Meet the Members: How London became LONDON

25th November 2015

Moving to London, or been here a while? Looking to meet new people and regenerate your social life? thinking bob is here for you. We run over 60 fun, cerebral socials every month, all designed to take the awkwardness out of making new friends.

But don’t take our word for it…

This is Alex.

He’s been with us for just over 6 months and is one of our star members, as well as a dedicated part of our Host team.

And today he’s here to tell us about his thinking bob experience!

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I thought describing thinking bob would be easy, but actually it’s pretty difficult to do, just because I know it’s so many different things to so many different people.

For me, and many others, joining thinking bob was the moment London really became LONDON.

I knew it was an amazing city, with a lot to see and do, but it’s a lot less fun when you’re doing them on your own!

If you weren’t brought up here, or didn’t go to university in the city, then London can be an incredibly crowded and lonely place.

I wanted to experience as much of London as I could and expected it to be really easy to meet people and build a new friendship group. But, apart from work drinks, my first year was just spent bemoaning my lack of a social circle, and all the experiences I was missing out on…

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Since joining thinking bob, I’ve had the opportunity to do lots of fun things. Many of these I wanted to do anyway, but I’ve also discovered a whole host of activities that I’d never have known about otherwise.

The variety of events means it’s almost impossible to have a week without at least one thing to do. With every new member that joins, the number and variety of events increases – from whitewater rafting to London tours to quiz nights, theatre trips, pub trips and treasure hunts.

The choice is never ending. In fact, the struggle is usually picking which ones to say no to!

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The best part for me is seeing a lot of the same faces at the events. You get to make proper friends, while constantly being mixed in with people you’ve never met before.

A sign of how successful thinking bob has been for me is that, after only a few months, I’ve have made some truly great friends. Friends I spend time with outside the scheduled events as well as within the community.

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thinking bob is what has made London great for me.

It’s helped me build a life in a truly amazing city by showing me the bits you wouldn’t normally see, with some truly amazing people.

I can’t recommend it enough!

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Want to join the fun and discover a new side to London?

We have some great news for you! Your first month’s membership is FREE and you can cancel at any time.

So take a look at our social calendar and give us a try!

Try Thinking Bob today