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+)

Day trip exploring the picturesque villages of Kent! (NOW FULL)

Bus Stop at Bressenden Place (nearest tube: Victoria)

£26.00

THE TRIP IS NOW FULL, IF YOU WANT TO GO ON THE WAITING LIST, PLEASE EMAIL ME AT: [masked]. Come along on Saturday 20th July for a day exploring some of the picturesque villages of Kent! About the area and the day We will be visiting four pretty villages along the Kent Downs AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). Kent is known as the Garden of England for its abundance of orachards and hop gardens. The villages we will be visiting are: Fordwich The villages sits on the River Stour and is close to Canterbury. It is the smallest community (381) by population in Britain with a town council. The 11th century Church of St Mary the Virgin, contains part of a carved sarcophagus reputed to have contained the remains of St Augustine of Canterbury (the first Archbishop of Canterbury in 604 AD). Chilham Chilham has plenty of flower-adorned Tudor houses with red slate roofs and historical pubs. It is centred on a market square, at each end of the square are its major buildings: the Jacobean Chilham Castle and the 15th-century parish church, dedicated to St Mary. The village has been used in countless films and T.V dramas, including: Jane Austen's Emma, the Adventures of Moll Flanders and Agatha Christie's Poirot. Godmersham Godmersham is a pretty village on the South Downs Way (popular with walkers) and is close to the Pilgrims' Way, which is an ancient pilgrim walk from the town of Winchester to the shrine of St Thomas in Canterbury Cathedral. Godmersham Park (now a private house) is a grand estate that was once home to Jane Austen's brother Edward Knight and features on the back of the current £10 note with Jane Austen. Wye Wye is a mostly hilly village, giving brilliant views of the surrounding countryside. It has previously been voted one of the best places to live in the UK. There is also a huge crown carved into the chalk on a nearby hillside. At 5:30pm, we will head back to London, dropping off back on Bressenden Place by about 7:30pm (depending on traffic). We are going by executive coach (we have changed coach companies from last year) and all coaches now have a toilet on board. Coach seating - If you wish to reserve a seat on the coach in advance, after you pay please look at the seating plan in the photos and then email me ([masked]) with the seat number/s you wish to reserve. Its first come first served. - The seat you sit on when you board the coach is yours for the day. If you wish to change seats on the coach during the day, you will need to get permission from the individual who is seated there. Cost Cost is £20 per person for Full Members and £26 per person for everyone else (payable in advance when you RSVP - Full Members, just amend the amount before paying). Please note: you won't be able to pay via the app, only the full site. You also don't need a Paypal account to pay, just a credit card. Go here to become a Full Member - www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/dues/ Please bring food & drink for the day, as there aren't many places to eat where we are going. If you can't see us, 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/

'Have I Got Mews For You' Guided Walk (Sun 21st)

Inside the entrance to Hyde Park (Lancaster Gate Tube entrance)

Come along on Sunday 21st July for a walk around some of the Mews of west London! About the walk A Mews is a row or street of houses or flats that have been converted from stables. There are currently 339 Mews in London, all built in the Georgian and Victorian periods. All were built to house horses on the ground floor, with servants living in the small rooms above. They were situated out of sight and smell behind a main house and had their own entrance. With the invention of the motor car, the horses were replaced and the stables now became garages. In the 1960's, Mews became havens for alternative living. Artists and writers were drawn to them, partly for their bohemian chic, but mainly because they were cheap. They were at the centre of what was poised to become Swinging London. Almost all of London's Mews are in the boroughs of Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster. They have a distinct village feel, with lots of colour and foliage. We will explore nine Mews in west London around the north side of Hyde Park. I will tell you the stories behind them, how they have changed, famous people who have lived in them and how today they are some of the most sought after and expensive properties in London. I will be the guide for the walk. The walk should last about 1h 30mins. Cost is Free for Full Members and £6 per person for everyone else (payable on the day). To become a Full Member, go to http://www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/dues Afterwards we will head to the 'Duke of Kendal pub' 38 Connaught Street 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 just inside Hyde Park. 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/

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre: 'Henry V'

Starbucks Coffee Shop (opposite the Globe entrance)

Come along on Friday 26th July to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre to see William Shakespeare's play 'Henry V'. About the play ‘What is this castle call’d that stands hard by?’ ‘They call it Agincourt.’ Act IV, scene 7 There’s trouble brewing between England and France… As King Henry V attempts to prove himself a worthy ruler, he brazenly lays claim to parts of France. When France mocks his claim, he leads the English forces across the Channel. England is at war. 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/8592/8664 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/

'The Four Parks' Treasure Hunt

Entrance to St James's Park (southern entrance on Birdcage Walk)

Come along on Saturday 27th July for a treasure hunt in four of London's most famous parks: St James's Park, Green Park, Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens. The treasure hunts are a good way to get to know an area whilst meeting new people. About the treasure hunt London is know for its parks and green spaces, with 40% of it being green and this treasure hunt will be set around four of its most famous - St James's Park, Green Park, Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens. All of the parks are royal parks developed in the 16th-17th centuries, initially for deer hunting, but later 'gentlefolk' were given limited access. All of them have lots of history! How it works We will be meeting up at 1:45pm, then you will be randomly divided into teams of 4 people (you can pick your own team if you wish). We will then give each team 16-18 written clues which you have to find the answers for. It's up to your team to work together to find the answers. You can answer them in any order and we will provide a map of the area to help you. It's not a race, so you can take your time getting to know the area. The team to get the most correct answers and then return to base (a local pub) will win prizes to the value of £10 per person. If more than one team gets the top score, there will be a tie break question back at the pub. Prizes to the value of £5 per person will be given to each member of the team coming in second place and prizes will be given to each member of the team with the best team name. We will be charging £6 per person to take part, apart from Full Members where it is free! (payable on the day). To become a Full Member, go to: http://www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/dues. We will be marking the scores back at the pub at 4:45pm, so it should all be over by 5:00pm. Please note, we only wait 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. 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/

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Cultureseekers Midweek Coffee Evening

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