11 October 2012

Philofaxy Meet Up - London - November 2012

So this is a 'calling notice' for people who would like to attend the next Philofaxy Meet Up in London.

Please read all of the post before you apply for a place on the meet up. Places are limited in numbers.

When and Where

The date of the meet up is  Saturday 24 November 2012 and we will meet initially at 12 noon at Vapiano on the corner of Southwark Street and Great Guildford Street on the South Bank of the Thames, this is behind Tate Modern on Southwark Street about a 10 minute walk from either London Bridge Station or Southwark Tube Station.

Please note that this is a change in venue to the usual Tate Modern Cafe2. But I think you will enjoy the new venue even more. They have a great ordering system which uses a smart card to record the items you order from the bar or food counter. When you pay the bill you will only be paying for the items you ordered and there's no additional service charge. Because of the flexibility on their ordering and payment system, you will be able to easily pay with cash or card. If you are slightly late it won't be quite so critical.

You can read all about the restaurant on their website here

During the meal there will be plenty of time for chatting and sharing Filofax organisers... There is also a large lounge area were we can sit and drink coffee or something stronger.

Then we will take a walk across the river to City Organiser who have kindly agreed to open their shop for us on the Saturday afternoon... in fact Andy will be joining us for lunch at Vapiano. 

Our meet up will finish at about 5:30pm

How to book a place on the meet up

To get a place on the meet up you need to email: steve[at]philofaxy[dot]com and mark your email November 2012 London Meetup but not before 9am (UK time) tomorrow Friday 12 October 2012. Please only request a place if you are 99% certain that you will be able to attend on the 24th  I'm hoping this time to have full attendance.

Once all twelve places are assigned additional names will be added to a reserve list, in case anyone has to drop out of the meet up between the 12th October and 24th November.

As places are allocated you will receive an email back again confirming your place on the meet up.

Please do not book travel tickets etc until you have a confirmed place. I will attempt to confirm places within 2-3 hours of receiving your email.

Should you be unsuccessful in booking a place on this particular meet up in November there will be another meet up in spring 2013 the date is as yet to be confirmed.

Additional Information

If you aren't familiar with London or how to get to Vapiano from the station you are arriving at then use the Transport for London Journey Planner, it's generally quite good. 

Once we have our full list of people, we will exchange email addresses and if you aren't familiar with London you might be able to get someone to meet you at the station you are arriving at.

Your safety on the day and your enjoyment on the day is of paramount importance to me, so don't be afraid to ask any questions by email, I want everyone who attends to get the most from the day.

If you are staying over night there are a variety of hotels in the area, Premier Inn, Travel Lodge, Holiday Inn Express, Mercure all have hotels in the area. 

I will be staying down in Kent so I will be coming up for the day, but I'm sure if people want to meet up afterwards for a meal like the recent London Meet Up, then I can stay late in to the evening as well. 

Thank you... any questions?

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  1. Have fun everyone, I cannot afford to go this time :( the first meeting I have missed since i started coming! :( have fun!! x

  2. Enjoy!!! I too have to watch the pennies, so cannot come this time round. I would just sovery much love to be there though!! xx

  3. I'll be attending again and this time with my 11 year old daughter!!!


    1. Oh I wish I could of come now so I could see you again!! xxx

  4. I am new to Filofax and Philofaxy - I am very excited to have a place on this meet up.


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