About the event
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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.
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.
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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.