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Literary speed dating - Tuesday March 10, 2015 - Nordic, Central London, W1

Nordic, Central London

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Tue 10
MAR

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 MALE PLACE

Literary speed dating - Tuesday March 10, 2015 - Nordic, Central London, W1

Nordic, Central London

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Tue 10
MAR

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

This is a past event, please click here to see future events in London.

About the event

BUSY EVENT! - LAST TICKETS! 30+ TICKETS SOLD JUST ONE FEMALE PLACE REMAINING!

Original Dating Presents - Literary Speed Dating

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.

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.

Reviews

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Pheihan Verified Attendee
  People at my table are genuinely nice people and a bottle of champagne after winning quizzes makes a perfect end! Thank you for your generosity and you are amazing host.  
Posted: 17/10/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Pheilan, thanks very much for joining us. It's going to be our list live event for some time sadly.

Jenny Verified Attendee
  I liked the 6 person set up and being able to have lots of time to chat inbetween. It made the best out of a difficult situation!  
Posted: 25/09/2020

Original Dating reply

Thank you Jenny, we hope to bring you more of these!

Shannon Verified Attendee
  Fun evening, lots of laughs. Stuart was a great host!  
Posted: 25/09/2020
Sai Verified Attendee
  Great host, Great atmosphere, Great laughs!  
Posted: 24/09/2020

Original Dating reply

Thank you for the lovely review.

Ian Verified Attendee
  Great event. Our table stayed right together right to closing time, we had a great connection and perfect time no other dating site or provider could have ever given us.  
Posted: 24/09/2020
Lucy Verified Attendee
  Just nice to do things non digitally!!  
Posted: 12/09/2020

Original Dating reply

Hey Lucy, so happy to see you enjoyed the night. It might be the last live gig we do for a while.

Khadiatou Verified Attendee
  The host is always excellent. People are nice  
Posted: 09/09/2020

Original Dating reply

Thank you!

Payam Verified Attendee
  Fun!  
Posted: 08/09/2020

Original Dating reply

So happy to see you enjoyed it.

Christelle Verified Attendee
  Fun evening meeting lots of interesting people  
Posted: 08/09/2020

Original Dating reply

Lovely to read your review thanks very much!

Chris Verified Attendee
  Very nice fun event I will recommend this events to my friends .Chris  
Posted: 03/09/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Chris, amazing feedback thank you!

Adriano Verified Attendee
  friendly people, no awkwardness  
Posted: 02/09/2020

Original Dating reply

That's what we like!

David Verified Attendee
  Great game, comfortable environment. Great people.  
Posted: 11/03/2020

Original Dating reply

We'll take that. Thanks David!

DAVID Verified Attendee
  It was a very good evening, with lots of really nice ladies!  
Posted: 11/03/2020

Original Dating reply

HI David, thanks for the lovely feedback.

Etan Verified Attendee
  Nice crowd! I'd still prefer at least 1 more minute per date, but otherwise I thought it was good! I thought the venue was great because a) it was private and b) we were able to stay and have drinks with each other for a long time after the speed dating finished. I think this was my favourite venue of all the Original Dating venues I've been to.  
Posted: 11/03/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Etan, super feedback thanks very much!

Alan Verified Attendee
  Great fun with a great bunch of people.  
Posted: 11/03/2020

Original Dating reply

Hey Alan, lovely to read your comments.

Jane Verified Attendee
  So much fun – everyone was really high energy and had a great time chatting before and after at the bar.  
Posted: 10/03/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Jane, delighted to read you enjoyed the evening.

Fahim Verified Attendee
  Very interactive event, much better then normal speed dating. Our host Arthur was nice and friendly. The setting is too compact and people leave too soon. I've been to this place years ago, you guys need a bigger place some day. Why is it that dating events always have to be so secluded?  
Posted: 03/03/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Fahim, certainly some interesting feedback for us here. We'll be sure to look into the points you raise. Glad you enjoyed overall.

Louise Verified Attendee
  Fun, in an easy going environment. Helps there happy hour 5-7 before it starts 😅  
Posted: 01/03/2020

Original Dating reply

We love a good happy hour too!

Emily Verified Attendee
  Such a fun evening and met some lovely people  
Posted: 01/03/2020

Original Dating reply

Really happy to read your review, Emily!

Collins Verified Attendee
  Great atmosphere, nice people will definitely attend another event.  
Posted: 01/03/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Colins, so pleased to read this. Thanks!

Laura Verified Attendee
  The event was well organised. It was my first ever speed dating event and I enjoyed it! The host was friendly and the Venue was ideal  
Posted: 01/03/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Laura, we love Perini too! Happy to read you had a good night.

Chris Verified Attendee
  Brilliant evening, met some really lovely people. I was a little nervous at first but everything was fine right away. would recommend this to anyone wanting to get out there l.  
Posted: 01/03/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Chris, so pleased to read this. Our hosts do their best to make everyone feel comfortable.

Francesca Verified Attendee
  The location was very nice, the host too, and the whole night didn't feel like speed dating at all! It just felt like a bunch of friendly people having fun. Potentially meeting a date is just an extra bonus. Will defo go again :) Giving 4 starts only because of the price, wish it were a bit cheaper/there were maybe student discounts or something like that.  
Posted: 27/02/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Francesca, we really appreciate your detailed feedback on our event. So delighted you enjoyed the experience!

Adam Verified Attendee
  Good format. Puts speed dating in the shade! Well done! Good host as well.  
Posted: 27/02/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Adam, so happy to see you enjoyed Dating Against Humanity. We think it's a great event too!

Steffie Verified Attendee
  Fun game, would of like more people and smaller groups for playing  
Posted: 27/02/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Steffie, thanks for your feedback.

Adrian Verified Attendee
  It was all right! Venue was ok too.. some of the folks were weird but you can’t control that can you :)  
Posted: 26/02/2020

Original Dating reply

Thanks Adrian!

Aidan Verified Attendee
  A fun night and was really well run by Hannah  
Posted: 23/02/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Aiden, Hannah will be delighted to read this!

Triona Verified Attendee
  Great fun...just a little loud!¥  
Posted: 23/02/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Triona, we'll be sure to fix the music level for the next one.

K Verified Attendee
  Great, went smoothly staff was great and everyone was friendly.  
Posted: 23/02/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Kristian, massive thanks for your feedback.

Sanjay Verified Attendee
  Great night  
Posted: 23/02/2020

Original Dating reply

Thanks Sanjay!

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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.