5 Of Our Favourite London Tech Meetups

compiled by the makeshift team 

New to London, or just new to London's tech scene? 

Whether you’re looking for a social environment or a place to learn something new,  there are a plethora of community events in the London tech world, tailored to every different niche and corner of the industry.


It’s by no means an exhaustive list, but the Makeshift team has compiled a few of our favourite ongoing tech events in London for you to check out.

@_AmandaFoley’s favourite: Silicon Drinkabout

Silicon Drinkabout is a weekly networking event on a Friday evening, based at a different Shoreditch boozer or tech-related venue each week. It’s become somewhat of an institution in the startup community, and it’s always a great place to kick back, relax and knock back a few cold ones with your fellow denizens of Old Street.  It’s run by the 3 Beards, who also do a handful of other great startup community events.  

@jasecoop's favourite: Front End London

Front-end London is an evening meetup hosted by Made by Many that’s dedicated to all aspects of front-end development. They chat about a wide variety of topics such as CSS, Sass / LESS, RWD and JavaScript, with thought-provoking talks from a variety of speakers.

@ntlk’s favourite: London Ruby User Group

Ruby dev? Meet the London Ruby User Group; a community of ruby developers based in and around London who host a monthly meetup with talks, demos and pub nights.

TechHub Demo Night

TechHub was one of London’s original co-working spaces, and they still maintain extremely popular regular events, including the oft sold-out TechHub Demo Night. It’s a chance for local startups to get feedback in a supportive environment, and perhaps catch the eye of a lurking investor or two.

Don’t Pitch Me, Bro! 

Another event from the 3 Beards team, DPMB is designed to get to the nitty gritty of business, not the hockey stick graphs and zero revenue models, but instead designed to help you ascertain where the next step may lie.

Ben Matthews did a great writeup on how he keeps track of London’s many tech events, featuring our tiny events platform, Attending, where you can browse all of our public events, many of which take place in London.

If you’re thinking of starting your own tech meetup, what are you waiting for?