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LONDON TRAVEL, EVENTS, EXPERIENCES, TALKS & SOCIAL MEETUP

Join one of the UK's most vibrant Travel, Events, Talks, Social and Experiences Groups. Explore Life through many lenses.

This group is for anyone interested in travelling with groups, attending events, attending talks, visiting places for unique experiences etc and people with varying interests.

Are you new in London and want to meet people? Or are you a Londoner who wants to meet other people or new people? Or perhaps you just want a little more travel adventure, this group is for you.

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We make every effort to provide all the information required to make an informed decision on events we put up and would like everyone to go through it all and contact the event organisers if there are any questions before RSVPing the event.

While we understand that circumstances change and urgent things come up, please try to ensure that when saying Yes to an event, you are committing to the details of the event i.e. set deadlines for payments and purchase of tickets. Early purchase of tickets make for cheaper prices.

We charge a small organisers fee for each event apart from the actual cost or entry cost of the event. Please kindly extend the payment to the organiser upon getting the event.

I hope being a member brings you some pleasant memories.

I look forward to welcoming you.

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Upcoming events (5)

Photography City Tour in London

Caffè Nero

£39.00

Take real control over your camera and capture stunning photos while exploring the most iconic places in the heart of London!

Along the way our professional photographer will give expert advice on using your camera, share creative photography techniques, stopping at various picturesque points including London Eye, Millennium Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral to capture some stunning landscapes and portraits.

Register your place on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3hg9AhC

The photography tour includes:

1. Three hours photography tour in the heart of London
2. Expert advice on using your camera
3. Use of selective focus for storytelling
4. Creative photography techniques
5. Advice on lenses and equipment
6. Capturing iconic landmarks.
7. Master composition and lighting for a great photo.

Through demonstrations and practice, this tour will help you develop essential photography skills, learn how to use the manual settings of your DSLR or Smartphone’s camera and combine different camera functions creatively to achieve great photographs.

What happens on the day?
On arrival, you’ll meet with your photography guide and tutor, and get to know some of your fellow tour members.

After a short talk about DSLR basics we'll head out into the city, learning tips and techniques along the way while shooting various landmarks and hidden photographic sights. The tour will take 3 hours, and we will finish at Saint Paul's.

Requirements:
Suitable for all types of digital cameras - DSLRs, Point & Shoot and Smartphones. For smartphones we'll advise you on the best apps and where to download them.

Register your place on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3hg9AhC

Colourful Notting Hill Photo Tour

Notting Hill Gate Underground Station

£39.00

We will explore the gorgeous storefronts and beautiful homes, Portobello Market, and many colourful mews of Ladbroke Grove. We will also be tasting one of the best chocolatiers in London!

Register your place on our website: https://bit.ly/2RKElAE
Also bookable on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3ttZU5u

After a short talk on recommended camera settings and how to capture the best travel photos, we will head out on our tour.

You will be guided to the best photo locations such as artworks, the exciting neighbourhoods with multi-coloured houses and end at Westbourne Grove where we will try one of the best chocolatiers in London.

You will also learn about street photography, the recommended editing apps and techniques, with some really interesting facts about Notting Hill.

- Take a guided photography tour of Notting Hill
- Capture Portobello Market, Ladbroke Grove, and the colourful houses of Westbourne Grove
- Learn as you go with a pro photographer guide, with tips on composition and camera settings
- Taste one of the best chocolatiers in London (included)

Requirements: Suitable for all types of digital cameras - DSLRs, Mirrorless and Smartphones.

For smartphones we'll advise you on the best apps and at the start of the tour.

Register your place on our website: https://bit.ly/2RKElAE
Also bookable on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3ttZU5u

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4 Days Northern Lights - Norway, Tromso With Husky Dog Sledging & Whale Watching

After an amazing trip to Lapland earlier this year we travel to Norway for a glimpse of the Northern Lights in Tromso, our trip provides an opportunity to chase and witness the breathtaking Aurora Borealis on the Northern Lights tour, with professional photographs included. Husky dog sledding was an amazing experience in Lapland and Whale watching has been on my bucket list for a while. Make sure you bring your long johns as it's going to be super cold.

January in Norway is a bona fide winter wonderland with snowy activities, fewer crowds. This is also one of the best months for viewing the Northern Lights above the Arctic Circle. It is the coldest month in Norway with average temperatures that range within the 20-30 degree Fahrenheit range. ... Temperatures, less bitter than central and northern Norway, though you can still expect snow and skiing in the nearby mountains.

While the day is very short, it usually gets light blue outside between 7:30 and 9:30 AM. Right after 10 AM the day gets bright. The brightness lasts until about 2 PM when it starts to become darker and it gets completely dark around 3:30ish PM.

Photos of our trip to Lapland in January 2020 https://www.meetup.com/Passionate-about-Travelling-Food-and-Events/photos/30294381/484337130/

I need at 5 - 12 people for this trip to go ahead

Saturday 16th January - Day 1

Depart Gatwick at 9 am ish

On arrival in Tromso, we are transferred to our hotel.
Later we chase the Northern Lights in the evening we will travel through the outer islands of Tromso. Includes Snacks, Campfire, Photos (2 portraits and 1 landscape per reservation) , Small meal and Thermal suit. We may go towards the Finnish and Swedish borders to find the right conditions for the lights, so don't forget your passport!

Sunday 17th January - Day 2
Experience the wilderness of Tromsø from the most authentic perspective on a half-Day Husky Dog Sled Drive, get back to nature and experience the dramatic landscapes of the Arctic Circle. Let the lovable husky dogs pull you across the snow and get the chance to take control. Learn the art of mushing and let a team of husky dogs pull you across the snow.

Monday 18th January
Day 3 Free Day, with an opportunity for activities including a 12 hr Whale Watching, Arctic RIB tour additional cost £165 Join one of the most popular whale watching tours and spot killer and humpback whales in their natural habitat.

Tuesday - 19th January Day 4
Last day, with Free Day at leisure in Tromso. A late afternoon flight, transfer will take us to the airport

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Return flights from Gatwick
Sharing a twin room with breakfast
Airport transfers
7 hrs Northern Lights, Mini Bus Chase and Photography Tour
Husky Dog Sledging

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Whale Watching, Arctic RIB tour additional fee of £165
Possible hotel Taxes
Travel Insurance

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Current Price £799
Based on 2 sharing a room
Single Supplement £175

Deposit £250 non refundable ASAP please check price after October 20th 2020

2nd payment of £250 due by 25th of October

Final payment of £299 due by December 15th

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I may have to make last-minute changes to the itineraries or hotels for reasons beyond my control. You will be informed of any changes.

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Past events (593)

'Night Photography Tour in London'

Caffè Nero

£39.00

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