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BRING ON 2014! After Works/All Night Happy Hour Minories FREE Drink FREE Nibbles

  • Jan 8, 2014 · 5:30 PM
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Please join other London singles in a relaxed non-pressurised environment. We are going for after works happy hour drinks at brand new exciting venue Mary Janes!

I am very very excited about this one as I have secured an amazing exclusive deal with this venue which should attract loads of Flying Solo Members. So I literally cannot wait!

Not only do we have a fabulous venue (wait until you see it), great atmosphere, mega friendly staff, We have got 1 FREE DRINK per person (will be a taster cocktail) upon entry, FREE NIBBLES and a FANTASTIC HAPPY HOURs, with unbelievable prices!!

EVENT INFO: 

Please join us for after work drinks at the fabulous Mary Janes (opposite Abbey Bar, Minories, City of London (nearest tubes Aldgate & Tower Hill)

Mary Janes Bar (from View London): 

"Mary Janes is an impressive bar that benefits from sumptuous decor, impeccable service and an exclusive feel. With a superb cocktail list as well as an impressive range of other drinks Mary Janes is a popular destination"

I'll be hosting the event so will be there to meet & greet you, introduce you to other members as you wish I'm there from[masked]pm and some members may stay on after this time. I have checked with the management and we can have the music volume low so that we can have some good conversations. It is a large venue so we can have lots & lots of fab Flying Solo members there.

IMPORTANT INFO:

Happy Hour is 5-8pm and is advertised as:

• Cocktails 2 4 1

• London Gin & Tonic 2 4 1

• £9.90 for bottle or House Red, White or Rose Wine 

• 3 for £10 on craft beers

• Selected draught beer £2.95

ALL NIGHT LONG DRINKS OFFER: After 8pm, Happy Hour ends, but bottles of wine are still 50% off!

Please check with individual bar staff at time of at time of placing your drinks order for offers. Food is available at this venue, please order from bar/waiting staff.

• Nearest Tubes: Aldgate & Tower Hill. Please do some research and plan your journey using smartphone googlemaps/streetmap or just an old fashioned London A-Z prior to leaving and have some idea where you are going. Some places in London can be difficult to find and I cannot be held responsible for people getting lost or not able to find places.

• You do not have to arrive at 5.30 to join this event. Come down when you finish work, anytime between[masked] but no later please!

• If you RSVP & change your mind, please cancel your RSVP. Regular no-showers prevent the enjoyment of meetups for other meetupers, so if you do not attend, you will be marked as a no show, and may be deleted from the group. 

• Please make sure you have read all event info before attending.

• Please arrive earlier for better mingling and intros, especially if you are a new member. Its very hard for me to do intros later on in the night when people are well into their convos and a bit tipsy.

• Any comments/suggestions/feedback, please see me in person or email me post event. Appreciated!


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  • Francesca

    Hi Sarah and Andy I hope you have another excellent exciting evening tonight .I look forward to the next one!!!

    January 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Francesca. Yes we did !!! Where were you? I saved some room on the dance floor.

      January 9, 2014

    • Francesca

      I was in the land of nod!! I will try and get to an event when I can as I do like to boogie on down! !!!! :-):-)

      1 · January 10, 2014

  • Jacqui

    Can't make it tonight. Had meetings all day in Gatwick. Enjoy!

    January 8, 2014

    • Andrea

      Jacqui which one?

      January 9, 2014

    • Jacqui

      From NYE party

      January 10, 2014

  • Michael C

    Oh, there was something about last night that I just noticed, or rather did not notice ... was there a chocolate fountain ?? I think Sarah mentioned it down there somewhere but I never saw it .... or maybe I was just blinded by all the lovely ladies (and gents) there ? :)

    January 10, 2014

  • Dean

    hi sarah,, thank you for a lovely evening.. this was my first meetup but it wont be my last.. next time wont be so nervous and hopefully will get to chat to more people and not be attached at the hip to Jane lol x

    1 · January 9, 2014

  • Liz P.

    My first time attending this group and just wanted to say how I enjoyed it. To all the folk I chatted with, look forward to saying hi at future events. Thanks for your organisation, Sarah x

    January 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Brilliant, a great night out. Good to see everyone. Thanks to the hosts.

    1 · January 9, 2014

  • Naeema

    I was a little nervous about attending my first event but everyone was so warm and welcoming. I had a lovely evening . Thank you - superb hosting skills!

    1 · January 9, 2014

  • Paul

    Good to try out a new venue ,great place and nice friendly people .
    Thankyou Sarah

    1 · January 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks everyone for making last night so much fun. Just crawling out of bed now. A cup of coffee and I’ll be right as rain and ready for another adventure tonight at the Yager Bar. Hope to see some of you there also.

    2 · January 9, 2014

  • Lisa

    You've done it again Sarah, another great night with a fantastic new venue. Loved the free cocktail - too much! Andy it was lovely to meet you, you did a grand job and I look forward to next Wed where I'm sure the atmosphere will be just as good as last night.

