What we're about

This is a group for discerning singles who would like to meet like minded singles in the local area for conversations, connections, friendships and maybe more. You may have outgrown your frenetic clubbing years but are not ready for quiet evenings alone at home, especially on weekends. You may be looking to meet with compatible, well travelled people with similar interests but diverse experiences, with the possibility of forging friendships based on deeper connections.

We would like to create a group of like-minded people, mainly single and around 30 years of age, who prefer to socialise in relatively quiet locations where people can establish networks and friendships through interesting conversations and eloquent discussions. We will NEVER do speed dating or lock and key parties!!! Instead we will mingle effortlessly (or with help from me and any other organisers who may join me) and make friendships. We will however party and dance on occasion and so our meetups will be diverse.

In terms of ethos we will try and ensure our meetups are small enough to remember most names and make meaningful links with many members by the end of the evening. Over time we will also try and maintain a reasonable balance between women and men at our events. We would like to offer a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment, light hearted and without pressure, where members can feel confident about reaching out to each other, to create connections, companionships and contacts.

We will meet in pubs and bars (in the Esher/Epsom/Woking/Guildford areas) on a couple of weekends a month.

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Upcoming events (5+)

Highlights of Russia - St Petersburg and Moscow (8 Days - 20th July, 2019)

Explore St Petersburg and Moscow with us! Day 1 – Saturday 20 July 2019 - Arrive St. Petersburg Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for check-in. Dinner will be arranged for the first day. Day 2 - St. Petersburg After breakfast, city tour of St. Petersburg. Walk through the streets of the Dostoevsky Quarter. Go to one of the best food markets, Kuznechny Market, which supplies to some of St. Petersburg’s top restaurants. Visit House of St. Peter the Great, St. Peter’s & Paul Cathedral, and Church on Spilled Blood, and then have the afternoon free to explore. Overnight in St. Petersburg. Day 3 – St. Petersburg After breakfast, travel south of St. Petersburg to Pushkin. Visit Catherine Palace. Transfer back to city and afternoon will be spent at your leisure. Overnight in St. Petersburg. Day 4 –St. Petersburg / Moscow After breakfast, hotel check-out and store bags in luggage room. Visit Hermitage Museum - home of Russian art and culture. Visit Saint Isaac’s Cathedral and get panoramic views – if you can manage the 211 steps! Back to hotel to pick up luggage and walk to St. Petersburg’s Train Station (5-minute walk from hotel) to catch high-speed train to Moscow. Hotel transfer for check-in. Overnight in Moscow. Day 5 - Moscow After breakfast, full day city tour of Moscow’s historical centre, starting with a tour of Moscow Metro. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site of Red Square. Visit Novodevichy Convent. Take a stroll down Arbat Street to pick up souvenirs or just relax. Overnight in Moscow. (Please note this is a full day tour and requires a lot of walking). Day 6 – Moscow Today will be spent at your leisure. Overnight in Moscow. Day 7 - Moscow After breakfast, visit to Kremlin and explore beautiful churches inside. Visit Saint Basil’s Cathedral. Spend afternoon at your leisure to further explore the city. Dinner will be arranged for your last night of the tour. Overnight in Moscow. Day 8 – Saturday 27 July 2019 - Depart Moscow After breakfast, transfer to airport for flights home. INCLUSIONS:- · 3* Accommodation sharing a twin room (single supplement £250) · All visits and entrances according to program · Air-conditioned transport (including airport transfers if travelling on suggested flights) · Train ticket between St. Petersburg and Moscow · 7 breakfasts buffet (in hotels) · English speaking local guide for all visits and transfers TOUR COST: £899.00 based on sharing a twin room. A single room is an extra £250.00. ***Flights not included*** Do not book your flights until we have a minimum of 5 people paid deposits. 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 A Visa is required for Russia and we will obtain a visa support letter so that you can get your visa processed through the visa centre in London - you must have a validity of a minimum of 6 months on your passport from the date of arrival. Travel insurance is essential It may sometimes be necessary to make small, last-minute changes to our itineraries or hotels for reasons beyond our control. We will update you! Please be aware that this is a very fast-paced trip that requires a lot of walking and sightseeing to ensure you get the most out of your visit to Russia. You will also be required to carry your own bags from the hotel to the train station in St. Petersburg (5-minute walk). If you wish to see the Russian Ballet at the Mariinsky or Bolshoi Theatre, it's best to book in advance as performances get booked up. Previous tour pictures: http://bit.ly/TourPictures

Highlights of Colombia (13 Incredible Days - 2nd August 2019)

