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+)

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre: 'As You Like It'

Starbucks Coffee Shop (opposite the Globe entrance)

Come along on Friday 20th September to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre to see William Shakespeare's play 'As You Like It'. About the play ‘...tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything.’ Act III, scene 2 A firm favourite among Shakespeare’s comedies and featuring some of his best-loved characters, As You Like It runs the glorious gamut of pastoral romance. A series of mistaken identities and mishaps in the Forest of Arden ultimately sees new friendships formed, and families and lovers reunited. The play was written in 1599. Tickets are £5 each for standing and from £23 for seating. Book your own ticket here - https://basket.shakespearesglobe.com/8586/8863 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/

Open House (Sat) - Masonic Temple, Carpenters Hall & Unilever House

Liverpool Street Railway Station (outside the station - Bishopsgate exit)

Once a year in September, 800 private buildings in London open their doors for the weekend and let the public in to look around and admire their architecture. We are going to take full advantage of this visiting buildings on the Saturday and the Sunday. On the Saturday we are visiting 3 buildings and it's up to you whether you want to see them all or just some (see below on the meeting points and times at each, if you only want to see some of them). Masonic Temple, Andaz Liverpool Street - former Great Eastern Hotel Grade II listed grand Victorian railway hotel refurbished with stylish contemporary interiors. Greek Masonic Temple with magnificent Grade I listed interior of marble and mahogany, built 1912 at immense cost. Finishing at 12:00pm. Carpenters' Hall (meeting outside at 1pm) Livery Hall first built in 1429, much altered then demolished and rebuilt in 1880, destroyed in 1941 except for external walls (W W Pocock). Designed as a showpiece for the craft of carpentry, the third Hall on the site. Finishing at 2:00pm 100 Victoria Embankment - Unilever House (meeting outside at 3pm) Landmark curved Grade II listed building which has been transformed to give it a new lease of life. RIBA Award Winner 2009. Finishing at 5:00pm Entry to all buildings is free! Please bring a packed lunch for the day or buy food beforehand as if you are seeing all three buildings, we won't be stopping for lunch. If you can't see us at the above meeting points, please text. I will also be handing out itineraries on the day, so you know where we are if you lose the group and want to catch up. Afterwards we will head to Yes Olde London pub (downstairs), 42 Ludgate Hill, for a chat over a drink. Look out for the red & blue 'London Cultureseekers' group sign at all meeting points. 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/

Open House (Sun) - Spencer House, 22 Whitehall & Methodist Central Hall

Green Park Tube Station (outside the station via the Buckingham Palace exit)

Once a year in September, 800 private buildings in London open their doors for the weekend and let the public in to look around and admire their architecture. and we are going to take full advantage of this visiting buildings on the Saturday and the Sunday. On the Sunday we are visiting 3 buildings and it's up to you whether you want to see them all or just some (see below on the meeting points at each, if you only want to see some of them). Spencer House London's finest surviving 18C town house. Built for the 1st Earl Spencer, the original build took 10 years to complete. Refurbished under Lord Rothschild the State Rooms are amongst the earliest and finest Neoclassical interiors in Europe. Finishing at 12:00pm 22 Whitehall - DFID (meeting outside at 12:30pm) Grade I listed former Admiralty Building, behind Robert Adam's Admiralty Screen. Architect Thomas Ripley completed the build in 1725. Now owned by Department for International Development. Finishing at 2:00pm Methodist Central Hall Westminster (meeting outside at 2:30pm) A masterpiece of Edwardian neo-baroque architecture opposite Westminster Abbey. Second largest self-supporting ferro-concrete dome in world. Its Great Hall was the venue for the Inaugural General Assembly of the United Nations in 1946. Finishing at 4:00pm Entry to all buildings is free! Please bring a packed lunch for the day or buy food beforehand as if you are seeing all four buildings, we won't be stopping for lunch. If you can't see us at the above meeting points, please text. I will also be handing out itineraries on the day, so you know where we are if you lose the group and want to catch up. Afterwards we will head to the Feathers pub, 18-20 Broadway for a chat over a drink. Look out for the red & blue 'London Cultureseekers' group sign at all meeting points. 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

Caffe Nero

Come along on Wednesday 25th September 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 in the café, 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/

Past events (1,437)

Thames Foreshore Visit - Rotherhithe

Rotherhithe Overground Station (outside the station)

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