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+)

Day trip exploring the picturesque villages of Kent! (NOW FULL)

Bus Stop at Bressenden Place (nearest tube: Victoria)

£26.00

THE TRIP IS NOW FULL, IF YOU WISH TO GO ON THE WAITING LIST, PLEASE EMAIL ME AT: [masked]. Come along on Saturday 24th August for a day exploring some of the picturesque villages of Kent! About the area and the day We will be visiting four pretty villages along the Kent Downs AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). Kent is known as the Garden of England for its abundance of orachards and hop gardens. The villages we will be visiting are: Fordwich The villages sits on the River Stour and is close to Canterbury. It is the smallest community (381) by population in Britain with a town council. The 11th century Church of St Mary the Virgin, contains part of a carved sarcophagus reputed to have contained the remains of St Augustine of Canterbury (the first Archbishop of Canterbury in 604 AD). Chilham Chilham has plenty of flower-adorned Tudor houses with red slate roofs and historical pubs. It is centred on a market square, at each end of the square are its major buildings: the Jacobean Chilham Castle and the 15th-century parish church, dedicated to St Mary. The village has been used in countless films and T.V dramas, including: Jane Austen's Emma, the Adventures of Moll Flanders and Agatha Christie's Poirot. Godmersham Godmersham is a pretty village on the South Downs Way (popular with walkers) and is close to the Pilgrims' Way, which is an ancient pilgrim walk from the town of Winchester to the shrine of St Thomas in Canterbury Cathedral. Godmersham Park (now a private house) is a grand estate that was once home to Jane Austen's brother Edward Knight and features on the back of the current £10 note with Jane Austen. Wye Wye is a mostly hilly village, giving brilliant views of the surrounding countryside. It has previously been voted one of the best places to live in the UK. There is also a huge crown carved into the chalk on a nearby hillside. At 5:30pm, we will head back to London, dropping off back on 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 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 bring food & drink for the day, as there aren't many places to eat where we are going. 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/

Visit to the Wallace Collection

Baker Street Tube Station (outside the station)

Come along on Sunday 25th August for a visit to the Wallace Collection. About the collection The Wallace Collection is a national museum, established in 1897 and which displays the wonderful works of art collected in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by the first four Marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace, the son of the 4th Marquess. The collection consists of over 5,500 items. It is probably best known for its paintings by artists such as Titian, Rembrandt, Hals (The Laughing Cavalier) and Velázquez. It also holds paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, Canaletto and Gainsborough. It has a superb collection of eighteenth-century French paintings, porcelain, furniture and gold boxes, probably the best to be found anywhere outside France. There are also splendid medieval and Renaissance objects, including Limoges enamels, maiolica, glass and bronzes, as well as the finest array of princely arms and armour in Britain, featuring both European and Oriental objects. Entry is free! the group doesn't charge Meetup fees. The visit should last about 1h 30mins/2 hours. The visit is self guiding. Afterwards we will head to the the Coach Makers pub, 88 Marylebone Lane 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/

Cultureseekers Midweek Coffee Evening

Foyles Bookshop (in the cafe on floor 5)

Come along on Wednesday 28th August 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 café in Foyles, so keep a lookout. The café is open until 8:30pm and the bookshop until 9:00pm. 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/

Thames Foreshore Visit - Custom House (in the evening)

Tower Hill Tube Station (outside the station)

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 Thursday 29th August in the evening 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. 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 lots of items, but due to new rules, we are limited on how many we can take away. The foreshore is very stoney, so please wear sensible shoes (preferably walking boots/shoes or wellington boots). Cost is £9 per person for Full Members, everyone else £10 per person (payable on the day). Plastic gloves and bags to put your items in will be provided. We will be finished by about 8:30pm. 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 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/

Past events (1,425)

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre: 'Pericles'

Starbucks Coffee Shop (opposite the Globe entrance)

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