What we're about

This is the group for you if you are looking for social networking and fun times at social events involving culture, art, history, music, adventure, dancing, walking, networking and the outdoors. This is also the group for enjoying dining out and nightlife with singles as well as couples, professional networking and if you were interested in dating and relationships.

London can be lonely place. It can be even more isolated if you are single, a bit older or if you are new in the city and do not have any friends or social network in the city.

We want to bring together like minded people of culture who prefer to socialise at fun (and at times unusual) events, ideally in relatively quiet locations including bars, restaurants and parks where people can meet each other and establish connections and friendships beyond mere acquaintances.

Our meetups are carefully organised to ensure we are small enough in number so that we remember most names and exchange numbers with many by the end of it. We will also try and maintain a reasonable balance between women and men at our events. We will strive to offer a comforting and warm group which is international in outlook with a high degree of sensitivity and warmth.

You may be single, attached, married, separated or a grand dad! (this is not a group exclusively for singles either and couples are very welcome!) Please be open to new friendships and experiences. We could go to bars, restaurants, cruises, trips, concerts, sports events, holidays, dances and parties, yoga etc. and so the meetups will be diverse.

This club will be about friendships and connections but above all having fun together with friends.

I look forward to meeting you at one of our meetups soon

With our best wishes and regards

Anna and Dan Raj

Upcoming events (5+)

30 to 60 - Speed friending! No pressure way to make friends! Hosted/£5-£15

Please join us as we help you make new friendships with both ladies and gentlemen without any of the pressure, shyness and nervousness normally associated with meeting new people. This is for ladies and gentlemen between the ages of 30 to 60. (It is fine if you are a few years either side of these parameters) Tickets in advance: (Please click the Eventbrite link below) https://30to60jewel.eventbrite.co.uk Please be aware that this meetup has an event fee. It costs you less to attend if you purchase your tickets early. Tickets start at £5 and increase to £10. If you prefer not to buy advance tickets then you can pay £15 cash when you attend. WHY SPEED FRIENDING? In our speed friending we arrange for you to meet and chat with each other. This gives you an easy and convenient way to meet new people in a way that completely dissolves barriers. This is NOT speed dating and so you will be meeting both ladies and gentlemen in mixed groups. The intent is to create friendships. One of the greatest benefits is that this tears down the walls of shyness. Many people have deep-seated anxiety when it comes to talking to people they don’t know. But when you push outside your comfort zones, this speedy connection opens up the door to allow you to easily communicate and work together with other members of the group. Speed friending allows you to identify other people with common interests. The conversations that take place don’t have to be deep, profound or even scripted; simply discussing likes and dislikes may lead to future friendships. Often, people want to make new friends, but they aren’t quite sure how to go about it. With speed friending, you can start pursuing that goal without appearing socially awkward or desperate. Speed friending is the easiest and most effective way to build connections and relationships in a short amount of time. Here’s how it will be set-up: 1) Half of the group (mixed gender) will be in a fixed place and the other half of the group (mixed gender) will rotate. During these intervals, each pair of people will get the opportunity to talk to each other. 2) Anna will be hosting the evening and she will organize the speed friending. She will indicate when you should move to the next person. 3) We will meet from 6.00pm onwards. You should get yourself a drink and also any food before 7.00pm. 4) The Speed friending part will start exactly at 7.00 pm onwards and continue till about 9pm, so please try and be there on time. If you are late then you can join the speed networking midway. 5) Our function room is booked for Anna /Meetup. The Jewel Bar has 3 or 4 function rooms over 3 floors. Please be sure to read the events board to know which room is ours on the day. You can also ask the security guard on the ground floor. 6) Please be aware that over 85% of attendees are attending for the first time and over 95% of attendees come alone. You will not be alone. Anna will welcome you and help you get comfortable. -------------------- TICKET LINK: Tickets in advance: (Please click the Eventbrite link below) https://30to60jewel.eventbrite.co.uk Early Bird tickets - £5 each (plus charges) Regular tickets - £10 each (plus charges) If you do not purchase your tickets in advance then you can pay £15 cash at the meetup to Anna. -------------------------- This meetup is organized with www.connectwithlocals.com Please watch the video below to see why you should attend our meetups. http://bit.ly/whyattendoursocials

Make new friends with ladies & gents (20 to 40) (FREE DRINK/HOSTED) (£5- £15)

