What we're about

We're a group of London-based expat Swedes; ancestral Swedes; Swedish learners; lapsed fluent speakers; boyfriends/girlfriends of Swedes; and Swedophiles who reguarly meet up in stylish Scandinavian cafes for some London-style fika. We also go to gigs, have film nights, run informal language classes and have a monthly meetup at the Nordic Bar with our Nordic brethern (Danes, Norwegians, Finns etc).

FAQ:

I don't speak (much) Swedish. Can I still come along?

Of course! Unless specifically started, our meetups welcome everyone regardless of your language level. There is always a mix of abilities so you can find someone to suit you.

How will I find you when I arrive?

It varies from meetup to meetup, but you're best bet is to get in contact with the organiser BEFORE the event and they'll help you out and know to look out for you on the day.

Can you organise a meetup for ...?

You're always welcome to ask but generally the organisers are already busy with the meetups they've already planned, BUT if you want to see a meetup happen then you are welcome to organise and host and we can help out to make sure it's a success.

Do the meetups cost money to attend?

The vast majority of meetups are free but running a meetup group does cost money so we ask that you make a donation to ensure the group continues. There's a donate link to pay through paypal on the website or you can donate in person to James Brodie at a meetup.

Can my business/event sponsor the Meetup?

Absolutely! Get in touch with the organiser, James.

Upcoming events (5+)

Scandinavian Monthly Thursday Meetup

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This is our regular meetup that's been happening for many years now and as it's the most informal it's the best meet up to come along to if you're new. This meetup starts at 7pm. We are usually on one of the long tables by the bar as you enter. The bartenders should be able to point you in the right direction if you can't find us. There's no structure to the MeetUp and it's no problem if you arrive late. Just find us, pull up and a chair and introduce yourself. If you're looking for something in particular, someone with the same level of Swedish ability, someone who speaks English, someone with advice on travel to Sweden then feel free to ask me and I'll do my best to introduce you. The MeetUp finishes when the last person leaves which is usually around 10:30 to 11pm but does vary. Each meetup has a mix of new and familiar faces; beginners, competent conversationalists & native speakers; as well as people who are just interested in the culture and meeting new people. Everyone is welcome along with friends of any nationality. Free entry and membership. If you can't find us then just ask one of the staff as they'll usually know where to point you.

Scandinavian Monthly Thursday Meetup

Location visible to members

This is our regular meetup that's been happening for many years now and as it's the most informal it's the best meet up to come along to if you're new. This meetup starts at 7pm. We are usually on one of the long tables by the bar as you enter. The bartenders should be able to point you in the right direction if you can't find us. There's no structure to the MeetUp and it's no problem if you arrive late. Just find us, pull up and a chair and introduce yourself. If you're looking for something in particular, someone with the same level of Swedish ability, someone who speaks English, someone with advice on travel to Sweden then feel free to ask me and I'll do my best to introduce you. The MeetUp finishes when the last person leaves which is usually around 10:30 to 11pm but does vary. Each meetup has a mix of new and familiar faces; beginners, competent conversationalists & native speakers; as well as people who are just interested in the culture and meeting new people. Everyone is welcome along with friends of any nationality. Free entry and membership. If you can't find us then just ask one of the staff as they'll usually know where to point you.

Scandinavian Monthly Thursday Meetup

Location visible to members

This is our regular meetup that's been happening for many years now and as it's the most informal it's the best meet up to come along to if you're new. This meetup starts at 7pm. We are usually on one of the long tables by the bar as you enter. The bartenders should be able to point you in the right direction if you can't find us. There's no structure to the MeetUp and it's no problem if you arrive late. Just find us, pull up and a chair and introduce yourself. If you're looking for something in particular, someone with the same level of Swedish ability, someone who speaks English, someone with advice on travel to Sweden then feel free to ask me and I'll do my best to introduce you. The MeetUp finishes when the last person leaves which is usually around 10:30 to 11pm but does vary. Each meetup has a mix of new and familiar faces; beginners, competent conversationalists & native speakers; as well as people who are just interested in the culture and meeting new people. Everyone is welcome along with friends of any nationality. Free entry and membership. If you can't find us then just ask one of the staff as they'll usually know where to point you.

Scandinavian Monthly Thursday Meetup

Location visible to members

This is our regular meetup that's been happening for many years now and as it's the most informal it's the best meet up to come along to if you're new. This meetup starts at 7pm. We are usually on one of the long tables by the bar as you enter. The bartenders should be able to point you in the right direction if you can't find us. There's no structure to the MeetUp and it's no problem if you arrive late. Just find us, pull up and a chair and introduce yourself. If you're looking for something in particular, someone with the same level of Swedish ability, someone who speaks English, someone with advice on travel to Sweden then feel free to ask me and I'll do my best to introduce you. The MeetUp finishes when the last person leaves which is usually around 10:30 to 11pm but does vary. Each meetup has a mix of new and familiar faces; beginners, competent conversationalists & native speakers; as well as people who are just interested in the culture and meeting new people. Everyone is welcome along with friends of any nationality. Free entry and membership. If you can't find us then just ask one of the staff as they'll usually know where to point you.

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