What we're about

"The first thing that attracted me to the group was the title, "Flying Solo." It describes we singles in a fun and liberating way. Meaning we are willing to spread our wings and open to new things. Fits me to a tee"

Flying Solo is an inspirational concept for single people in London. We are a social group for single people. We arrange social gatherings, networking, mingles, meals and parties for our members to meet up on a regular basis, make new friends, have fun and have a great time. Our aim is to empower single people and we reflect this in our events.

Membership of Flying Solo is free and our events are free or pay-as-you-go. To register you as a member we will need to use your email address, you will provide this to us when you book tickets for our events.

If you like to socialise and want to meet new people of the same and/or opposite sex, and find a lot of your mates don't go out because they are married/partnered up, not available due to childcare commitments, are always skint or just can't be bothered to go out, or you haven't got a 'significant other' that wants to take part in fun activities, then this is the group for you.

We arrange nights out at convenient venues where so that people can meet new people & regular members, get together, have fun and get to know each other in a relaxed, non pressurised environment. It is for people who like to socialise but do not want to be patronised or pressured into thinking that they must meet someone or be the life and soul of the party (if you want to be though that's fine too!). The aim is to have a good time, meet people, make new friends, build social confidence and have an enjoyable evening with others who are in the same boat.

All events are hosted, which means you’ll be meeted, greeted, made to feel welcome and introduced to other members (if you wish) and encouraged to mingle at every single event we run.

All of our events are suitable for members who want to attend 'on their own'. In fact most of our members, including female members, arrive Solo. You will be introduced to people upon arrival, some events we have a special Ladies table - for ladies who want to make friends and enjoy a cocktail and a natter before they mingle/party. We do not do any 'introduction games' or awkward male/female introductions & you will never be put under pressure or made to feel as though you need to meet or talk to someone on our events.

As a female led group, we are very female friendly. We know attending events and walking in to a bar/club on your own can be a nerve-wracking thing to do... so if you want to attend as a lady on her own to our events you will be very welcome and well supported.....

What people are saying about Flying Solo:

“ Last nights Yager Bar event great as my first event - friendly atmosphere to meet people my age, great host and plenty of food ”

— Paul (http://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/members/204710165/) on Jun 2, 2016.

“ Good way to meet new people. ”

— Dionne (http://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/members/29381362/) on Apr 14, 2016.

Please see our group review page (http://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/about/comments/?op=all)for more feedback on our social events.

So if you're stuck in on a night and you want to do something with like minded people and not feel like a sad desperado, remember: Life is a Lottery, 'you've got to be in it to win it' , so get yourself involved!

Our group has no age restrictions but you should note that most of our members are by default, overall in their 30s, 40s & 50s.

Look out for meet ups coming up and suggestions for what people would like to do are always welcome, or if you'd like to host your own events or co-host with me- great! Please drop me an email or see me at events with your ideas. Constructive feedback and ideas on how we can improve our events are always welcome and valued , please email me on sarah@flyingsoloevents.co.uk or see me in person at an event.

How to get the most out of Flying Solo Meetup Group

• Please read the meetup info before you RSVP - Sounds obvious but a lot of people don't. Some meetups may not be your thing - I try to provide as much info for you to make an informed choice - but you can't do this if you don't read the info.

• You are much more likely to make friends if you come to events regularly. People come along on our meets to see other people they have met on previous meets! & believe it or not its a small world - even on London Meetup! If you attend regularly, you will soon notice our 'regular faces' as well as meeting new people each and every event.

• Have a clear profile photo so that other members can see who you are. Nothing fancy, no cats, dogs, landscapes or other people in your pic, just a nice face shot so people can recognise you on Meetup. If you need a nice pic doing, please let me know & I'll take one for you.

• Interact with members between meets using meetup event message boards. Be friendly... say hi, introduce yourself, join in with the pre & post event banter! People will feel that you are friendly and like they know you already when they meet you at the meet!

