• 'The City Riverside' Guided Walk
    Come along on Saturday 20th October for a Blue Badge Guided Walk along the River Thames from Blackfriars to Tower Bridge! 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 excellent 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 As the City opens up its river path we explore the lesser known North Bank of the Thames between Blackfriars and the Tower of London with fabulous views of the landmarks of Bankside. On the City side we see a church that inspired an American poet, a famous school for boys with many notable former pupils, a hidden monument to Shakespeare, an old fish market, a Livery Hall and a new mosaic at an ancient landing place. The City of London is today home to the financial district and is also colloquially known as the Square Mile, as it is 1.12 sq mi (2.90 km2) in area. It is the area where the Romans settled and built the city of Londonium in the 1st century The walk is a private walk for the group, we will split into 2 groups and we will be guided by Diane Burstein (2:00pm) & Rachel Kolsky (2:15pm). It will last about 2 hours. Cost for the guided walk is £7 per person for Full Members of the group and £9 per person for everyone else (payable on the day). Go here to become a Full Member - http://www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/dues/ Afterwards we will head to the Liberty Bounds pub, 15 Trinity Square 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 blue & red 'London Cultureseekers' group sign outside the station. 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/

    Blackfriars Tube Station (outside the station)

    167-179 Queen Victoria Street · London

  • Cultureseekers Monthly Meal
    Come along on Saturday 20th October 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 - https://www.zizzi.co.uk/food 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/

    Zizzi Restaurant

    Plaza Level West Tower Place · London

  • 'Shakespeare & his London' Guided Walk (Sun 21st)
    Come along on Sunday 21st October at 1:00pm for a guided walk on William Shakespeare and the London he lived in! About the walk William Shakespeare (born 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon) came to London in around 1592 and stayed until 1613. He wrote 38 plays, 154 sonnets and 2 long narrative poems before retiring back to Stratford. Today he is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. He is the most quoted writer in the history of the English speaking world and many of his quotations have passed into everyday usage. His plays have been translated into every major language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. But, we know so very little about him and his life. There is not a confirmed drawing or painting of him created during his lifetime or even a confirmed description of what he looked like. There are also quite a lot of mysteries and unanswered questions surrounding his life, which we are unlikely to ever find the answers to. Thanks to the Great Fire of 1666, World War II bombing and a clear out of the slums in London during the 1920’s and 30’s, there is very little that remains of Shakespeare’s London, but there are some things! During the walk I will tell you about him and how he changed the English language, his friends, contemporaries, his influences and what life in London was like in the late Elizabethan period. The guided walk will be led by myself. Full Members will be free! everyone else the walk will be £6 each (payable on the day). To become a Full Member, go to: www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/dues The walk takes about 2 hours and finishes near St Paul's. Afterwards we will head to the Lord Raglan pub, 61 St Martin's-le-Grand for a chat over a drink. Please note, we only wait 10 minutes after the advertised meeting time before starting the walk. Lookout for the red & blue 'London Cultureseekers' group sign across the road from London Bridge Tube Station. 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/

    London Bridge Tube Station (come out via the Tooley Street exit & we will be across the road)

    London Bridge · London

  • Cultureseekers Midweek Coffee Evening
    Come along on Wednesday 24th October at 6:30pm for a Midweek Coffee Evening! These will be regular social events on Wednesday evenings 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 1st timers to attend to find out more about the group. The cafe is in Waterstones bookshop on the 5th floor. It is open until 10pm. We will have signs up in the cafe, so keep a lookout. 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/

    Waterstones Bookshop Cafe (on the 5th Floor)

    203-206 Piccadilly · London

  • Day trip to Hever Castle (only £20)
    Come along on Saturday 27th October for day trip to Hever Castle in Kent! About the day Hever Castle began as a country house, built in the 13th century from 1462 to 1539. It was the seat of the Boleyn family with Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII, spending her early youth there after her father, Thomas Boleyn, inherited it in 1505. It later came into the possession of Henry VIII's fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. The castle offers three floors containing antique furniture, Anne Boleyn's prayer books, instruments of torture, and a large collection of Tudor paintings. The grounds of the castle include a yew maze, planted in 1904, an Italianate garden, rose gardens, herb garden, and topiary. Going in October, we should be able to see some Autumn colours. Entry to the castle & gardens is £13 per person (payable on the day). Cost is £20 for Full Members and £26 for everyone else (payable in advance to reserve your seat on the coach). You won't be able to pay via the app, only the full website. Go here to become a Full Member - http://www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/dues/ You can either bring your own food and drink for the day or there is a cafe on site. Please note: 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. Please note: the coach has to leave at a specific time, so we will 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 & 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/

    St. James' Park Tube Station (outside the station)

