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Speed Dating in Earlsfield

Friday March 6, 2015

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Following on from my last blog post about holding events in lovely local establishments for the more discerning individual we're pleased to announce a new partnership, this time in Earlsfield.

Earlsfield is an odd kind of place. The mania of central London is easily accessible and yet, because there's no tube line the area has a calmer, more considered air. No tube line doesn't mean you can't reach it though. Clapham Junction is a stone's throw away, as is Balham and Wansdworth. But it does mean that bars in the area have a particularly welcoming vibe.

It's a hub for late twenties to early thirties with rents more affordable than its salubrious neighbours meaning a growing demand for events for the single professional.

And slotting right in to fulfil this demand is our newest venue, The Earlsfield. A really innovative bar situated in the renovated old station ticket hall, The Earlsfield manages to combine an open airy feel with an intimacy more akin to a basement bar.

The main bar area leads off in one direction down a splendid tunnel area complete with metallic arched roof which culminates in a wonderfully lit conservatory dining space. Overlooking the relaxed crowd is a well sized mezzanine perfectly suited for a less public gathering.

And it's on this mezzanine that we'll be hosting our first Earlsfield speed date on March 24th.

It's a great space to meet like-minded singles with plenty of room for manoeuvre and with the bar serving a broad range of very well priced drinks and  a level of service only Earlsfield can deliver, we're really excited to be here.

We hope you can come and join us. It's definitely worth and look and we hope to see you there.

We'll hopefully be running regular speed dating events in Earlsfield. Check them out here.



The beauty of Speed Dating London lies in its no-nonsense approach. You take an equal number of single girls and guys, put them in a room and give them a few minutes to chat with every other member of the opposite sex.

When you get there

Original speed dating events in London normally begin at 7.30pm. You will need to register with our hosts and to begin with they will issue you with a score sheet. This will help you to keep track of the singles that you would like to meet again and perhaps go on a date with. After a short period of mingling, your host for the evening who will run through detailed instructions and give you your starting position if you are a guy or table for the event if you are a girl.

Meet & Mingle

A London speed dating event is split into two halves, each lasting around an hour, there will be an interval at half time of about 15 minutes for speed dating London. You will have between 4 and 5 minutes with each person, after which you need to tick a box on your score sheet - "yes, I would like to meet this person again" or "no. Thanks but no thanks". Or "friend" if you'd like to get to know them platonically. Make sure that you do this after each date to keep track. Afterwards there is an opportunity for everyone to meet and mingle informally - this is often where the real action begins, so make sure you don't disappear too quickly!

Complete your score sheet

After the event you simply tick who you liked on the Original Dating website and the site works about your matches automatically. If the dates you have ticked as a "yes" have reciprocated you have a match. You will be able to view the first names and message them via our site online without revealing your email address until you are ready to. You'll be having proper first dates in no time.