What we're about

People interested in Day Trips/Culture and History. 
I'm an established host on City Socializer,been hosting on there for circa 7 years.
I arrange Day Trips from London and other Cultural events within London.I've hosted over 170 events on City Socializer. I have also started to organise some of my own hikes and meet ups that combine sightseeing with hiking.
I'm very well organised and thoroughly research the city that I intend to visit.
My Day Trips largely consist of sightseeing tourist attractions/places of historical interest,walking and stopping for food,drinks or both.
I also host  other cultural socials  like visiting tourist attractions within London,going to the theatre,I normally,combine these events with food/drinks.
I sometimes host cinema socials and live sport.
Update from January 2019
Given that Meet Up charge me for running a group,there is an Organiser's Fee.The fee will vary depending on the event.My London events will be cheapest as they entail less Organizational work.Day Trips and International Day Trips and extended weekend breaks are more challenging to host and the fee will vary according to the amount of logistical work involved.
I have removed the age restriction from my group,all adult ages welcome that have at least a basic level of fitness.

Guests need to be prepared for the fact that there is a decent amount of walking on my outings,so you do need some physical conditioning and you need to be able to in essence keep up.
Having looked at other Meet Up groups there is a disclaimer about slips/trips and falls from hiking/walking,so I will Add mine in as well.
I take no responsibility/liability for anybody that accidentally injures themselves whilst on one of my events.Guests are responsible for paying attention to where they are walking themselves.Thanks:)

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This is a photo of a blog written on City Socializer regarding my fantastic Day Trips:)

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This blog was written about 5 years ago,when I had already organized about 20 day trips on CS.I have now hosted circa 60 day trips in England/Wales and France.
Furthermore,guys/girls I do take a lot of pictures on my events of both the scenery,of myself and of the group.I then upload a selection to Meet Up and City Socializer.So if you are camera averse then my events are probably not the best place for you to be.
To avoid me repeating the replies to some of the bizarre queries I have had on my day trips,I will cover some of them here.
Is a day trip just a one day event?Well let's see... a day trip will always be one day unless it's specified as being more than one 1 day,in which case it could be a weekend break:)I told this particular individual to google search the terminology day trip and they would have their answer.
Are you likely to be doing much walking on your day trips/can I wear heels? Yes/No. lol.
When  will we be likely to be returning to London? There is no set time.My day trips are pretty much all day events,please be prepared to allocate the entire day,rather than a small portion of it.
Bringing a suitcase on 1 of my day trips or being busy in the train toilet when we have arrived at our destination station is not encouraged:)
If you are unable to attend one of my events,that you have signed up for-then that is fine but please have the decency to cancel/amend your rsvp to Not Going.
Those that No Show without cancelling their spot are at risk of being removed from the group.As are those that repeatedly cancel last minute or repeatedly ghost my events,without any intention of actually attending them.
Many thanks for your attention
Marco

Upcoming events (2)

D/T- to Upnor Castle,Strood,R-Hse,T-Manor,Tudor Rose,Rochester & more

Needs a location

£7.00

Overview
Hello and welcome to this event to visit quaint,English Heritage establishment-Upnor Castle,explore Strood,visit Restoration House and potentially Templar Manor.I already have 2 attendees from my Whats App group,so I already have enough to get a G/S ticket.We will be walking to and from Upnor Castle from Strood,this will be roughly an hour and a half of walking in itself.So the event will involve sightseeing various tourist attractions and landmarks of historical interest and a short hike.We will also stop for lunch in Upnor probably at the Tudor Rose and wrap up for drinks prior to returning to London.
Travel
We will be catching the 8.48a,m train from London Bridge railway station to Strood,which is scheduled to arrive in Strood for 9.54a.m.An off peak return costs £18.20,which we should be able to reduce to just £12 via a Group Save ticket.I am happy to purchase Group Save tickets on my card for those that want me to.Guests will reimburse me for the cost of their ticket in cash.I will have a float with me and am able to issue the correct change.Alternatively,guests can purchase their own railway tickets down there.If you would liketo be included in the Group Save ticket purchase,you need to arrive at London Bridge railway station ticket office no later than 8.20a.m.
Itinerary
We arrive at Strood railway station for 9.54a.m and look to hike(circa 45 min walk) to Upnor Castle.This in an Elizabethan artillery fort dating back to 1559.English Heritage attraction.Entry fee is £7.20-free if you are an EH member.We will look to fully explore this fine attraction and then look to stop for lunch,probably at the Tudor Rose in Upnor.After lunch we may decide to hike to/explore Templar Manor another EH attraction,if it is open.
We will traverse the Medway Bridge from Strood to Rochester,which allows for great views over the River Medway. We are booked in on 3-5P.m slot to visit Restoration House -fabled city mansion dating back to Elizabethan times.This mansion has a fantastic collection of Art,fine paintings and funiture and superbly landscaped gardens.Adult entry ticket £11.Any guests from Meet Up are responsible for purchasing their own ticket for Restoration House,which needs to be booked in advance.Please choose the same timeslot as us-3p.m-5p.m
Should the Restoration House tickets sell out prior to the 16th July,there is still plenty of other attractions that guests could visit instead - such as Rochester Castle,Rochester Cathedral or Eastgate House,which we have already explored on my March day trip this year.
Time allowing we will also explore the Free Entry attraction Guildhall Museum and Six Poor Traveller's House and see if Rochester Pier is open.
After we have completed the sightseeing we will cross back over the Medway Bridge to Strood and wrap up with drinks,prior to returning to London.
Organizer's Fee
The O/F fee for this event is £7.00 and will need to be paid in advance by bank transfer to my Monzo Account.Once you RSVP you I will message you with my bank details,you will then have 48 hours to make payment in order to secure your spot,otherwise I will likely free up your spot to make space for somebody else that genuinely wants to attend.
Once paid the Organizer's Fee is only refundable if I decide to postpone or cancel the event.
Weather
Hopefully,it will a nice,dry sunny day on the day.I will be pressing ahead with this event whatever the weather as we already have booked tickets for Restoration House,that are only valid on the 16th July.
Important notes
Please wear comfortable clothing/footwear on the day as we will be walking and exploring quite a lot on the day.If you do not enjoy sightseeing please do not sign up.Please bring drinking water with you on the day.
Disclaimer
I am not responsible for any slips,trips or falls on the event.Guests need to take responsibility and exercise due diligence with regards to their footing and assessing of risks.

