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+)

45+ Mingle/Social at TIGER TIGER 1xFREE DRINK, 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/242457 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 7pm latest FOOD: Is available - please order from the bar staff FREE DRINK: Is a small glass of Cava & limited to early arrivals only- please arrive early to get your free drink. No alcoholic or non alcoholic alternatives are available 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 LUXE ROOM from[masked]. Please ask staff for the LUXE ROOM 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

ALL AGES! Tiger Tiger EASTER Night out-1xFREE DRINK 241 HAPPY HOUR! 40 Expected!

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. PRICE LIMITED Prepay Tickets £5 + processing https://www.tickettailor.com/events/flyingsolo/242460/ Cash £7 please bring correct change. Please remember to RSVP for this event You don't need to bring tickets to our events, simply turn up and quote your guest list name when you arrive. EVENT INFO: We had 150 for our Easter Saturday event last year - lets see if we can do it again? We will 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 CORE BAR Party -Happy Half Hour-Great Venue 150 Expected!

The Core Bar, Corner of Queen Street/Watling Street

£9.00

Another *FABULOUS* venue for our next do, and one that we've not been to for a VERY long while. THE CORE BAR (Bank/Mansion House) with a HAPPY HALF HOUR and fabulous exclusive room perfect for doing what we enjoy the most! Early doors Mingling/drinking/chatting.... music/dancing/partying later on...! https://www.corebar.co.uk/ Please read our EVENT ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES (https://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/messages/boards/thread/50637619/0/#[masked]) both before you RSVP and before you attend our events. Tickets & Prices: £9 Prepay Early Bird - ON SALE £13 Standard Price - on sale when Early Birds have sold out £15 Last Minute/Cash On the night Ticket Tailor Link: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/flyingsolo/256563/ Eventbrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/big-singles-party-at-the-core-bar-160-expected-exclusive-venue-fab-dj-tickets-55960085121 Use Ticket Tailor for cheaper processing - any CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD Processing charges are added to your payments. Links sometimes don't work that well on mobile phones or tablets - please try a laptop or standalone PC if you can't get the payment processing to work- also please clear temporary internet files/cookies. '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: Please join up to 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 the age range/attendees to be late 20s to early 50s) An event host will meet and greet you upon arrival to make you feel relaxed and welcome. The event hosts will 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 them - just ask. FORMAT OF EVENT: [masked] ARRIVALS - Intros/Ladies Table/Mingling HAPPY HOUR/DRINKS only until 7PM - Early happy hour here - Please arrive early Meet & Greet - Introductions & Mingling with Low Volume Background Music 8.30- LATE Party Time with DJ Grant & Amazing Tunes - R&B, Party Classics, Mainstream Dance Tunes LAST ENTRY: 9:30pm DRINKS PRICES: Happy Hour until 7pm 50% OFF selected drinks TBA Standard Prices Wine - Prices start from £5.15 a glass/£19 bottle Prosecco from £6.40 glass/£24.50 bottle Cocktails Standard Price from £9 Draught Lager Pint from £4.85 Ale from £5.10 Soft Drinks from £2.50/£3 Please check with individual bar staff at time of at time of placing your drinks order for prices. FOOD: Is available until 10pm Menu: https://www.spccs1.co.uk/menus/CORE%20-%20MARCH%202019%20-%20LUNCH%20MENU.pdf CLOAKROOM: Cloakroom is available and MUST BE USED. £2 per item, Bags are FREE. We do not accept any responsibility for lost/misplaced items. Please take care of your personal possessions. CHILL OUT ZONE/QUIETER AREA: We do not have a separate quieter area at this venue. HOW TO FIND THE CORE BAR: Nearest Tubes Bank/Mansion house. From Bank - take exit for Queen Victoria Street, head down Queen Victoria Street...CORE BAR IS ON THE CORNER of Queen Street & Watling Street (next to the Japanese Canteen). Although the address is Queen Street, the entrance to the Core Bar is on Watling Street, so this can be confusing. Important Info - Please read this information. When you attend its on the understanding that you have read and understood this information: • Please do some research and plan your journey PRIOR to departing. Using smartphone googlemaps/streetmap, my directions above, or just an old fashioned London A-Z prior to leaving and have some idea where you are going BEFORE YOU LEAVE. Some places in London can be difficult to find regardless of whether you have directions or not. Organisers cannot be held responsible for people getting lost or not able to find places. • Dress Code: The venue operate a smart dress code, smart/casual - no trainers, sportswear or ripped jeans. FS is not responsible if you are unable to enter because you are not correctly dressed. • 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. If there are photos on the website that you wish to be deleted please request by email post event. 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. • PHOTO ID: The Bar operate a Check 25 policy. If you’re lucky enough to look under 25, then you will be asked to prove you are over 21. • 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 & you should be aware that 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 RSVP/attend & complain or 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. Thanks for your understanding and co-operation. • 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. • 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 arrive earlier for better mingling and intros, especially if you are a new member. Its very for event hosts to do intros later on in the night when its louder, busier & people are well into their convos and a bit tipsy. • Places are non refundable • ENTRY/GUEST LIST INFO: For entry to the event - all you need to do is quote your 'Guest List Name'. So when you purchase your ticket - you will need to enter the name you wish us to use on the guest list. If you don't know what name you have used we won't be able to find you on the guest list. Any guests of yours that arrive separately will need to quote your guest list name. If we cannot find your name on the guest list because you can't remember the name you used, you will need to show us a copy of your ticket either printed or on your email or you'll need to pay again and we will refund you upon proof of your event payment. • 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.

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/254668/ £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. We had a great time in MARCH at this event with 50+ GENUINE attendance - so let's do it again! 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 is 50% off selected drinks (does not include Wine & Prosecco - does include cocktails) 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 8 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. Participation in the Salsa Class is OPTIONAL - no pressure to do anything at our events. 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. Club rules not ours. EVENT SUITABILITY: WE DO NOT have a private room or any control over the music volume for this venue. I have not done an event at 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.

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