Look forward to meeting you at our warm, fun, relaxed and friendly group!

Sarah C

Group Organiser

Flying Solo London - Social Group for Single People

Please note:

We are a very active group. If you don't want to be receiving email from me/our hosts please CLICK HERE (http://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/messages/boards/thread/48809891).

Membership and Attendance of all events is subject to our FS Meetup Group Rules (http://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/messages/boards/thread/50152784/0/#129636102)- please read.

GDPR compliance & Mailing List

Flying Solo is a MEMBERS ONLY social group. Membership is free and our events are 'pay as you go'. To be eligible for FREE membership you provide us with and authorise us with use of your email address, and you become a member automatically when you join us on one of our meetups (you opt into our membership when you buy a ticket/register for a free ticket). We use your email address for our own purposes, to keep you in our membership datatabase, keep in touch with you and to make you aware of news and events. The only information we keep/use is your email address. We do not sell your email address or let 3rd parties use it. If you do not want us to use your email address, you cannot become a member or attend group events. You can unsubscribe from our group emails at any time by following the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the page. You can unsubscribe from Meetup messages (automatically generated) by changing your settings on meetup - please CLICK HERE (https://help.meetup.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002863152-How-do-I-unsubscribe-from-Meetup-emails-) to see the Meetup Help article with instructions

Upcoming events (5+)

BIG Summer GLOW Party R&B/Dance/80s&90s-150 Expected-Outdoor Area - Happy hour!

