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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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Date Idea: Electric Cinema Notting Hill

Friday July 14, 2017

Cinema’s, huh, they’re all the same. We’ll they are if your chosen cinema is a common or garden Vue or Odeon. On the other hand, if you go to the Electric Cinema in Notting Hill then no matter how good or bad the film is you’re still going to walk away with a win.

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Rock The Boat - Our HUGE Summer Boat Party of 2017

Wednesday July 12, 2017

The summer is here, its official and you can’t beat London in the sun! It’s also a great time to be single. Why? Beer gardens, parks and heaths, shorts and pina colada’s.

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Wimbledon

Tuesday July 11, 2017

It’s that time of year again when tennis becomes the number 1 sport in the world. You guessed it, Wimbledon!

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Netflix and Chill - Sci-Fi

Thursday July 6, 2017

We’re back with another Netflix and Chill but this time we’re going to be taking a closer look at the sci-fi genre. Now I’m a huge fan of sci-fi and what’s not to love. It really does take you somewhere else and takes suspending belief to a whole new level.

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The Art of Conversation

Wednesday July 5, 2017

For some people, the art of conversation is second nature. They have the gift of the gab, a silver tongue and could talk their way out of almost any situation.

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Date Venues: Craft Beer Pubs in London

Tuesday July 4, 2017

If you a fan of craft beers, then you have come to the right place. London has some of the finest craft beers at its disposal and some of the best bars to go with it.

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How to tell if she’s interested in you

Thursday June 29, 2017

It’s not always easy to know if someone likes you or not, and we can spend hours stressing over how that date went, especially if it’s someone you really like.

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London This Weekend

Wednesday June 28, 2017

There’s always so much to do in London, I never know where to start. At the same time there is so many variations on the standard activities so we cant really complain.

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Glastonbury

Monday June 26, 2017

So, it was the biggest British festival of the year at the weekend, that’s right Glasto 2017.

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Date Ideas: Secret Cinema

Thursday June 22, 2017

Secret Cinema started back in 2011 and has evolved into one of the biggest interactive theatre events in London.

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HOW IT WORKS

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.