The Chelmsford Christmas Lock & Key Party 2018

Slug and Lettuce, Essex, Chelmsford

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Welcome to the best singles party in Chelmsford and Essex.

Over 100+ people will join us for this exciting night of offline festive fun. This super sociable event features our fantastic lock & key icebreaker to ensure you meet a huge number of people.

The best bit? Everyone is single, a similar age and we ensure there's equal male/female ratio in the room.

There's prizes to be won as you seek out the person holding the key that matches your lock (or vice versa).

Each time you find a matching pair you'll be in with a chance to win one of our great prizes.

And of course, you'll meet loads of people along the way, all in the stunning surroundings of the private upstairs bar at the Slug and Lettuce, Chelmsford.

We've hired the whole upstairs including the gorgeous balcony over looking the canal, perfect for a winters night.

Head to our website the following day to view a list of everyone that attended. Select the people you like and our system will tell you who you mutually matched with. Get in touch again via our messenger and the rest is up to you.

This party is the perfect place to meet people this summer. You just need your ticket! Book now, this will sell out.


Important information

- 20:00 - Doors open [Please arrive on time]
- 20:30 - Lock and key icebreaker begins
- 22:30 - Prize draw
- 00:30 - Last orders at the bar

Please ensure you arrive at the venue at the start time. We have a limited time for registrations and arriving late may mean you cannot get in.

Tickets for this event are non-refundable. Our normal cancellation terms and conditions apply. No tickets are for sale on the door.

Price: £20

This event has already occurred

Welcome to the biggest party for singles in Essex this Christmas. 100 people expected!


The Slug and Lettuce is located in Chelmsford's bustling town centre, overlooking the river. Local parking is available and only a 10 minute walk from the station. Original Dating has exclusive use of the upstairs bar, with a great selection of cocktails, beers and global classics . This venue boasts contemporary decor and views of the river, that we know you'll enjoy! Come join us for a great speed dating event in the heart of Essex.

Address  Slug and Lettuce, The Meadows, 1-5 Annonay Walk, Chelmsford, CM2 6FL

Nearest station  Chelmsford Station

Tel  020 7112 5174 – Please note this is not a booking line

PLEASE NOTE: Advance booking is essential and no tickets will be available to purchase on the door. Online booking is simple and very secure. Our payments are handled by Stripe, one of the world's largest payment processors using the highest grade security currently available.

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Meet your host


Hailing from bonnie Scotland, Stuart is not just our lead host but also our marketing man here at Original Dating towers. He brings a warm, charismatic and friendly energy to our events. His experience shows and over the years he's developed the ability to time a four minute date without using a stopwatch. Spooky. Stuart would walk 500 miles. And he will walk 500 more to make your dating event the best ever.

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Meet your host


Born and raised in California, Joshua brings a stateside vibrancy, charm and charisma to any event he's part of. His enthusiasm makes him one of our most popular hosts. Choose an event with Joshua at the helm and you're in for a very entertaining night.

Original Dating Presents...
A Mistletoe Mingle

Join up to 300+ single Londoners (equal male/female ratio) for our HUGE Christmas party


We've exclusively hired The Anthologist in The City, just minutes from bank tube station. This gorgeous city bar is an awesome place to spend an evening and creates the perfect backdrop for this, London's biggest Christmas singles event!


Enjoy a few drinks, make use of the icebreakers and flirt just a bit and you'll have a great time and meet a huge number of people. So many people, in fact, you're very likely to meet at least one person you click with. 


Our lock & key icebreaker

Girls get padlocks and guys get keys. The aim? To find a matching lock for your key (or vice versa). In doing so you'll meet loads of people, so many in fact, you're bound to meet at least one person you'll want to see again. This is a very easy way to meet lots of people fast and it's the best icebreaker we've found.


When you find a matching set both you and your 'match' head over to our desk where you'll be entered into our prize draw later in the night.
The more people you meet the more chances you have of winning some bubbly.


Matching and messaging

You're bound to meet loads of people at this party, that's guaranteed, but it's not always easy to ask for phone numbers. No problem. Using our matching system you’ll be able to view everyone you met at the event and select them as either a yes, friend or on any device.

We'll let you know about your mutual matches the next day and you’ll be able to message anyone you matched with to arrange dates. No other company has this and it really sets our events apart.


Why you MUST be there

  • There's no better place to meet people in London this Christmas
  • Stunning venue
  • Great drinks prices
  • 300 people attending
  • Equal male/female ratio attending
  • Just for professionals in their 20s and 30s
  • Brilliant Lock & key icebreaker
  • Music played at a volume for socialising
  • Loads of prizes to be won!


Book now and secure your place at our Christmas Party!