You asked for it - you got it, Well - sort of! We decided since there was so many people asking me (well virtually begging me!) for 80s/90s, so decided to do a SPECIAL theme party night. So, as you know at FS we enjoy glowing things, we will do our usual party (Mainstream, R&B, Party Classics) and throw a few COOL 80s & 90s tunes into the mix to jazz it up a bit. We'll accessorise with glowsticks, other bits and bobs (?) and 80s & 90s 'fashion. More on that later... but should be good fun! Dressing up/Accessorising is OPTIONAL but fun. We will also bring a bag of tricks on the night if you feel the spontaneous URGE to particiapate! To be clear we won't be playing 80s & 90s all night. It will be our usual music with a few 80s & 90s hits thrown in as the mood takes us! Please read our EVENT ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES and choose events that are suitable for your needs. (https://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/messages/boards/thread/50637619/0/#[masked]) Tickets & Prices: £7 Prepay Early Bird On sale SOON! LIMITED AMOUNT! £10 Standard Price - On Sale once Early Bird Tickets have sold out £13 Cash/On the day/night tickets - PAYMENT INFO & TICKET LINKS: TICKET TAILOR (Any credit or debit card) https://www.tickettailor.com/events/flyingsolo/279049 EVENTBRITE (use if you can't use Ticket Tailor - processing fees more expensive): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/big-summer-singles-glow-party-150-expected-outdoor-area-happy-hour-tickets-64522359113 'I have purchased a ticket but Meetup is still showing as unpaid - what do I do' CLICK HERE https://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/messages/boards/thread/51384131 EVENT INFO: 150+ (expected) other friendly, relaxed, party loving London Singles for a fun night out at this AMAZING VENUE! This event is open to members of ALL AGES- ALL WELCOME. (By default there is a large age range, expect attendees to be late 20s to mid 50s) Event hosts will meet and greet you upon arrival to make you feel relaxed and welcome. They wiill introduce you to other members if you so wish also encourage you to mingle. We have LADIES TABLE from[masked] for ladies who want to attend solo and make friends with other ladies and share a cocktail or two before the party starts.... People arriving on their own - Its perfectly ok to arrive on your own, over 50% of our members turn up on their own... male or female, our event hosts will introduce you to other friendly and supportive members when you arrive. Our event hosts are wearing badges and are available all night if you need help - just ask. FORMAT OF EVENT: [masked] ARRIVALS - Intros/Ladies Table/Mingling HAPPY HOUR until 8PM -£5.50 selected cocktails All night offer on PIMMS JUGS & Buckets of Becks Meet & Greet - Introductions & Mingling with Low Volume Background Music 8.30- LATE Party Time with DJ Johny & Amazing Tunes - R&B/Mainstream/Party + a few 80s & 90s classic tunes LAST ENTRY: 9:30pm DRINKS PRICES: Happy Hour until 8pm - selected cocktails £5.50 Wine - Prices start from £6.35 Prosecco from £7.60 Cocktails Standard Price from £9.75 Please check with individual bar staff at time of at time of placing your drinks order for prices. FOOD: Kitchen is open from 6-10pm Grazing menu: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HzojB9dbimsN9FyfHJcKrr2G1nmg2qH_/view CLOAKROOM: Cloakroom is available and MUST BE USED. We do not accept any responsibility for lost/misplaced items. Please take care of your personal possessions. CHILL OUT ZONE/QUIETER AREA: We have the outdoor area perfect for continuing chats once the party starts (weather permitting) HOW TO FIND THE VENUE Please go to the CORRECT BALLS BROTHERS as there are several in the City and we use a few of them. 7-10 minutes walk from Chancery Lane (Central Line- Night Tube) & Blackfriars Important Info - Please read this information. • Please do some research and plan your journey PRIOR to departing. Using smartphone googlemaps/streetmap, my directions above, have some idea where you are going BEFORE YOU LEAVE. • Dress Code: 80s/90s glow accessories/fancy dress. Optional Most people WONT participate. The venue operate a smart dress code, smart/casual - no trainers, sportswear or ripped jeans. • We use a photographer at our events and we put the photos on our meetup page. If you do not wish to be photographed you must inform a party manager and the photographer WHEN YOU ARRIVE at the event. We may also do Facebook Live Broadcasting. We do not have any control of photos, videos & broadcasts that our members take, or what happens to them - therefore if you're not happy/comfortable with this please consider the suitability of our events and do not attend if its going to be a problem for you. • The focus of our group & our events is Socialising/Meeting People/Making Friends/Having Great Nights Out. We are NOT a dating/matchmaking group. Please choose meetups which are suitable to your needs. • Please make an effort to chat to people, participate and and mingle at the event. We bring venue and people together and there is no formula for fun. Please arrive earlier for better mingling and intros, especially if you are a new member. • Places are non refundable and non transferable • ENTRY/GUEST LIST INFO: all you need to do is quote your 'Guest List Name'. So when you purchase your ticket - enter the name you wish us to use on the guest list. Any guests of yours that arrive separately will need to quote your guest list name. • Any constructive comments/suggestions/feedback is very much appreciated. Venting/Moaning is not. Please see event hosts on the night with any issues and/or forward your feedback to [masked] after the event.

