• [ONLINE] Cultureseekers History & Culture Quiz - Scary London!

    Join us online on Saturday 31st October at 1:30pm for a quiz based on scary London! As its Halloween, the quiz will be a picture quiz on scary London's places and people. No teams, just answer the questions individually. Please have a pad and pen to write down your answers. For future quizes, could everyone make sure to stay muted when questions or answers are being said. If you didn't hear a question, please unmute and ask, but make sure to mute again afterwards. If lots of people are unmuted, it creates lots of background noise and can make it harder for others to hear. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82002224957?pwd=NUZtOFd4bC9XME5scWp3STBjcTZDQT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode:[masked] It's free to attend. 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/

  • [ONLINE] Cultureseekers Midweek Coffee Evening

    Online event

    On Wednesday 4th November 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. Join Zoom Meeting, click on the link below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84520321135?pwd=ejBDRWJLSHRLSDl0Q0J1Tm5JUjRNZz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode:[masked] Hope to see you there! Robert[masked] (prefer text)

  • [ONLINE] 'Historic English Cities - Winchester'

    Online event

    £4.00

    One evening every 2 weeks in November/December, we will be having a series of talks titled 'Historic English Cities'. Each talk will feature a different historic city in England, that has its origins going back 2000 years. I will talk about its history from Roman to Medieval times and upto the 20th century. I will talk about famous people who lived there, its historic buildings and festivals that take place in the city today. About the talks For each talk, I will be using Powerpoint slides to talk about the city. The remaining talk will be on: Thu 19th: 'Historic English Cities - St Albans' Thu 3rd: 'Historic English Cities - Gloucester' Thu 17th: 'Historic English Cities - Colchester' Each talk will last about 1h 10mins, with questions/an open discussion afterwards. About the first talk - Winchester Winchester sits in a valley on the banks of the River Itchen in Hampshire and was the former capital of England before London. It was originally a Roman town, until King Alfred the Great built his city on top of the Roman remains in the 9th century. But the city's most famous landmark is its stunning cathedral which was founded in 1079. It also has many medieval buildings, including one of the city gates and the 12th century Great Hall. Cost is £4 per person (payable when you RSVP). 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. Join Zoom Meeting by clicking on the link below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84514399772?pwd=cUh1alVuRkROK09GVnBQT081NTAwUT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode:[masked] Please note, we will be starting on time, so please be on time. Hope to see you there! Robert

  • [ONLINE] Cultureseekers Midweek Coffee Evening

    Online event

    On Wednesday 11th November 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. Join Zoom Meeting, click on the link below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81846353706?pwd=NUNsQjRKdDRBN1NiMys5NkNKUGZRQT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode:[masked] Hope to see you there! Robert[masked] (prefer text)

  • [ONLINE] Cultureseekers Midweek Coffee Evening

    Online event

    On Wednesday 18th November 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. Join Zoom Meeting, click on the link below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88534139233?pwd=SVYwTVFvUUFVcnAzS283bnNSc08wdz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode:[masked] Hope to see you there! Robert[masked] (prefer text)

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

    Bow Road Tube Station (outside the station)

    Come along on Saturday 21st November for a Blue Badge Guided Walk on the Suffragettes in the east end! 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 on when you RSVP. If you've never attended before, both guides are extremley good and qualified blude badge guides. The time might default to 2:00pm for the time to attend, so just ignore that and come along at your chosen time. About the walk While fellow Suffragettes concentrated on Westminster, Sylvia Pankhurst headed east to form the East London branch of the Women's Social & 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 will visit places where east end 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 split into 2 groups and we will be guided by Rachel Kolsky (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 Morgan Arms pub, 43 Morgan Street 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/

  • [ONLINE] Cultureseekers Midweek Coffee Evening

    Online event

    On Wednesday 25th November 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. Join Zoom Meeting, click on the link below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82305269430?pwd=bUNJb3oyVlpOQU1DeTdjU0JDcmRXUT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode:[masked] Hope to see you there! Robert[masked] (prefer text)

  • Day trip to Stonehenge, Avebury, Silbury Hill & Uffington White Horse (ONLY £20)

    Coach bays on Tothill Street (nearest tube: St James's Park)