    The Broadway · London

    £26.00
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  • Thames Foreshore Visit - Rotherhithe
    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 28th October to explore 10,000 years of London’s dynamic history... About the foreshore Guided by Eliott Wragg, an archaeologist from the Museum of London's Thames Discovery Programme, we will be going down to the Thames foreshore at low tide, where we will have about 1h 30mins to have a look around for objects before the tide comes in. Eliott will tell us more about the Foreshore, the industry in the area and will be on hand to identify and date objects. Most objects you can spot sitting on the foreshore after being washed in on the tide or by kicking back a few stones with your feet. You will find everything from bits of pottery, clay pipes, bottles, animal bones to ship items (lots of ships were dismantled at Rotherhithe). 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. Everyone will find at least 20 items each, or which due to new laws, you can keep about 3-5 items each. The foreshore is very stoney, so please wear sensible shoes (preferably walking boots/shoes or wellington boots). Cost is £8 per person for Full Members, everyone else £9 per person (payable on the day). Plastic gloves and bags to put your items in will be provided. Go here to become a Full Member - http://www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/dues/ We will be finished by about 11:00am. Afterwards we will head to a local pub or 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/Group_Rules/

    Rotherhithe Overground Station (outside the station)

    Brunel Road · London

  • 'Art Deco London' Guided Walk
    Come along on Saturday 3rd November for a Blue Badge Guided Walk on Art Deco architecture in London! 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 This tour takes you back to London in the 1930s. A style which made its first public appearance at the 1925 'Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels' made its way across the channel and influenced a variety of designs from radios and cutlery to places of entertainment and commerce. Our tour in the Victoria area of London includes buildings dedicated to travel, entertainment, education, exhibitions and living. In addition to looking at the architecture of the period you will hear about life in London at the time when these buildings were erected. What is Art Deco? - It combines modernist styles with fine craftsmanship and rich materials. During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress. Art Deco was a pastiche of many different styles, sometimes contradictory, united by a desire to be modern. From its outset, Art Deco was influenced by the bold geometric forms of Cubism; the bright colors of Fauvism and of the Ballets Russes; the updated craftsmanship of the furniture of the eras of Louis Philippe and Louis XVI; and the exotic styles of China and Japan, India, Persia, ancient Egypt and Maya art. The walk is a private walk for the group, we will split into 2 groups and we will be guided by Rachel (2:00pm) & Diane (2:15pm). It will last about 2 hours. Cost for the guided walk is £7 per person for Full Members of the group and £9 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 Feathers pub, 18-20 Broadway for a chat over a drink. The closest tube we finish near is St James's Park. 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 Victoria Coach Station's main entrance. 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/

    Victoria Coach Station

    164 Buckingham Palace Rd SW1W 9TP · London

  • Cultureseekers Monthly Meal
    Come along on Saturday 3rd November 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://ilpostovictoria.co.uk/menu 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/

    Il Posto Ristorante Italiano

    316a Vauxhall Bridge Road · London

  • 'Wren's City Churches' Guided Walk (Sun 4th)
    Come along on Sunday 4th November at 1:30pm for a guided walk around the City on the churches that were built by Sir Christopher Wren. About the walk I will be guiding you around the City of London to see and go inside some of the churches that were built by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of London in 1666. I will talk about Wren himself, his two assistants; Nicholas Hawksmoor and Robert Hooke, each church's architecture, it's history, the churches that were here before 1666, the Great Fire of London and the damage done during the Blitz of WW2. Hopefully we will be able to go inside a few to view them from inside. Christopher Michael Wren (1632 - 1723), was born in East Knoyle, Wiltshire and is one of the most highly acclaimed English architects in history. He was accorded responsibility for rebuilding 52 churches in the City of London after the Great Fire in 1666, including his masterpiece, St. Paul's Cathedral, on Ludgate Hill. Other notable buildings by Wren include the Royal Naval College in Greenwich, and the south front of Hampton Court Palace. The guided walk will be led by myself. The walk lasts about 2 hours and finishes near St Paul's. Cost will be £6 per person (payable on the day), apart from Full Members where it is free. To become a Full Member, go to: www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/dues Afterwards we will head to a local coffee shop to 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, 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/

    Tower Hill Tube Station (outside the station)

    Tower Hill · London

  • Cultureseekers Midweek Coffee Evening
    Come along on Wednesday 7th November at 6:30pm for a Midweek Coffee Evening! These will be regular social events on Wednesday evenings 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 1st timers to attend to find out more about the group. We will have signs up inside the coffee shop, so keep a lookout - probably sat towards the back on the left. The coffee shop is open until 10:00pm. 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/

    Kahve Dunyasi

    200 Piccadilly · London, W1J 9HU