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How to meet Swiss people in London?

I'm planning to move to Switzerland in the next few years but would like to meet Swiss people so I can understand more about the culture and lifestyle.

Books about a country can only go so far!

Can any Swiss people recommend places/clubs/activities?

Many thanks if you can

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Old 10.03.2011, 13:20
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Re: How to meet Swiss people in London?

Sorry i can't help here, don't know any Swiss people in London.

If anyone can answer MarkInFulham, can you also tell me how to meet Swiss people in Switzerland? I bet its easier to meet Swiss in London!
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can you also tell me how to meet Swiss people in Switzerland?
haha, that was also the first thing that came to my mind.
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Re: How to meet Swiss people in London?

http://www.cityswissclub.org/

http://www.newhelveticsociety.org.uk/

http://www.swissbenevolent.org.uk/
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Re: How to meet Swiss people in London?

Here are some other links

http://www.expat-blog.com/en/nationa...urope/england/

http://www.aso.ch/en

http://www.swiss-societies.co.uk/dep...home/index.php
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Re: How to meet Swiss people in London?

Many thanks for replies!

I'll take a look now.
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Re: How to meet Swiss people in London?

you have also http://www.meetup.com/london-swiss-expats/ that could interest you

adding : this could have some interest for you http://www.swissreview.co.uk/

This is the online edition of Switzerland in the UK – the quarterly supplement to the international Swiss Review which is distributed by the Swiss Embassy to every Swiss home in the UK.

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Re: How to meet Swiss people in London?

The St. Moritz Restaurant in Wardour St. is also a place where you may encounter Swiss nationals in London - although not guaranteed on every visit - as it's authenticity attracts those "in the know", as well as British diners and tourists. And if you enjoy dining out, it is worth considering on its own merits, anyway.
It is 10+ yrs. since I was last there, but it is still under the same ownership since it's establishment, and was often favoured for celebrations and special functions of Swiss ex-pats in London, although this may longer be the case.
The proprietor and chef, Armin Loetscher is (was?) a colleague of the more well known Anton Mossiman, whom I saw at the St. Moritz on a couple of occasions (probably because of the functions I was attending).

http://www.stmoritz-restaurant.co.uk/stmoritz.htm

Here's another link that may be helpful (click on Clubs, top right of page):

http://www.swissreview.co.uk/

EDIT: Just seen Bertrand has also included the above (2nd) link.
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Re: How to meet Swiss people in London?

they will be busy avoiding you ....
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Re: How to meet Swiss people in London?

Simply approach anyone you see with a Freitag bag.
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Re: How to meet Swiss people in London?

Open your windows, cook up a big pot of fondue and the Swiss in your area will come knocking!
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Open your windows, cook up a big pot of fondue and the Swiss in your area will come knocking!
Cheese on toast .... anyone?
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Re: How to meet Swiss people in London?

i have had the same problem while i have been living in london for the past few months but i found that i liked http://www.drinkingpartners.com/meet_people/london.html and also meet up was good i found a few new friends there
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Re: How to meet Swiss people in London?

Trip down to the Swisscentre in Leicester Square - there are always a few swiss either working or visiting
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Trip down to the Swisscentre in Leicester Square - there are always a few swiss either working or visiting
oops, not only am i out of date, but i see it was covered in a previous post on this very forum! soz
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Re: How to meet Swiss people in London?

Try posting on Deutsche in London:

http://www.deutsche-in-london.net/forum/page/index.html

It's German language rather than nationality and there are some Swiss on there.
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Re: How to meet Swiss people in London?

Contact or visit the German School in Richmond.
Loads of Swiss and Austrians there too, as it is co-funded by Austria and Switzerland.
At least it used to be:

http://www.dslondon.org.uk/

I think they have a Swiss club there as well.
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Re: How to meet Swiss people in London?

I would recommend try and meet Germans. There is plenty of them living in Switzerland these days plus they speak proper German! Good luck!
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Trip down to the Swisscentre in Leicester Square - there are always a few swiss either working or visiting
Going, going, gone. This place held so many memories for Swiss in England. We went there just to get Bratwurst and hear a bit of Swiss German.

The other place where we heard a lot of Swiss German was at the top of St.Paul's Cathedral! We took guests up on various occasions and the familiar language of others enjoying the view surprised us every time. I think the Swiss just yearned to go 'up' after seeing the flat Thames valley.
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Re: How to meet Swiss people in London?

See this thread.

Switzerland comes to England
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