What we're about

Welcome to the London Cultureseekers Group!

If you're interested in exploring London's history & culture with other like minded people, then this is the only group you need to join! We are London's largest cultural and history group!

We meetup 2-3 times a week to explore museums, art galleries, historical buildings, go on guided walks and history talks. We also have historic treasure hunts, visit the theatre, have coffee evenings, social evenings, meals and attend classical music concerts. In the summer we also have day trips outside of the capital by train or coach to explore historical towns and walks in the countryside.

The group is very friendly, we have members from 20 to 80 years old, across all backgrounds. The group has been running for over 13 years and is a great way to meet and make new friends. Plus after events we generally head to a local pub or cafe to chat.

You can either pay as you go at events or we do have an optional annual membership fee (details below).

Membership Fee

The group charges an optional annual membership fee of £13 per person.

Benefits of paying the membership fee and becoming a Full Member include:

• Discounted entry at 11 museums & art galleries around London (view them at https://www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/sponsors )

• 10% discount off any books bought at Foyles bookshops or on their website ( http://www.foyles.co.uk )

• 15% discount on joining English Heritage ( http://www.english-heritage.org.uk )

• All treasure hunts the group does will be FREE (normally £6 each)

• The 'Wren City Churches', 'Charlie Chaplin', 'Roman Wall', 'Have I Got Mews For You' and 'Shakespeare's London' Guided Walks will all be FREE (normally £6 per walk)

• All talks the group does will be FREE (normally £6 each),

• All the Blue Badge guided walks we do will be discounted by £2 a walk

• All Thames Foreshore visits will be discounted by £1 per visit

• FREE guided highlights tour around the Museum of London & Museum of London Docklands

• All Coach day trips out of London will be discounted by £6 per trip

• Entry to 30-40 museums, art galleries, historical buildings and exhibitions that we visit across the year will be discounted by £2 each

Once you pay the membership fee, you will receive a membership card, go to ( https://www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/dues ) to pay online or you can pay cash at an event.

Events

Have a look at the page below to see what's coming up and where we have been. Cultureseekers is a brilliant place to make friends in London whilst experiencing some of the very best areas of culture and history which the city has to offer. We keep costs low and the quality high.

Our events always go ahead, regardless of the weather. Feel free to email or text me if you have any questions or would like to suggest somewhere we can visit.

Click on the video clips below to view our day trips to Bath and walking the Seven Sisters:

https://youtu.be/WAXipRxXtnc

https://youtu.be/06scGec8CcY

Also have a look at my latest video on YouTube on '15th Cen Graffiti and Murals' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqnFCvJ8RDY

Click on the 'Join Us' button below, enter your details and then RSVP Yes to any events that you would like to attend, it's that simple! All events get sent out on Friday evenings, so keep a lookout then.

When you turn up for an event, look out for the red & blue 'London Cultureseekers Group' flag and then come over and say hello.

Please be aware of the groups rules, which you can read here: https://www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/pages/26449165/Group_Rules/

Hope to see you at an event soon!

Robert - 07905 901 834 (text only please) / general@cultureseekers.org

Follow us on:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LondonCultureseekers/

Twitter: @Culture_Seekers (https://twitter.com/culture_seekers)

YouTube: Cultureseekers channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnnip7xQzYaJ5u-Q4RRLj3w)

The group blog: www.cultureseekers.blog

Upcoming events (5)

[ONLINE] Cultureseekers Quiz - Guess the Author or Novel from the Cover!

Join us online on Saturday 12th June at 1:30pm for a quiz called 'Guess the Author or Novel from the Cover!'.

The quiz will be a picture quiz showing a famous British novel from the last few hundred years, with the title or author's name on each novel blanked out, all you have to do is guess the title or the author of the novel!

No teams, just answer the questions individually. Please have a pad and pen to write down your answers. There will be 25 questions.

For future quizes, could everyone make sure to stay muted when questions or answers are being said. If you didn't hear a question, please unmute and ask, but make sure to mute again afterwards. If lots of people are unmuted, it creates lots of background noise and can make it harder for others to hear.

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81703215673?pwd=QWlQc25NdjJKSFRZSGx0UUFidnIzUT09

Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode:[masked]

It's free to attend.

Hope to see you there!

Robert[masked] (prefer text)

Please make sure you are aware of the group rules here before RSVPing - https://www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/pages/26449165/Group_Rules/

'Secret Southwark' Guided Walk with Diane Burstein

Hays Galleria (near the Navigators Sculpture)

£10.00

Come along on Sunday 13th June for a Blue Badge Guided Walk on Secret Southwark!

