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 become a member all you need to do is join our email database, you can sign up for this when you attend your first event.

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!

We have currently have events for our members of All Ages, these are advertised as 'All Ages' events & for our 45 & above members, these are advertised as 45(ish)+ (FS45+).

Our All Ages group has no age restrictions but you should note that most of our members are by default, overall in their 30s, 40s & 50s. We are not an 'ageist' group or strict on age limits, but experience has shown me that people of different age groups/generations do sometimes enjoy different types of nights out/different atmospheres/venues etc and I try to take that into account when I create the different meetups.

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 photoso 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.

Upcoming events (5+)

Gherkin Big Singles Party-Amazing Venue/DJ 255 EXPECTED/240 Sold Already!

The Gherkin (The Sterling)

£20.00

We've had some AMAZING nights at the Gherkin last year.....2019 is here..! Lets make it the best year EVER and start as we mean to go on with a fabulous party at our members FAVOURITE venue Meet up, make friends, mingle & dance with single people of ALL AGES in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. In OCTOBER we had a great time at the Gherkin, with 265 attendees and a SOLD OUT Gherkin.. fab atmosphere - great party - 'EVERYONE LOVES A GHERKIN'... So lets do it again. Our events are open to members of all ages. Our 'default' age for this event is 28-55 & loud and lively/busy atmosphere after 8.30pm. Due to VENUE CAPACITY - THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT...! TICKET SALES: PREPAY ONLY (due to venue licensing conditions!). Please be aware that due to the popularity of the venue/event, we expect this event to SELL OUT - therefore buying your ticket promptly is advisable Prices Early Bird Tickets £11 SOLD OUT! Standard Price Tickets £16 -SOLD OUT Last Min/On the day/night tickets £20 now on sale TO BUY TICKETS CLICK LINKS BELOW: TICKET TAILOR : https://www.tickettailor.com/events/flyingsolo/221027/ EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gherkin-new-year-big-singles-party-amazing-exclusive-venuedj-275-expected-tickets-53582797590 (Use Eventbrite if you can't get ticket tailor to work as the charges are more expensive) Processing charges will be added to your ticket prices. We operate a TICKETLESS SYSTEM for our events - so YOU DO NOT NEED NEED TO PRINT A TICKET FOR THIS EVENT (unless you want to). Just quote your Guest List Name, Surname to our event hosts upon arrival.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. There’s a great range of wine and drink to complement good conversation. 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. 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 our resident DJ Grant.... so we can have some great tunes and we will be able to play some member requests. 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. We will be clearing the dancefloor area for dancing probably around 8.30pm ish but if you still want to continue nattering with your new mates or a certain person, or need a rest from dancing, you can use the quieter area upstairs bar. 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 Standard Prices: Check the prices of drinks BEFORE YOU ORDER! Wine from £3.80 glass-£20 Bottle Prosecco £6.75/£37 a bottle Draught Lager from £5.10 per pint Ale from £5.15 per pint Soft Drinks from £3 Cocktails from £8.75 BIG LOVE LOYALTY SCHEME - Attendees will get sent an email the Monday after the event for FREE/HALF PRICE tickets to our next BIG do. You must attend to get the email! 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 events which are suitable for yourself. • 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 have proof of age. There may also be a light bag search. • 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 note that snacks provided may be peanuts or other snacks which contain traces of nuts and nut oils or may have been made alongside other products containing nuts. Deciding whether to attend an environment where these items are present, and/or whether to consume snacks at the event is a decision and the responsibility of the individual - FS Events can not be held responsible for any issues resulting from food allergies. • 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 • 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 • THIS IS A PREPAY event - We cannot allow cash on the door (sorry!) due to venue license. Please help me out by paying for the tickets using the above links promptly • For entry all you'll need to do is quote your GUEST LIST NAME which you will be asked for when you buy your tickets. We have an app/doorlist with everyone's name on it, no need to print tickets. •Guests are welcome, but if you're going to bring a guest, sounds obvious but please make sure they are single & please make sure they have seen 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 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. 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 as this will result in the removal of you from the group. Please choose alternative meetups which are more suitable to your needs. •PLEASE READ OUR EVENT ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES BEFORE ATTENDING ANY OF OUR EVENTS click here: https://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/messages/boards/thread/50637619. Attendance is subject to our disclaimer. Please CLICK HERE (http://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/messages/boards/thread/48809375) to view. Members and their guest who attend our events do so subject to our FS MEETUP GROUP RULES - Please CLICK HERE (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. [masked]

