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+)

Christmas Carol Concert by Candlelight @ St Stephen Walbrook Church

St Stephen Walbrook Church (meeting outside)

Come along on Wednesday 18th December for a Candlelight Christmas Carol Concert at the church of St Stephen Walbrook in the City! About the church The church of St Stephen Walbrook was Sir Christopher Wren's parish church, he lived about 100 metres away. Wren rebuilt the church after its medieval predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666. It opened in 1687 with a dome, which was used as a prototype for the dome of St Paul's Cathedral, which he started building a few years later. The church was also where The Samaritans charity was started in 1953 by vicar Chad Varah using just one phone (which you can see in the church today). It also has a centre altar, which is unusual in English churches. The concert will last about 1h 30mins. The carol concert is free! After the concert, they offer free mulled wine and minced pies in the church. If you arrive later than 5:45pm, come into the church and find a seat and lookout for the group at the end. The concert starts at 6pm. Lookout for the red & blue 'London Cultureseekers' group sign outside the church. Look forward to seeing 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 Keats House

Hampstead Tube Station (outside the station - turn right when you exit the station)

Come along on Saturday 21st December to visit Keats House! About Keats and the house John Keats (1795 - 1821) was a romantic poet who only started writing poetry in the last 6 years of his life. His poems weren't that well received during his lifetime, but his reputation grew after his death and by the end of the 19th century he had become one of the most loved English poets. The poetry of Keats is characterised by sensual imagery, most notably in the series of odes. Today his poems and letters are some of the most popular and most analysed in English literature. He lodged at the house with his friend Charles Brown from December 1818 to September 1820, his most productive years and according to Brown, "Ode to a Nightingale" was written under a plum tree in the garden. While living in the house, Keats fell in love with and became engaged to Fanny Brawne, who lived with her family in the house next door. In late 1820 Keats became increasingly ill with tuberculosis and was advised to move to a warmer climate. He moved to Rome and died in 1821 aged only 25. The visit should last about 2 hours. The visit is self guiding. Entry cost is £7.50 per person for Full Members and £8.50 per person for everyone else (payable on the day). ArtFund members are free. Go here to become a Full Member - www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/dues/ We will also be having a 30min highlights tour when we arrive. Afterwards we will head to the 'Freemasons Arms pub' 32 Downshire Hill, a short walk from the house at 4pm for a chat over a drink. 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 Christmas Party! (part 2 - a sit down meal)

The Crosse Keys Pub

The group will be will be having part 2 of it's Christmas Party on Saturday 21st December! It will be in a restaurant for a social/meal. This year, the group has had: • 152 events with over 5077 people attending The evening is a chance to chat and get to know people. If you can't find the venue, please text. 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/

Visit Charles Dickens House

Russell Square Tube Station (outside the station)

Come along on Sunday 22nd December to visit the Charles Dickens House and Museum! About the house and Charles Dickens Charles John Huffam Dickens [masked]), was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. Dickens was forced to leave school to work in a factory when his father was thrown into debtors' prison. Although he had little formal education, his early impoverishment drove him to succeed. Over his career he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas and hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children's rights, education, and other social reforms. The house where we are visiting is a typical Georgian terraced house where he, his wife and their two children lived in the 1830's. Spread over four floors, the house holds the world's most important collection of paintings, rare editions, manuscripts, original furniture and other items relating to the life and work of Dickens. He only lived here for a few years, but the years that Dickens lived in the house were extremely productive, for here he completed The Pickwick Papers (1836), wrote the whole of Oliver Twist (1838) and Nicholas Nickleby (1838–9). Due to his growing family, Dickens and his family moved to a bigger house in 1839. The visit is self guiding. We will be meeting at two difference time slots (1:30pm & 2:30pm), so please indicate which time you wish to attend when you RSVP. Entry is £8.50 each for Full Members and £9.50 each for everyone else (payable on the day when you turn up). ArtFund members have free entry. Go here to become a Full Member - http://www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/dues/ Afterwards, we will be heading to the Lamb pub, 94 Lamb's Conduit Street for a chat over a drink. 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/

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