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Speed Dating in Balham

The Bedford, Balham, London

Thursday, 14 October 2021

Thu 14
OCT

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
23-35
Home London Speed Dating in Balham

Speed Dating in Balham

The Bedford, Balham, London

Thursday, 14 October 2021

Thu 14
OCT

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
23-35

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

About the event

We’re back in Balham where it all began and we're proud to bring our unique brand of speed dating to the beautifully refurbished Bedford.

Come join us (and around other 30 guests) for a series of four minute dates at the stunning private Cocktail Bar of The Bedford.

We attract a lively crowd to this stylish establishment every other Thursday. Put the phones down and enjoy a night of real life introductions. By the end of the night, you'll have met everyone, and no doubt made a match or three.

Book now!

Important information

This event takes place in the private upstairs cocktail bar. On arrival to the Bedford please make your way to the staircase located to the right of the bar and head upstairs to the cocktail bar where the host will meet you.

- Doors open 7.00pm
- Event starts 7.30pm
- Speed dating finishes approximately 9.30pm
- Venue closes 11.30pm

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.

Price: £20

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Where

The Bedford, Balham's iconic bar, restaurant and live music venue is back after a multi million pound refurbishment. This unrivalled pub and live entertainment venue is now also the new home of Original Dating. We have exclusive access to the first floor Cocktail Bar, perfect for Thursday night speed dating.

Address  The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9HD

Nearest station  Balham Station

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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Darren Verified Attendee
  Nice evening  
Posted: 24/10/2021
Louise Verified Attendee
  Fun meeting new people  
Posted: 22/10/2021
Eleni Verified Attendee
  I liked the location and host was amazing and very helpful. It was great and fun event.  
Posted: 22/10/2021
Eyad Verified Attendee
  Well organised. Good vibes. Great host.  
Posted: 22/10/2021
Kate Verified Attendee
  Good location and venue, relaxed and well run. Had fun and nice way to meet new people regardless of what you’re looking for, friends relationship etc doesn’t matter either way 😁  
Posted: 22/10/2021
Steven Verified Attendee
  Great fun, with everyone sociable, friendly and fun. Well organised to keep things flowing well.  
Posted: 22/10/2021
Jon Verified Attendee
  The people, including the host Dani, were lovely. Nice atmoshphere and friendly staff behind the bar. Would come again.  
Posted: 22/10/2021
Toni Verified Attendee
  Always better to meet people face to face. Event was great  
Posted: 22/10/2021
Coirle Verified Attendee
  Nice vibe, nice crowd, facilitator did a great job :)  
Posted: 22/10/2021
Bradley Verified Attendee
  Lovely friendly people, good host. Would definitely recommend 🙂  
Posted: 22/10/2021
Briar Verified Attendee
  I had such a fun and enjoyable night. It was a good turnout, met some lovely people. I would do it again.  
Posted: 22/10/2021
Sarah Verified Attendee
  Lovely and friendly people  
Posted: 22/10/2021
Stephen Verified Attendee
  Good location, host was fun.  
Posted: 22/10/2021
Kimberley Verified Attendee
  Very well organised, great experience  
Posted: 22/10/2021
Edward Verified Attendee
  It had a natural feel to it and everyone was very welcoming  
Posted: 22/10/2021
David Verified Attendee
  Nice people - all good fun  
Posted: 21/10/2021
Matthew Verified Attendee
  The host Joe was very nice and helpful and I liked the way the whole thing was set so people could have an equal opportunity at speaking to each and everyone. I enjoyed my night and I might even come back for another one, so many thanks for it.  
Posted: 21/10/2021
David Verified Attendee
  Great speed dating event meetings of interesting and gorgeous women 😀, very well hosted by joe 👍  
Posted: 21/10/2021
Eduardo Verified Attendee
  Great host, well organised, appreciate the evening.  
Posted: 21/10/2021
Ben Verified Attendee
  Sara was lovely and all the people were too!  
Posted: 21/10/2021
Rich Verified Attendee
  Relaxed atmosphere, good venue  
Posted: 21/10/2021
Peter Verified Attendee
Posted: 21/10/2021
Katija Verified Attendee
Posted: 20/10/2021
Roshan Verified Attendee
Posted: 20/10/2021
Tom Verified Attendee
Posted: 17/10/2021
Syndsey Verified Attendee
  This was the best experience thus far... the energy, the selection of people... I had a wonderful time. I'd love to keep in touch with everyone lol  
Posted: 17/10/2021
Nick Verified Attendee
Posted: 17/10/2021
Dumi Verified Attendee
Posted: 17/10/2021
Gabor Verified Attendee
  Good  
Posted: 16/10/2021
Vartan Verified Attendee
  Good atmosphere and quality dates.  
Posted: 15/10/2021
Ricky Verified Attendee
  Was a wicked experience  
Posted: 20/08/2021

Original Dating reply

Thanks Ricky, we're so happy you enjoyed it.

Darren Verified Attendee
  Quality  
Posted: 22/07/2021
Rebecca Verified Attendee
  Was so good , really nice to talk to people and get to know them. Would be helpful if everyone had a photo on their profile  
Posted: 22/07/2021
Jessica Verified Attendee
  Such a fun night :) would definitely recommend !  
Posted: 14/02/2020
Davide Verified Attendee
  Host provided much needed enthusiasm and helped break the ice, good location and a fun group  
Posted: 14/02/2020
Tof Verified Attendee
  Great people, great venue!  
Posted: 17/01/2020

Original Dating reply

We love The Bedford too. Glad you enjoyed meeting everyone.

Alex Verified Attendee
  Everyone was very friendly so it wasn’t an intimidating experience. I was expecting there to be more people at the event though.  
Posted: 16/01/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Alex, thanks for your feedback. Totally agree, this event was a touch quieter - I guess January is a long month so that kept a few people away.

Filippos Verified Attendee
  Had an amazing first experience speed dating at the Bedford. The host was amazing and the people that showed up were super cool. Thank you for tonight.  
Posted: 16/01/2020

Original Dating reply

So pleased you had such a great time. Delighted to read your review.

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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.