What we're about

(Last update: October 2020)
Please not that from March 2020 our activities are only online (using Zoom).
So far we have been doing the following:
- Weekly classes for people wanting to improve their English and learn about British culture (Wednesday evenings)
- Theatre: special broadcasts of recorded musicals or plays, including a presentation before it starts and a post-show discussion (some Friday/Saturday evenings)
- Creative art sessions (Monday evenings)
- Choir singing traditional English music hall songs (some Monday evenings)
- "Stand-up" comedy (Tuesday lunchtimes)
- Online social evenings, discussing our thoughts on Zoom (some Friday evenings)
You can join our online events from anywhere in the world. We will resume in-person events in London only when it is safe to do so, but expect to continue running online events too. The description below relates to our ordinary activities in the past


Are you interested in socialising with a broad international mixture of people?
London International Meetup is an active group which arranges several different activities most weeks. It has been established since 2003 and has one of the largest memberships. Group sizes are restricted to appropriate levels and each event will have a small meetup charge to cover the organisation costs and to ensure the quality of the events.

Our regular events include:

- Social evenings (usually up to 40 people)
Come and meet other members. It is a friendly group and you will be welcomed by the organiser when you arrive. We try to use locations which do not have a lot of background noise. Food and drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are available.

- UK day trips (usually up to 20 people)
We organise day trips on most weekends, usually to a location within England. We travel by public transport (train and local buses or taxis). These are social events - in most cases the group remains together throughout the day, except when going to a busy festival.

- Theatre shows (usually up to 10 people)
See a musical or play in one of the many theatres in London. This is a cheaper and more sociable way to enjoy either West End or off-West End shows. We sometimes do "surprise theatre" events for up to 4 people. As tickets have to be pre-purchased you will need to provide mobile phone contact details when you reply, for confirmation purposes

- Walks (usually up to 20 people)
There is a monthly walk on a Sunday afternoon. Usually this follows a section of one of the special walking routes (eg the London Loop, the Capital Ring or the Thames Path). Lunch is usually in a pub or cafe along the route. A distance of 7-10 miles is followed at a sociable, medium pace.

If you reply Yes to an event, please make sure that you turn up (or if necessary change your reply on the meetup website if you are unable to come). For events which involve tickets (eg day trips or theatre/concerts) usually you will be asked to give your full name and mobile phone number when you reply - please make sure that you provide these so that you can be contacted if necessary. You may be removed from the group if you do not show up for a day trip or theatre show without changing your reply or notifying the organiser.

Upcoming events (2)

English Language/Culture Class (Online)

Online event


Learn English and study about British culture in this weekly online event. This uses Zoom software. It is aimed at people at the Upper Intermediate or Advanced level. You should be able to access the class from a computer, tablet or smartphone. It is best to make sure your device is plugged in or is fully charged, as the app uses quite a bit of battery. You will need to be somewhere that is reasonably quiet to take part. The Zoom link will be available when you have RSVPed Yes to the event. Please always come to this event description and click on the link here (the link may be different for each class). You can join at any time during the event, but obviously it is better if you come at the start. There is a charge of £5 for each lesson you attend. This can be paid afterwards by Paypal or bank transfer. You will be sent details of how to make the payment (please ask if you have not received this).

Speak Your Mind (Online Social Event)

Online event

Come and chat in this weekly online event on Zoom. Is there something you would like to ask or discuss? Or do you just like to chat with a group of friendly people? Wherever in the world you are, come and join us on Friday evening from 5:30pm until 7pm (London time). This event is hosted by Mark and Rakhee

Past events (1,510)

Global Lunchtime Comedy Hour

Online event

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