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 12 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.

The group doesn't charge any Meetup fees for turning up, we do though have an optional annual membership fee (details below).

Membership Fee
The group charges an optional annual membership fee of £12 per person.

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

• Discounted entry at 13 museums & art galleries around London (view them at http://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 ( http://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

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 Twitter: @Culture_Seekers (https://twitter.com/culture_seekers) or the group blog: www.cultureseekers.blog

Upcoming events (5+)

Hands on History - Object Handling @ the Museum of London (Part 2)

St Paul's Tube Station (outside the station via exit 1)

Come along on Saturday 23rd March to do some object handling at the Museum of London! About the event We will be going behind the scenes into the Museum of London's archives to do some object handing. This will be a monthly event in March and April, handling objects from different periods of history at each session. Sat 23rd Mar - Georgian & Victorian objects Sat 27th Apr - 20th century objects This is an opportunity to get your hands on history! Cost is £10 per person (payable on the day). It lasts just over 1 hour. We are limited to numbers we can take to the object handling. Afterwards we will head to the 'Lord Raglan pub' 61 St Martins-le-Grand, a short walk from the museum for a chat over a drink. If you can, please come to the pub afterwards, as its a great way to meet others after the visit. 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/

'From Courtiers to Paupers – Historic Kensington' Guided Walk

High Street Kensington Tube Station (in the shopping mall near the ticket barriers)

Come along on Saturday 23rd March for a Blue Badge Guided Walk around Kensington! We have 2 guides and we will be starting the walk in 15 minute gaps, so please indicate which time/guide you wish to go with when you RSVP. If you've never attended before, both the guides are extremely good and qualified Blue Badge Guides, so just choose a random time (when you RSVP it might default to 2:00pm for the time to attend, but just ignore that and just come along at your chosen time). About the walk and the area The manor of Chenesitone is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086, which in the Anglo-Saxon language means "Chenesi's ton" (homestead/settlement). One of many ancient variant spellings is Kesyngton, as written in 1396. On this walk, we will discover how this area of Central Kensington was transformed from a country village just outside London to an elegant area where royals made their home turning a grand house into a palace. However, not far away was a more humble quarter where the workers who served the grandees lived. An elegant square, luxurious department stores, a former workhouse, delightful cobbled mews and some of the most expensive houses in London are cheek by jowl. We will also hear of some of the fascinating personalities who lived here including a courtesan, poets, artists, a philosopher, actresses and writers. The walk is a private walk for the group, we will split into 2 groups and we will be guided by Val Chris (2:00pm) & Diane Burstein (2:15pm). It will last about 2 hours. Cost for the guided walk is £8 per person for Full Members of the group and £10 per person for everyone else (payable on the day). To become a Full Member, go to: www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/dues Afterwards we will head to the Prince of Wales pub, 8 Kensington Church Street (nearest tube: High Street Kensington), for a chat over a drink. Please try and make it to the pub after, as this is where real friendships are made! Please note, we will only wait at the station for 10 minutes after the advertised meeting time so please be early or on time. Look out for the red & blue 'London Cultureseekers' group sign outside the station. 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/

Cultureseekers Monthly Meal

Pizzicotto Italian Restaurant

Come along on Saturday 23rd March at 6:00pm for a meal! Once a month in the evenings after the guided walks, we will be having a meal in a local restaurant in the area the walk was in. It's a chance to chat and get to know people in the group in a quiet relaxed setting in an area of London you may or may not know. Each month's restaurant will be in a different part of London and a different type of cuisine. The meals are open to all, whether you came on the walk or not. When you get to the restaurant, ask for the 'Cultureseekers Group' table The food is Italian and you can view the menu here - http://www.pizzicotto.co.uk/ Lookout for the group signs when you get to the restaurant. 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/

Visit to Burgh House

Hampstead Tube Station (outside the station)

Come along on Sunday 24th March for a trip to Burgh House in Hampstead. About the house Burgh House was constructed in 1704 during the reign of Queen Anne. At the time of construction the Hampstead Wells Spa was flourishing. In 1720 the Spa's physician, Dr. William Gibbons, moved to Burgh House, which he enlarged. One inhabitant of the house was Israel Lewis, who was an upholsterer. He was involved in a court case in which he was found guilty of creating a nuisance by "making an inclosed Dung stall" in his garden, and was fined ₤5 and made to remove it. In 1858 Burgh House was taken over by the Royal East Middlesex Militia, and served as the headquarters and officers' mess until 1881. The house returned to domestic use in 1884. From[masked] the house was occupied by Dr. George Williamson, an international art expert. He commissioned Gertrude Jekyll to design the garden, although only the terrace now remains. The first floor houses the Hampstead Museum, with permanent exhibits on local history and culture. There are also first floor and ground galleries for temporary exhibits of art, local history and culture. The visit should last about 1 hour 30mins. The visit is self guiding. Entry is free! The group doesn't charge Meetup fees. Afterwards we will meet back in the house café (Buttery Cafe on the lower floor). 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] (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/

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Visit the Gunnersbury House Museum + optional 'Historic Kitchen's' Tour

Acton Town Tube Station (outside the station)

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