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Oh London! The big smoke is a lover’s paradise. London is absolutely teeming with eligible sexy guys and single hot ladies who all want to meet similar hot men and sexy women, but bumping into them in a bar, pub or restaurant in London is never quite as easy as it sounds. We all need a little help to get the icebreaking under way.
Here is our guide to the Top 10 best bars, pubs and clubs for singles nights and speed dating in London.
Good lucking finding a date out there boys and girls, you hot, sexy, loveable lot, you!
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Clapham / Bar / Club /
Singles party night in Clapham - Single? Taken? Or just browsing? Whatever your status, you're given the green light to attend this charity fundraiser traffic light party - check out the flyer. Held in the back bar of Arch 635, just yards from Clapham North station, the debauchery will raise funds for The Samaritans. Expect DJs, a kissing booth and a kissing cam (don't forget your chapstick)! Just come in a male/female pairing, whether you're single, taken or otherwise. Happy hour 7-8pm. Tickets: £10 in adv, £15 on the door. Contact 07811 397 575 or email@example.com
Balham / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: American
Singles party night in South London - Every Thursday evening you can join this south London bar for a night of splendid Speed Dating in the intimate setting of The Exhibit's Crush Bar on our first floor. Speed Dating really is the ultimate way to meet new people in London. Each singles event offers classic speed dating at its best where typically you will meet between 15 and 20 members of the opposite sex for four minutes each. The speed dating is run by our friends at Original Dating. Click here for info.
The Book Club
Shoreditch / Bar / Cuisine: Modern International
Singles event night in Shoreditch - Single men and single women from their mid 20's to mid 30's with an East London edge about them will want to head to the basement of this Shoreditch bar for the regular, and appropriately named, Last Night A Speed Date Changed My Life. This speed dating affair in takes place is this arty, media-heavy bar just off the main drag. Don't expect suits and cocktail dresses, expect the alternative, hipster and creative end of the spectrum for this dating event. Limited spaces available so book via firstname.lastname@example.org
City of London / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Bar
Singles event night in The City of London - This 4-minute speed dating event takes place every week (from 7pm) in the private Krug room of this stylish bar next to St Paul's Cathedral. The age range of single men and single women here is 23-35, and you will typically meet between 15 and 20 people per night. Judging by the location, we'd be surprised if the majority of single people at this event didn't work somewhere in The City. Cocktails and Champagnes are constantly available. Tickets are £20. Click here for info
Dolphin Bar & Grill
Westminster / Bar / Restaurant / Hotel / Cuisine: British
Singles event night in Pimlico - This singles party is for people who love wine, Champagne and cocktail tastings. We all know that a bit of booze aids Dutch courage and this singles event (held every other Friday) welcomes up to 50 Champagne and wine lovers aged 24 - 38. The party will consist of 6 wine tastings, tapas, mingling, and a wine quiz, so you will not only take your time to chat with other singles but also learn a little something along the way. As it's Friday, DJs will keep the party going afterwards. Tickets are £39. Click here for info
Black & Blue Steakhouse
Fitzrovia / Restaurant / Cuisine: American
Singles party night in Fitzrovia - This speed dating event takes place every Saturday (from 7pm) in the private Mortimer's Bar in the basement of this steak restaurant (a feed beforehand will get the blood pumping). Ladies are seated at the tables, chaps flirt with them for 4 minutes before moving on; meaning everyone meets upwards of 15 single people in a night. The single men and single women at this event will range in age between 23 and 35. Tickets are £20. Click here for info
City of London / Bar / Club / Cuisine: Bar
Singles party nights in the City of London - Regular singles nights take place in this large bar near Moorgate that are specifically aimed at Hindu and Sikh single professionals. Different events are aimed at different age groups. All evenings begins with some fun ice breakers (with competition prizes) before moving onto the 3-minute speed dates and mingling, with everyone meeting about 7 singles per night. The dress code is smart casual, so lads, collars but no ties; ladies, heels and dresses. Click here for info
Shoreditch / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Modern European
Singles party nights in Shoreditch - This east London bar is synonymous with the beautiful game of football. Hence the speed dating events that take place here go by the name Game of 2 Halves. Basically, two lots of 3-minute speed dating, split down the middle by some drinking/mingling. All single chaps and ladies must give themselves a ridiculous pseudonym, so each event needs 20 single ladies and 20 single gents with a GSOH. Tickets are £15. Click here for info
The Samuel Pepys
City of London / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: British
Singles event night in City of London - This by-monthly singles party event is geared towards the slightly older single professional in London. Large groups of 36-55 year old single males and females gather at this wine bar on the banks of the river Thames opposite the Tate Modern and begin breaking the ice with lock and key games, Superstar Saturday's Celebrity Match games, plus optional speed dating. Tickets are £19.95. Click her for info
Marylebone / Bar / Club / Hotel / Cuisine: Bar
Singles party night near Marble Arch - Regular singles parties take place at this central London bar every other Tuesday, with different speed dating events arranged for various age ranges (22-28, 37-49, 20s and 30s). This swanky, industrially-theme bar provides a modern setting for London's singles dating pool. This regular singles night event near Hyde Park involves wolfing down a free cocktail on arrival before diving into conversations of between 5 and 10 minutes. Ladies, you stay seated whilst the men rotate one table at a time every time the bells rings. Tickets are £25. Click here for info
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