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Autumn Lock & Key Party-Update (1)

Friday October 13, 2017

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It's Friday which can only mean one's only one more sleep till the Autumn Lock & Key Party! That's right, it's finally here and it's going to be our busiest one yet with 130 women already booked. As for the men, there's only 20 tickets left and from my experience these won't last long. So don’t be that guy that books last minute because I'm sorry to say you might miss out and this Autumn Lock & Key is not to be missed! 

 We're back at The Refinery near Warren Street and what a great venue this is. The Refinery comes complete with outdoor seating, a great big open plan space and a lengthy bar to cut down those waiting times. The area itself, Regents Place, is perfect for a party, its quietly isolated just of the busy main road which means no pedestrian traffic. It's like it's our own private land. 

 As always our lock & key provides the evenings main ice breaker and takes the pressure off those formal introductions. With over 250 people attending there's plenty of opportunities to test those keys in the locks and be entered into our prize draw and never a dull moment. 

 With the doors open at 8pm and the bar closing around 12:30 this night is sure to be the dating event of the month. You'll be flirting for hours and come closing time you're only a short walk to clubs and bars if you wish to continue the night. We can't wait and I'm sure you can't either, see you there! 

Last 20 tickets for guys available here.


Stuart is one of our regular hosts and over the years has become something of an expert in dating. Watch out for his regular posts full of dating tips and advice. 




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.