Social Evening: Pizza + Drinks @ Victoria

Let's enjoy a Friday evening social event in the Victoria area! Our main venue is a pizzeria/bar, and those who want to stay late can go next door to the PACHA nightclub.

The event hosts are Tristan and Mark.

You can come alone or with up to 4 guests (over 18s only).

There is a meetup charge of £2 per person - please pay this to the organiser when you arrive.

Please arrive between 6:45-9pm at the Bar and Pizzeria in the basement of The Shakespeare pub.

- Go to Victoria train or Tube station
- Exit into Terminus Place
- You will see The Shakespeare pub on the opposite side of the road
- Look for the "Bar and Pizzeria" sign on the right-hand side (see photo above). Enter this door and go down the stairs
- Look for the area reserved for London International Meetup

After arriving, please find one of the Meetup organisers - Rakhee will be the main organiser welcoming people as they arrive. Please pay the meetup fee of £2 per person. You will be given an orange sticker - please wear this so that it is clear who is a member of the group (there may be some members of the public there - please do not disturb them).

If you want to eat pizza, please buy tokens from Tristan or Mark. you can buy two tokens for £5 cash or four tokens for £10 cash (please bring some £10 or £5 notes with you - you cannot use credit/debit cards to buy the tokens). Each time you take a pizza slice please put one token in the container provided. All pizza quarters require one token, but pizzas will have a variety of toppings. Vegetarian pizzas will be clearly labelled.

You can get drinks from the downstairs bar in the pizzeria, including soft drinks as well as a range of British craft beers and bottled beers from around the world (UK, USA, Belgium, Germany and Japan). If you wish you can also get other drinks from the bar upstairs - make sure you are wearing your orange sticker so you can come back to the pizzeria. Note that you are not allowed to take drinks to the area outside the entrance you used (but you can go there if you want to smoke).

As this is a popular event it may become crowded. If this happens, please can those who are not eating pizza go up to the upstairs part of the Shakespeare pub and form one or more new areas there - you will be able to identify each other because of the orange stickers you are wearing.

If you stay until 11pm you may, if you wish, go on to the PACHA nightclub next door (which opens at this time). You will need to obtain a Pacha token from Tristan, which will allow you free entry. Due to club rules you will need to show photo id to the security guard - this should be a government-produced document with a photo (eg: driving licence, passport, national id card). There will be a party atmosphere at PACHA, with loud music and some of London's best DJ's - you should dress appropriately if you plan to stay for this. The music policy is house. One room will be more commercial but it will be a blend of EDM (electronic dance music) and vocal house.
This part of the evening is not hosted, although Tristan will be there at the beginning.

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Google map of location of meeting place:
The Shakespeare pub:

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  • Evangelina T.

    Hello Everyone, who attended the Victoria & Pizza Evening last Friday night. I have uploaded some photos from that night. So please have a look, and see if you can see yourself. Many Thanks Evangelina!! Ps. A Big Thank You to both Tristan & Mark, for organising such a great night.That was had by all.

    May 23, 2014

  • aleX

    Ah, my first event with you guys! Please handle me with care. What was it that Madonna used to say? Oh yes, that’s right—like a vi-i-i-ir-gi... ;)

    1 · May 16, 2014

    • Mark

      As Evangelina mentioned, our next social evening is at Leon at Southwark (behind the Tate Modern) on Thursday 22 May - this will be hosted by Rakhee. Sign up for it here:­

      May 18, 2014

    • Evangelina T.

      Thank You for the mention Mark. Much appreciated by me. Hope your having a great week. And you got home okay from the Victoria Meet Up. It was a great night too. So Thank You Again, to both Yourself & Tristan..

      May 18, 2014

  • Alexandra

    Good people but awkward layout of bar didnt make it easy to move around but pizza was good..thanks

    2 · May 17, 2014

    • Evangelina T.

      Hey Alexandra. Are you okay? Did you get home alright? It was great to see you tonight! Maybe see you again at the Southwark meet up sometime! Take Care. Evangelina.

      May 17, 2014

    • Mark

      Hi Alexandra - thanks for your feedback. If we repeat the event we'll ask if we can move out some tables to give a bit more space to move around

      1 · May 18, 2014

  • Su P.

    thanks Mark and Tristan for organising and hosting, had a fun time , was great to meet you all

    May 17, 2014

  • Evangelina T.

    Hey Everyone! I think tonight was a great first night in Victoria. And the night club after was also lovely. I feel it was a great atmosphere, and the pizza, well that was yummy! Thank You Tristan & Mark, for a great night. I look forward to seeing you both soon! Hope you got home okay too. Thursday night looms! Yay!

    May 17, 2014

  • Divya

    Nice people, good conversations but the venue was a bit....ahem, dingy.

    May 17, 2014

  • Felipe M.

    Is it free to get a token to go into pacha

    May 16, 2014

  • Melisande

    Work issues

    May 16, 2014

  • Evangelina T.

    This looks like it will be an exciting night. What a fantastic venue. And so many people attending too. Thank You Mark & Tristan. See you both later!

    May 16, 2014

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