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+)

Cultureseekers Midweek Coffee Evening

Fernandez and Wells Cafe (in Somerset House, east wing)

Come along on Wednesday 20th November 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, so keep a lookout. The coffee shop is open until 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/

'Music, Movies, the Media & the Marathon – Historic Shepherds Bush' Guided Walk

White City Tube Station (outside the station)

Come along on Saturday 23rd November for a Blue Badge Guided Walk around Shepherds Bush. We have 2 guides and we will be starting the walk in 15 minute gaps, so please indicate which time/guide you wish to go with when you RSVP. If you've never attended before, both the guides are extremely good and qualified Blue Badge Guides, so just choose a random time (when you RSVP it might default to 2:00pm for the time to attend, but just ignore that and just come along at your chosen time). About the walk and the area The name 'Shepherd's Bush' is thought to have originated from the use of the common land here as a resting point for shepherds on their way to Smithfield Market in the City of London. We dig deep into the history of an area which most people pass through travelling west out of London. This area is a revelation. Early 20th century places of entertainment, a market with 100 years of history on the verge of a makeover, the site of a film studio and home for “fallen women” financed by one of the richest women in Victorian England, a Japanese Garden from the famous “White City” exhibition centre and the iconic Television Centre which is currently under transformation. We end at the “finishing line” of the 1908 Olympic Games. The walk is a private walk for the group, we will split into 2 groups and we will be guided by Ann Jones (2:00pm) & Diane Burstein (2:15pm). It will last about 2 hours. Cost for the guided walk is £8 per person for Full Members of the group and £10 per person for everyone else (payable on the day). To become a Full Member, go to: www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/dues Afterwards we will head to the Defectors Weld Pub, 170 Uxbridge Road (nearest tube: Shepherds Bush) for a chat over a drink. Please try and make it to the pub after, as this is where real friendships are made! Please note, we will only wait at the station for 10 minutes after the advertised meeting time so please be early or on time. Look out for the red & blue 'London Cultureseekers' group sign outside the station. 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 Monthly Meal

Al Forno Sheperds Bush

Come along on Saturday 23rd November at 6:00pm for a meal! Once a month in the evenings after the guided walks, we will be having a meal in a local restaurant in the area the walk was in. It's a chance to chat and get to know people in the group in a quiet relaxed setting in an area of London you may or may not know. Each month's restaurant will be in a different part of London and a different type of cuisine. The meals are open to all, whether you came on the walk or not. When you get to the restaurant, ask for the 'Cultureseekers Group' table The food is Italian and you can view the menu here: http://al-forno.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Al-Forno-menu8.pdf Lookout for the group signs when you get to the restaurant. 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/

'Shakespeare & his London' Guided Walk (24th Nov)

London Bridge Tube Station (come out via the Tooley Street exit & we will be across the road)

Come along on Sunday 24th November at 1:00pm for a guided walk on William Shakespeare and the London he lived in! About the walk William Shakespeare (born 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon) came to London in around 1592 and stayed until 1613. He wrote 38 plays, 154 sonnets and 2 long narrative poems before retiring back to Stratford. Today he is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. He is the most quoted writer in the history of the English speaking world and many of his quotations have passed into everyday usage. His plays have been translated into every major language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. But, we know so very little about him and his life. There is not a confirmed drawing or painting of him created during his lifetime or even a confirmed description of what he looked like. There are also quite a lot of mysteries and unanswered questions surrounding his life, which we are unlikely to ever find the answers to. Thanks to the Great Fire of 1666, World War II bombing and a clear out of the slums in London during the 1920’s and 30’s, there is very little that remains of Shakespeare’s London, but there are some things! During the walk I will tell you about him and how he changed the English language, his friends, contemporaries, his influences and what life in London was like in the late Elizabethan period. The guided walk will be led by myself. Full Members will be free! everyone else the walk will be £6 each (payable on the day). To become a Full Member, go to: www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/dues The walk takes about 2 hours and finishes near St Paul's. Afterwards we will head to the Lord Raglan pub, 61 St Martin's-le-Grand for a chat over a drink. Please note, we only wait 10 minutes after the advertised meeting time before starting the walk. Lookout for the red & blue 'London Cultureseekers' group sign across the road from London Bridge Tube Station. 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/

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'Shakespeare & his London' Guided Walk (17th Nov)

London Bridge Tube Station (come out via the Tooley Street exit & we will be across the road)

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