Friday After-Work-Drinks in the City at Spectator Bar

NOTE) We highly recommend new members arrive as close to the start as possible. The event starts at 6:30 PM and we advise new members to ideally arrive before 7:30 PM. At this time it's much easier to introduce new members to the group, before most members start arriving after 8pm.



Join us for Friday After-Work-Drinks at The Spectator Bar near St Paul's Tube Station. It's a great newly refurbished venue. We have booked the entire downstairs function room just for our group. We have control of the music volume so will make sure the levels are are very low as we want to make this a conversation-friendly event.

I'll be hosting the event and greeting new members (my name is Martyn for those of you who don't know me). My brother Terry will also be assisting me with hosting the event. We'll be waiting to greet new members by the downstairs function room entrance. In the unlikely event that I don't see you first, please ask members in our reserved area for me by name so I can welcome you to the group. I'll be holding a white attendance sheet, wearing a Meetup badge and my photo is on the right. 

Exact written Directions (also see Google Map link above): 

Please ensure you read the directions below to this venue (and view the map link above). While this venue is only a maximum 5 minutes walk from St Paul's Tube Station, the area can be confusing.  

To arrive here from St Paul's Tube Station you should take Exit 2 from the station. At the top of the exit steps you will see a busy road in front of you. Walk directly over that road and into a street named St Martin's Le Grand. Walk along St Martin's Le Grand for 1 - 2 minutes and take the second left into a street name Little Britain. Then walk along Little Britain street for a short distance and you'll see the Spectator Bar at the end of the street on the right hand side. The meetup will be downstairs. 

In the meantime, if you have any queries then please do not hesitate to contact us by email through this website. Click on my photo (Martyn) and just choose the option to send an email.

Kind regards
Martyn and Terry

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  • Yvetta

    Martyn and Terry, thank you for another lovely evening with Friends in London. It got a bit hot and noisy "downstairs" for some people, which is a sure sign that Summer is here :-). I already look forward to your next event.

    2 · May 18, 2014

    • Martyn L.

      Hi Yvetta, I'm glad you had a good time. We did keep the music at low levels, but sometimes with so many people talking the sound levels can still be quite high. Yes summer is here - we're looking at organising another event at Yager Bar which has a great outdoors drinking area (it's owned by the same people as Spectator Bar where we hosted this event). We'll keep everyone posted :-)

      May 18, 2014

  • NeilD

    Great evening. Shame quite a few people drifted off home early though. I'll try a different after-shave next time :)

    1 · May 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great evening, nice to meet new people. Thank you for organising this event Martyn.

    1 · May 18, 2014

  • Joe

    Nice meeting good people and making friends

    1 · May 18, 2014

  • Arti

    Excellent evening, thanks for organising it Martyn :)

    2 · May 17, 2014

  • alan m.

    Thanks Martyn for getting the management to turn down the music. Much appreciated. Another excellent evening

    1 · May 17, 2014

  • John

    Another really well organised evening. Great fun meeting new and second hand members.

    2 · May 17, 2014

  • Martin

    Nice to.meet some new people.

    1 · May 16, 2014

  • Sese A.

    nice evening, had good conversation with really friendly people.

    1 · May 16, 2014

  • Adrian

    What it is going until???

    May 16, 2014

  • debbie A.

    Be thievery soon, what time does it finish. 15 mins.!

    1 · May 16, 2014

  • Adrian

    What time are you guys staying until?

    May 16, 2014

  • Rajat H.

    Will be there around 9

    May 16, 2014

  • Yael

    enjoy

    May 16, 2014

  • Yael

    sorry i can t make it, warned too late,

    May 16, 2014

  • Yael

    sorry i can t make it, warned too late,

    May 16, 2014

  • Yael

    Hi guys,

    May 16, 2014

  • Yael

    Hi guys,

    May 16, 2014

  • Erica B.

    Running late at work. Hoping to make by 8pm.

    May 16, 2014

  • Tina

    I've got such a bad headache but am coming anyway.....

    May 16, 2014

  • Martyn L.

    Hi Folks, I'm receiving so many messages from members on the waiting list that I'll explain how the waiting list works as we are at capacity for this event. If a member who has a spot drops out from the main list, the next in line on the waiting list will automatically be given their spot. If you have been moved from the waiting list you will automatically receive an email from meetup notifying you of this.

    You can find out your position on the waiting list by scrolling down the page on the right hand side to the 'waiting list' and checking your position from first to last (top to bottom). I hope this information helps and we do appreciate your patience. Kind Regards, Martyn

    1 · May 15, 2014

    • Arti

      Hi Martyn, I've arrived & just looking to join the group.

      May 16, 2014

  • Andrea C.

    Hey ho guys ! Moved to London 8 months ago and I'm looking forward to make new friends !

