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Offline Dating Party

The Folly, The City, London

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Sat 17
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Tickets

£20
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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
23-38
Home London Offline Dating Party

Offline Dating Party

The Folly, The City, London

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Sat 17
SEP

Tickets

£20
?
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
23-38

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About the event

*** 200+ PEOPLE ALREADY BOOKED ***

Some things in life are just better done off line and meeting people is definitely one of them. Introducing our Late Summer Offline Dating Party.

We're bringing together 200+ eligible singles to party, drink, laugh and flirt outrageously for one awesome night.

This party features a duo of icebreakers (totally optional) to ensure everyone gets to meet a lot of people. We'll start with our unique take on speed dating. Reimagined for this event and designed so everyone can take part, we'll break the ice in spectacular style with 10-15 quick introductions to get the ball rolling.

From here our locks and keys take up the icebreaking mantle ensuring you continue to meet people throughout the night. Girls get padlocks and guys get keys. Seek out the matching key to your lock and when you find a match head over to our hosts to enter the prize draw. The more matches you find the more people you’ll meet!

It’s a lot of fun nothing breaks the ice like lock and key.

Our venue for this Party is The Folly, a sophisticated City hangout located next to Monument and Bank stations. We’ve hired their huge downstairs bar exclusively for this event. Perfect for this party with enough space for mingling and a few quieter areas too.

Login to our website after the event to select everyone you want to see again. The next day we’ll show you who you matched with and you can use our messenger to arrange to meet up again. Did you know around 80% of people get a match?

Book now and join us for this party. Tickets are already selling fast and you'll meet so many people you're almost guaranteed to click with someone. Book now!

Important information

Event timings:

20:00 - Doors open (Please arrive before 20:25 to guarantee entry)
20:30 - Speed dating icebreaker begins
21:00 - Lock and key icebreaker begins
22:30 - Prize draw

Please ensure you arrive no later than 20:25. To guarantee a successful event it's important that everyone arrives at the venue from the start. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee entry if you arrive late.

Tickets for this event are non-refundable. Our normal cancellation terms and conditions apply.

Price: £20

Sorry, this event has sold out

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Where

Step into The City's secret garden. A vast but comfortable venue located seconds from Monument Tube. The Folly is serious about cocktails and are always one step-ahead of the game in providing you with innovative, perfectly balanced & expertly mixed cocktails.

Original Dating have hired the huge downstairs bar of this classic City venue.

Address  The Folly, 41 Gracechurch St, London, EC3V 0BT

Nearest station  Monument or Bank

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.

Reviews

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Wing Verified Attendee
  Well organised. Friendly people in a relaxed atmosphere.  
Posted: 03/03/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Wing, so pleased to see this. We're so happy you found everyone to be friendly.

Kavi Verified Attendee
  It was a good experience  
Posted: 01/03/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Kavi, thanks for your comments!

Amanda Verified Attendee
  Venue was nice and brilliantly well-located, lighting was good, free cloakroom super-useful. It would have been better to start earlier if possible...I and some others I spoke to were more tired than usual. We're too old to stay out past 9pm in this age group, y'know... ;) I would have appreciated a few more ways to get talking to people, as well as the lock and key. Maybe a couple of icebreaker games or something. Thank you.  
Posted: 01/03/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Amanda, thanks so much for all your feedback. We're super happy that you enjoyed the event overall. We plan to introduce lots of new icebreakers over coming events.

Bhavin Verified Attendee
  Not too busy, good lighting, not too loud ... !! NB move the big central tables further apart, could not mingle in the middle of the bar.  
Posted: 01/03/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Bhavin, thanks for your feedback, we'll be sure to fix this for the next event.

Elaine Verified Attendee
  I’ve had fun meeting new people  
Posted: 01/03/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Elaine, many thanks for feeding back!

Oliver Verified Attendee
  Small icebreaker but largely felt like a good night out in a bar with good people!  
Posted: 01/03/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Oliver, we're delighted you enjoyed Chemistry. Thanks for taking the time to review.

dan Verified Attendee
  Good crowd, nice bar  
Posted: 01/03/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Dan, thanks for your GREAT feedback!

