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+)

Cultureseekers Midweek Coffee Evening

Royal Festival Hall - Level 5 Cafe/Bar

Come along on Wednesday 19th June at 6:30pm for a Midweek Coffee Evening! These will be regular social events on Wednesday evenings (every 2 weeks) at coffee shops all over London. That way people can join us after work or if they live nearby. It's a chance to chat and get to know people in the group in a quiet relaxed setting over a coffee. We can also talk about things people want to see in London with the group. These evenings are also good for first timers to attend to find out more about the group. We will have signs up inside the café/bar, so keep a lookout. If the weather is nice, we will be out on the balcony, otherwise we will be inside. The coffee evenings tend to go on to about 8:30pm. 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/

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre: 'The Comedy of Errors'

Starbucks Coffee Shop (opposite the Globe entrance)

Come along on Friday 21st June to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre to see William Shakespeare's play 'The Comedy of Errors'. About the play Take one pair of estranged twin brothers (both named Antipholus), and one pair of estranged twin servants (both named Dromio) – both pairs separated at sea. Add a dash of mistaken identity and throw them into a city with a reputation for sorcery, and you have all the ingredients for theatrical chaos… The play was written in 1594. Tickets are £5 each for standing and from £23 for seating. Book your own ticket here - https://basket.shakespearesglobe.com/8777/8778 If tickets sell out online, you can get one on the day by queuing outside the main entrance for returns at 6:00pm. The Globe has no roof to protect the standing tickets in the yard, if it rains you will get wet. The play starts at 7:30pm and lasts about 2h 15mins, with a 15 minute interval. Lookout for 'Cultureseekers' signs in the coffee shop, if you can't see us, send me a text. We will walk over to the Globe at about 7:10pm. 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 - exploring the picturesque wool villages of Suffolk! (only £20)

Bus Stop at 11 Bressenden Place (nearest tube: Victoria)

£26.00

Come along on Saturday 22nd June for a coach trip to explore some the picturesque wool villages in the county of Suffolk! About the trip The county of Suffolk gets its name from the Angles (Germanic peoples) who had by the 5th century established control of eastern England. The Angles later separated their lands into the "north folk" and the "south folk", from which developed the names "Norfolk" and "Suffolk". By the 15th century, Suffolk was known for its wool industry and from that became one of the richest areas in England. Across Suffolk this wealth was used to build timber-framed houses, and ever-grander churches. But this success was short lived and by the 16th century the Suffolk wool and cloth making industry has almost completely gone. But the most beautiful legacy is the towns and villages across Suffolk. It took centuries for these settlements to recover from the industry’s crash. For years, no one could afford to rebuild or modernise the buildings, thus preserving the towns today in their medieval state. We will visit four villages, all stuck in a medieval time warp, with picturesque houses, churches, winding lanes and rivers, with the countryside they depended on surrounding them. All quintessentially English! When we arrive at the villages, I will give a 15 minute guided tour around each one before leaving you to explore more on your own. Aprox Itinerary 9:00am - catch the coach 10:45am - arrive in the first village: Clare 12:15pm - leave 12:45pm - arrive in the second village: Polstead 2:00pm - leave 2:15pm - arrive in the third village: Lavenham 4:00pm - leave 4:30pm - arrive in the fourth village: Kersey 5:30pm - leave and return to London 7:30pm - arrive back at St James's Park Tube Station At 5:30pm, we will head back to London, dropping off at Bressenden Place by about 7:30pm (depending on traffic). We are going by executive coach (we have changed coach companies from last year) and all coaches now have a toilet on board. 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 Coach cost is £20 per person for Full Members and £26 per person for everyone else (payable in advance when you RSVP - Full Members, just amend the amount in Paypal 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. Go here to become a Full Member - www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/dues/ Its up to you whether you bring food & drink for the day, there are places to eat in the villages, but they are a bit selective. If you can't see us, 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/

'Secret Rivers' exhibition @ the Museum of London Docklands

West India Quay DLR (outside the station)

Come along on Sunday 23rd June to see an exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands on the secret rivers of London! About the exhibition For centuries Londoners have existed beside a series of waterways, which have shaped the city and people within it. The history of this relationship and the art that is has inspired are the focus of a new major exhibition called, Secret Rivers. Secret Rivers uses archaeological artefacts, art, photography and film to reveal stories of life by London’s rivers, streams, and brooks, exploring why many of them were lost over time. Historic and contemporary artworks from artists, poets and authors will also show how London’s rivers have played an important role in the city’s imaginations. Previously unseen artefacts from excavations of the River Fleet and elsewhere hint at the diverse industrial, economic and religious roles these rivers have played over the centuries. The intriguing histories of the River Effra, Fleet, Neckinger, Lea, Wandle, Tyburn, Walbrook and Westbourne will all feature in the exhibition. Each river will highlight a broader theme such as poverty, industry, development, effluence, manipulation, activism, sacred association and restoration. To become a Full Member, go to: www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/dues The visit should last about 2 hours. Entry cost is free! The group doesn't charge Meetup fees. Afterwards we will head to the café/bar in the museum called 'Rum & Sugar' for a chat over a drink. 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 Horniman Museum

London Bridge Railway Station (on the concourse)

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