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+)

LATIN NIGHT- BAR SALSA TEMPLE-FREE (optional)SALSA lessons -Bring a friend free!

£5 LIMITED PREPAY tickets - INCLUDES ENTRY TO THE CLUB and SALSA LESSON *OPTIONAL* for BEGINNERS and BRING A FRIEND FOR FREE TICKET LINK: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/flyingsolo/242463/# £7 CASH ON THE NIGHT EVENT INFO Join other relaxed, friendly sociable singles for Saturday night latin fever AT A BRAND NEW VENUE: Bar Salsa Temple Excellent reviews: 'Food was nice. Happy hour was excellent!! Tried to learn a few salsa moves which was good fun. Great venue for a celebration' You will mix and mingle with others who will join us for socialising, *OPTIONAL* salsa lesson, great music (salsa, reggaeton, bachata) and partying with a top latin DJ. A great opportunity to meet other people, have a fun night out and who knows? I will be hosting so will be there to meet and greet and introduce you to our guests when you are arriving. Wristbands will be used to know who the people from the group area is. Due to popularity, it is highly recommendable to arrive promptly and to maximize our time together with our meetup groups! IMPORTANT INFORMATION PLEASE READ HOW TO FIND US Bar Salsa Temple, short distance from Temple Station HOW TO OUR AREA AT BAR SALSA: We are located at VIP room (exclusive area), look at the signs or ask RECEPTION staff - DO NOT ASK BAR STAFF HAPPY HOUR till 8pm which includes 241 House Cocktails, 241 House Beers only Please check drinks prices on drinks menu: https://www.bar-salsa.com/temple/food-and-drink. Check the price of your drink BEFORE you order Food is available at this venue - please order from bar staff DJ starts at 9:00pm we are told Friends and guests are welcome Our tickets are valid for arrival till 9 30. We recommend to arrive before 7 15/30 for HAPPY HOUR and FREE SALSA class ( 7:15 to 8:15) to mingle when the background music is low 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 friends and guests are welcome A valid ID (Passport, European id, or Driving Licence but no student card, travel passes or bank or credit cards) needs to be shown at the entrance. Minimum age for this event is 21 years. EVENT SUITABILITY: WE DO NOT have a private room or any control over the music volume for this venue. We have not done this venue before so we don't know how loud the music is going to be at what time, when the DJ starts, if the lessons start on time 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.

Saturday Night FEVER@Disco54 NEW VENUE FREE DRINK&FOOD& Happy Hour! 50+ expected

PLEASE READ OUR EVENT ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES BEFORE RSVP/ATTENDING our events https://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/messages/boards/thread/50637619 £5 LIMITED PREPAY Tickets - INCLUDES WELCOME DRINK / SHARED PLATTERS /ENTRY TO THE CLUB TICKET LINK: http://buytickets.at/flyingsolo/247724 £7 CASH ON THE NIGHT Please remember to RSVP! Let's start April with an Saturday night out that is going to send SHOCKWAVES through the FS community and be 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 recommendabled to arrive early to maximize our time together with other meetup members. I 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 8.15pm ( performers, dancers and acrobats) and DJ from 9:30. We are told. A welcome drink shot for everyone before arriving 8 pm and some complimentary platters too. 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: We are located at Blue Bar , look for our table signs or ask RECEPTION staff for help - DO NOT ASK BAR STAFF Free cloakroom until 10pm. Please arrive by 9pm latest for this meetup. HAPPY HOUR till 8pm which includes 241 House Cocktails, 241 House Beers & £20 bottles of Prosecco. 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 drinks & FREE food 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. We have not done this venue before 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.

FREE Ladies Night out with FREE DRINK & £5 Happy Hour Cocktails!

Time for our next Ladies of London meetup! YOU MUST REGISTER FOR A FREE TICKET to attend this event, it takes 2 minutes - CLICK HERE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/free-ladies-make-friendsnight-out-free-drink-5-happy-hour-cocktails-tickets-58123171972 LADIES ONLY PLEASE! Join us for a fabulous night out at the FORGE BAR - nearest tube is BANK We have reserved tables/area. 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. 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! 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! Free Drink - is provided complimentary by the venue USUALLY no non alcoholic or alcoholic alternatives are available. Music Volume - I don't know what the music volume is going to be like at this venue. If you prefer somewhere with very low music volume and lots of intimate conversations please skip this one and choose the meetup where we have a private room. Drinks: £5 cocktails happy hour How to find : Nearest Tube is BANK - Take Exit for CORNHILL Dress Code: Smart Casual no sportswear, smart trainers ok Looking forward to seeing you all!

Gherkin Big Singles SPRING Party-250 Expected- AMAZING EXCLUSIVE venue - Fab DJ!

We've had AMAZING nights at the Gherkin parties in January - 240 attendance & March 232 GENUINE attendance.... Lots of new members, fabulous regular members... great feedback, happy days.... Lets keep things rolling along in APRIL with a fabulous SPRING 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 - 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 Ticket £11 Standard Price Tickets £16 on sale once EARLY BIRD tickets sell out Last Min/On the day/night tickets £20 once standard price tickets have sold out' TO BUY TICKETS CLICK LINKS BELOW: TICKET TAILOR : https://www.tickettailor.com/events/flyingsolo/243187/ EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gherkin-big-singles-spring-party-250-expected-amazing-exclusive-venue-fab-dj-tickets-58117828991 (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. 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. 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.... 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. 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 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. • 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 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. •Guests who are single are welcome, 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 & 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 suitable for 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. 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