Ladies of London Networking Covent Garden FREE FOOD FREE EVENT 241 COCKTAILS!

We have decided to do start LADIES OF LONDON networking group and do some LADIES ONLY MEETUPS to improve our 'female friendliness' improve accessibility of the group events for females and attract more ladies to our larger events. So LADIES ONLY for this meet - please no Gents at this one, thank you for your understanding. Join us at fabulous LONGACRE BAR- Nearest Tubes Covent Garden & Leicester Square for our first LADIES NETWORKING event of this year! We also found out last time, that that this is a good meetup to make business connections too, so bring your business cards, you never know! FREE EVENT! We have the exclusive use of the Library room with low background music so we can chat, mingle and make friends. This is an amazing opportunity to meet people in a friendly non pressurised environment at a brilliant venue. Our event is fully hosted and is fine for you to attend with or without friends as we will introduce you to friendly welcoming people upon arrival. Female friendly, our events are perfect for ladies who want to arrive solo as we will introduce you to other solo arriving ladies if you wish! Don't worry if it's your first time, you won't be the only one, we usually have 50% of new members and 50% of more regular faces. Our regular members LOVE meeting new people! Food : Free platters will pass around at approx 8pm - These are provided complimentary by the venue for the group and are not enough for a full meal. If you're hungry please eat before or order something from the bar menu Drinks: 2 4 1 cocktails & £4 Amstel Pints till 8pm How to find : Nearest Tube is Leicester Sq. Take Exit 4, Turn Left. Spagetti house is on the corner on your left. At the junction you will see Scarletts on the Corner of Great Newport Street and Upper St Martins Lane...right opposite Five Guys, you can't miss it! Dress Code: Smart Casual no sportswear, smart trainers ok Looking forward to seeing you all!

Tiger Tiger 1xFREE DRINK BRING A FRIEND FREE - 241 HAPPY HOUR! 60+ Expected!

