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THE LATE SUMMER PARTY + PRE-PARTY SPEED DATING

The Happenstance, The City, London

Saturday, 9 September 2023

Sat 9
SEP

Tickets

£25
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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
30-45
Busy event
Last few remaining
50:50 male to female ratio
Home London THE LATE SUMMER PARTY + PRE-PARTY SPEED DATING

THE LATE SUMMER PARTY + PRE-PARTY SPEED DATING

The Happenstance, The City, London

Saturday, 9 September 2023

Sat 9
SEP

Tickets

£25
?
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
30-45
Busy event
Last few remaining
50:50 male to female ratio
Busy event
Last few remaining
50:50 male to female ratio
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About the event

*** THIS TICKET INCLUDES A PRE-PARTY SPEED DATING EVENT PLUS LOCK & KEY PARTY ENTRY ***

PARTY-ONLY TICKETS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR £25

ABOUT THE PRE-PARTY SPEED DATING

Over 200 people join us for our lock and key parties, but time after time we’re asked to incorporate speed dating into the night and this time we’re doing just that. This ticket includes all the potential that a 200+ person lock and key party brings but with an added hour-long speed dating event before the main party starts. Please note, party-only tickets are also available.

Party tickets with speed dating are strictly limited. You’ll arrive at the venue ahead of the main start time. We’ll whisk you around 15 or so seated 4-minute dates to break the ice, face to face.

As the speed dating ends, you’ll seamlessly join the lock and key party, but of course, you’ll have had a head start, and who knows, you may have already met someone you want to get to know much better.

ABOUT THE LOCK & KEY PARTY

Over 250+ people will join us for this exciting night of offline late 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, similar age and we ensure there's an equal male/female ratio in the room.

There are 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 Happenstance, moments from St Paul's 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 are 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.

Important information

- 18:45 - Arrival [Please arrive on time]
- 19:00 - Speed dating begins
- 20:30 - Speed dating ends
- 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: £25

Sorry, this event has sold out

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Where

Set just a stone’s throw from St Paul’s Cathedral in the
iconic Paternoster Square, The Happenstance offers a
relaxed ambiance and chic interiors in the heart of The City. Original Dating have hired this venue exclusively for this event.

Address  The Happenstance, 10 Paternoster Square, London, EC4M 7DX

Nearest station  St Pauls

Tel   – 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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Tim Verified Attendee
Posted: 16/05/2024
Svilen Verified Attendee
  Amazing.  
Posted: 14/05/2024
Paul Verified Attendee
  Great venue, eccletic mix of people, really enjoyed the night!  
Posted: 13/05/2024
Alexandra Verified Attendee
Posted: 12/05/2024
Richie Verified Attendee
Posted: 12/05/2024
Nicolas Verified Attendee
Posted: 12/05/2024
Martin Verified Attendee
Posted: 12/05/2024
Andrew Verified Attendee
  Good night talking to people. But ultimately didn't meet anyone that really interested me on the night.  
Posted: 12/05/2024
Lizzie Verified Attendee
Posted: 12/05/2024
Vishal Verified Attendee
  Great turn out but venue doesn't allow for great acoustics. You couldn't hear yourself and other person talking.  
Posted: 12/05/2024
Heidi Verified Attendee
Posted: 12/05/2024
Hafeez Verified Attendee
  The staff was great, the location was easy to get to, the Music was not too loud and there was a good mix of people, I would definitely recommend and go again 😃👍  
Posted: 12/05/2024
Robert Verified Attendee
  Fun thanks  
Posted: 12/05/2024
Michelle Verified Attendee
Posted: 11/05/2024
Zaki Verified Attendee
  Very good  
Posted: 11/05/2024
Kaylie Verified Attendee
Posted: 11/04/2024
Charlotte Verified Attendee
Posted: 07/04/2024
Trudy Verified Attendee
  Was very warm inside at the start! But otherwise good venue and good mix of people.  
Posted: 07/04/2024
Debbie Verified Attendee
  Good venue, space and mixture of spaces. Drinks reasonably priced (unlike other dating companies). Had some great conversations with lots of guests, made some new 'going out buddies'. Thanks Al.  
Posted: 07/04/2024
Bhavna Verified Attendee
Posted: 07/04/2024
Amy Verified Attendee
  Great social event; managed to meet some genuine individuals too. The venue was beautiful, and the dj seemed to cater for all. Initially, it was a bit tight to move around inside and I had to go outside to have a decent conversation, but overall it was a great experience! Met some lovely people, thanks for a brilliant night!  
Posted: 07/04/2024
Alex Verified Attendee
Posted: 07/04/2024
Luca Verified Attendee
Posted: 07/04/2024
Lawrence Verified Attendee
Posted: 07/04/2024
Adam Verified Attendee
  Good location, venue and DJ  
Posted: 07/04/2024
Neil Verified Attendee
  Great venue. Lots of speed dates. Would help if we had name badges.  
Posted: 07/04/2024
Delete Me Verified Attendee
  Very much liked the venue (Devonshire Terrace) and there was a good turn out of people I'd be potentially interested in.  
Posted: 07/04/2024
Lucia Verified Attendee
Posted: 07/04/2024
Siena Verified Attendee
  Its nice to meet new people, thank you!  
Posted: 07/04/2024
Kate Verified Attendee
Posted: 07/04/2024
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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.