London is having a try at speed flatmating. Borrowing the lonelyhearts technique of hiring a venue and giving singles a few minutes to meet each other, speed flatmating hooks up people looking to move with those who have a room available.

The events are being held in different parts of London, so home seekers can meet people offering rooms in their desired area.

Those with rooms available sit on numbered tables, and room hunters spend five minutes with each before moving on to the next.


Owners and hunters then tick a confidential numbered card if they are interested in following up the other person. Event organisers match up potential flatmates and provide them with phone numbers for future viewings.

From This is London.