    May 16, 2014

  • Mark

    Sorry can't come now.

    May 16, 2014

  • Mark

    Sorry can't come now.

    May 16, 2014

  • Mark

    Sorry can't come now.

    May 16, 2014

  • Roj

    Hi
    What is the meaning rsvp yes ,

    May 16, 2014

    • Patrick

      Respondez s'il vous plait...or something very similar. It's French for "please reply". Yes for I'm coming or No for I'm not.

      May 16, 2014

  • Roj

    Oh good im gooing ill be pleasure for me to know all member
    Thanks

    May 16, 2014

  • Christopher C.

    Just joined and hoping to come along to Fridays first night for me.

    1 · May 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    why all the fuss about the waitlist? always at these meetups like only 40% of the people who rsvp to go actually turn up!

    1 · May 16, 2014

    • Martyn L.

      Michael, with all due respect, you only joined our meetup group yesterday. You may have attended other meetup group events but the 'no-show' rates vary hugely between groups. Comments such as this will encourage people on the waiting list to turn up anyway and spoil it for everyone as the venue/event could be overcrowded. I've been running meetup events for 6 years and do factor in the 'no-show rate' when setting the event capacity. However the 'no-show' rate will vary according to factors such as - weather on the day, other large events taking place on meetup, the last time I emailed members about our no-show policy and the type/ location of event. We are usually quite accurate in estimating no-shows. Regards, Martyn

      6 · May 16, 2014

    • Alexandra N.

      Hi Martin, i just joined some days ago, and i cancelled for tonight, i hope that i have the possibility to join next time...will this be a problem? because i have to work until 11 pm today,-(

      May 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I now can't make it tonight, updated my RSVP so hopefully someone else will make it. Hope there is another event like it soon though! Have fun!

    May 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi I'm coming this evening and have a +1 any chance I can add 2 more people?

    May 16, 2014

  • Osmond D.

    Hi,

    Look forward to meeting with everyone!

    I was at the last event and enjoyed meeting people.


    Osmond Desilva

    May 16, 2014

  • Roj

    Hi
    I dont know im on waiting list , or guest list

    May 16, 2014

    • Yvetta

      Hi Roj, you are on the "attending" list. Very easy to find out by scrolling down the page and checking on the right, as per Martyn's earlier instructions. Also, if you need to ask him something you can send him a private message or, otherwise, we all get an email. Thanks.

      1 · May 16, 2014

  • Alexandra N.

    hi guys, i am so sorry...i have to work, when is the next?

    May 16, 2014

  • Myrna

    Looking forward to Friday.

    1 · May 16, 2014

  • Alice

    Sounds cool! :) WOW! Really happy! See youuu tomorrowww! :*

    2 · May 15, 2014

  • Michael

    How does the " Wait List " work ?

    May 14, 2014

    • Adrian C

      You'll get email notified when you get a space. But that might not be till friday afternoon.

      May 14, 2014

    • NeilD

      You're in now Mycool. See you tomorrow

      May 15, 2014

  • Roj

    I like to come, do ineed to booking

    May 14, 2014

  • Anita P.

    Hi martin, I just signed up as another meetup friend suggested this, but there appears to be a waitlist. Do I get notified when the waitlist clears as I'd like to make other plans if I don't get in. It is Friday after all :)

    May 14, 2014

    • Adrian C

      You'll get email notified when you get a space. But that might not be till friday afternoon.

      May 14, 2014

  • Carmen Viana A.

    Hi

    May 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be my first time too. Really excited to meet members of the group. A little nervous but sure it will be great fun.

    2 · May 14, 2014

  • Chaitanya

    Adding to the first timers list!

    May 13, 2014

  • maryline

    My first time too ! I hope I will feel comfortable lol

    2 · May 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is the first time coming to one of these. I work outside the centre and won't get there till about 9pm, is it too late? What time do these things wind down?

    1 · May 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hahahah cool sounds good.

      May 13, 2014

  • Rajat H.

    Glad to see I am not the only one going to this event for the first time.. :)

    1 · May 13, 2014

    • Rajat H.

      Thanks Matt..I guess even asking for the toilets can be a great conversation starter :)

      3 · May 13, 2014

  • Tanya

    first time.... Looking forward meeting interesting people

    2 · May 12, 2014

    • Roj

      I hope will see u there

      May 13, 2014

  • Julie G

    I will be arriving later. Looking forward to catching up with friends and meeting new friends.

    1 · May 12, 2014

  • Tanya

    Just joined... Looking forward to meeting intersting, intellectually stimulating and fun people..

    2 · May 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    And another first timer. Looking forward

    May 12, 2014

  • Alice

    First time for me too! Hope to meet all of you! :)

    2 · May 12, 2014

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