    4 · January 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Sarah . Great evening and loved the venue. Andy did you proud too. Fab hostess . Thank you both of you xxx

    3 · January 9, 2014

  • Dean

    lovely first night out with meetup.. great night..

    2 · January 9, 2014

  • Ranal

    Great evening :)

    1 · January 8, 2014

  • Michael C

    Another brilliant night. Thanks to Sarah and Andy for superb hosting and to everyone who came along. It was lovely to see some people I met before and also to meet many new ones too. I am already looking forward to next week :)

    1 · January 8, 2014

  • Andrea

    A lot of fun Bring it 2014! :)

    1 · January 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lovely meetup start to 2014 - thanks to Sarah and everyone else who came. X

    1 · January 8, 2014

  • John S.

    Fun evening friendly group of people.

    1 · January 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a bit shy at first but was able to overcome it, when I started to chat and mingle with other member. And I guess that's what really it's all about, meeting other people and socializing.

    2 · January 8, 2014

  • Francesca

    Thank you for a very enjoyable evening Sarah X

    1 · January 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great night Sarah!
    Meet nice and friendly people And also I like the venue for their variety of nice cocktails! Good to see you all!

    2 · January 8, 2014

  • Claudia

    Enjoyable evening. Thanks Sarah

    1 · January 8, 2014

  • Jeanie

    Sarah (charming hostess with more than the mostest ...), only God knows how you managed to get so many nice peeps out on a weekday in Jan, after everyone is partied out and broke?? However, it was a bloody good eve, turnout, venue and company. Very pleasant and enjoyable eve. Count me in for the next one. Happy 2014 !

    1 · January 8, 2014

    • Sarah C

      Thanks Jeanie. I know it must be the free drinks!!

      January 8, 2014

    • Jeanie

      well that is always a plus :)

      1 · January 8, 2014

  • Adam

    Sorry guys...still at work and looking doubtful for this evening I'm afraid. Hope everyone has a great time x.

    January 8, 2014

  • Rado

    Let's see ;)

    1 · January 8, 2014

  • Andrea

    En route! Yay :-)

    1 · January 8, 2014

  • Charles

    Hi Sarah, sorry iwon be make it today but don't know how to cancel, see you next time :) Charles

    January 8, 2014

  • Sarah C

    Happy Hour is until 10 guys & girls but please check with bar staff for offers at time of placing order!!

    1 · January 8, 2014

  • Sarah C

    Hooray, we reached the magic number, 100 RSVPs, this venue is massive so we can get a lot more in & dont forget I want the existing fs members to give the new members whos first meetup it is a really warm flying solo meetup welcome. 2 fab event hosts me & andy, if you get stuck on your own or just need some help mingling, come on over and find us and we'll give you a helping hand... use your hosts, we can't help you if you don't let us know...

    1 · January 8, 2014

  • Sarah C

    89 (rsvps) & feeling fine.... my oh my only 11 to go, hopefully go over 100 RSVPs..... come on lets make FS the best group on London Meetup, lets smash it!

    1 · January 7, 2014

    • Andrea

      I second that what Francesa said! :-)

      1 · January 8, 2014

    • Sarah C

      and I second what I said about having great members with the right attitude Andrea! :)

      January 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The big day has arrived. It’s time to transition from detox to re-tox and fail yet another of my resolutions.

    1 · January 8, 2014

  • Andrea

    Yay can't wait till tomorrow! :)

    2 · January 7, 2014

    • Sarah C

      or me! Wait till you see the venue... its lovely and will be great for FS, fab happy hour and free drink! What's not to like really... oh yeah & free nibbles.... and there is a chocolate fountain. forgot about that. Bang goes the diet and the detox!

      1 · January 7, 2014

  • Sarah C

    http://maryjanesbar.com/whats-on.html
    Here's the Happy Hour info... little confusing so please check when you order guys & gals. Happy Hour is until 10pm... Yippee! Oh sorry who's on a detox?

    1 · January 7, 2014

  • chris m.

    I am nervous, as not only will this be my fine event, but also, I suffer from adult ADHD as well also.I am not really sure how people will perceive this-I am scared of being judged in the wrong way,But I truly am a nice guy who is worth knowing.So if people do not mind a guy who is extremely energetic, and a bit full on, then I will try and engage and connect. I just want to connect with normal people...any advice?.....XX

    January 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Sarah, I'll have to pop along to say HNY in person - it's been too long sorry. I pass this place heading home from work after I've been in at the gym, always liked the look of it but not ventured inside yet. x

    1 · January 7, 2014

    • Sarah C

      Welcome back Cliff, sod the gym get yourself down early, more bevvy time!

      January 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just a quick reminder of the treat in store for all those Flying Solo members coming along tomorrow evening, and those still thinking about it. One free taster cocktail on arrival, free nibbles, happy-hour from 5pm to 8pm, and thereafter 50% off bottles of wine.

    And you get to share all of this in the company of a fantastic group of friendly people, and at a fabulous location. Can there be a more chilled way to get to meet new people on a Wednesday evening.

