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 13 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 include:

• Discounted entry at 11 museums & art galleries around London (view them at https://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 ( 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

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:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LondonCultureseekers/
Twitter: @Culture_Seekers (https://twitter.com/culture_seekers)
YouTube: Cultureseekers channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnnip7xQzYaJ5u-Q4RRLj3w)
The group blog: www.cultureseekers.blog

Upcoming events (5)

[ONLINE] Cultureseekers Midweek Coffee Evening

Online event

On Wednesday 19th 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.

Join Zoom Meeting, click on the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81177367979?pwd=S3ByVzJnUHZOM0R6bUJaQ3BCdm5pUT09

Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode:[masked]

Hope to see you there!

Robert[masked] (prefer text)

'The Roman Wall - then & now' Guided Walk (Free for Full Members!)

Tower Hill Tube Station (outside the station)

£6.00

Come along on Sunday 23rd May at 1:30pm for a guided walk along the old Roman Wall!

Please note, this will be a socially distanced guided walk and if you wish to chat to others on the walk, please wear a mask.

About the walk
We will be walking the route of the old Roman Wall, starting at Tower Hill Tube and finishing at Blackfriars tube.

The wall was built between 190AD and 225AD and defined the shape of the City of London. As the City expanded in the 18th and 19th centuries a lot of the wall was knocked down, although there is a bit left which we can see.

We will be following the wall using a 'Braun & Hogenberg' map which was drawn in 1572, it shows the wall intact and was one of the first maps to be drawn of London. Using the map, we will be able to see not only what the Roman's built, but also how the wall was adapted and what was built around it in the 16th century when the map was drawn. We can then compare this by what exists on and around the wall today, some 1800 years after it was built.

The walk will be led by myself. I will be using a microphone to project my voice to you don't have to be too close. Numbers will be limited to about 20 people. I will also be wearing a mask and I've had my first Covid jab. Maps will be provided of the route. We will walk about 2 miles and so it will take about 2 hours.

Payment
Full Members of the group will be free, everyone else the cost is £6 per person (payable in advance when you RSVP, I can't take cash on the day).
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.

COVID rules
- the walk will be socially distanced,
- please don't just turn up, you will need to RSVP
- if you wish to chat to others on the walk, please wear a mask
- please respect others space on the walk
- if you feel ill on the day, please do not attend

Afterwards, it will be optional if you want to go to a local cafe (cafe's will be open to sit in then).

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] (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 26th 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.

Join Zoom Meeting, click on the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85970309990?pwd=WmFGeDgrdTdKWEF2ZkR5WFZFcnF3dz09

Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode:[masked]

Hope to see you there!

Robert[masked] (prefer text)

'City of London Thoroughfares' Guided Walk with Diane Burstein

St Paul's Tube Station (outside the station - via exit 2)

£10.00

Come along on Sunday 30th May for a Blue Badge Guided Walk discovering the City of London's thoroughfares!

Please note, this will be a socially distanced guided walk and if you wish to chat to others on the walk, please wear a mask.

About the walk
Let us discover the streets of the historic City of London from gleaming towers to lesser known back streets and courtyards as we take a saunter round the City which is usually quiet at the weekend.

On the walk, we will hear tales of mayors and merchants, coffee houses and commerce.

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. Numbers for the walk will be capped, to keep it safe.

Payment
Full Members of the group will be £8, everyone else the cost is £10 per person (payable in advance when you RSVP, I can't take cash on the day).
To become a Full Member, go to: https://www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/dues

Full Members - just amend the amount before paying.

We won't be having an organised visit to a pub afterwards, so its upto you if you want to go to one.

Important Coronavirus Info for the walk
- Everyone has to wear a mask or face covering during the walk
- Everyone must socially distance from others on the walk (1-2 metres)
- The guide will also be socially distancing from the group, but there will be no problem hearing them, as we will be using Zoom to hear
- Please don't attend if you are feeling unwell

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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