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Drupalgängers is the name of our program for companions to DrupalCon attendees. Although not attending DrupalCon, Drupalgangers will get to socialise with others and explore London.

During the London DrupalCon companions of attendees are invited to take part in group walks around London. Those walks are designed to cover the most spectacular parts of London and suitable for sunny and rainy days, people of all ages including kids. All Drupalgängers walks are free and many attractions there are free to enter and explore.

We are planning to have a meetup on the 22nd August where people will get a chance to meet each other and discuss what activities they prefer. From the 23rd to 25th we have planned walks suitable for people of all ages, including families. These cover many of the nicest parts of London that you might not see on a standard commercial tour - but we will see Big Ben and other attractions!

Opening Night Party

Drupalgängers are welcome to attend the Opening Night Party at the Proud 2 club in O2 Arena! In order to do so, they have to ask their registered partner to go to regonline, edit their registration and purchase a reception only ticket. Those tickets will be given to attendees together with other items at the registration desk at Fairfield Halls.

Online resources

We have a Drupalgangers group at - please sign up here if you didn't already. This provides a shared login on where we have forums set up.

Public Google map for Drupalgangers, please feel free to add things.

We also have a Facebook group.

Please email your questions and suggestions to with 2011 London in subject line.

Meeting point: Monmouth Cafe

The meeting point for Drupalgängers will be Monmouth café at Borough Market near London Bridge train & London Bridge Underground stations:

2 Park Street

The meeting time at Monmouth:
Monday 22nd August: 11 am. - 1 pm.
Tuesday 23rd August - Wednesday 24th August: 10 am. - 10.30 am.
Thursday 25th August: 11 am. - 11.30 am.

Map & walking routes

Directions to Monmouth from London Bridge exits

If you are travelling by Underground, use the exit towards Borough Market. When you get up the steps you will see Southwark Street on your left and Stoney Street a few meters in front, on your right. Monmouth is half way down the Stoney Street.

From London Bridge train station walk from the main entrance with the taxi rank outside and turn right towards Southwark Cathedral. Cross the main road in front of Southwark Cathedral. There will be steps going towards Southwark Cathedral. You can take them on the left side and go directly through Borough Market (follow the railway wall and arches through the market, it's a straight path) Monmouth will be straight in front, on the corner of Stoney Street and Park Street.



London Walks

1. The Thames walk main attractions:
Houses of Parliament
Big Ben
Westminster Bridge
the Thames
London Aquarium in County Hall,_London
London Eye
Royal Festival Hall
Waterloo Bridge
Blackfriars Bridge
Tate Modern
Shakespeare's Globe
Southwark Bridge
Borough Market
Southwark Cathedral,
London Bridge

2. The Royal walk:
London Victoria station
Little Ben
Buckingham Palace
Green Park
St. James's Park
ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art)
Horse Guards Parade
Trafalgar Square
National Gallery

it is possible to see Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace or At Horse Guards Arch if you like

3. The City walk:
Borough Market
Southwark Cathedral
City Hall
Tower Bridge
Design Museum
Tower of London
London Bridge
The Clink
Golden Hinde
Southwark Bridge
Shakespeare's Globe
Millennium Bridge
St. Paul's Cathedral
London Wall (the edge of Roman Londinium)
Museum of London
Ludgate Hill
St. Brides
Fleet Street
Royal Courts of Justice
Somerset House

River Cruises

The river Thames is spectacular. If you haven't seen the Thames, you haven't seen London. Many attractive landmarks of the city can be seen from the river banks. Also, many riverboat tours are available during the summer - most running between Westminster and Greenwich, but some go as far as the Thames Barrier, Kew Gardens and Hampton Court. Different trips are available from different piers.

Hop-on/hop-off cruises

Thames Clipper is a local river service suitable for commuters. There are no guides on these boats. Thames Clippers depart and go between: London Eye Pier, Bankside Pier, London Bridge Pier, Canary Wharf Pier Greenwich and North Greenwich Piers. Single trip with an
Oyster card - £5 with a valid Travelcard- £3.70

City Cruises: available in many languages. Cruises depart frequently from Westminster Pier, London Eye Pier, Tower Pier and Greenwich Pier almost every day of the year. Prices range from £8 per adult (half-price for children, seniors and London Freedom Pass holders) to £33.50 for a super-value family ticket for 2 adults and up to 3 children traveling together. Adult return is £13 and multi-trip ticket is £13.50 Travelcard holders get 1/3 discount.

Circular Cruises

London Eye River Cruise: 40 minute circular sightseeing cruise with views of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. Prices: Adult £12, Family of four £36. Combined with the ticket to London Eye - Adult £27, Family of four £82.98

There also some great speed boat trips - LondonRIBvoyages which cost £32 per adult. They are more like a roller coaster ride than a sightseeing tour.

All tickets are cheaper if booked online. There are some group discounts too.

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