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2019-04-27: h2g2's 20th Anniversary

Post 161

coelacanth

I really don't recall, and anyway the last time we were there was about 10 years ago and it's been refurbished since.

However, there's a good possibility I'll be extremely close to it one day next week, so could pop in and look.
smiley - bluefish


2019-04-27: h2g2's 20th Anniversary

Post 162

Dmitri Gheorgheni

Thanks - the search continues, there will be news soon. smiley - smiley


2019-04-27: h2g2's 20th Anniversary

Post 163

Bald Bloke

The building is old, I don't think it's fully accessable.
https://whatpub.com/pubs/NLD/6321/princess-louise-london
http://princesslouisepub.co.uk/

I could always pop up and have a look...


2019-04-27: h2g2's 20th Anniversary

Post 164

Bald Bloke

And here's a map and list of some fully accessible pubs / Bars
I can think of some others.


2019-04-27: h2g2's 20th Anniversary

Post 165

Bald Bloke

https://foursquare.com/christiane/list/fully-wheelchair-accessible-london-bars-and-pubs


2019-04-27: h2g2's 20th Anniversary

Post 166

Bald Bloke

More Listings, Longer but I'm not sure they are fully accessible

http://www.accessiblecountryside.org.uk/london-pubs
http://www.accessiblecountryside.org.uk/london-pubs2


2019-04-27: h2g2's 20th Anniversary

Post 167

Dmitri Gheorgheni

Thanks, Bald Bloke! Core Team members Milla and Superfrenchie are hot on the trail of the perfect venue. smiley - smiley We appreciate the input. They'll be getting back to you soon.


2019-04-27: h2g2's 20th Anniversary

Post 168

Sho - gainfully employed again

Oh gosh, I feel AWFUL now.
I'm really sorry. smiley - sadface


2019-04-27: h2g2's 20th Anniversary

Post 169

Dmitri Gheorgheni

Not at all - the Core Team agreed about avoiding that pub. smiley - smiley


2019-04-27: h2g2's 20th Anniversary

Post 170

Pierce The Pirate ~ out of Hotblack Desiato mode again ~

smiley - dontpanic Sho, I'm sure we are quite a few who appreciate that we move to a friendlier venue so smiley - ta & smiley - ok

smiley - pirate


2019-04-27: h2g2's 20th Anniversary

Post 171

Sho - gainfully employed again

phew
smiley - cheers


2019-04-27: h2g2's 20th Anniversary

Post 172

paulh. I write captions for pictures of cats. The shame! The shame!

I appreciate the work that the team is doing. There may be places in the world where things are moving at cross purposes, but this is a genuinely caring place. I'm really proud of us. smiley - ok.


2019-04-27: h2g2's 20th Anniversary

Post 173

h2g2 Guide Editors

Thanks to the power of the Internet, a venue has been located with wheelchair access and facilities that is in Holborn and can accommodate us on Saturday 27 April 2019 smiley - magic

Nearly but not quite entirely unlike Milliways, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe, it is All Bar One at Kingsway, the Pub at the Beginning of the Meet http://www.allbarone.co.uk/national-search/london/all-bar-one-kingsway

If you time-travel back to 1999 and deposit £1 in the bank you could earn enough by compound interest to buy a drink! (The bar is near the London School of Economics - all the best economists do it smiley - winkeye )

Tables have been reserved for us 12noon-5pm.

I look forward to meeting you there!

SashaQ


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Post 174

Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - applause for the great detective work by the entire Core Team!


2019-04-27: h2g2's 20th Anniversary

Post 175

Pierce The Pirate ~ out of Hotblack Desiato mode again ~

Yay™ Well done! smiley - applausesmiley - cheers

smiley - pirate


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Post 176

Sho - gainfully employed again

thank you all so much for doing this - it must have been a complete pain in the neck and you are all wonderful people.
smiley - magic


2019-04-27: h2g2's 20th Anniversary

Post 177

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

I still haven't made up my mind if I'll be going. It looks fairly certain now that we federal contract workers are getting shafted, so I won't be getting my lost time/pay back.


“Democrats also pushed unsuccessfully to include a provision to provide back pay for federal contractors affected by the recent shutdown, which was not included in the final version of the legislation. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., told reporters Wednesday that Trump would not sign the measure into law if the provision were included.”


I haven't ruled it yet though.


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Post 178

paulh. I write captions for pictures of cats. The shame! The shame!

I am so sorry, Baron Grim. smiley - sadface This whole episode has been a disgraceful blotch on the country's escutcheon.

Now that we have a confirmed location, I can visit a travel agent and see if any places near there can be procured within a price range I'd be comfortable with.

Plus, I am a noted procrastinator. Well, I'd better get it done before April 26th!


2019-04-27: h2g2's 20th Anniversary

Post 179

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

If I do go, I'll probably find a place close by, but I was very tempted to book into the same hotel I stayed in in 1985 near Hyde Park. It was a very odd place. This was a school trip, of sorts. I had just graduated but it was organized by a tour company with schools across the country. The London hotel we stayed at was then called The Prince of Wales. My room had 5 beds and a view of a 4' by 4' shaft in the middle of the building (lots of pigeon poo). I was on the 4th floor (UK numbering) which had 100 rooms and one toilet! The floor rose and fell as the hotel was comprised of at least 5 adjoining buildings. Two girls (from California IIRC) got the best room. It was on the 5½th floor. You had to exit the building to a metal staircase going to this single room half a flight up. It was worse than any dorm I've ever been in. That said, the rooms on the ground and 1st floors were actually rather nice giving them their smiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - star rating. I looked the place up on Google Maps a few years ago. It had changed names, but it was still there. My biggest regret then was I never walked across the road to Hyde Park for the 4½ days I was there. It wouldn't be a long tube trip to Holborn, but I'll probably just visit the bar on my way to or from Hyde Park if I go, and stay in Holborn.


2019-04-27: h2g2's 20th Anniversary

Post 180

cactuscafe

Excellent work! Thanks all!

What is the procedure if I can make the date? Do I add my name to a list to book a space?

Venue sounds great! Thanks again!

cc smiley - choc


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