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+)

Tour of the Deutsche Bank Art Collection

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

Come along on Wednesday 20th February for a tour of the Deutsche Bank art collection. About the collection & Deutsche Bank Deutsche Bank opened its London office in 1973. Forty years later there are 100 conference rooms in the bank's London buildings named after artists from around the globe. In each room a wall plaque provides a short biography of the artist alongside their work. Floors and corridors are also hung with the Collection, making sure art is a continuous part of everyone's though process. The reception area of the London headquarters features large artworks by Keith Tyson and Damien Hirst as well as major sculptures by Anish Kapoor and Tony Cragg however the vast majority of the art in the Deutsche Bank Collection is on a modest scale, focussing on works on paper. The visit should last about 1h 30mins and is guided. Tour cost is £10 per person (payable on the day). We are also limited on the number of people on the tour. Afterwards we will head to a pub for a chat over a drink. If you can, please come to the pub afterwards, as its a great way to meet others after the visit. 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 & 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/

Hands on History - Object Handling @ the Museum of London (Part 1)

St Paul's Tube Station (outside the station via exit 1)

Come along on Saturday 23rd February to do some object handling at the Museum of London! About the event We will be going behind the scenes into the Museum of London's archives to do some object handing. This will be a monthly event in February, March and April, handling objects from different periods of history at each session. Sat 23rd Feb - Roman & Medieval objects Sat 23rd Mar - Georgian & Victorian objects Sat 27th Apr - 20th century objects This is an opportunity to get your hands on history! Cost is £10 per person (payable on the day). It lasts just over 1 hour. We are limited to numbers we can take to the object handling. Afterwards we will head to the 'Lord Raglan pub' 61 St Martins-le-Grand, a short walk from the museum for a chat over a drink. If you can, please come to the pub afterwards, as its a great way to meet others after the visit. 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/

Tour of the Museum of London Docklands

West India Quay DLR (outside the station)

Come along on Saturday 23rd February to visit the Museum of London Docklands! About the museum Housed in a warehouse built in 1802 to store sugar, coffee and rum, the museum tells the story of the Thames and its port and the people from all over the world who settled there. Thousands of objects and pictures – many rescued during the 1970s and 1980s when containerisation and competition forced London's port to move downstream – trace the area's history, from the arrival of the Romans to the rise of Canary Wharf. Historic photographs and printed material from the Port of London Authority Archive show the vast scale of the docks at the turn of the twentieth century and workshop reconstructions illustrate the many traditional port trades, now mostly lost. Metropolitan Fire Brigade footage and captured Nazi footage documents the impact of the Blitz on the area and oral testimonies explore the port's role in secret wartime projects. I know the museum well, so will give a free highlights tour for Full Members of the group. To become a Full Member, go to: www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/dues The visit should last about 2 hours. Entry cost is free! Afterwards we will head to the café/bar in the museum called 'Rum & Sugar' 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/

Fringe Theatre: 'The Thrill of Love' by Amanda Whittington

Come along on Saturday 23rd February for an evening at the Tower theatre to see the play 'The Thrill of Love'. About the play Based on a true story, The Thrill of Love is a stylishly atmospheric "film noir" style drama. Located amid the seedy glamour of 1950's West End "gentlemen's" clubs, it's a masterful blend of humour and tragedy, set against a soundtrack of Billie Holiday's bruised and yearning voice. Nightclub hostess Ruth Ellis works hard and plays hard in search of fame and fortune, but ultimately pays a high price to achieve it. In 1955, the self-styled "blonde bombshell" is found guilty of the murder of her violent upper class lover and Ruth finally becomes famous - as the last woman to be hanged in England. In a desperate race against time to save Ruth from the hangman's noose, Ruth's crime and the events leading up to it are re-examined through the eyes of the investigating detective, Inspector Gale, and the three loyal friends who knew her best - cynical nightclub manageress, Sylvie Shaw; aspiring "actress" Vickie Martin; and naïve charwoman, Doris Judd. About the Tower Theatre The Tower Theatre company, which we have seen many plays by at the Bridewell, now have a permanent home in Stoke Newington. The play lasts about 2 hours. It starts at 7:30pm, but we are meeting beforehand from 6:45pm in the bar of the theatre. Tickets for the group are £10 each in advance, on the day they are £12. You can book online by going to: https://www.towertheatre.co/boxo/ticketsb.htm Then: - Click on the 'Saturday February 23rd, evening at 7:30pm' option - Click Yes to the question, 'Are you a Tower Theatre member or do you have a discount code?' - Enter the discount code - 61341 - Enter how many tickets you require in the 'How many tickets at the members/discount code rate?' - Enter your details and pay You will receive an email confirmation, which you can either print or have on your phone to show when you collect your ticket on the evening of the show (don't worry if you don't, as the theatre will have your details). When you get to the theatre, pick up your ticket at the box office and then head to the seating area in the bar where we will be. Lookout for the group signs in the bar of the theatre. If you can't see us, please text. 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 (1,330)

'Russia, Royalty & the Romanovs' exhibition @ the Queens Art Gallery

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

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