that, if people want to hang out for a bit there's the Sherlock Holmes Pub as an option, and also various places along the river.

PLEASE NOTE that the walk will cost £6 per person (less if more than 20 of us show up). I've done Richard's Sherlock Holmes and ACD walks before—they're great and he is a fantastic guide so it's well worth it.

Since it is the Canon anniversary of Holmes and Watson's first meeting, all manner of Sherlock Holmes fans are welcome. I know this is mainly a BBC fandom meetup comm, but you are welcome to join us no matter which corner of the Holmes fandom you hail from—ACD, Granada, Ritchie, whatever. So feel free to tell any and all Sherlockians and Holmesians :)

EDIT 1, December 29, 2011: japonicastar is looking for a travelling companion from the South West of England. If anyone lives in the South West and would like to help out, please get in touch with japonicastar.


There is an event going on around Holborn Station from 11.30 am so if you're a tad late you may want to avoid the Central line. See here.

Some tube lines are partially closed, but hopefully that shouldn't be too bad. See here.



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Dec. 29th, 2011 03:20 pm (UTC)
eeeeeeeeee will def be there. It will take a serious injury to stop me (yay for living near to London).
Also will prob stay over if others do :D
Dec. 29th, 2011 04:42 pm (UTC)
Fabulous. I knew I could count on you :)
Dec. 29th, 2011 03:20 pm (UTC)
Dec. 29th, 2011 03:36 pm (UTC)
pudupudu will almost certainly be with me too :D
(no subject) - morelindo - Dec. 29th, 2011 04:41 pm (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 29th, 2011 03:24 pm (UTC)
Count me in! And probably Jupiter_Ash as well, I'll just tell her she's going.

If we're doing the tour of the filming locations maybe you could check out the Sherlockology set report, find out where they went. Or delve into the murky waters of tumblr.

Will we get badges again?
Dec. 29th, 2011 04:42 pm (UTC)
That's the spirit!

Thanks for the tip about the set report/tumblr, I'll have a look at some point.

Badges... oh yes, there shall be badges.
(no subject) - flawedamythyst - Dec. 30th, 2011 02:34 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - morelindo - Jan. 1st, 2012 03:25 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - flawedamythyst - Jan. 1st, 2012 03:45 pm (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 29th, 2011 06:23 pm (UTC)
Like you could stop me! I'll be there :)

Anything you need me to help with, let me know.
Dec. 29th, 2011 07:10 pm (UTC)

I'll drop you a line nearer the time, thanks for your offer. I'll take all the help I can get :)
Dec. 29th, 2011 07:09 pm (UTC)
Maybe :) It definitely sounds like fun!
Dec. 29th, 2011 07:11 pm (UTC)
Ace! It was a lot of fun last year :)
Dec. 29th, 2011 07:54 pm (UTC)
I'd love to come but I doubtful I'd get time off work, so thats a not very helpful maybe from me.
Dec. 29th, 2011 08:17 pm (UTC)
Noted, and fingers crossed you can get the time off!
(no subject) - ascendant_angel - Jan. 1st, 2012 07:21 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - morelindo - Jan. 1st, 2012 07:45 pm (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 29th, 2011 08:28 pm (UTC)
Does anyone live in the South West? I'd love to come but would be terrified of going to London on my own. I'm 25 and shouldn't be such a baby but meeting a lot of people who know each other is scary!

Thanks. :)
Dec. 29th, 2011 08:48 pm (UTC)
I'm not at all sure where people live since I only ever get to meet Sherlock fen in London, ahaha. Also, yes, there are a couple of people who know each other but hopefully we should have some fresh blood on board as well :)

I hope you find someone to go with and I hope you'll join us, it's always so nice to see new faces. I'm in the South East so I can't help you out but I can edit the post to say you're looking for a travelling companion if you want?
(no subject) - japonicastar - Dec. 29th, 2011 08:51 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - morelindo - Dec. 29th, 2011 09:03 pm (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 29th, 2011 08:35 pm (UTC)
I hope to be there and should be able to - last year's was great fun!
Dec. 29th, 2011 08:37 pm (UTC)
Yay! That sounds good. It'll be good to see you :)
Dec. 29th, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC)
I hope to be able to turn up in the evening; I'm due to be taking minutes at a meeting in London until about five.
Dec. 29th, 2011 08:45 pm (UTC)
Excellent! We'll be glad to have you on board. I'll let you know whereabouts things are once I know myself ;)

Edited at 2011-12-29 08:45 pm (UTC)
Dec. 29th, 2011 08:58 pm (UTC)
I'd like to come, but I'm in Stratford-upon-Avon on the Friday so wouldn't get to London until sometime on the Saturday afternoon. Which means it's probably not worth it for me unless people are staying over until the Sunday.
Dec. 29th, 2011 09:02 pm (UTC)
Okay, thank you! I'll see about numbers of people staying over and get in touch once I know more.
(no subject) - thesmallhobbit - Jan. 1st, 2012 03:43 pm (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 30th, 2011 12:54 am (UTC)
Oh no! I don't think I can make this as I'm working on the Saturday and an event on the Sunday I can neither move nor cancel.

I am completely gutted as I had a great time last year and would have loved to have gone again.

However, I do live in London and of you need something done in advance let me know.

Really, really sad :(

Dec. 30th, 2011 11:21 pm (UTC)
:( Shame you can't make it. Thank you for your offer of help, I'll let you know if anything comes up.
Dec. 30th, 2011 01:53 am (UTC)
Thursday, December 29th, 2011
User flawedamythyst referenced to your post from Thursday, December 29th, 2011 saying: [...] s may contain spoilers) New Sherlock Fandom Friending Community: London Meet-Up, January 28/29 [...]
Dec. 30th, 2011 02:37 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'll almost certainly be there. I can cope with upsetting my mother on this one, and...fangirls. How could I not?

Let me know if you need any help with anything. I've no idea what to suggest about activities, unless we go back to that pub and launch a crime-related scavenger hunt with the object of finding who stole my bag and making him/her pay. You know it's what Sherlock would do, after all...
Dec. 30th, 2011 10:53 pm (UTC)
Ace. It'll be great to have you :)
(no subject) - flawedamythyst - Jan. 1st, 2012 02:25 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - morelindo - Jan. 1st, 2012 03:26 pm (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 30th, 2011 09:53 am (UTC)
If I possibly can, I'd love to come. January's all a bit uncertain at the moment.
Dec. 30th, 2011 10:53 pm (UTC)
Ace, I hope it works out.
Dec. 30th, 2011 03:00 pm (UTC)
I'd like to come. I'm new, though, but totally into Sherlock.
Where would we meet up and when?
Dec. 30th, 2011 10:55 pm (UTC)
Hooray for new faces!
I haven't sorted anything definite, but we'll probably meet up somewhere in Central London mid-morning (we started at 11am last time, which seems a good enough time), and take it from there. I'll let people know once I have details :)
(no subject) - jolinarjackson - Dec. 31st, 2011 12:32 pm (UTC) - Expand
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