Please note, this will be a socially distanced guided walk and if you wish to chat to others on the walk, please wear a mask.

About the walk
Many people are now familiar with the sites of Bankside but this walk delves into another side of Southwark away from the tourist trail. A delightful garden created by a Victorian philanthropist, two secluded Georgian squares, the wall of the prison where Charles Dickens’ father was incarcerated for debt and “Little Dorrit’s Church” all feature.

We will hear about a murderous married couple, a flamboyant fire chief and a local heroine while we wind our way around the lesser known corners of this intriguing district.

The walk is a private walk for the group, we will be guided by Blue Badge guide Diane Burstein.

It will last about 2 hours. Numbers for the walk will be capped, to keep it safe.

Payment
Full Members of the group will be £8, everyone else the cost is £10 per person (payable in advance when you RSVP, I can't take cash on the day).
To become a Full Member, go to: https://www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/dues

For Full Members - just amend the amount in Paypal to £8 before paying (when you click through to the 'Your RSVP is almost complete' page, on the bottom right of that screen, you can amend the amount to £8).

We won't be having an organised visit to a pub afterwards, so its upto you if you want to go to one.

Important Coronavirus Info for the walk
- Everyone has to wear a mask or face covering during the walk
- Everyone must socially distance from others on the walk (1-2 metres)
- The guide will also be socially distancing from the group, but there will be no problem hearing them, as we will be using Zoom to hear
- Please don't attend if you are feeling unwell

Please note, we will only wait in Hays Galleria for 10 minutes after the advertised meeting time so please be early or on time.

The walk finishes on Borough High Street, about a 10 minute walk from London Bridge Station.

Look out for the red & blue 'London Cultureseekers' group sign in Hays Galleria, on Tooley Street near the Navigators Sculpture (picture of meeting point in photos).

Hope to see you there!

Robert[masked] (text only)

Please make sure you are aware of the group rules here before RSVPing - https://www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/pages/26449165/Group_Rules/

[ONLINE] Cultureseekers Midweek Coffee Evening

Online event

On Wednesday 16th June at 6:30pm, we will be having an online Midweek Coffee Evening!

It's a chance to keep in touch and chat with others in the group.

So nearer the time, pour yourself a coffee (or tea) and click on the link below.

Join Zoom Meeting, click on the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85454094968?pwd=SEZIYXAzL1pDWEJyamRNS0g3WGpUQT09

Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode:[masked]

Hope to see you there!

Robert[masked] (prefer text)

‘What’s in a Name? Street & Pub Name Origins’ Guided Walk (20th June)

Bank Tube Station (outside the station - come out of exit 3)

£6.00

Come along on Sunday 20th June at 1:30pm for a guided walk in the City of London on the origins of street names and pubs.

About the walk
Ever wondered why a street is called that name? or why a pub has an unusual name? We walk down streets and go to pubs like this everyday, but don't know why they are called what they are.

We will walk around the City of London walking down some of the well known and obscure streets, passages and alleys. I will tell you the origin of their names, how the names have changed and evolved, plus the stories behind them. We will also see some historic pubs and I will tell you about why they are called what they are and events that have happened inside them in history.

The walk will be led by myself. I will be using a microphone to project my voice to you don't have to be too close. Numbers will be limited to about 20 people. I will also be wearing a mask and I've had both my Covid jabs.

We finish the walk on Fleet Street, close to Blackfriars and Temple Stations.

Payment
Full Members of the group will be free, everyone else the cost is £6 per person (payable in advance when you RSVP, I can't take cash on the day).
To become a Full Member, go to: https://www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/dues

Full Members - If you are a current Full Member or have just become one, please email me at ([masked]) and I will add you to the list of attendees.

COVID rules
- the walk will be socially distanced,
- please don't just turn up, you will need to RSVP
- if you wish to chat to others on the walk, please wear a mask
- please respect others space on the walk
- if you feel ill on the day, please do not attend

We won't be having an organised visit to a pub afterwards, so its upto you if you want to go to one.

Please note, we only wait outside the station for 10 minutes after the advertised meeting time, so please be early or on time.

If you can't see us outside the station, please text.

Look out for the red and blue 'London Cultureseekers Group' sign.

Hope to see you there!

Robert[masked] (text only)

Please make sure you are aware of the group rules here before RSVPing - https://www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/pages/26449165/Group_Rules/

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[ONLINE] Cultureseekers Midweek Coffee Evening

Online event

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