The private members’ club for single people that hosts parties and unique
social events throughout the year
The private members' club for single people that hosts parties and unique social events throughout the year
Ochun is a social club that specialises in hosting events for unattached individuals from the age of 30 upwards.
We offer cultural, culinary, sports-oriented and social adventures in and around London. These are attended by groups, which are specially chosen by us and which we believe are well suited together. All events are organised with the utmost concern for quality, style and convenience.
Our aim is for you to have a new experience, learn something, expand your address book, have a great time doing it and, most importantly, find a fulfilling relationship.
We will be hosting several different events per month.
Ochun came into being when we realised there was a need for an innovative approach to bringing singles together in an enjoyable way. It was obvious to us that the model employed by existing high-end London introduction and dating agencies, and their internet equivalents, was far from ideal. The current agency 'formula of dating’ - where the individual is chosen and matched either by a computer algorithm or by self-appointed ‘matchmakers' - may work for some, but we believe that you can’t quantify chemistry and so understand it is not the answer for everyone.
Instead, we thought that if we created situations where like-minded people could meet in a relaxed, yet stimulating atmosphere, we could design a novel way of bringing people together. That is how Ochun, a social club, where all the members just happen to be single, came into being.
I wish a service like Ochun had existed when I was single past my thirties. It would have undoubtedly saved me having to go through numerous uninspiring and time-wasting meetings and dates. When I divorced in my early thirties, most of my friends were not only married but also enjoying parenthood. Meeting a new partner was suddenly not the spontaneous and natural occurrence it used to be in my twenties.
An expensive dating agency, charging an astronomical sum, seemed like a small price to pay for what could be the most important investment of my life. But it was a soul destroying, futile exercise; it quickly became obvious that it’s impossible to rationalise chemistry between two people, especially when done by an unfamiliar individual from an impersonal organisation.
Thus emerged the concept of a singles club whose members I would have had things in common with, and whose friends I would most likely get on with, a club that would bypass the dangers and randomness inherent in Internet dating and the self-esteem bashing, toe-curling one-on-one dates as advocated by matchmaking agencies.
I wanted to make it attractive to be single through belonging to a group similar to that of my friends, where the focus on meeting someone was eclipsed by my participating in an activity of my own choice. I needed to find a place that could offer me the opportunity to find out for myself who I was attracted to and had chemistry with before deciding to take things further.
Ochun took shape when I convinced my business partner Richard that the time was ripe to start this club and make being single the attractive and exciting prospect it should be.
At Ochun, we specialise in hosting unique experiences and offer access to some of the most sought-after events in and around London. These are visible through our secure personalised members account area where you can browse the calendar and register your interest in all upcoming events.
We are always available to help, advise and recommend events that we believe may suit you.
Privacy: Ochun is a private members' club, as such we operate in a strictly confidential and discreet manner. All information given to us is private. We will not disclose it to any other member, or pass it to a third party without your consent.
All our members receive a personalised online account. Through your personalised account, or via the secure Ochun App, you can easily register your interest for an event, monitor your account balance, manage your preferences, view your history and pay for your events in advance. These features ensure maximum ease and convenience for our members.
Before your chosen event, we will send you all the details you need, including - suggested dress code, the location, parking facilities, timings and any other relevant information and advice. Most events take place in London but on occasion, when you need to travel further, Ochun will organise private transport to and from the venue.
Upon arriving at the event, you will be met by an Ochun host who will introduce you to the other members, lead the event, interact with guests, steer the conversation when needed and work to ensure all your needs are met.
It may take one or several events, but when you meet someone you would like to see again, we anticipate you will agree this between yourselves. However, if you need inspiration about to what to do, Ochun does offer a post-event service to help you organise a day out.
We realise that it can be daunting to attend an event on your own, which is why we encourage you to bring a single friend along to share in the experience.
This friend is permitted to accompany you to one event, although we do ask that they provide us with their details and include a recent photo.
The events and experiences that Ochun offers are of the highest standard and are available upon joining. Our diverse membership base ranges from entrepreneurs to socialites and city professionals to artists. However, we ensure that our members all have two things in common: they are interesting and eligible.
At Ochun, we meet each and every one of our applicants before they are offered a membership, allowing us to ensure that they are charming, inspiring and have similar social values and interests.
To help us understand what your expectations of Ochun are, and whether we are the right club for you, we request that you complete a membership application. We will contact you shortly after receiving your completed form.
Once your application has been successful we will ask you for a one-off registration fee, currently set at £1,500.
After this you will simply pay for the events you wish to attend and the services you may require.
Prices start from approximately £50 for drinks and range from £150 for more intricate events. All events are payable when you receive your booking confirmation. Event fees are charged to your Ochun online account. This account must be credited with a minimum of £500 upon joining (this is not included in the £1,500 registration fee). When the balance falls below £25, we will use your preferred method of payment to credit the account with £500.
Should you choose to terminate your membership with Ochun, we will refund your remaining online balance.
Ochun offers additional and customised services e.g. the post event service to existing members; details and prices are available upon request.
Ochun accepts most major debit and credit cards, direct bank transfers and personal cheques.
For members: We trust the judgement of our members and know that you share many of our values and beliefs. Therefore, we will fast-track applications from people you recommend. Please call or email us to get started.
For non-members: If you know someone who you think would benefit from Ochun membership, please contact us for further information.
London is home to some of the world’s greatest restaurants, exhibitions and shows but we are all occasionally guilty of unintentionally bypassing the best that the city has to offer and reverting to what is convenient and familiar. Ochun promises to relieve the stress associated with making reservations or securing tickets and to deliver a carefully selected, markedly different, and crucially hassle-free experience.
Ochun will give you access to a variety of events ranging from, outdoor opera to intimate live acoustic sets, curated art installations to equestrian events, caviar tasting to gin making, and dinner at the hottest new restaurant to the ultimate Sunday roast at the pub. Whilst the nature of the events differs, one thing remains constant: we always put an emphasis on creating a unique social environment where everybody is single.
96 Kensington High St.
London, W8 4SG
O: +44 (0) 20 3667 8847
Ochun Ltd is registered in England and Wales with company number 08484402 and whose registered office is at Aston House, Cornwall Avenue, London, UK, N3 1LF
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