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THE NEW YEAR LOCK & KEY PARTY

The Happenstance, The City, London

Saturday, 14 January 2023

Sat 14
JAN

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
25-45
Male left
10+
Female left
10+
Tickets selling fast
200-300 people expected
Equal male/female ratio
Amazing chance to meet people
Home London THE NEW YEAR LOCK & KEY PARTY

THE NEW YEAR LOCK & KEY PARTY

The Happenstance, The City, London

Saturday, 14 January 2023

Sat 14
JAN

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
25-45
Male left
10+
Female left
10+
Tickets selling fast
200-300 people expected
Equal male/female ratio
Amazing chance to meet people
Tickets selling fast
200-300 people expected
Equal male/female ratio
Amazing chance to meet people

Meet your host

About the event

Welcome to the biggest and best party where unattached Londoners meet first in person, not online.

200-300 people will join us for this exciting night designed to get your New Year dating off to the best possible start.

This event features our fantastic lock & key icebreaker to ensure you meet a huge number of people. 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 Happenstance, moments from St Pauls 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 autumn. You just need your ticket! Book now, this will sell out.

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: £25

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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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Imran Verified Attendee
Posted: 06/11/2022
John Verified Attendee
  Lovely bar lovely open friendly singles lovely reception team thank you Meg for running such a fun event I appreciate it very much John S  
Posted: 06/11/2022
Stephanie Verified Attendee
  My first time going to an event like this and it was such fun! The hosts were so friendly, attentive and helpful and it was a fun night, met lots of interesting people. Would recommend and go again.  
Posted: 06/11/2022
Corinne Verified Attendee
  It was the first time I ever attend this type of events and it was funny and easy to mingle with people. All friendly and easy going. I had a good time.  
Posted: 06/11/2022
Nizam Verified Attendee
  Well organised event  
Posted: 06/11/2022
Nicolas Verified Attendee
Posted: 06/11/2022
Matt Verified Attendee
  Met lots of lovely people, was a fun and engaging event  
Posted: 06/11/2022
Chris Verified Attendee
Posted: 06/11/2022
Roxane Verified Attendee
  Fantastic venue choice. Host's were visible & kind. It's a good opportunity to surf the waves of social interaction. Worth trying for sure.  
Posted: 06/11/2022
Montserrat Verified Attendee
Posted: 06/11/2022
Vicky Verified Attendee
  Fun and well organised!  
Posted: 05/11/2022
Jay Verified Attendee
Posted: 11/09/2022
Kate Verified Attendee
Posted: 11/09/2022
Nikki Verified Attendee
  Top class venue and choice of men  
Posted: 11/09/2022
neil Verified Attendee
  Well located and nice people.  
Posted: 11/09/2022
Umut Verified Attendee
Posted: 11/09/2022
Mahyar Shami Verified Attendee
  The event was fine, did have a high varience in ages though good to have these ages managed so shorter gaps would be better.  
Posted: 11/09/2022
Matt Verified Attendee
  Really enjoyable event, lots of fun and great chance to meet lots of lovely people. Well organised and really easy going  
Posted: 11/09/2022
Neil Verified Attendee
  It was better with the option of a speed date at the beginning. It broke the ice to approach women as they are usually in groups and guys are usually alone. However, there were many more men than women in the event itself. The keys were east to lose and should have been busy n ribbons. The venue was elegant and lovely. Hosts were friendly.  
Posted: 11/09/2022
Maheshan Verified Attendee
  Informal, place hired out for one specific private event, location, freedom to mingle.  
Posted: 11/09/2022
Ankit Verified Attendee
Posted: 11/09/2022
philip Verified Attendee
Posted: 11/09/2022
Bhavna Verified Attendee
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Sahil Verified Attendee
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Mitul Verified Attendee
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Peter Verified Attendee
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James Verified Attendee
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Carl Verified Attendee
  Great event great venue good balance if people  
Posted: 11/09/2022
Felicia Verified Attendee
  Venue and vibe was great.  
Posted: 11/09/2022
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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.