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Literary speed dating - Tuesday June 16, 2015 - Nordic, Central London, W1

Nordic, Central London

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Tue 16
JUN

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 - LAST FEW PLACES!

Literary speed dating - Tuesday June 16, 2015 - Nordic, Central London, W1

Nordic, Central London

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Tue 16
JUN

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

VERY POPULAR EVENT - FEMALE TICKETS SOLD OUT - LAST 3 MALE TICKETS!

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

Sorry, this event has sold out

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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.

Reviews

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John Verified Attendee
  Fun event, very relaxed, nice people  
Posted: 01/12/2021

Original Dating reply

Thanks John, great to hear!

Haroon Verified Attendee
  Spot on a good way to meet new people  
Posted: 27/11/2021
Janelle Verified Attendee
  Good vibes, nice opportunity to meet and chat to new people.  
Posted: 27/11/2021
Mayur Verified Attendee
Posted: 26/11/2021
Millie Verified Attendee
Posted: 25/11/2021
Barbara Verified Attendee
  Beautiful and gracious host was very helpful. The event had a good match of males to females. The venue was intimate and peaceful to engage in conversation. Very mice!@ Thank you  
Posted: 25/11/2021
Sanjay Verified Attendee
  I enjoyed meeting new singletons! 😊 I would give 5 stars if it wasn’t too noisy 😩  
Posted: 25/11/2021
Helen Verified Attendee
Posted: 24/11/2021
Daryl Verified Attendee
Posted: 24/11/2021
Romans Verified Attendee
  Was great  
Posted: 24/11/2021
Mayur Verified Attendee
Posted: 22/11/2021
Lewis Verified Attendee
  It was my first time going to a speed dating event, and I enjoyed it very much. It was just the sort of thing you need, regarding the pandemic, a chance to meet new people.  
Posted: 22/11/2021

Original Dating reply

Thanks Lewis, we're really happy to see you enjoyed the night

Ama Verified Attendee
Posted: 21/11/2021
Tom Verified Attendee
  Marvelous experience. Thank you.  
Posted: 21/11/2021

Original Dating reply

Tom, you are a star - thanks for your review.

Craig Verified Attendee
Posted: 21/11/2021
Robert Verified Attendee
Posted: 21/11/2021
sintija Verified Attendee
Posted: 19/11/2021
Jeff Verified Attendee
  Great people. Very good host. Very welcoming.  
Posted: 17/11/2021
Cindy Verified Attendee
  Great host.. fun evening out  
Posted: 16/11/2021
Lizzie Verified Attendee
  Good fun, well run and nice host :))  
Posted: 14/11/2021
Emma Verified Attendee
  Great selection of people attending, well organised and smoothly run. Met some really interesting people and we went out clubbing After so was a really fab night! Only comment was that Perini & Perini was super loud so made it difficult to hear the conversation.  
Posted: 14/11/2021

Original Dating reply

It sounds like it was a very busy event, glad to hear you had such a blast!

Philip Verified Attendee
  Was well-organised. Meeting in groups is perhaps not as good as one-on-one like traditional speed dating  
Posted: 08/11/2021

Original Dating reply

Thanks for the feedback Philip. Our varied events line up means there's an event for everyone.

Tony Verified Attendee
  Good laid back vibe. Enjoyed some good conversations with good people  
Posted: 07/11/2021
Donna Verified Attendee
  I enjoyed the event, it was nice to see the guys face to face instead of virtually.  
Posted: 07/11/2021
Meg Verified Attendee
  Nice venue, great number of singles, good fun.  
Posted: 07/11/2021
Olivia Verified Attendee
  It was a relatively spontaneous decision to buy a ticket and attend this event butI am so glad I did. I had never done anything like this before so wasn’t too sure what to expect. I attended on my own of which there were also others on their own. From the minute I walked in I felt welcomed and at ease. It was highly organised, a great venue and was a really nice atmosphere from start to finish. Was a really good turn out, good ratio of men to women and also mix of ages. The hosts were fab too. So friendly and personable. The bar was quick and efficient. A fun filled Saturday night.  
Posted: 07/11/2021
Matt Verified Attendee
  The host was fantastic. How can I select that I want to date her too? 😂  
Posted: 03/11/2021
Jade Verified Attendee
Posted: 03/11/2021
Reuben R Verified Attendee
Posted: 03/11/2021
Anne Verified Attendee
  Always good vibes :)  
Posted: 03/11/2021
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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.