45s+ Mingle/Social at TIGER TIGER FREE FOOD, Happy Hour & FREE AFTERPARTY

FOR MEMBERS 45 & OVER ONLY PLEASE! Please read our EVENT ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES (https://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/messages/boards/thread/50637619) before your RSVP/attend any of our events. Event Price: £5 prepay (+35p processing) LIMITED prepay tickets available https://www.tickettailor.com/events/flyingsolo/280799# click link to prepay: £7 pay on the night CASH price -please bring correct change 'I have paid for a ticket but I am seeing unpaid next to my name on Meetup - I am worried I don't have a ticket' - CLICK HERE : https://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/messages/boards/thread/51384131 Pay cash to an event host when you arrive at our reserved area. EVENT INFO: Please join us for an amazing night out at one of London's top night spots and a brand new venue for our group- Tiger Tiger Design My Night - says this about Tiger Tiger... Tiger Tiger Club London offers a fantastic and wild night out at one of the best nightclubs in the capital. Much more than just a night, a truly great experience is guaranteed to get the appetite of anyone and everyone passing through its doors. Mixing things up in style on the capital’s clubbing scene, this fantastic party venue showcases the very best of what London nightclubs have to offer. With 6 different themes across 6 rooms and a different vibe in each offering a fantastic and unique clubbing experience, We have the exclusive use of the LUXE ROOM with low background music earlier on so we can mingle chat and get to know each other. When you arrive you'll be meeted and greeted by an event host and introduced to other, friendly members. Later on our room will be open to all. We will have DJ & Dancing plus we will all be wristbanded with glowsticks so we still know who the members of our group are. Please note - Tiger Tiger is a loud and lively busy club atmosphere. We have quiet reserved area beginning of the night and you can continue you evening there afterwards if you wish. ARRIVALS: 6.30 until 8.30 latest FOOD: Is available - please order from the bar staff FREE FOOD: Sharing platters provided complimentary by the venue- its a nibble not a full meal and has to be shared with the rest of the group. If you're hungry please eat before or order food from the bar menu HAPPY HOUR: 241 on all drinks until 8pm - please arrive early for happy hour & free drink How to find the Venue: Nearest Tubes are LEICESTER SQUARE & PICCADILLY CIRCUS - From Piccadilly Circus. Take exit 4 - head down Coventry Street turn right down Haymarket - Tiger is on left hand side of the road after about 30 second walk down Haymarket How to find our Area/Room: We have exclusive access to the CLOUD LOUNGE from[masked]. Please ask staff for the CLOUD LOUNGE when you arrive. DRESS CODE/ID: Smart Casual no sportswear, smart trainers ok. Photo ID which is passport or driving license IS REQUIRED for entry. Please bring your ID with you REGARDLESS OF YOUR AGE. This is a club policy not ours, thank you for your co-operation

Disco54 @ Cafe De Paris FREE ENTERTAINMENT -EARLY BIRD tickets on sale!

PLEASE READ OUR EVENT ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES BEFORE RSVP/ATTENDING our events https://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/messages/boards/thread/50637619 £5 LIMITED EARLY BIRD Tickets https://www.tickettailor.com/events/flyingsolo/280963 £7 LIMITED STANDARD PRICE Tickets Cash on the night - we sold out this event last time so will be subject to venue capacity. Please prepay to guarantee attendance to this event. INCLUDES WELCOME DRINK /FREE NIBBLES /ENTRY TO THE CLUB - processing charges are added to ticket price. Let's Start AUGUST with an event that is selling out and sending SHOCKWAVES through the FS community, this year's talked about event....Disco 54 at Cafe de Paris Leicester Square. https://www.disco-54.co.uk/. Its time to liberate your fabulous single disco loving Saturday night out at this at this brand new, fabulously amazing night out 'Electrify your night at Disco54 at Cafe de Paris. Taking inspiration from New York’s infamous Studio54, Disco54 a place where you can have your night your way! Start your night watching the incredible immersive Disco Cabaret Show whilst enjoying drinks and end your night dancing ’til 3am with our resident DJ’s spinning absolute bangers from Old School Disco to NuDisco' EVENT INFO Join other relaxed, friendly, relaxed sociable singles. Due to the popularity of the club, it is highly recommended to arrive early to maximize our time together with other meetup members before the show starts. Yan will be hosting so will be there to meet & greet and introduce you to others if required. Please arrive between 6.30 & 8pm for this meetup, as entertainment starts at 8.30pm approx ( performers, dancers and acrobats) and DJ from 10:30 approx. A welcome drink shot for everyone before arriving 8 pm and some free Nachos to share amongst the group. We will be meeting and greeting and introducing all our guests to each other when you are arrive. Wristbands will be used to know who the people from the group are. HOW TO FIND US Disco54 -Cafe De Paris, short distance from Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square HOW TO FIND US/ AREA AT DISCO54: Tables booked on the Mezzanine. Please ask RECEPTION staff for help to find our location - DO NOT ASK BAR STAFF Free cloakroom until 10pm. Please arrive by 8pm latest for this meetup. HAPPY HOUR till 8pm which includes £10 Cocktails & £35 bottles of Prosecco. Until 10.30pm This is now a CASHLESS VENUE - please bring debit card to pay for drinks. Single friends and guests are welcome Once you are inside the venue you can remain until the end of the Clubbing night at 3am at no extra cost. Dress code is smart and elegant. No trainers allowed FREE drink & FREE Nibbles are provided complimentary by the venue - food is a nibble or two, it is not a full meal, so please eat before if you're hungry or order food from the bar food menu. A valid ID (Passport, European id, or Driving Licence but no student card, travel passes or bank or credit cards) may need to be shown at the entrance. Minimum age for this event is 21 years. - Club rules not ours EVENT SUITABILITY: WE DO NOT have a private room or any control over the music volume for this venue, so we don't know how loud the music is going to be at what time, when the DJ starts, if the entertainment starts on time/why doesn't it/what time the food comes out ETC ETC. These are VENUE FACTORS beyond our control. We will figure it all out on the night, If you want a quiet meetup with no loud music, lots of conversations and getting to know you time, where everything happens at precise times, this is not the meetup for you. Please skip this one and choose another meetup which is suitable for your needs.