Explore Colombia with us! DEPART UK 1st AUGUST 2019 Day 1 - 2nd August - Arrive Bogotá Upon arrival, hotel check-in. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Dinner will be arranged! Overnight in Bogotá. Day 2 – Bogotá After breakfast, city tour of Bogotá. Visit Botero Museum, Gold Museum and Monserrate Hill. In the afternoon, time to explore on your own. Overnight in Bogotá. Day 3 – Bogotá / Villa de Leyva Transfer to Villa de Leyva, a 4-hour drive with a 1-hour stop in artisan village of Raquira. Upon arrival in Villa de Leyva, a short walking tour to learn about the areas history. Overnight in Villa de Leyva. Day 4 – Villa de Leyva / Bogotá Airport / Armenia After breakfast, explore Villa de Leyva on your own. Flights to Armenia. Upon arrival, transfer to a rural hotel in the local coffee area. Day 5 – Hacienda Combia / Santa Rosa de Cabal After breakfast, tour at Hacienda Combia, one of the local coffee plantations where you will be explained whole process! Visit natural hot springs at Santa Rosa de Cabal. Please pack swimsuits! Day 6 – Salento / Valle de Cocora Visit typical paisa town of Salento. Visit Cocora Valley. Please take hiking boots as there is a 3-mile hike and the ground can sometimes be wet and muddy. There is also an easier route for those who choose not to partake. Day 7 –Armenia Airport / Santa Marta / Palomino Flight to Santa Marta. Upon arrival, transfer to Palomino area a place known for its beaches and a base for exploring Sierra Nevada Mountains. Overnight in Palomino. Day 8 – Palomino Day spent at your leisure. Day 9 – Palomino Spent at your leisure. Optional day trips: Flamingo Park, Valencia Waterfalls and Tayrona National Park. The trip to Tayrona National Park involves hiking in the heat. Your guide will let you know which activities are available upon arrival. Overnight in Palomino. Day 10 - Palomino / Cartagena After breakfast, transfer to Cartagena, roughly a 6-hour drive with regular stops. Upon arrival, hotel check-in and you are free to explore. Overnight in Cartagena. Day 11 – Cartagena After breakfast, full day city tour. Visit Convent La Popa, Castillo San Felipe and historical centre of Cartagena. Overnight in Cartagena. Day 12 – Cartagena Spent at your leisure. Overnight in Cartagena. Day 13 – 14th August - Depart Cartagena After breakfast, proceed to Cartagena Airport for flights home. INCLUSIONS:- · Sharing a twin room at 3-star hotels with breakfast (single supplement £399.00) · English-speaking guide throughout · All tours and activities as mentioned in itinerary · Transportation in private vehicles (including airport transfers if travelling on suggested flights) · 2 Domestic flights EXCLUSIONS:- · International flights · Optional tours and activities TOUR COST: £[masked] and does not include flights from the UK, but does now include 2 internal flights. We will give the go ahead to book flights once we have a minimum of 5 people paid their deposits. Tours without flights are TTA bonded. DEPOSIT: To secure your place on the trip, you will have to pay a non-refundable deposit of £250.00 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 deposit you will agree to the following cancellation policies: http://bit.ly/BookingandCancellationPolicy Visas are not required for British passport holders, if you hold an alternative passport, get in touch. Please ensure you have 6 months validity on your passport and at least 2 blank pages. A check-in time of 14.00 is typical at most hotels. If arriving early, let us know if you would like the room to be booked from the night before (for additional cost). It may sometimes be necessary to make small, last-minute changes to our itineraries or hotels for reasons beyond our control. We will update you.

Long Weekend in Stockholm (4 Days - 23rd August 2019 - BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND)

