SpeedDater presents: A Night with James Preece - London | Ages 30-55

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  • Samuel Pepys (formerly The Pepys)


  • Dating and Fun Time Partying
  • Tickets from £25.00
  • 30-55
  • Sat, 12th Nov 2022 @ 19:00 - 23:30
  • 19:00 - 23:30

SpeedDater is proud to present A Night With James Preece.
Held at Samuel Pepys - a charming pub and contemporary restaurant with exposed bricks, modern art and panoramic river views. This singles party will be elevated to a new level thanks to our guest of honour.

James is the UK's leading Dating Coach with over 17 years experience. He works with many companies and is regularly called upon by the media to share his views and expertise on all things dating. James will be appearing live at the event to offer one-to-one private dating advice, as well as giving a welcome talk full of useful dating tips for the evening.

This one-on-one session with James is the perfect opportunity to:

- have your dating profile reviewed,
- receive tips on how to make a good first impression,
- advice on how to build a connection or even find a long term relationship.

Build your confidence and learn the tools to make you a successful dater.

Lock and Key Party
We’ve organised a lock and key, the perfect way to spark up that initial conversation. You’ll mingle and match with your missing piece.The women will be given locks, while the men will be given keys. If you find your match, you're in for a chance of winning some incredible prizes!

Optional One-On-One’s with James Preece
As mentioned, James will be available on the night for you to book a 5 minute private session and receive tailored and relevant, dating advice specific to you.

Optional Speed Dating
Speed dating sessions will be in full swing in another room. You’ll be able to sign up at the event when registering.The speed dating sessions are a perfect way to get to know the other guests in five-minute intimate bursts. The 30-minute speed dating sessions are designed only as a 'taster' at the party. Remember, our speed dating sessions are always popular, so we would advise you to arrive by 7:15 pm to guarantee yourself a place. The sessions are booked on a first-come, first-serve basis.

And after the event?
The day after your speed dating event, you can log in to our secure website and click the matches tab. You'll be able to reconnect with everyone via our site, from 11 am the following morning, for FREE! At SpeedDater, we understand how important post-event communication is to your success story. Don’t forget about SpeedDater’s guarantee - if you didn’t meet someone you liked the first time, your next singles event is free! What have you got to lose?

Make sure your profile is updated. Include a photo of yourself so you're visible to those attending the event. Once the event opens online, reach out to those you wish to see again, and continue to build that connection.

Please note: Pay on door payments are charged at the maximum ticket price, and not the early bird discount. To take advantage of the early bird offer, you must pre-book and prepay using a debit/credit card.


7:00pm - Doors open and lock and Key/match ice-breakers begin    

7.30pm - James Preece welcome talk with tips for the night

8:00pm -  Optional one-on-one sessions with James commence 

+ speed dating sessions start 

10:45pm - Speed dating and Lock and Key come to an end    

11.30pm - Bar stops serving




Ticket Event time Cost
Gents ticket 19:00 - 23:30 £25.00
Ladies ticket 19:00 - 23:30 £25.00



Samuel Pepys (formerly The Pepys), Stew Lane (Off Upper Thames Street), London, EC4V 3PT


At SpeedDater, we believe that chemistry happens only in person. You will never know if you’re truly compatible with someone until you meet face to face. This is what Speed Dating is all about. We offer busy professionals a great way to meet new people in a fun, safe and chilled environment. All that is required of you is a smile and an open mind, we will take care of the rest!

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  • Rating: 1

    Visited 6 days ago Written by eddie
    It didn't work out for me and it was boring
  • Rating: 5

    Visited 1 month ago Written by London Lock & Key Boat Party | Ages 24-38 customer
    Really good fun, the hosts did a great job (Kemi, Sarah and Mark) It would have been better if we got to speed date everyone as lots of people never spoke to each other. Would definitely do it again.

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