I am prone, or so I’m told, to ramble, to obfuscate and dissemble and…
But not today. Today is too important for that. Today is when I tell you all about our venue for the Bloggers Bash 2018.
You all know it is happening.
You all know the date. May 19th 2018 in case that one slipped by you.
And now you know the Venue. Well you will when I tell you.
Once again we have decided to bring all you cuddly little Bashites to London, not because we are especially London-centric, even if I am, but because it is probably easiest for everyone to get here.
Last year we based ourselves very centrally, in Victoria and that was splendid in terms of location. But the Venue itself… not so much. It was expensive (we made a loss and the cost of the food and drink was, well, pretty eye-watering) and the room lacked a degree of flexibility. We had a chat, as you do – Sacha called it a debrief but then she’s into doublespeak – and decided that what the Bash needed was a pub, better still a function room in a pub that was accessible to people arriving in the centre which gave us enough space and was in a price bracket that meant it gave decent value for money.
We believe we have secured just the business, the cat’s whiskers, the bees knees, the dog’s, erm, cough, what-have-yous in
As you can see this is a traditional pub set on lovely trendy Chiswick High Road, and is run by Fullers, the pub company with years of experience.
We have secured the Boston Room that has capacity for up to 160, with its own bar and stage for awards, presentations and the wonderful range of events that we will be hosting.
For those of you unfamiliar with Chiswick it lies to the west of the Centre and is 10 stops on the District Line from Victoria (takes about 25 minutes and occassionally you may have to change at Earls Court) and 9 stops on the Piccadilly Line from Green Park, with a change at Hammersmith to (or from, depending whether you are coming or going – this is because the Piccadilly trains only stop during rush hours on week days) the District Line. The nearest station is Turnham Green which sounds like one of my early seafood curry attempts. If you are coming from Heathrow there is a link on the self same Piccadilly line (with said change at Hammersmith). It is a leafy suburb and a very pleasant place to while away a few hours in the company of other bloggers.
Nearer the time we will provide more information about food etc and a reminder of how to get there but for now here are a few video clips I took to get you in the mood….
Here’s me at Victoria as I go on a George IV hunt.
And here I am at Turnham Green station.
Here’s the pub…
And here’s the Boston Room.
Don’t mind the commentary; it was for the Bash Committee but it gives you some idea how I ramble. As I said at the the top, I do go on rather…