Gherkin SUMMER Party - AMAZING Venue, OUTDOOR AREA - Fab DJ! 250 Expected!

The Gherkin (The Sterling)

£9.00

We've had AMAZING JULY Gherkin Party with 250 GENUINE attendance Lots of new members, fabulous regular members, good weather and use of outdoor area... great feedback, happy days.... Lets keep things rolling along in with another fabulous SUMMER party at our members FAVOURITE venue. Meet up, make friends, mingle & dance with single people of ALL AGES in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our events are open to members of all ages, all ages are welcome. Our 'default' age for this event is 28-55 & loud and lively/busy atmosphere after 8.30pm. Due to VENUE CAPACITY - please get your tickets EARLY as this event could SELL OUT! TICKET SALES: PREPAY ONLY (due to venue licence). Summer Prices! Early Bird Ticket £9 -ON SALE SOON Standard Price Tickets £13 Last Min/On the day/night tickets £15 TO BUY TICKETS CLICK LINKS: TICKET TAILOR : http://buytickets.at/flyingsolo/283376 EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gherkin-big-singles-summer-party-250-expected-amazing-exclusive-venue-fab-dj-tickets-65770508361 (Use Eventbrite if you can't get ticket tailor to work as the charges are more expensive) Processing charges are added to ticket prices. I have paid - so why is it showing as unpaid on meetup, do I have a ticket? - CLICK HERE: https://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/messages/boards/thread/51384131 PREPAY ONLY BY - NO CASH/CARD ON THE NIGHT AT THIS VENUE Venue Licensing Forbids- SORRY! NO PAYMENT = NO ENTRY EVENT INFO: We have exclusive hire of the whole venue at THE STERLING BAR - BASE OF THE GHERKIN! (http://www.thesterlingbar.co.uk/venue-details/) (Nearest Tube Liverpool Street/Bank/Aldgate) 'This stylish city bar sits at the base of The Gherkin, one of London’s most famous and iconic buildings. The glass walled, main bar offers plenty of space and great views out onto the concourse and the impressive architecture and unique design make The Sterling a trendy spot in the centre of the City. Dress code will be Smart Casual/Dressed up but not formal. A cloakroom will be available. FORMAT OF EVENT: Mingle early, party later. Entry 6.30pm -9.30pm FEMALE FRIENDLY! We will have a 'ladies table' designated from 6.30pm for ladies who wish to come on their own & meet 'wing women/gal pals' for the night. (Please arrive early). Chatting & Mingling:[masked]pm Music & Dancing (Music & DJ/Disco): 8.30pm until 12pm/close This is an AMAZING VENUE & we have our own exclusive venue hire, we have organised a fabulous party with a fabulous DJ GRANT so we can have some great tunes - our music is Mainstream, Commercial R&B & party classics. We will start the event nice and quietly for mingling/convos and louder volume music later on for dancing. DJ/Music will be starting[masked]pm approximately. We have fab hosts joining myself on the night and they will be there to meet and greet you, introduce you to others, help you to mingle and get you in the mood, and support you throughout the night. DRINKS PRICES: NO HAPPY HOUR HERE - Sorry! FOOD IS NOT AVAILABLE - Sorry - please eat before or ask for a passout. Nearest place for eats is Liverpool Street Station Check the prices of drinks BEFORE YOU ORDER! Wine from £5.90 glass-£21 Bottle Prosecco £7.10/£34 a bottle Draught Lager from £4.95 Bottles Becks £5.20 Ale from £5.55 Juice from £2.50, Soft drinks £3 Cocktails from £9.25 IMPORTANT INFO - please read!: Please read ALL EVENT INFO - When you RSVP for our events, its on the assumption that you have read all event info. Please