Lock and Key Parties

are great way to meet like-minded
single professionals.


This tried and tested ice-breaker gives you an easy way to circulate the room and flirt with whoever takes your fancy. Like speed dating, lock and key parties are a fast and fun way to meet hundreds of singles in just one night.

SpeedDater is the leader in the UK singles party market. We run more events than any other company and we get hundreds more guests every month at our parties!

Trust us to show you a good time and with more attendees, we know you’ll have a greater chance of finding someone you really hit it off with.

To find out the upcoming
singles party dates just call us on
0845 838 5600
or click here.

How does a lock and key party work?

On entry, ladies are given a lock and gents are given a key. Guests then circulate to find a match to their lock or key. The aim is to meet as many people as possible in one night, and have a giggle along the way.
If you do find a match, head to the prize table and see if you’ve won a prize. Previous raffle prizes have included holiday vouchers, iPods, theatre tickets, bottles of champagne and free drinks! Successful matches then get a new lock or key to keep circulating and flirting.
We often have other ice-breakers at the party such as mini speed dating sessions, photo wall, celebrity couple matching and even optional learn to salsa classes. For full details on each party just click here.

What have you got
to lose?

Join us at stylish UK venues to and start meeting new people today! Ladies, why not make a night of it and take advantage of our buy 4 get the 5th ticket free deal!
See you at the next event!
buy 4 get the 5th ticket free deal

Our singles parties

Check out some of our previous parties where we’ve teamed up with Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health and the Metro newspaper.
See other party slide shows here and here.
A brilliant night, it truly exceeded my expectations. Us girls arrived nervous but after a few drinks and round of speed dating we were loving it! Drinks were a little pricey but Kanaloa is a stunning venue so it was worth it. When’s the next one?”
We came to the Valentines Party as a giggle and I had no idea how big it would be! Nearly 700 guests we were told and my word some of the men I spoke to were hot! I don’t think I’ve ever spoken to so many single guys in one night. Steven (badge 598) and I are now dating so please remove our profiles from your site. I would highly recommend you to my single and fabulous friends.”
Thank you SpeedDater, I really enjoyed the party on Saturday. The ice-breakers made it very easy to mingle and it was surprisingly very social. No awkwardness thank goodness! The venue was perfect, but I thought perhaps the speed dating was a little too busy. I look forward to coming again.”

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