Travel to one of Scandinavia's best loved cities on this 4-day adventure to the Swedish capital, Stockholm. Spread over 14 islands, this ever-changing city has something for every solo traveller; history, architecture, interior design, museums, and on-trend cuisine to name a few. The locals are the epitome of Scandi cool and the city itself has a great vibe, so join us in exploring this Scandinavian beauty this August bank holiday! 23rd August - Day 1 – Arrive Stockholm (Depart Heathrow 11.15 Arrive Stockholm 14.50) Upon arrival in Stockholm, transfer to your hotel for check-in. Dinner will be arranged for the evening. Overnight in Stockholm. Day 2 – Stockholm After breakfast at the hotel, you will begin your city tour of Stockholm which will include a visit to Gamla Stan the city’s old town, the stunning City Hall, and the Royal Palace Church and grounds. You will have some free time in the afternoon to further explore the city. You could visit the Vasa Museum, home to the world’s only 17th century preserved ship, or have some fun singing and dancing at the ABBA Museum! Dinner will be arranged for the evening. Day 3 – Stockholm Free Day Today will be spent at your leisure to further explore the city of Stockholm. 26th August - Day 4 – Depart Stockholm After breakfast, you'll have the rest of the day at leisure to further explore this wonderful city. A late afternoon departure will take us back to the airport for flights home. (Depart Stockholm 18.05 / Arrive Heathrow 19.50) INCLUSIONS:- · Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways (hold luggage included) · Sharing a twin room at a 3-star hotel with breakfast (single supplement £299) · City tour of Stockholm · Airport transfers TOUR COST: £699.00 based on sharing a twin room for all bookings made by 1st March. Please enquire about a price increase after this date. We have both ATOL and TTA bonding for all trips for complete financial protection. Any trips that include flights are ATOL bonded whereas tours without flights are TTA bonded. 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 agree to the following cancellation policies: http://bit.ly/BookingandCancellationPolicy UK Passport holders do not need a visa for Sweden but please ensure you have 6 months validity on your passport. Please note that a check-in time of 14.00 is typical at most hotels. If you are arriving on an early flight, 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. It may sometimes be necessary to make small, last-minute changes to our itineraries or hotels for reasons beyond our control. We will ensure that you are kept updated of any changes.

Best of Bolivia (8 Amazing Days - 23rd September 2019)

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Explore Bolivia with us! Monday 23rd September 2019 - Day 1 – Arrive La Paz Today is an arrival day so there are no planned activities, so you are free to arrive at any time. Check-in at the hotel will be from 2pm. A dinner will be arranged for your first night in Bolivia. Day 2 – La Paz / Sucre After breakfast, check out and travel to the airport to take a short flight to Sucre. On arrival, hotel check-in and afterwards an orientation tour of the city. We’ll visit the important historical square, Plaza 25 de Mayo and take in panoramic views of the city from La Recoleta. Overnight in Sucre. Day 3 – Sucre Today will be spent at your leisure. You can check out some of the city’s impressive museums, try local cuisine or wander the pretty colonial streets. Overnight in Sucre. Day 4 – Sucre / Uyuni After breakfast, check out and begin our journey to Uyuni, home to the world’s largest salt flat. Stop on route in Potosí, an ancient mining city, before we reach our destination – the famous Hotel Palacio de Sal, where we will be spending the night. Day 5 – Uyuni After breakfast, travel in 4x4’s to Salar de Uyuni. First stop at a small village of Colchani, where we will visit the salt miner’s workshop and discover how salt is processed. Visit salt flats and enjoy lunch in the middle of this incredible landscape! See the Inca Huasi Island that sticks peculiarly out of the salt flat and was once an ancient volcano some 40,000 years ago. Day 6 – Uyuni / La Paz Today we will have time for some further explorations and in the evening, we’ll be taking an overnight bus back to La Paz. Day 7 – La Paz On arrival in La Paz, hotel check-in and, after lunch, we’ll begin city tour. Visit bustling markets, explore colonial street Calle Jaén, and San Francisco Plaza. See magnificent views of the city from the Killi Killi Viewpoint if time permits. A dinner will be arranged for your last night in Bolivia. Overnight in La Paz. Monday 30th September 2019 - Day 8 – Depart La Paz After breakfast you will have the day at your leisure until you need to transfer to the airport for international flights home. INCLUSIONS:- • Sharing a twin room at 3-star hotels with breakfast (single supplement £349.00) • 1x Domestic flight between La Paz & Sucre • All transportation during the trip (airport transfers included if travelling on suggested flights) • 4x4 Excursion to Salar de Uyuni • Overnight bus from Uyuni to La Paz • English-speaking local guides throughout TRIP COST: £[masked] and does not include flights from the UK. Tours without flights are TTA bonded. UK Passport holders do not need a visa to enter Bolivia but please ensure you have 6 months validity on your passport. Please get in touch for suggested flights and do not book any flights until we have reached minimum numbers and given the go-ahead to do so. DEPOSIT: To secure your place on the trip, you will have to pay a non-refundable deposit of £250.00 via bank transfer, Paypal or Credit Card. **Kindly RSVP if interested to join. 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 space will be released.** By paying a deposit you will agree to the following cancellation policies: http://bit.ly/BookingandCancellationPolicy Please note that a check-in time of 14.00 is typical at most hotels. If you arriving early, please let us know if you would like the room to be booked from the night before (for an additional cost). It may sometimes be necessary to make small, last-minute changes to our itineraries or hotels for reasons beyond our control. We will update you. This trip is in collaboration with Solo Travellers ltd. (https://www.solo-travellers.com/). It is posted across all our 18 London groups with over[masked] members. You can expect a group of 8 to 20 travellers who are internationally minded, mostly professional singles & mainly ladies between the ages of[masked]

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