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 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+)

Visit Tower Bridge

Tower Hill Tube Station (outside the station)

Come along on Saturday 1st February for a visit to Tower Bridge! About the visit Tower Bridge opened in 1894 and is one of the most iconic buildings in London, it took eight years to build and cost just over £1m. Five major contractors and the relentless labour of 432 construction workers built it. Two massive piers had to be sunk into the river bed to support the construction and over 11,000 tons of steel provided the framework for the Towers and Walkways. This was then clad in Cornish granite and Portland stone, both to protect the underlying steelwork and to give the Bridge a more pleasing appearance. We will go up the north tower of the bridge and be able to enjoy the fantastic views of London from the high level walkways (now with a glass floor section) above the Thames. Then continue to the Victorian Steam Engine Rooms in the south tower where we will be able to see how they lift the roadway for tall ships to pass. The visit should last about 2 hours. The visit is self guiding. Entry is £9 per person for Full Members and £11 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 'All Bar One' a short walk from Tower Bridge at Butlers Wharf, 34 Shad Thames for a chat over a drink. If you can make it, please come to the pub afterwards, as its a great way to meet and get to know 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] (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/

'The Roman Wall - then & now' Guided Walk (Sun 2nd)

Tower Hill Tube Station (outside the station)

Come along on Sunday 2nd February at 1:30pm for a guided walk along the old Roman Wall! About the walk We will be walking the route of the old Roman Wall, starting at Tower Hill and finishing at Blackfriars. 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. Maps will be provided of the route. We will walk about 2 miles and so it will take about 2 hours 15mins. Full Members of the group will be free, everyone else the cost is £6 per person (payable on the day). To become a Full Member, go to: http://www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/dues Afterwards we will head to a local coffee shop for a chat over a drink. We finish opposite Blackfriars Tube Station. 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/

Cultureseekers Midweek Coffee Evening

Artigiano (entrance is down the side of St Paul's Cathedral)

Come along on Wednesday 5th February 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 coffee shop where we are sitting, so keep a lookout. The coffee shop is open until 8:30pm, so we will stay until then. Lookout for the group signs in the coffee shop - we will probably be downstairs. 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/

'Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles' exhibition @ Two Temple Place

Temple Tube Station (outside the station)

Come along on Saturday 8th February for a visit to Two Temple Place to see an exhibition called 'Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles'. About the exhibition Textiles and costume give us a beautiful and intensely human insight into our history. Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles celebrates seven pioneering women who saw beyond the purely functional, to reveal the extraordinary artistic, social and cultural importance of textiles. From the exquisite anthropological collections of traditional Balkan costume by Edith Durham, to the ground-breaking contemporary South Asian collection of Nima Poovaya-Smith, these women defied the ‘traditional’ concept of collecting – an activity still more often associated with men – and forged the way for textiles as crucial documents of social history as well as works of art in their own right. This major collaborative project explores the innovative approaches of Edith Durham (1863 –1944), Louisa Pesel (1870 – 1947), Olive Matthews (1887 – 1979), Enid Marx (1902 – 1998), Muriel Rose (1897 – 1986), Jennifer Harris (working[masked]) and Nima Poovaya-Smith (Senior Keeper International Arts[masked], Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford), and presents the objects from a previously unexplored perspective: that of the female collector, rather than exclusively as the maker. The visit is self-guiding. We are meeting and entering the exhibtion at two different timeslots - 1:30pm and 2:30pm. Please indicate which time you wish to attend when you RSVP. Entry to the exhibition is free. The group charges £2 per person for non-Full Members. Go here to become a Full Member - http://www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/dues/ Afterwards we will head to the 'George pub', 213 Strand, a short walk from the exhibition at 4pm for a chat over a drink. If you can make it, please come to the pub afterwards, as its a great way to meet and get to know 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] (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 (1,498)

Tour of the Museum of London

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

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