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What program whould you prefer for the meet-up?
Natural History Museum 44%  44%  [ 4 ]
Victoria and Albert Museum (functional and decorative art pieces) 11%  11%  [ 1 ]
Royal Observatory Greenwich 22%  22%  [ 2 ]
British Museum (cultural relics from all over the world) 22%  22%  [ 2 ]
Tate Modern (20th and 21th century art) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Guildhall (medieval hall, flags of the City's guilds, art gallery, clock museum) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Royal Air Force Museum 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 9

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21 Aug 2012, 1:55 pm

In short, this is a follow-up thread to 'OJani goes to London'. I'm a foreign Aspie from Hungary visiting London in September as a tourist who doesn't speak English very well and has taken in his mind the idea of going to a meet-up together with fellow Aspies while he is there. Note that I'm no way wanted to be the central figure of this event as I don't feel entitled but was firmly advised to take an active role in organizing it if I wanted to see any sort of meet-up during my visit. So here I am.

Please select the pole option which represents the place you'd like to go to the most. If you have any ideas, suggestions, questions, etc. regarding this event please post it here. (Unfortunately the Dickens Museum is not available this year due to renovation.)

All exhibitions in poll options are free. No admittance fee for the permanent exhibitions.

As for the time, it would be 10am or 11am, depending on your suggestions.

After the museum program we will go to a pub I don't yet know, I'll ask Londoners for recommendations when we know more about the place.


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21 Aug 2012, 2:06 pm

Do you have a tablet? You could spend your day talking to people sat opposite you through a computer. ;)



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21 Aug 2012, 2:16 pm

Tequila wrote:
Do you have a tablet? You could spend your day talking to people sat opposite you through a computer. ;)

I have a curious nature, you know, and I'd shy away from using a computer for group-meetings... ;)



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22 Aug 2012, 2:54 pm

I may come to this, I would say the British Museum or Greenwich is good



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22 Aug 2012, 3:35 pm

LAEMapsie wrote:
I may come to this, I would say the British Museum or Greenwich is good

These are high on my list. ;) It would be nice to meet you!



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24 Aug 2012, 11:29 am

I might come.



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30 Aug 2012, 10:27 am

To attract a little bit more attention I post a short update on the possible place of the event. Because of its more central location and the current state of the poll it would be The British Museum. The museum is open daily 10.00–17.30, no booking required, a 3-hour tour plan can be downloaded here.

If we would limit the time spent in the BM to two hours we could also visit one other museum nearby, and then go to a pub.


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31 Aug 2012, 4:29 am

Hey, we've got two more votes today! :D

I wanted to add another option to the poll, but it seems I'm out of time, I can't edit it now. So, I put it here anyway, if you'd like to choose the RAF museum (for plane lovers, 10 minutes walk from Colindale tube station, also free), please state it in your post!


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04 Sep 2012, 9:35 am

(Royal Air Force Museum is added to the poll)



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05 Sep 2012, 11:25 am

I enjoy occasional visits to London, so I'd like to express my interest as a maybe

As for the poll, I have'nt any particular preferance to any of those listed, but can I suggest adding HMS Belfast to the poll ..., I'm assuming she's still moored up at the usual location on the Thames.


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05 Sep 2012, 11:31 am

What about just going the pub?



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05 Sep 2012, 11:43 am

The above sounds a good idea at some point , which brings to my mind; how much does a pint of lager cost in london nowadays ?


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05 Sep 2012, 11:54 am

modelmaker wrote:
The above sounds a good idea at some point , which brings to my mind; how much does a pint of lager cost in london nowadays ?


Depends where you go. There are some cheap pubs in Central London but you have to know where to go. You could pay anything from £3.30 to £5+.



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05 Sep 2012, 11:57 am

No disrespect to anyone here, but.....no way!


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05 Sep 2012, 11:58 am

Joe90 wrote:
No disrespect to anyone here, but.....no way!


You wouldn't meet me? (I can't come, but never mind.)

Seriously? You wouldn't want to meet us? Why? You're well-liked here I believe.



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05 Sep 2012, 12:02 pm

Joe90 wrote:
No disrespect to anyone here, but.....no way!


We don't care. :roll: