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Social & 'History After Party - Old School R&B Club Classics with FREE FOOD
EVENT PRICE: PREPAY: £5 plus processing using ticket link below - With SWIPII loyalty card that you can get on the night FREE OF CHARGE. PAY ON THE NIGHT: £7 CARD OR CASH (Please bring correct change - With SWIPII) 'I've paid for my ticket but meetup is still showing as unpaid' CLICK HERE ( EVENT ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES - PLEASE READ BEFORE ATTENDING ANY OF OUR EVENTS. ( ) EVENT INFO: Meet up, make friends & socialise with members of ALL AGES in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Friday nights is our NOT JUST FOR SINGLES nights- all welcome! It Friday night, its been a long week....lets party (for a change?) Lets have another AMAZING night down at the Gem Bar for our one & only 'History' Party FORMAT OF EVENT 6.30-8.30 Arrivals - Meets Greets & Intros - Exclusive use of Basement Bar at the Gem Bar- FREE FOOD for those who arrive before 8pm. 2 4 1 Drinks offer until 8pm 8.30-9.30 Music will be 'THEME' Kisstory/Old School - We have EXCLUSIVE ROOM USE UNTIL 9.30PM. 9.30-11pm Music will be UP TO DATE R&B - Open to General Public but we will wristband everyone so we can still identify who is in our groups. We will be joining up with members of Bored In London & Evenings & Weekends for this meetup. This is a LOUD AND LIVELY MEETUP PARTY BUSY ATMOSPHERE - please do not attend if you want a quiet meet with lots of intimate conversations! Choose one of our quieter meetups. We can have lower volume background music earlier in the evening so we can introduce ourselves, meet & chat before we party later on in the night...PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY FOR MEETS GREETS INTROS, FREE FOOD AND LOWER VOLUME MUSIC - THIS IS A MUSIC EVENT - We don't have much of a quiet chatting time on this meetup. Please expect a great atmospher, a busy night, well attended with fun & friendly people! The event will be hosted so please register with an event host upon arrival .The Event Host will be there to meet & greet you, introduce you to other members if you wish and to encourage you to mingle with other members. They will be around on the night wearing a Flying Solo host badge, holding a clipboard and looking official & if you arrive later they maybe slightly tipsy! Our events are suitable for new members and members who wish to arrive on their own - the majority of our members do so. Event is hosted from 6.30-9.00pm ish, after that time they will be more than likely on the dancefloor- So please arrive EARLY so that you can have the full experience of the Meetup. HAPPY HOURS: Happy Hour is until 8pm and is 2 4 1 ALL DRINKS! FOOD: If you arrive before 8pm we have COMPLIMENTARY sharing platters provided by the venue. This will be more of a nibble and not a full meal for everybody so if you're hungry please eat before or order something more substantial from the Bar Menu. HOW TO FIND THE GEM BAR Nearest Tubes: Piccadilly Circus/Oxford Circus 5-10 minute walk from either station. Use Exit 1 of Piccadilly Circus. GOOGLE MAP LINK (from Piccadilly Circus Tube) (,+London/Gem+Bar,+Beak+Street,+London/@51.5108801,-0.1389242,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x487604d3e05e54bd:0xa3f4c9ef40a075c3!2m2!1d-0.1341683!2d51.510121!1m5!1m1!1s0x487604d5af068337:0xd051a3e4d5f75f13!2m2!1d-0.1385823!2d51.5118879!3e2) Please do some research and plan your journey using smartphone googlemaps/streetmap or just an old fashioned London A-Z prior to leaving and have some idea where you are going. Some places in London can be difficult to find and hosts cannot be held responsible/blamed for people getting lost or not able to find places. HOW TO FIND OUR AREA IN THE GEM BAR We are downstairs in the BASEMENT BAR. The stairs are right at the back of the bar so you'll need to walk through to get to the stairs. Ask reception staff for help and/or look for our signs when you arrive. IMPORTANT INFO: PLEASE READ - Please read all event information and take ownership for choosing events suitable for your own needs. •You must arrive by 9pm absolute latest for this party, its too busy, too hectic & too packed after that for us to do any hosting/registration/meet & greets after that. FREE FOOD will be served before 8pm. • Please note - this is a KISSTORY music themed event & is not run by Kiss FM. Kisstory themed music is only while we have exclusive use of the room, so up until 9.30pm - after that its the general playlist for the venue, more mainstream up to date R&B/Dance music & the clubs playlist after 11pm. • Our events are open to members of all ages and all are welcome - HOWEVER you should be aware that our 'default' age range is 28-55. • Dress Code: The venue operates a smart dress code - no trainers, hoodies, sportswear or ripped jeans.

Gem Bar

10 Beak Street W1F 9RA · London

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What we're about

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"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 ( on Jun 2, 2016.

“ Good way to meet new people. ”

— Dionne ( on Apr 14, 2016.

Please see our group review page ( 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 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

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