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 15 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 are:

  • Discounted entry at 11 museums and galleries around London (You can view them here: www.meetup.com/london_cu­ltureseekers/sponsors)
  • 10% discount on any purchases at Foyles bookshops or from their website
  • All treasure hunts we do will be FREE (normally £6 each)
  • The 'Wren City Churches', 'Charlie Chaplin', 'Roman Wall', 'Have I Got Mews For You', ‘What’s in a Name’ and 'Shakespeare's London' Guided Walks will all be FREE (normally £6 each)
  • All talks the group does will be FREE (normally £6 each)
  • All Thames foreshore visits will be FREE (normally £6 each)
  • Guided highlights tour around the Museum of London & Museum of London Docklands will be FREE (normally £6 each)
  • All ‘London’s Lost Rivers’ hikes will be FREE (normally £6 each)
  • All day trips by train out of London will be FREE (normally £6)
  • All coach day trips out of London will be discounted by £6 per trip
  • All the Blue Badge guided walks we do will be discounted by £2 per walk
  • Entry to 20-30 paying museums & historical buildings 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

RSVP'ing
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 new 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
YouTube: Cultureseekers channel
The group blog: www.cultureseekers.blog

Upcoming events (4+)

'In the Footsteps of Sylvia Pankhurst & the East End Suffragettes' Guided Walk

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£10.00

Come along on Saturday 25th June for a Blue Badge Guided Walk with Diane Burstein!

About the walk
On this walk, we will learn about Suffragette; Sylvia Pankhurst and the Suffragette movement in the east end of London.

While fellow Suffragettes concentrated on Westminster, Sylvia Pankhurst headed East to form the 'East London branch of the Women’s Social and Political Union'.

Seeing the conditions that poor working women endured, she also established an infant welfare clinic, restaurant and toy factory with model working conditions. We visit places where East London Suffragettes met to protest, work and campaign travelling through Bow to Victoria Park where so many Suffragette meetings and other political rallies were held. We will also see the newest commemoration of Sylvia.

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.

Payment
Full Members of the group will be £8, everyone else the cost is £10 per person (payable in advance when you RSVP)

To become a Full Member, go to: https://www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/dues

For Full Members - just amend the amount before it takes you to Paypal to £8 before paying.

Afterwards
After we will head to 'The Coburn Arms Pub' 8 Coburn Road for a chat over a drink.

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/

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'2000 Years of History in 18 Clues! - City of London' Treasure Hunt

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Come along on Sunday 26th June for a treasure hunt around the City of London, the oldest part of London!

About the treasure hunt
The treasure hunt is set around the City of London. Its the oldest part of London and where the Romans originally settled in AD 43 establishing the settlement of Londinium.

It is only 1.12 sq miles big, which is defined by the wall the Romans built in around AD 200 to encircle the city.

The area has lots of history, from the Romans to the 20th century. Today it is home to the financial district, with many banks and insurance companies being based here. The City of London has its own laws, Police force and mayor and with a population of 7,300 people.

How it works
We will be meeting up at 1:30pm, then you will be randomly divided into teams of 4 people (or you can choose your own team). Treasure hunts are a great way to meet and get to know others.

We will then give each team 18 written clues which you have to find the answers for. It's up to your team to work together to find the answers. You can answer them in any order and we will provide a map of the area to help you. It's not a race, so you can take your time getting to know the area.

Prizes
The team to get the most correct answers and then return to base (a pub) will win book vouchers for Waterstones bookshops of £10 per person.
If more than one team gets the top score, there will be a tie break question back at the pub.
A £5 gift voucher per person will be given to each member of the team coming in second place and prizes will be given to each member of the team with the best team name.

Cost
We will be charging £6 per person to take part, apart from Full Members where it is free! (payable on the day).
To become a Full Member, go to: www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/dues

We will be marking the scores back at the pub at 4:30pm, so it should all be over by 4:45pm.

If you can't see us, please text.

Look forward to seeing 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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[ONLINE] Cultureseekers Midweek Coffee Evening

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On Wednesday 29th 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.

To join the Zoom Meeting, click on the link that you will see when you RSVP.

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/

Day trip by coach - the picturesque villages of Surrey! (NOW FULL)

Needs a location

£28.00

THE TRIP IS NOW FULL, IF YOU WISH TO GO ON THE WAITING LIST, PLEASE EMAIL ME: [masked]

Come along on Saturday 2nd July for day trip by coach exploring the picturesque villages of Surrey!

About the day
We will be visiting three of the most picturesque villages in the Surrey Hills, plus a stunning view.

We will visit the villages of:

Chiddingfold
The village was originally an Anglo-Saxon settlement and became famous in the 16th century for its glass-making. During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, there were no fewer than eleven glass works on the green. The Crown Inn pub is reportedly one of the oldest inns in England. Built as a rest house for Cistercian monks on their pilgrimage from Winchester to the shrine of St. Thomas in Canterbury.

Leith Hill
The hill is the highest point in Surrey at 294m above sea level, offering stunning views across the countryside. On the summit of the hill is an 18th century gothic tower.

Shere
The village also sits on a river; the River Tillingbourne and has many 16th and 17th century houses, as well as a Norman church. Often voted the prettiest village in Surrey, its often used as a movie set, with both 'Bridget Jones' and 'The Holiday' both being filmed in the village.

Betchworth
The pretty village sits on the banks of the River Mole, has a Victorian Smidth Kiln, a Grade I listed church, which was one of the churches used in the movie; 'Four Weddings & a Funeral' and remains of Betchworth Castle, which we can visit.

Coach seating

  • If you wish to reserve a seat on the coach in advance, after you pay please look at the seating plan in the photos and then email me ([masked]) with the seat number/s you wish to reserve. Its first come first served.
  • The seat you sit on when you board the coach is yours for the day. If you wish to change seats on the coach during the day, you will need to get permission from the individual who is seated there.

Cost
Cost is £22 per person for Full Members and £28 per person for everyone else (payable in advance when you RSVP - Full Members, just amend the amount before paying).

Please note: you won't be able to pay via the app, only the full site. You also don't need a Paypal account to pay, just a credit card to pay as a guest.
Go here to become a Full Member - www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/dues/

Food & drink
Its advisable to bring your own food & drink for the day, this is to maximise the time to explore the villages.

COVID Safety
Everyone will need to do a COVID self-test the day before/or on the morning of the event (the tests are free and are available from pharmacies), then email me the negative test result. This is to keep everyone safe on the coach.

If you can't see us on Tothill Street, please text.

Please note, we only wait for 10 minutes after the advertised meeting time, so please be early or on time. The coach has to leave at a specific time.

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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[ONLINE] Cultureseekers Midweek Coffee Evening

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