    £26.00

    Come along on Saturday 6th March for a coach trip to the ancient sites of Stonehenge, Avebury, Silbury Hill and Uffington White Horse! About the day We are hiring an executive coach for a day trip to visit some of England's oldest & mystical sites! 11:30am - Arrive at Stonehenge Stonehenge started to be built in 3100BC and is one of the most famous sites in the world. It's up to you whether you want to pay to take the mini-bus down the road to view it close up (it costs £13.90 to do this). If you are an English Heritage or National Trust member its free to get the mini-bus. The rest of us will walk the 1 mile down the road and view it from the fence (about 5 or 6 metres away). Leave at 1:00pm. 1:30pm - Arrive at Avebury Avebury is about 20 miles north of Stonehenge, it dates to about 2800BC and is the largest stone circle in Europe. Its free to walk on the site, which covers over 281 acres and you can even touch the stones! I will guide you round the site telling your about the stones. Leave at 3:00pm. 3:15pm - Arrive at Silbury Hill Silbury Hill, completed in around 2400BC and is the largest man-made mound in Europe. We can't get onto the mound and can only view it from across the road. Leave at 3:45pm. 4:30pm - Arrive at Uffington White Horse Uffington White Horse is a huge chalk drawing on the top of a hill which dates back to 900BC. It was probably a tribal symbol, as the remains of Uffington Fort lies behind it. The site is the highest point in Oxfordshire and gives stunning views across the countryside. Leave at 5:30pm. At 5:30pm, we will head back to London, dropping off back near St James' Park Tube Station by about 7:30pm (depending on traffic). I will guide you around the sites and tell you more about them and why they are there. All the sites are free to visit (unless you want to get close to Stonehenge where there is a charge - see above). 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 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 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/ Please also bring food & drink for the day, as it's very limited on buying anything at the sites we are visiting. Also, throughout the day, we will be walking about 3 miles in total around the sites, so please wear sensible shoes. If you can't see us at the station, 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/

  • Visit Highgate Cemetery

    Archway Tube Station (outside the station - come out the Junction Road exit)

    Come along on Sunday 7th March to visit Highgate Cemetery! About the cemetery The cemetery opened in 1839 as part of a plan to provide seven large, modern cemeteries, now known as the "Magnificent Seven", around the outside of central London. The inner-London cemeteries, mostly attached to individual churches, had long been unable to cope with the number of burials and were seen as a hazard to health and an undignified way to treat the dead. Highgate Cemetery was dedicated to St. James with fifteen acres consecrated for the use of the Church of England, and two acres set aside for Dissenters. Rights of burial were sold for either limited period or in perpetuity. It's the burial place of some very famous people, notably Karl Marx , physicist Michael Faraday, author Douglas Adams, manager of the Sex Pistols Malcolm McLaren, actor Ralph Richardson and John & Elizabeth Dickens, parents of Charles and models for Mr Micawber and Mrs Nickleby. We will be visiting the east cemetery only. Also going in the Spring, we should be able to see some seasonal colour in the trees. The visit should last about 2 hours. The visit is self guiding in small groups using maps provided. Entry cost is £5 per person for Full Members and £6 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 'The House pub & cafe', 126 Dartmouth Park Hill, a short walk from the cemetery 4pm 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. The cemetery is a 15 minute walk from the tube station. 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/

  • 'Science Museum' Treasure Hunt!

    Science Museum (outside the main entrance)

    Come along on Saturday 13th March for a treasure hunt around the Science Museum! About the museum The museum was founded in 1857 under Bennet Woodcroft from the collection of the Royal Society of Arts and surplus items from the Great Exhibition of 1851. The Science Museum now holds a collection of over 300,000 items, including such famous items as Stephenson's Rocket, Puffing Billy (the oldest surviving steam locomotive), the first jet engine, a reconstruction of Francis Crick and James Watson's model of DNA, some of the earliest remaining steam engines, and working example of Charles Babbage's Difference engine. How it works We will be meeting up at 1:30pm, near the steps of the main entrance to the museum, then you will be randomly divided into teams of 4 people (or you can choose your own team). We will then give each team 15-20 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 museum to help you. It's not a race, so you can take your time getting to know the museum. The team to get the most correct answers and then return to base (a local pub) will win book vouchers for Foyles 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. 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 outside the museum, please text. Look out for the red & blue 'London Cultureseekers' group sign outside the museum. 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/