Sandria Verified Attendee
  Nice atmosphere. Not too crowded, tables and seats provided. (As required) sociable event, no problems  
Posted: 01/03/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Sandria, super happy to ready this review.

Mark Verified Attendee
  Good selection of people, all friendly. Comfortable surroundings and reasonably well organised. Would try future events without hesitation.  
Posted: 01/03/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Mark, thanks for your feedback!

Michelle Verified Attendee
  The host was great  
Posted: 28/02/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Michelle, thanks for letting us know, we'll be sure to pass this on to the host!

Anthony Verified Attendee
  Casual conversation ensued in a bar made for the event. 5/5  
Posted: 16/02/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Anthony, how nice of you to say. Thanks!

Steve Verified Attendee
  Really good fun, so many people in attendance and a great balance.  
Posted: 16/02/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Steve, thanks for this. We pride ourselves on attracting a good gender balance, it really helps the success of the events

Nadine Verified Attendee
  So unexpectedly wonderful 🥰  
Posted: 16/02/2020

Original Dating reply

Nadine, this is amazing to see!

Clare Verified Attendee
  Great music, great atmosphere, really well organised  
Posted: 16/02/2020

Original Dating reply

Boom!

Ed Verified Attendee
  Nice venue, fun icebreaker. Good chance to meet lots of people face to face.  
Posted: 16/02/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Ed, so happy to see you enjoyed the party.

Tasmin Verified Attendee
  Liked the concept, would have loved for it to have been a bit longer though as there's so many people to chat to!  
Posted: 16/02/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Tasmin, I know there's so many people to meet!

Vitor Verified Attendee
  The venue and the setting was nice. A bit more pricey than usual, but having the drinks and canapes brought to the table really made it an excellent way to get out and meet people. And in this way, the price was more than justifiable. I would definitely attend more events like these, instead of regular ones on pubs, even with the premium on the price.  
Posted: 14/02/2020
Helen Verified Attendee
  Really good night. Amazing venue, great drinks and snacks  
Posted: 14/02/2020
Katherine Verified Attendee
  Amazing venue, interesting group of like-minded people, good value for money.  
Posted: 13/02/2020
Stefan Verified Attendee
  I was a little apprehensive going into this, which is to be expected, as it was my first time trying speed dating. But I have to say as soon as I sat down and it begun, I felt relaxed and a great time! I met some lovely people with good conversations and it makes a change from using the dating apps. The drinks and food were great too! I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to date.  
Posted: 12/02/2020
Rob Verified Attendee
  Good crowd. Good host. We all stayed as a group and had a drink after....unusual!  
Posted: 02/02/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Rob, we love hearing stories like that!

Sonia Verified Attendee
  I was initially apprehensive but I am glad to say the event surpassed my expectations as the people were fun and sociable!  
Posted: 02/02/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Sonia, this is brilliant news. Thanks for your kind words.

Tracy Verified Attendee
  Well organised, good number of dates and enjoyable range of daters. Good host too!  
Posted: 02/02/2020

Original Dating reply

Thanks Tracy, really pleased to see you enjoyed the event.

Nina Verified Attendee
  A little too quick between people needed more time to make a note etc.  
Posted: 01/02/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Nina, we'll take note of that!

Natasha Verified Attendee
  Very relaxed but well organised  
Posted: 01/02/2020

Original Dating reply

Thank you for your feedback!

Stephan Verified Attendee
  Fun and relaxed evening.  
Posted: 31/01/2020

Original Dating reply

So happy you enjoyed our event!

Christopher Verified Attendee
  Really good night well organised and very friendly  
Posted: 26/01/2020
Marlene Verified Attendee
  Very friendly, very funny with nice people  
Posted: 26/01/2020
Joseph Verified Attendee
  Well coordinated, lively and entertaining. Exceeded my expectations.  
Posted: 26/01/2020
Dan Verified Attendee
  Good, but didn't find anyone I liked romantically  
Posted: 21/01/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Daniel, thanks for this. Just remember, every speed dating event brings a totally different crowd so it's well worth trying again if you like the format.

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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.