Please join us to make new friends between the ages of 20 to 40! We are organising a fantastic evening of socializing, relaxing and mingling for all our members. Please click on the link below to purchase your tickets today: https://20to40kitty.eventbrite.co.uk You will be welcomed into the group by Anna and will be able to meet and interact with other single ladies and gentlemen in a safe and comfortable environment. We are organising our event at Kitty Hawk Bar & Restaurant which is quiet and cozy and provides for a fabulous venue to meet people and socialise with new friends. First 30 members to arrive will get a FREE drink, so please come as close to start time as possible. You have absolutely no excuse not to come out and make new friends in your age group! No more nervousness, no awkward silences, no fiddling with phone or staring into glasses. You will find your self saying more hellos, shaking more hands and making more friends. Please come early as it is far easier to meet new people then. Please request Anna for help with introductions. Some important points: - We will start at 6:00 pm. - We have our area booked for ANNA / Meetup. Please ask the bar staff for our area and they will help you find us. - Anna is hosting the event. She will welcome you warmly at the venue and will also give you a group wristband. Please wear this wristband as it will help other members identify you as a group member and you will be able to identify others. All you have to do is say hello to anyone else wearing the wristband as they are all our members and there to attend our meetup and make new friends. - Please be aware that about 95% of those who attend come alone and about 75% are attending for the first time. You will not be alone. We know how you may feel and so Anna will take care of you. - We have 18 meetup groups in London with over 113,000 members and we will be inviting members between the ages of 20 to 40 from most of these groups. You will meet a lot of new people. (Members of other groups who RSVP are included as guests of the organiser in order to give you an idea of expected numbers.) - Everyone attends these events to meet other members and so there is no reason to be shy or bashful. Also be aware that most people come alone. Anna is there to look after you and make you comfortable. ------------------------------ EVENT COST: Early Bird tickets are only £5 each Regular tickets are only £10 each If you have not purchased your ticket in advance then you can pay £15 cash per person to Anna when you attend. Book your cheaper advance ticket now:- https://20to40kitty.eventbrite.co.uk - Dress code: This is a laid back venue so dress comfortably - you can dress up or dress down - smart casual or jeans and a tee. - ID : Please be sure to carry Government issued ID to prove your age is over 18. - Guests are very welcome. Please sign them up as your pluses -------------------------- This meetup is organised with www.connectwithlocals.com. Please watch the video below to see why you should attend our meetups. http://bit.ly/whyattendoursocials

Best of Egypt including Nile Cruise & Abu Simbel - SOLD OUT

Explore the ‘Land of the Pharaohs’ with us! Detailed Itinerary below:- Day 1 – Arrive Cairo - Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check-in. Day 2 - Go to Giza to visit Great Pyramids of Giza. See a Royal Burial Chamber and Sphinx. The pyramids are some of the most magnificent man-made structures in history. After lunch, you will visit Egyptian Museum. Overnight in Cairo. Day 3 – Cairo / Aswan - Day at your leisure. Early evening transfer to train station for an overnight train (dinner will be on-board) to Aswan. Day 4 – Your driver will pick you up and take you to High Dam which is situated across the River Nile. Visit Philae Temple, located on an island in Lake Nassar. Head to Nile Cruise for check-in and lunch. In the afternoon, sail on an Egyptian Felucca around Elephantine Island and Agra Khan Mausoleum before visiting a Nubian Village. Overnight on board the boat in Aswan. Day 5 – Early start. Breakfast will be provided to take with you on the bus to Abu Simbel. The twin temples are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Board your River Nile Cruise for lunch and sail to Kom Ombo. Visit Sobek Temple. Kom Ombo is an agricultural town in Egypt that became a Greek settlement during the Greco-Roman period. Dinner and overnight on board. Day 6 – After breakfast, travel by horse cart to visit Temple of Edfu. Head back to the boat. The rest of the day will be spent at your leisure on board as we sail on to Luxor. Day 7 – Visit the great Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple of Amun with its famous Hypostyle Hall, 134 huge columns, Statue of Ramses II, Obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut and Sacred Lake. In the afternoon free time to relax. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Luxor. Day 8 – Luxor After breakfast, Luxor sightseeing. Visit Valley of the Kings. Visit some royal tombs including Tomb of Tutankhamun and Ramses VI. Visit Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, second female pharaoh in history. Visit Colossi of Memnon, two massive stone statues of Amenhotep III. Dinner at the hotel. Day 9 - Last day. Check-out at 11am. Depending on your flight schedule, you may have the day to relax before heading to Luxor Airport for flights home. INCLUSIONS:- · Sharing a twin room at 3-star hotels with breakfast (single supplement £250) · 3x nights’ accommodation on Nile Cruise · 1x nights’ accommodation on overnight train to Aswan · Tour of Cairo · All transfers in private air-conditioned vehicles (includes airport transfers if travelling on suggested flights) · All sightseeing and entry fees as mentioned in itinerary · English-speaking local guides throughout · 5x Lunches 5x Dinners EXCLUSIONS:- · Entry visa to Egypt (around $25) · International flights · Meals not mentioned · Tips & personal expenses TOUR COST:- £849.00 only. We will give a go ahead to book flights once we have minimum 5 people who paid their deposits. We have both ATOL and TTA bonding for all trips for complete financial protection. DEPOSIT: To secure your place on the trip, you will have to pay a non-refundable deposit of £150.00 via bank transfer, Paypal or Credit Card. **Kindly RSVP if interested to join this tour. We will send you a link to make the deposit. If we don’t receive your deposit within 3 days of RSVP, your RSVP will be changed to "not going" and your space will be released.** By paying a deposit you will be agree to the following cancellation policies: http://bit.ly/BookingandCancellationPolicy Visas are required for British passport holders and can be obtained on arrival. Please ensure you have 6 months validity on your passport and at least 2 blank pages. We advise making an appointment with your doctor 8 weeks before departure date. Please note that a check-in time of 14.00 is typical at most hotels. If you are arriving early, please let us know if you would like the room to be booked from the night before (for an additional cost) to ensure that the room is available for you when you arrive. Previous tour pictures: http://bit.ly/TourPictures

