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+)

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/

Cultureseekers Summer Party!

The George Inn (in the Parliament Room)

The group will be will be having a Summer Party on Saturday 27th July! The evening is a chance to chat and get to know people, it's also a good opportunity to talk about things we would like to see and do on future trips with the group. Food is available until 10pm. The event is free! The group doesn't charge Meetup fees. Lookout for the group signs. 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/

Thames Boat Trip - Westminster to Hampton Court

Westminster Tube Station (outside the station - come out of Exit 1 Westminster Pier)

£18.00

Come along on Sunday 28th July for a peaceful boat trip up the River Thames from Westminster to Hampton Court! About the boat trip We will be catching the boat at Westminster Pier for a relaxing boat trip upriver to Hampton Court. Due to the speed restrictions on that part of the Thames and the number of locks, it will take over 2 hours. This is the only boat company that goes west and it normally only has one trip a day. There are toilets on the boat along with refreshments, but please bring your own food and drink as well to eat on board. The boat stops along the way at Richmond, then Kew and then the final stop at Hampton Court. You can also sit outside on the upper deck or inside in the lower deck. The trip will cover the sights along the river including: the Houses of Parliament, Battersea Power Station, Chelsea Harbour, Chiswick House, Kew Gardens, Syon House, Marble Hill House, Ham House and Hampton Court Palace. We will also see lots of wildlife, pass under 15 bridges and many locks, including Teddington lock. The boat will have full commentary on the things you can see. Then when we get to Hampton Court, you can either: - Head back on the train (trains going back from Hampton Station at: 1:05pm & 1:35pm and then the same times past every hour). Train goes back to Waterloo. - Visit Hampton Court - Look around the town - Get a tea/coffee at the Hampton Court Café and look around the Rose garden The boat trip lasts 2h 15mins and we will get to Hampton Court at about 1:15pm. Cost is £18 per person (payable when you RSVP). If you're a Freedom Pass holder, there is a 50% discount, but you will have to purchase your own ticket on the day. Its a public boat, so there will be other people and can take 100 passengers. Afterwards we will head to the 'café at Hampton Court Palace', a short walk from where the boat docks 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. The boat leaves at 11:00am. If you can't see us outside the station via exit 1, 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/

Past events (1,410)

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

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

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