Every month Simon Seagrave and I try organise a social get together of like-minded Virtualization enthusiasts held in a pub in central London (and Amsterdam). We like to call it vBeers. Before I go on, I would just like to state, although it's called vBeers, you do NOT have to drink beer or any other alcohol for that matter. This isn't just an excuse to get blind drunk. 

We came up with idea whilst on the Gestalt IT Tech Field Day back in April. We were chatting and we both recognised that we don't get together enough to catch-up, mostly do to busy work schedules and private lives. We felt that if we had a set date each month, the likely hood of us actually making that date would be higher than previous attempts. So the idea of vBeers was born.


The London vBeers is held on the first Thursday of every month starting at 6pm in ‘The Cittie of Yorke’ pub which is placed centrally to both London’s West End and The City. This venue serves a fine of selection of English beers along with soft drinks and bar snacks.

  • Location: The ‘Cittie of Yorke’, London
  • Address:  22 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6BS
  • Nearest Tube:  Chancery Lane
  • Time: 6:00pm
  • Location: Map





The Amsterdam vBeers is held on the first Thursday of every month starting at 6:30pm in ‘Cafe De Omval’ which is placed between Amstelstation and Spaklerweg stations. This venue serves a fine selection of beers along with soft drinks and bar food.

Drinks will not be paid for, there will not be a tab. When you buy a drink please pay for it as no one else will be paying for your drinks.

  • Location: Cafe De Omval
  • Address:  Weesperzijde 250 (hoek Omval)
  • Nearest Metro Station:  Amstelstation (51,53,54)
  • Nearest Tram Station:  Amstelstation (Lijn 12)
  • Nearest Train Station:  Amstelstation 
  • Nearest Bus Station:  Amstelstation (37,40,62,65,136,240,245,355)
  • Time: 6:30pm
  • Location: Map