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D-Trip to Rye:Ypres Twr,St Mary's Church,Mermaid St,R-H-C,Hike to Camber Castle

Hello and welcome to this event to visit scenic Rye Bay,explore/sightsee the town,stop for lunch and visit EH Camber Castle.This event is about 70% sightseeing and 30% hike.I l already have 3 guests accompanying me from my whats app group-so we have enough numbers to secure Group Save.
Travel
A full price off peak return to Rye Bay costs £39.40,with G/S we are able to reduce this down to £26 per person.We will be catching the 8.37a.m train to Rye from St Pancras International station.This is a high speed train with 1 change at Ashford International.We will arrive in Rye for 9.46a.m.I am happy to purchase Group Save tickets on my card for those that want me to.Guests will reimburse me in cash on the day.I have a float with me and am able to issue the correct change.In order to be part of the Group Save purchase guests need to arrive outside St Pancras International railway ticket office for no later than 8.10a.m.
Itinerary
I will look to visit a combination of paid & free entry attractions.We will start of by walking through one of the most historic and pretty streets in Rye -Mermaid Street,which has a cobbled street and antiquated/historic buildings.Our first attraction will be the 900 year old parish church St Marys.The church is free entry.There is also an option to scale its Tower.The tower ticket entry is £4,something I am likely to take up in order to enjoy a birdseye view of Rye.Other attractions I will look to include are Ypres tower and Rye Heritage Centre.Ypres Tower is a Castle with museum exhibits(ticket£4) and Rye Heritage Centre has a Sound and Light Show.Ticket£4.50).At the centre you can also have a play on their Vintage penny arcades-£1 buys you 7 old pennies to test them out with. :)
I will look to stop for an early lunch(midday ideally) as we need to be at EH Camber Castle for 2p.m(ticket £3) this includes a guided tour of the castle.Lunch will either be at a restaurant or pub-I will have a shortlist from Trip Advisor.Guests are free to bring their own sandwiches if they prefer.
If the weather is amenable I may decide to extend the hike from Rye to Camber Castle to incorporate Rye Harbour Discovery Centre,Red Roofed Hut and a Martello Tower.Rye Harbour Discovery Centre is a new installation that looks out on to the Nature Reserve-so should offer great views.The latter 2 are historical landmarks -worth seeing.All 3 of these are Free to Enter/View.
After we return to Rye Town centre,we may decide to include NT Lamb House.After we have concluded our sightseeing/enjoying the town we will wrap up with drinks,prior to returning to London.
All elements of the above itinerary are opt in/opt out if you prefer to skip something -that is fine.
Weather
Hopefully,it will be a sunny day,if rain is forecast we will try to coincide indoor attractions with the rain and outdoor attractions with dry weather/sunshine.
Organizer's Fee
The O/F fee for this event is £7.00 and will need to be paid in advance by bank transfer to my Monzo Account.Once you RSVP you I will message you with my bank details,you will then have 48 hours to make payment in order to secure your spot,otherwise I will likely free up your spot to make space for somebody else that genuinely wants to attend.
Once paid the Organizer's Fee is only refundable if I decide to postpone or cancel the event.
Important notes
Please wear comfortable clothing/footwear on the day as we will be walking and exploring quite a lot on the day.If you do not enjoy sightseeing/hiking please do not sign up.Please bring drinking water with you on the day.
Disclaimer
I am not responsible for any slips,trips or falls on the event.Guests need to take responsibility and exercise due diligence with regards to their footing and assessing of risks.

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