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+)

Day trip by coach - walking the Seven Sisters! (ONLY £22 EACH)

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£28.00

Come along on Saturday 21st May for a day trip to the East Sussex coast to walk the Seven Sisters!

About the day
The Seven Sisters is a series of chalk cliffs on the south coast. They form part of the South Downs in East Sussex, between the towns of Seaford and Eastbourne.

The walk has stunning views both looking inland and out along the coast and is an amazing achievement to complete!

The Seven Sisters cliffs are often used in filmmaking and television productions as a stand-in for the more famous White Cliffs of Dover, since they are relatively free of anachronistic modern development and are also allowed to erode naturally. As a result, the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head remain a bright white colour.

The walk is a social walk and we will be staying together. The pace will be slow and we will be stopping for breaks along the cliffs.

We finish the walk at Beachy Head at about 4pm, where there is a pub to relax in. Then the coach will pick us up and drive us back to London.

Footwear
We will walk around 9 miles, on grass, but the gradiant of the 'sisters' are up and down, so please wear appropriate footwear (hiking boots or trainers with good grip). If you have hiking sticks, bring them as well.

Food & Drink
Please bring food and drink for the day. We will be having a rest stop at the Birling Gap at about 3pm, where there you can buy things.

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/

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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Thames Foreshore Visit - Cannon Street (NOW FULL)

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£6.00

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

Running through the heart of London; the River Thames has played a central role in the history of the city, and when the tide is low, the capital’s longest archaeological site is revealed.

Come along on Sunday 22nd May to explore its history!

About the foreshore
I will be your guide as we will be going down to the Thames foreshore at low tide and walking east, where we will have about 1h 30mins to have a look around for objects before the tide comes in.

I will tell you more about foreshore, the industry in the area and will be on hand to identify and date objects you find. Most objects you can spot sitting on the foreshore after being washed in on the tide (we are not allowed to dig or scrape the foreshore surface).

You will find everything from bits of pottery, clay pipes, bottles, animal bones to ship items. Most of the things we find are from the Medieval to the Victorian period or you might be lucky and find something Roman or older.

Footwear
The foreshore is very stoney, so please wear sensible shoes (preferably walking boots/shoes or wellington boots). Plastic gloves and bags to put your items in will be provided.

Payment
Full Members of the group will be free, everyone else the cost is £6 per person (payable in advance when you RSVP).

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 ([masked]) and I will add you to the list of attendees.

We will be finished by about 1:15pm.

Afterwards
After we will head to a local cafe for a chat over a drink.

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

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

Look out for the red & 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

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[ONLINE] Cultureseekers Midweek Coffee Evening

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On Wednesday 25th May 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 train - to historic Canterbury!

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Come along on Saturday 28th May for a day trip to historic Canterbury!

About Canterbury
Canterbury is an enticing Cathedral City with a rich history. It's set on the River Stour which flows through it's heart, where narrow winding cobbled streets are lined with medieval houses and ancient Roman City Walls.

Medieval Canterbury was the most important and busiest Pilgrimage site which has continued for centuries, after the brutal and bloody murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket in 1170. The majestic cathedral commands the skyline, complete with the longest nave in Europe and a Unesco World Heritage Site. Inside the cathedral, the gothic towers, memorable arches, and gem coloured stained glass windows are breath stealing.

Canterbury was immortalised by Geoffrey Chaucer when he wrote his world famous Canterbury Tales (written between[masked]). It is also home to St Martin's Church, one of the oldest churches in England, dating back to the 6th century.

Aprox itinerary
9:25am - catch train
11:26am - arrive at Canterbury West Station
12noon - guided tour of the cathedral
1:15pm - lunch, there are lots of places to eat in Canterbury or you can bring your own food
2:15pm - guided tour of the town
3:45pm - Walk to St Martin's Church
4:00pm - Visit St Martin's Church
4:30pm - finish, freetime: head back to the station, visit the Canterbury Tales Experience, walk around the town or go punting on the river

Train tickets
GroupSave return tickets work out at £20.20 each (purchase on the day in groups of 3 when you turn up).

Trains going back at: 5:05pm (from Canterbury West to Lon Vic) and the same time past each hour.
5:19pm (from Canterbury East to Lon Vic) and the same time past each hour.

Cost
Entry & guided tour of the cathedral is £18 per person, the guided tour of the town is £8 per person (payable by cash on the day). Entry to St. Martin's Church is free. You can decide to do all of these or just one or two.

Food & Drink
Its up to you whether you bring your own food or drink for the day or eat in one of the pubs or cafes in Canterbury.

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

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

Look out for the red & 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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