take ownership of your own responsibility for choosing suitable events. • This event is for all ages, our default age range is 28-55 - ALL AGES WELCOME • If you look or may look under 25 please bring photo ID/proof of age as the venue have right to refuse admission if you do not it. • Please arrive EARLY i.e. 6.30pm for better intros mingling & conversations, 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, tend to be in groups and a bit tipsy and nigh on impossible when it is packed, the music is loud and the event is in full swing! We do not do any intros after 8.30pm for this reason. • 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 very difficult to find • Ticket Price includes full time planning, administration & organisation costs, meetup site charges, marketting, hosts expenses, professional hosting fees and payment processing charges. We think our events represent excellent value for money, but if you don't & are not happy with paying for the event please don't come to the event! Tickets are non-refundable and non transferable • THIS IS A PREPAY event - We cannot allow cash on the door (sorry!) due to venue license. Please help out by paying for the tickets promptly • For entry, we operate a TICKETLESS SYSTEM for our events - no printed is ticket required. Just quote your Guest List Name, Surname to our event hosts upon arrival. •Guests who are single are welcome, please make sure they have read the event info/format & read the important info before attending •Dress code is smart casual, cocktail dress, dressed up but not formal, fancy dress or accessorising (OPTIONAL), no sportswear, no hoodies, no ripped jeans. • We use a photographer at our events and photos go on our meetup page/website. If you do not wish to be photographed you must inform a party manager and the photographer WHEN YOU ARRIVE at the event. We do not have any control or responsibility for photos, videos & broadcasts including 'Facebook Live' that our guests/hosts/organisers/members take - therefore if you're not happy/comfortable with this please consider the suitability of our events & do not attend if its going to be a problem for you • The focus of our group & our events is Socialising/Meeting People/Making Friends/Having Great Nights Out. We are NOT a dating/matchmaking group. We do not guarantee or organise the M to F ratio at this event. OUR EVENTS ARE VERY POPULAR WITH MEN. If this is an factor that is going to affect the enjoyment of your event - please do not attend/complain/make comments on the noticeboard, this may result in the removal of you from the group. Please choose alternative meetups which suitable for your needs. •PLEASE READ THE BELOW BEFORE ATTENDING OUR EVENTS click here: https://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/messages/boards/thread/50637619 http://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/messages/boards/thread/48809375 Members and their guest who attend our events do so subject to our FS MEETUP GROUP RULES https://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/messages/boards/thread/50152784) to view. •Constructive Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated. Moaning & venting is not. We all work very hard to try to ensure members all have a good time. We cannot control venue factors i.e. quality of food/drinks/service. Please see the venue management for these issues as you normally would. Please see an event host in the first instance so issues to do with the event itself can be dealt with/explained on the night..OR email post event.

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