EVENT PRICE - FEBRUARY SPECIAL - BRING A FRIEND FOR FREE! Tickets are needed for this event - please select the appropriate ticket: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/flyingsolo/229147/# Join other sociable Londoners in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We're in a top london location which is VERY POPULAR WITH OUR MEMBERS - Please read our EVENT ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES (https://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/messages/boards/thread/50637619) - before you RSVP or attend our meetups. FEBRUARY SPECIAL - BRING A FRIEND FOR FREE. You must have a ticket to get entry to our event. NO FREE TICKET NO ENTRY. You must select either Male Ticket/Female Ticket. Please note we always have many more Men at our events than females. We are restricting Male tickets, but if you're wanting a 50/50 event with lots of ladies, and it's going to spoil your evening if you don't get that, please choose an alternative event. You can bring a friend for free to this event - it doesn't matter if your friend is male or female. You don't need to bring tickets to our events, simply turn up and quote your guest list name when you arrive. EVENT INFO: Lets get together, chat and make friends with LOW VOLUME BACKGROUND MUSIC ....perfect for chatting & getting to know you !! ...We have our own private room in PICCADILLY CIRCUS where we can chill out chat and mingle in an amazing location in the heart of the WEST END. We have a FREE WELCOME DRINK for everyone who arrives before 8pm and we will be meeting, greeting and introducing all our guests to each other as they arrive.. Please arrive[masked]pm latest for this event. The Mingle/Social aspect of the night will end at 9pm, if you wish to continue the night we have a table booked elsewhere in the venue DJ/Music/Dancing...GREAT TUNES - Mainstream/R&B/Commercial Party Tunes provided by the TIGER TIGER DJ- this is open to everyone but we will have 'glowstick wristbands' so we will still know who the people from our meetup are - ingenious! All welcome- It doesn't matter if you're a 'newbie' or a 'reg' everyone is welcome at our events and all of our members are friendly and welcoming and always make an effort to chat to folks. We always get a good mix of new members and members who have been to events before. Arriving alone - no problem - At least 50% of our members do so and you'll be introduced to others when you arrive - I will be hosting the event from[masked]pm...so will be there to meet & greet you, introduce you to other members if you wish (please request intros) and to encourage you to mingle with other members. VENUE INFO : Drinks Prices - Please check drinks prices on drinks menu or with individual bar staff BEFORE placing your drinks order TTDrinks Menu: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18liLfDRQBvWawRFTm9KpUbFlpjYSrYtW/view IMPORTANT INFO PLEASE READ: Nearest Tubes: Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Circus HOW TO FIND TIGER TIGER: Use Exit 4 of Piccadilly Circus, continue to Haymarket, Tiger Tiger is not far down the road on the left hand side. HOW TO FIND OUR AREA AT TT: We have exclusive access upstairs in the CLOUD LOUNGE - 1st Floor of the TIGER TIGER. Please ask staff for Cloud Lounge and/or look for our 'Flying Solo' Signs to help you find your way. SOMETIMES the venue change our room so please check back on the page/check email inbox for updates 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. Please make sure you have read all event info before attending. • Free drink is a small glass of CAVA and is provided by the venue - no non alchoholic or alcoholic alternatives are available • Dress Code: Smart casual Trainers are OK, no tracksuit bottoms or jackets, or hoodies. Photo ID i.e. passport/driving licence MAY be required for entry. If you don't have it you may be refused entry by the door staff. Club rules not ours.

BIG JEWEL BAR night out FREE EVENT-1 x FREE DRINK, HAPPY HOUR! 80+ Expected

FREE TICKET LINK - NO TICKET NO ENTRY - Use link below: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/flyingsolo/229138/ FEBRUARY FREE EVENT Please join us for Friendly Social drinks for Newbies and Regular members. We have EXCLUSIVE access to the BOUTIQUE Room at the JEWEL BAR, low volume background music perfect for chatting, mingling and making friends. We have 1 X FREE DRINK for everyone who arrives before 8pm and FREE Afterparty later on, downstairs in the fabulous Jewel Bar Club. The social aspect of the event finishes at 9pm and at that time we have a table booked downstairs for you to let loose and party, if you wish. HAPPY HOUR is until 8pm I am told. 50% off bottles of wine 2 for 1 cocktails £4 selected bottles of beer Yan will be hosting so will be there to meet & greet and introduce you to others if required (please request introductions). If you want to chat with him and find out about our future events including our Big Valentines Singles Party- this is your opportunity. You do need to apply for a FREE TICKET for this event - an RSVP is not a guaranteed entry for this event - there is no charge but it helps us to maintain the M to F ratio - otherwise we get 90% men for these types of events... So if you're a fella, to reserve your place please book early if you know you're definitely going to turn up as we will have to close off male tickets at some point. Regardless, we still get a lot more men at our events than ladies, so if you're wanting a 50/50 ratio event with lots of ladies - please choose to go to an alternative event that suits your needs. NO TICKET NO ENTRY to our private room. GENTS who turn up without ticket will be turned away from our private room. TICKET LINK - MUST BE USED FOR ENTRY https://www.tickettailor.com/events/flyingsolo/229138/ FREE DRINK- is a small glass of Cava. No non alcoholic or alcoholic alternatives are available. Food is available at this venue. please order food with the Bar Staff from the Bar Menu NEAREST TUBE: Piccadilly Circus Exit 1 also Oxford Circus.

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