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SUMMER IN THE CITY - LOCK & KEY PARTY 2021

The Drift, The City, London

Saturday, 10 July 2021

Sat 10
JUL

Tickets

£24 £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
23-40
Male left
10+
Female left
10+
Early bird tickets just £20
Over 200 people expected
Equal male/female ratio attending
Home London SUMMER IN THE CITY - LOCK & KEY PARTY 2021

SUMMER IN THE CITY - LOCK & KEY PARTY 2021

The Drift, The City, London

Saturday, 10 July 2021

Sat 10
JUL

Tickets

£24 £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
23-40
Male left
10+
Female left
10+
Early bird tickets just £20
Over 200 people expected
Equal male/female ratio attending
Early bird tickets just £20
Over 200 people expected
Equal male/female ratio attending

Meet your host

About the event

*** OVER 200 PEOPLE EXPECTED - BOOK NOW! ***

Welcome to the biggest and best party for unattached Londoners.

Over 200 people will join us for this exciting night of offline summer fun. This super sociable event features our fantastic lock & key icebreaker to ensure you meet a huge number of people.

The best bit? Everyone is single, a similar age and we ensure there's equal male/female ratio in the room.

There's prizes to be won as you seek out the person holding the key that matches your lock (or vice versa).

Each time you find a matching pair you'll be in with a chance to win one of our great prizes.

And of course, you'll meet loads of people along the way, all in the stunning, spacious surroundings of The Drift, moments from Liverpool Street Station.

Head to our website the following day to view a list of everyone that attended. Select the people you like and our system will tell you who you mutually matched with. Get in touch again via our messenger and the rest is up to you.

This party is the perfect place to meet people this summer. You just need your ticket! Book now, this will sell out.

LIMITED EARLY BIRD TICKETS JUST £20

Important information

- 20:00 - Doors open [Please arrive on time]
- 20:30 - Lock and key icebreaker begins
- 22:30 - Prize draw
- 00:30 - Last orders at the bar

Please ensure you arrive at the venue at the start time. We have a limited time for registrations and arriving late may mean you cannot get in.

Tickets for this event are non-refundable. Our normal cancellation terms and conditions apply. No tickets are for sale on the door.

Price: £20

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Where

The Drift is located at the base of the seriously impressive formerly Heron, now Salesforce, Tower moments from Liverpool Street tube and train stations. Now, a striking tower needs a striking bar and The Drift delivers a stunning sanctuary in the heart of The Square Mile.

The Drift is a grand space, boasting floor to ceiling windows and bespoke furniture. From the striking bar, to the balcony space upstairs, with cosy hideaways in between, The Drift exudes sophistication.

Address  The Drift, Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY

Nearest station  Liverpool Street

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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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!

Stewart Verified Attendee
  Nice space, met some friendly people  
Posted: 14/01/2020

Original Dating reply

Thank you Stewart.

Holly Verified Attendee
  A few more activities would have been fun...It felt we were just left to our own devices which was fine but a few things to do and ice breakers would have made this a five star event! Otherwise I had a lot of fun and think this is a great idea!  
Posted: 12/01/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Holly, thanks so much for your feedback. We're delighted you had fun but you're right, the main icebreaker at this event is lock and key. It's also possible to sign up for the speed dating for an added icebreaker.

Teik Verified Attendee
  I had a fun night and good experienced  
Posted: 12/01/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Teik, delighted you enjoyed it!

Cat Verified Attendee
  The venue was great and easy accessible coming from Stevenage. The Lock and Key was enjoyable and got to meet a lot of people and easier to strike up conversations!  
Posted: 12/01/2020

Original Dating reply

Thanks Cat, so glad to see you enjoyed the night.

Oliver Verified Attendee
  Great free-form atmosphere, fantastic turnout, nice venue. The lock and key game adds a fun element to proceedings and encourages people to get out and mingle. Maybe a few more prizes given out next time?  
Posted: 12/01/2020

Original Dating reply

Hey Oliver, thank you so much, we're delighted you enjoyed the lock and key party last weekend. We'll try to up our game on the prizes for next time!

Davinia Verified Attendee
  I enjoyed the speed dating, the hosts stuart and Joseph were lovely. The lock and key party was just okay the music was a bit too loud and some of the men were less approachable and arrogant. 3.5 stars overall  
Posted: 12/01/2020

Original Dating reply

Hey Davinia, thanks for taking the time to name-check our hosts, we'll pass on your comments x

philip Verified Attendee
  Friendly team that organises the events, great venues and attracts a lovely cross-section of people  
Posted: 12/01/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Philip, thanks so much for your feedback - really pleased you enjoyed it.

ben Verified Attendee
  amazing idea. i hope youll have more events like this. you can chat with someone and youre free to extend or shorten the conversation. amazing idea for ice breaking  
Posted: 12/01/2020

Original Dating reply

Hi Ben, thank you. We certainly plan on increasing the number of lock and key parties on the events schedule. Watch this space.

Sarah Verified Attendee
  Easy, relaxed atmosphere!  
Posted: 12/01/2020

Original Dating reply

Thank for your kind feedback, Sarah!

Nicolas Verified Attendee
  Amazing night. Please let me know when the next one is. I am definitely coming back  
Posted: 12/01/2020

Original Dating reply

Hey Nicolas, we're super happy to read your glowing review!

Emma Verified Attendee
  Good venue , good number of attendees however extremely expensive drinks  
Posted: 12/01/2020

Original Dating reply

Dear Emma, thanks for the feedback. We're sorry to see the price of drinks was an issue. We always choose our venues on the basis that their drinks costs are reasonable for the area but totally take on board The City isn't the cheapest spot in town. Most of our midweek event venues offer specials such as 2-for-1 cocktails if you'd like to attend again.

Virginie Verified Attendee
  nice to meet a lot of different people in a setting that encourages conversation  
Posted: 12/01/2020

Original Dating reply

Many thanks for your comments, Virginie. We do try our best!

Svilen Verified Attendee
  Incredible evening with nice people  
Posted: 12/01/2020

Original Dating reply

Thanks so much for your comments, Svilen!

Andrea Verified Attendee
Posted: 10/12/2019
Andrej Verified Attendee
Posted: 10/12/2019
Caitlin Verified Attendee
  This was a fun event and it was great to meet so many people in one place!  
Posted: 09/12/2019

Original Dating reply

So pleased you enjoyed the party, Caitlin

Giuliano Verified Attendee
Posted: 09/12/2019
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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.