WordCamp London 2018 – What an Amazing Weekend

Last weekend was the annual trip down to the capital for the WordCamp London conference. It is always a terrific event and a chance to meet up with some old friends. This weekend did not disappoint and was a cracker!

The weekend always starts early on a Friday morning. In fact it could start on a Thursday as there is a contributor day (where you can help contribute to the open source WordPress project) on the Friday. However this would mean just too long away from the family.

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The First Highrise Digital Retreat

For the last 2 nights and 3 days I have spent the time in London, in a delightful AirBnB flat overlooking the river Thames, spending time with work colleagues for our very first Highrise Digital retreat. We spent time together working on various planning for projects and ideas moving forwards for 2018. We had a great time and this post is all about what we did and where we stayed.

Being a remote company, although we chat and see each other everyday we rarely get the chance to actually meet in person and spend time with each other. As we have grown as a company we have grown to realise that this time together is very important.

To rectify this we rented an AirBnB flat near St. Katherine’s dock in London, not too far away from Tower Bridge. The flat/apartment was amazing with some stunning views over the river Thames. It was two bedroom with a third bed located on a mezzanine floor above the main living space – that was designated my bed and it was pretty comfy. I slept with the stars out of the window to my side which was really nice.

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A Trip to WordCamp London 2017

This weekend was the annual WordCamp London conference in the capital. Every year our community of open source software developers, users, designers and everyone else involved with WordPress gather in the capital in order to discuss everything WordPress related. It is always a brilliant weekend and this weekend was no exception.

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The Abandoned Trip to London

This morning I embarked on a trip to London to see my colleague Keith and attend the WordPress London meet up event. Waking up in the morning was the news that #stormdoris was hitting most parts of the United Kingdom, but on checking the rail services for my journey – all “appeared” well.

After walking the kids to school in the pouring rain it was time to head to the station to catch the train to Preston. This part of the journey went according to plan. In fact it went better than according to plan as I was able to jump on an earlier train.

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BigWP WordPress Meetup in London

I travelled down to London on the train to meet-up with Keith for the WordPress BigWP meet-up help at the stunning News UK building near Tower bridge. Got some great photos of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London on the way.

The morning after we had a great breakfast at the Breakfast Club restaurant after meeting one of our clients.

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