There are over 250 museums in London and no, I haven't visited them all either! I therefore thought it was about time to up the tally and see some new places in the capital. While I have a good social life in London, I don't really know people who like hitting a museum, historical exhibition or random old place in the way I do. I thought I can't be the only one so decided to have a crack at a meetup group for people around my age.
I aim to mix up a museum trip with a coffee house meeting point before and a pub social after. I will also put together a short quiz sheet before every visit for you to find out more about where we are going as we have a cup of coffee.
To cover admin costs I have decided to charge £1 per trip. I did um and ah about this, but I hope members appreciate that it does cost something to run a meetup group and members will be OK will it. The original price was £2 but as the group has been successful and I am making back the costs of running the group I have reduced the event price for 2019.
So if you are a person in your thirties or forties looking to fill a history shaped hole followed by a drink or few, then please come join an A-Z museum journey around London. If you have any suggestions for places you would like to visit or any comments, I would be really happy to hear from you.
For 'J' we have decided to visit the former home, museum and library of 19th century architect Sir John Soane. The house has been left untouched since his death 180 years ago and is filled with art and antiquities and is a fascinating place to wander round.
CAFE MEETING POINT: 2:00PM - The Espresso Room, 23 Southampton Row, WC1B 5HA. Look out for the group name-sign on the table.
MUSEUM: 3:00PM - Sir John Soane's Museum, 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A 3BP.
PUB ENDING POINT: 5:00PM - Shakespeare's Head, Africa House, 64–68 Kingsway, WC2B 6BG. We generally avoid buying drinks for each other in rounds and everyone gets their own drink, so feel free to just look after yourself at the bar!
NEAREST UNDERGROUND STATIONS: Holborn (5 minute walk) & Temple (15 minute walk)
BUS ROUTES: Buses 1, 59, 68, 91, 168, 171, 188, 243, 521, and X68 stop on Kingsway. Buses 8, 25, and 242 stop on High Holborn.
MUSEUM ENTRY: Free
MEETUP COST: £1 per person to cover group admin/meetup site costs. If you don't have PayPal please just come along and pay cash on the day. The website won't allow you say you are coming without paying but you will be welcome to just show up!
WHATSAPP GROUP FOR PRE-VISIT CHAT & LIVE LOCATION ON THE DAY:
(Please note that joining this WhatsApp group will make your phone number visible to other members. We also have a main LoMAZ WhatsApp group that you are welcome to join after coming to your first event.)
You can also find the group on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LondonMuseumsAZ.
Thank you for your interest in the group.