    1 · January 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well, looks like even the sun is coming out on Wednesday. Can't wait. Really looking forward to meeting you all :-)

    1 · January 6, 2014

  • Sarah C

    Only 24 RSVP to go before we hit the magic 100 mark!! Can we do it before Wednesday 5.30pm??

    January 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all,

    Wow! what a way to bring on 2014. Great new venue, lots of friendly people and a fantastic hostess. This one's gonna rock.

    70 RSVPs and counting. And for those still not convinced, just come along and find out. So let's get that number past the 100 mark :-)

    1 · January 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Lucy,

      Don't worry the hat's gone, as has the mop of hair that was below it. Shame you can't make it on Wednesday (did my hat scare you off). Hope we bump into each other at another event soon :-)

      January 5, 2014

  • Adam

    OK..deep breath..this will be my first event so wish me luck ;-)

    1 · January 4, 2014

    • Sarah C

      Hi Adam & Welcome, you'll be fine... honest! When you arrive you will be meeted & greeted by event host. Please check in to receive your free drink and after that we will do some intros. That should get you started and if you need any help during the eve come and let me know.

      January 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Adam,just remember everyone will want to chat with you, and everyone will want you to chat with them. You'll have a great time. There, you can breath out now.

      1 · January 5, 2014

  • Dean

    Hi all hope you all had a lovely xmas and new year... this is my first event, as my new years resolution was to get out and meet new friends. Onwards and upwards. look forward to seeing you all.

    1 · January 5, 2014

    • Sarah C

      Hi Dean, if you can get round the 'room' you'll have getting on for 100 potential new friends in one evening on Wednesday...hahaha. Some of us are regulars and go to other meetup groups/events as well, there is a bit of a circuit going on & its a small world on meetup (even in London), See you there!

      January 5, 2014

    • Sarah C

      Lucy you've done amazing, especially as I know it was hard at first for you to navigate your ways to the different venues.... always good to have you at meets, you're the life & soul!

      1 · January 5, 2014

  • Sarah C

    To anyone who is nervous/first timers.... first of all we are a warm, friendly and welcoming bunch... Please come early for mingling especially if you're first time/nervous.... and also read this blog I wrote, it may help you out!! http://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/messages/boards/thread/38038762

    January 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is looking good. Can we make it 100 people? Congrats to Sarah. Hope to arrive earlier this time and meet everybody.

    1 · January 5, 2014

    • Sarah C

      Thanks Joao, yes arrive early for meeting greeting and mingling. Arriving later is ok, but it makes it more difficult to introduce people as they are usually in their groups by then and a bit tipsy by this stage!

      January 5, 2014

  • Sarah C

    68 RSVPs lets make it 88 by the end of today......

    January 5, 2014

  • Sarah C

    Great news people, as its going to be such a busy night I've enlisted the help of Andy as event host. He is gonna be helping me with meets & greets and mingling...... and don't worry he is not going to be wearing that hat!!

    January 5, 2014

  • maria

    I will try my best to go to Mary Janes . Any one knows if there is free parking space near by at that time???

    January 3, 2014

    • Sarah C

      very unlikely Maria, this is slap bang in the middle of the city centre.... I think some car parks charge £9 per hour.... best to get the train/bus in.

      January 5, 2014

  • carol

    Happy New Year to Sarah and Aimee. Can't make this one but see you next time.xx

    1 · January 4, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Happy New year Carol xxx

      1 · January 4, 2014

    • Sarah C

      Happy New Year Carol, see ya soon!

      January 5, 2014

  • Sarah C

    56 RSVPs come on ladies & gents lets make it 100 at least by Wednesday. Merci beacoup, obrigada, muchas gracias!!

    January 4, 2014

    • Sarah C

      Well Lucy what can I say there are no limits to my talents.... ahem!!

      January 5, 2014

  • Michael C

    I am thinking what to do .... should I come along here or should I go to a quiz night .... decisions decisions

    January 3, 2014

    • Sarah C

      doh... first member to get banned in 2014?? I'll write a few questions down for you if you want...

      3 · January 4, 2014

    • Michael C

      hahaha I guess that made my mind up then.. see you there Sarah and everyone :D

      1 · January 4, 2014

  • Sarah C

    Oh and looking for someone who can help me take some decent pics please as I always get too distracted by chatting!! Any volunteers?

    January 4, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      You can count me in as a volunteer Sarah, I'll be happy to bring my kit and use it as an extra excuse to mingle.

      1 · January 4, 2014

    • Sarah C

      Wicked thanks Don. It's a new venue so we could do with some great pics.

      January 4, 2014

  • Sarah C

    Am mega excited now as actually been having withdrawal symptoms from my Flying Solo lovelies. I am so positive and excited about this year. We are gonna start it off with a bang with this new & fantastic venue and absolutely great deal (exclusive to FS) & Happy hour & free nibbles. We've got loads of new members some that joined before Xmas & some after which will breathe loads of new energy into the group. So the future is bright!! so please I need all the cool existing members to say hi & welcoming to the new members... .. Thanks v much peoples you never let me down!!

    January 4, 2014

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