It’s nearly Christmas, which means your diary is ready to burst – drinks dates with your friends, your friends’ friends and dinner dates with every relative in your extended family, including your long lost aunt Maud. Then there’s the annual office Christmas party, your pre-Christmas celebrations with housemates and suddenly it’s time to head home for festivities with the family.
With all this festive fun, you’re not thinking about a house move. This is why we’ve put SpeedFlatmating on hold for the rest of the month. We’ll be back to business as usual from the 6th January so book your place today. Until then, enjoy the merriment and have an eggnog for us. See you in the New Year!
As you probably know by now SpareRoom.com launched in New York last year. As part of the launch we’ll be holding our first SpeedRoommating event in NYC on January 11th. SpeedRoommating is the US equivalent of our popular London SpeedFlatmating events – over 10,000 people attended a London event in 2011.
The events are already picking up some media attention. AOL covered the move to NY in December and this week AGBeat.com listed SpeedRoommating as one of ’60 Genius Brands to watch out for in 2012′. Given that the list includes Apple and Google+ we’re pretty happy about that!
Hopefully the New York events will attract as many people as the London ones – there’s every reason to suspect they could. We’ll be over in New York launching the events next week so will report back when we return.
We’ve decided to cancel tonight’s East End Speed Flatmating following the trouble in London. Two of our staff came extremely close to being caught up in the violence before an event in Croydon last night and we’re not prepared to risk their safety or that of anyone else attending the event (either at the event itself or getting home afterwards).
Hopefully tonight will pass peacefully in London and across the UK and this will prove to have been over cautious on our part. We’ll make decisions on the rest of this week’s events as we come to them.
Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause and thanks for your understanding.
Have a safe night.
Ben & the Speed Flatmating team
Looking for a flatshare in Croydon? Have a spare room you need to rent out? Come along to the very first Croydon Speed Flatmating event at Tiger Tiger this evening.
Croydon is the latest in a series of regular ‘local’ Speed Flatmating events, catering for people who want to live in specific areas of London. Other events include: Angel, Camden, Clapham, East End and Hammersmith, plus our regular Zones 1-3 event and our new LGBT night.
Tonight’s event is completely free to attend – you just need to register in advance.
On October the 20th Speed Flatmating ran a special London zones 1&2 event in aid of housing charity Shelter. Through ticket sales and collections on the night a total of £457.07 was raised at the event. Speed Flatmating’s Ben Craft says:
“It’s great to do our bit to help Shelter – the work they do is fantastic so we’re happy to be able to get involved in this way.”
A big thank you to everyone who came to the event and helped make it such a success.