UPDATE: HubCamp London will be held at 3:00pm in London Go here to RSVP and share any final venue recommendations / see where we've decided to finally meet! I'm looking forward to meeting some of y'all in person
Based on the feedback we've been getting on both HubCamps and HubMeets, we're making some changes to HubCamp London:
1. We're changing the date- moving it from June to May
2. We're changing the format - from a strict HubCamp style to a hybrid of HubCamps and HubMeets so that everyone's free to discuss only what they want to discuss
3. We're opening up the location decision to YOU - instead of hosting it in a hotel meeting space, we're thinking of doing it at a cafe, garden, restaurant... or wherever you please!
One final change is that, because of changes in travel plans, Paul and Robin can't make it, so I'm going instead.
Now here's where I open up the discussion- 1. We can host this HubCamp on any day or time between Wednesday, May 25th and Sunday, May 29th. On which day do you want it to be? 2. Where would you like us to get together?
Was hoping to make it if this is to be the only UK venue, for the later date. May still be able to make it to London at this time but unfortunately won't know until the first week in May. Will RSVP as soon as I can.
Would love to be there and will keep my fingers crossed that I can arrange it.
London will be mad on a Bank Holiday weekend. How about somewhere quieter with good train connections? Say Lewes, Crawley, or Tunbridge Wells. I probably couldn't make London, but somewhere a little closer to Brighton would be great.
Personally I'd love to have a night in Wales cutting the mustard with other hubbers, but I suspect they'll probably choose the area with the greatest concentration of active hubbers and the best transport links. Saturday mornings are mostly a problem for me, so a 3pm start in Crawley (the nearest town to Gatwick, and only a little way off the M25 London ring road) would be great. But that's just me of course!!!
should of made it April, Ive been in London for a week and a half but I am going to Derby in a days time...I may come back to London in May though..I don't want to leave because I met a cute girl who does SEO!
ok, weekday preferably- outside London, have you considered that birmigham is actually the centre of the country? There are good rail and road links and accommodation is cheaper if people wish to stay overnight-
Me neither, Merlin. London is expensive and crowded. Not fun on a bank holiday weekend. If the idea is possibly to meet up in an open space, you'd never guarantee the weather, and the moment there's a shower everyone will pile into the nearest cafe or restaurant. That's never going to be easy in central London.
Yes. Used to live in Uxbridge and there are plenty of parking options. Metropolitan line takes on average around 45 minutes to get to Central London and Piccadilly line about an hour. Maybe I could get accommodation with one of my old friends in the area, as it's only fifteen minutes on the bus from Heathrow...?
Presumably Simone will fly into either Gatwick or Heathrow? I'm willing to travel if HubCamp falls mid-week, but Friday and Saturday morning are totally out for me that week. From a purely selfish point of view I'm happiest if it stays in the South-East, but obviously Write Angled and Merlin are further West. From that point of view, maybe we should consider places West of London on train routes?
Sounds like everyone prefers a weekday, so let's say Thursday, May 26th.
We established London as the meeting location because that's where the highest population of Hubbers in the UK is located. If we host the event outside of London, I therefore want to make it somewhat accessible to anyone living in the city who would also like to come.
Amanda Severn - you mention Oxford- that's pretty easy to get to from London. So which would be best for everyone? Oxford or London?
oxford, or London, but Oxford preferably. if we start in the afternoon it will be possible to take advantage of cheap train fares For example an early morning return from Leicester to London is £150, but in the mid day it falls to something like £50- not being mean, but it will save quite a lot.
simone, can a plan be made in the next week, and a date and time published and stuck to. Reason is that if we book tickets in advance they are so much cheaper but they wont accomodate changes in venue and timings etc. I have just looked on trainline and even changing trains by 2o minutes can save £15, so its quite an issue with us. ( unless its Oxford where i will drive)
Dave Digger and I can go more or less anywhere anytime. "Dave Digger's Victorian Mansion" (Hubnugget winner) currently has 3 empty bedrooms (one en suite), so putting you up is easy. Juat outside Huddersfield it is an hour or less from Manchester Leeds Bradford and Sheffield. If you are in the UK for 5 days could you come up to civilisation as well as see London?
Awesome! Looks like a majority of the votes are for London, so Central London it is!
That makes this HubCamp in Central London. It'll be in the afternoon-early evening on Thursday, may 26th
Now that the time and area are set, let's get a place - any suggestions? Because we're doing more of a hybrid of social meetups and HubCamps, a hotel meeting room doesn't work so well. Any ideas of of good spot with internet?
Just wondering if there is a precise date by which you need numbers for this, Simone. I would love to attend but it now unfortunately looks like I won't know until the week before the event whether I can make it
There's no precise date needed, Gordon Hamilton. I'll set a place and be there! It'll be nice to know who we can expect to see ahead of time, hence RSVPs are helpful, but I know how it goes with timing
What with all the stuff that's been going on here recently, I find it harder and harder to be positive/enthusiastic about Hub Pages, and I feel that my efforts (professional and social) are better directed elsewhere.
I decided against coming, because it's a long and expensive journey from South Wales for such a short period, especially since it was set up more as a social occasion in a pub than as a learning event. Had it been a whole day of lectures and workshops, or even a whole weekend, I would have been more inclined to attend.
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