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Literary speed dating - Tuesday April 21, 2015 - Nordic, Central London, W1

Nordic, Central London

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Tue 21
APR

Tickets

£21
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Our age guides are not set in stone. You are still welcome to book tickets if you are slightly outside the published age range.
Age
25-40
Home London Literary speed dating - BOOK NOW

Literary speed dating - Tuesday April 21, 2015 - Nordic, Central London, W1

Nordic, Central London

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Tue 21
APR

Tickets

£21
?
Our age guides are not set in stone. You are still welcome to book tickets if you are slightly outside the published age range.
Age
25-40

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About the event

Original Dating Presents - Literary Speed Dating

The beauty of speed dating 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.

But perhaps you need someone a little more on your wavelength. Someone a little more literary perhaps. Prepared to defend Buckowski's misogyny while praising the economy of phrase of George Eliot? Or challenging contemporary views of JK Rowling while titillating with Anais Nin?

Then brush off your bookshelf, pull out that barely worn tome you bought thinking you'd absorb its contents through osmosis while it sat, never opened, between Zlatan Ibrahimovic's autobiography and Bridget Jones and get down to the wonderful Nordic Bar in Fitzrovia for a night of literary speed dating.

The method stays the same. Roughly four minutes to chat to each person before moving on to the next but this time let's talk books. There's even a section on your reminder sheet - the piece of paper you mark every one you meet and tick whether they are a 'Match', 'Friend' or 'best not' - where you can mark what books were recommended whether to be read or binned.

You're welcome to discuss whatever book you want. Can you use this literary aid to steer the conversation onto other topics? Will you flounder in your attempt to explain 'War & Peace' in two memorable sentences? Will you find love, laughter or legitimate cause for intellectual angst between the pages of your date?

Whatever happens this promises to be a really fun night of bibliographical brilliance or short story shenanigans (four minutes remember) and you'll be part of a historical movement. One of the first Literary Speed Dating events in the country.

See you there.

Important information

This event takes place in the private back bar.
Doors open 7.00pm
Event starts 7.30pm
(It’s essential that you arrive before 7.25pm in order to take part. We might not be able to allow entry if you are late.)
Speed dating finishes approximately 9.30pm
Venue closes 11.30pm

Nordic is a café style Scandinavian style basement bar located just north of Oxford Street. This hidden gem of bar is known for its outstanding cocktail concoctions and wide range of quality beers. Think laid back Skandi style, splendid cocktails and good times all round. Original Dating have hired their private function room located at the rear of the venue for our speed dating event.

Price: £21

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Where

Nordic is a café style Scandinavian style basement bar located just north of Oxford Street. This hidden gem of bar is known for its outstanding cocktail concoctions and wide range of quality beers. Think laid back Skandi style, wicked cocktails and good times all round. Original Dating have hired their private function room located at the rear of the venue for our speed dating event.

Address  Nordic, 25 Newman Street, London W1T 1PN

Nearest station  Oxford Circus

Tel  020 7631 3174 – 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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Sunny Verified Attendee
Posted: 26/06/2022
Zara Verified Attendee
  Good night  
Posted: 26/06/2022
Tiff Verified Attendee
  Had a great time  
Posted: 26/06/2022
Matthew Verified Attendee
  It was nice meeting new people  
Posted: 25/06/2022
Harry Verified Attendee
  First Event better than I expected. Have fun and nice getting to know new people.  
Posted: 25/06/2022
Chris Verified Attendee
  Enjoyable event but having a paper form to make notes would have been better  
Posted: 25/06/2022
Chris Verified Attendee
  Enjoyable event but having a paper form to make notes would have been better  
Posted: 25/06/2022
Lindsey Verified Attendee
  More toilet breaks would have been good  
Posted: 25/06/2022
Robert Verified Attendee
Posted: 25/06/2022
Ivan Verified Attendee
Posted: 25/06/2022
Sonya Verified Attendee
Posted: 19/06/2022
Saad Verified Attendee
Posted: 15/06/2022
Ross(reza) Verified Attendee
  Nice venue and host is nice guy  
Posted: 15/06/2022
Chris Verified Attendee
Posted: 15/06/2022
Ron Verified Attendee
  Great change from the apps. Did however feel like a member was a plant  
Posted: 10/06/2022

Original Dating reply

Thanks for your feedback Ron. What kind of plant? Like a geranium? 😊

Gareth Verified Attendee
  The host was great and the environment was quite chilled for a 1st timer it was a good experience.  
Posted: 09/06/2022
Charis Verified Attendee
  Good location, GREAT host  
Posted: 09/06/2022
Dimitris Verified Attendee
Posted: 08/06/2022
Giulio Verified Attendee
Posted: 08/06/2022
Caroline Verified Attendee
Posted: 08/06/2022
Carol Verified Attendee
  It was lovely meeting new faces. The host was fabulous 👌 👏  
Posted: 08/06/2022
sarah Verified Attendee
Posted: 08/06/2022
Claudia Verified Attendee
Posted: 07/06/2022
Jason Verified Attendee
Posted: 07/06/2022
Eamonn Verified Attendee
Posted: 07/06/2022
Mehmet Verified Attendee
  Good environment, hoist was very informative  
Posted: 03/06/2022
Ann-Marie Verified Attendee
Posted: 03/06/2022
Ryu Verified Attendee
Posted: 03/06/2022
Namita Verified Attendee
Posted: 03/06/2022
Chris Verified Attendee
  Good fun  
Posted: 03/06/2022
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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.