Valentine's Day Singles Special (21 to 55)- Hosted/Free drink/DJ

If you are single this Valentine's Day, we have something special just for you! You don't need a partner if you are single! Just come out, meet other singles, build new memories and have a great time this Valentine's day! Please join us on Thursday, 14th February from 6.30 pm onwards at the exclusive Mahiki Kensington, where you can meet other singles between the ages of 21 and 55. You will be able to interact with like minded people of your age group, relax and maybe exchange a few numbers. Please click link to purchase your cheaper advance tickets: https://vdaysingle.eventbrite.co.uk A decade after Prince Harry and an army of well-heeled A-listers made the Polynesian themed nightclub Mahiki Mayfair the place to be seen, we welcome the newly opened Mahiki Kensington. Like it’s predecessor, Mahiki Kensington adheres to its infamous party spirit, with it’s ‘Aloha Collective’ playlist compiled by some of the biggest names in the music industry – a combination of guilty pleasures from the past and more current music. Shortly after the last chopstick is laid to rest tables and chairs are pushed aside to turn the venue into an all dancing nightclub that continues unto the wee hours. Please come early so that you can be introduced to some of the other attendees. Additionally, we will also invite members of some of our other quality meetup groups in the city and so you will meet a lot of new people. We have 18 meetup groups in London with a combined membership of over 113,000 in London. As usual: - We have our area reserved for ANNA/Meetup. Please ask the bar staff for ANNA and they will help you find the group. - ANNA will be at the venue from 6.30pm. She will welcome you warmly at the venue and will also help with introductions. - Event Cost (Tickets) Please click link to purchase your cheaper advance tickets: https://vdaysingle.eventbrite.co.uk Early Bird tickets are for £5 each Regular tickets are for £10 each Late tickets are for £15 each If you do not purchase your tickets in advance then you can pay £20 cash at the meetup to ANNA. - All attendees get a free welcome drink so long as they last. - Dress code - Smart casual/Leather shoes/Heels/No sports wear/Please make a little bit of effort. Dress up please as the dress code is rather strict here. -Please note that we have our private area which will have soft music early on. The overall venue gets very busy later in the evening and there is a DJ and dancing. Our members are very welcome to stay in the bar till 3am! - Identity cards - Please do not forget to carry some identity proof like a UK/EU driving license or foreign passport. This is very important if you come after 8pm. - Guests are very welcome. Please sign them up as your pluses. - Please be aware that over 85% of members attend for the first time and over 95% of members attend alone. There are no strangers, only friends you have not met before. ----------------------------------------------- Please be aware that everyone attends these events to meet other members and so there is no reason to be shy or bashful. Also be aware that most people come alone. ANNA is there to look after you and make you comfortable. Please come early! This meetup is organised with www.connectwithlocals.com. Please watch the video below to see why you should attend our meetups. http://bit.ly/whyattendoursocials

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