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May Party with optional salsa! Tickets on the door for £20 cash: over 200 people!

Early bird saver

Main info

Date: Saturday, May 26, 2012
Where: Abacus (London)
Age group: 24-40
Women: Available
Men: Available

Event details

**The online pre-sale is now closed. However, both male and female tickets are still available on the door for £20 cash only. Over 200 people booked with a good gender split. Come on down!

SpeedDater runs the BIGGEST (and best!) singles parties in London. Our parties typically get 200-300 guests with a 50/50 gender split, that's hundreds more than any of our competitors!

Tickets starting at £12.95, and for every 50 tickets sold the price will go up! Tickets currently selling at just £15.95! All the activities listed below are included with your ticket! No extras to pay for apart from drinks.

Lock and Key Party
A fun ice-breaking game. All women will be given locks and all men will be given keys. You then circulate looking for someone who fits your lock or key. Find a match and you can go up to collect a raffle ticket for a chance to win some great prizes.

Learn How to Salsa
We'll be running 4 optional Salsa classes in a separate room. You can sign up for a session when you arrive on the night. It doesn't matter if you've never danced a step in your life! Salsa is fun, easy to learn, and a terrific way to meet people and make new friends. Sessions are based on a first come first serve basis.

Limited Optional Speed Dating
Due to the salsa classes, we will NOT be running speed dating sessions throughout the night at this party. We will however do 2 mini speed dating sessions at the start of the night, for those who want this ice-breaker to kick off their night. You can sign up for a session with one of the hosts when you arrive, but please note places are strictly limited and will book up very quickly! Sessions will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. **Please note the main concept of the party is lock & key/mingling, with the optional add ons listed. If you would like to speed date only, you are best to book a regular speed dating event.

Photo Wall
Have your photo taken free of charge (if you like - it's not compulsory). We will then print it out digitally in 8 seconds and add it to our photo wall. You can look through the photo wall for people you like the look of and leave a message on a 'flirt card' for them. On Monday we'll upload all the photos taken to our website.

Smart casual. Denim and trainers are allowed.

After the Singles Party
On Monday we'll upload all the photos taken at the party and then we'll email you. You'll then be able to view profiles and send messages to anyone of the opposite sex who attended the event through our website. It's FREE to send/read messages to/from all guests at this event!

Want to See Some of our Last Singles Parties?
View photos from our famous parties with Cosmopolitan and Men's Health, the Metro newspaper, our October Salsa Party, our NYE Party and our January Party.

Click here to find out more info and view slideshows from the most popular singles parties in the UK!

Please note: Pay on door payments are charged at the maximum ticket price and not the early bird discount. To take advantage of the early bird offer you must prebook and prepay using a debit/credit card.

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7:00pm - Lock and Key party and Photo Wall begin

7:30pm - Optional speed dating sessions start

8:00pm - Optional salsa sessions start

8:30pm - Speed dating sessions end

11:00pm - Salsa, Lock and Key and Photo Wall come to an end

1.00am approx - Bar stops serving

The venue

24 Cornhill

SpeedDater has exclusive use of the entire venue for the evening. The main bar's informal cosy sofas and booths are all light-filled and stylish - and the lounge bar and club are filled with modern furnishings. We'll have our DJ playing all the latest music to get you moving.

Travel information

24 Cornhill

Abacus is located on Cornhill Street, a short walk from Bank station (1-2 mins).


Meet your host

Meet your host


Stacey hosts our singles events in London. Dating in London has never been so easy! Stacey has hosted over 300 London singles nights and seen an uncountable amount of matches over the years!

We asked Stacey a few questions to get to know her better

  • How long have you worked for SpeedDater?
    I have hosted singles nights for over 7 years.
  • What is your favourite thing about hosting?
    Every group is different and I enjoy when I get a group where everyone just seems to be getting along and the atmosphere is almost electric.
  • Describe yourself in 3 words
    Happy, sarcastic, reliable.
  • What are your interests?
    I love travelling, photography and discovering new things to do in London.
  • Favourite love song?
    "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" (Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes) from Dirty Dancing.
  • Favourite romantic film?
    Has to be The Notebook.

Meet your host

Meet your host

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