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Autumn Lock & Key Party-Update (1)

Friday October 13, 2017

It's Friday which can only mean one thing......it's only one more sleep till the Autumn Lock & Key Party!

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Dating Against Humanity

Tuesday October 10, 2017

If you have you ever played Cards Against Humanity then you will know what I'm talking about when I say that it's so wrong its right!

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Final tickets for the Autumn Lock & Key Party

Monday October 9, 2017

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Best Cocktail Pop-Ups for Dates

Monday October 2, 2017

London must be the home of pop-up bars in the UK, with tons of new themed bars popping up all the time and what better places to take a date.

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Amazon Prime and Chill

Wednesday September 27, 2017

That’s right, the new world power Amazon are now also rivaling Netflix for online streaming. They create their own Amazon Exclusive TV shows such as Man In The High Castle which is all about what would’ve happened if the Nazis won the war.

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Days of the Week to Date

Tuesday September 26, 2017

In an ideal world we’d probably all like to have the day off after we go on a date.

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More success at our events

Tuesday September 26, 2017

Another success story, in today!

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Best Pubs to Watch The Football in London

Thursday September 14, 2017

So where is good to watch the footy in London?

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Netflix and Chill – British TV Comedies

Tuesday September 12, 2017

After the recent Bank Holiday, I found myself nursing a hangover from hell and found myself needing some help in the form of Haribo, Irn Bru and Netflix.

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Hollywood Remakes

Monday September 11, 2017

Is it just me or does it seem like Hollywood has run out of inspiration?

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Date Ideas: Best Pub Crawls In London

Thursday September 7, 2017

When it comes to British pastimes, going down the pub has to be right up there with the most popular. And what’s better than going to one pub? Going to 2,3 or even 6 pubs of course.

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What makes Speed Dating the best way to meet people?

Wednesday September 6, 2017

I was talking to someone the other night at one of our events. They had never been speed dating before so I reassured them they were in for a great night and I said without hesitation that its THE best way to meet people.

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Tourist attractions that make surprisingly good date ideas

Friday September 1, 2017

London has a lot to offer, I mean there are hundreds of bars, pubs and pop-ups all over that each have their own well thought out theme, environment or quirk. Of course, these places always make for a great date idea but it’s a little predictable even if it is a bit different or unique.

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London Nightlife: Soul Train

Thursday August 31, 2017

London, the big smoke, corporate and banking capital of the UK but also the hub of creative, full of theatre, music and art. A center of excellence in practically any field you care to mention.

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Netflix and Chill-Classics

Wednesday August 30, 2017

Netflix are always adding new films but that doesn’t mean they will all be recent releases. I for one am guilty of not watching films if they’re in black in white or just look a bit dated, especially action films or anything you would expect to have special effects.

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Things to do this August bank holiday.

Friday August 25, 2017

Another bank holiday is upon us, its been too long since we had what felt like at least four in the space of six weeks. I think we all deserve one as well! I’m sure we’ve all been working hard when its been sunny outside and we’ve been stuck inside (for that one week it was actually nice weather).

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Event Report: Rock The Boat - Lock and Key Party 2017

Thursday August 10, 2017

In case you missed our boat party this year I’m going to give you a quick run down including some behind the scenes info of our best boat party to date.

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Date Ideas: Everyman Cinema

Friday August 4, 2017

When it comes to film nothing beats watching a film on the big screen. Nothing. We all love all the loud explosions and eating popcorn with a friend (or date) and watching the drama unfold in front of our eyes as we suspend our disbelief that these larger than life characters played by these incredibly perfect millionaires tell us a heart wrenching and compelling story.

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Date Ideas: The People’s Park Tavern

Wednesday July 26, 2017

With the sun is shining who really wants to be inside? Not me! Where better to enjoy the sunshine than a beer garden? Now, many of London’s pubs have a garden but not all gardens are created equal. Here’s one that I’m very I’m happy to recommend. I give you The People’s Park Tavern.

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Date Ideas - Heaths, Parks and Commons

Thursday July 20, 2017

In this concrete jungle we call London, there’s tons of pubs and beer gardens but we can’t always fork out the London prices to sit in a pub all day drinking and eating.

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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 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. 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.



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