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)

[ONLINE] Talk: 'Great Victorians - Elizabeth Fry'

Online event

£5.00

One evening every 2 weeks in January/February, we will be having a series of talks titled 'Great Victorians'. Each talk will feature a different person who lived during the Victorian period [masked]) and made huge advancements in their respective fields. About the talks For each talk, I will be using Powerpoint slides to talk about the individual. The rest of the talks will be on: Thu 4th: 'Great Victorians - Charles Darwin' Thu 18th: 'Great Victorians - Queen Victoria' Each talk will last about 1h 10mins, with questions/an open discussion afterwards. About the second talk - Elizabeth Fry Elizabeth Fry (1780 - 1845) was a prison and social reformer. She was a major driving force behind new laws to make the treatment of prisoners more humane and promoted the idea of rehabilitation instead of harsh punishment. She used her influential network and worked with other prominent people to campaign for the abolition of the slave trade. She also campaigned to help the homeless. She was supported in her work by Queen Victoria. Cost is £5 per person (payable when you RSVP). 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. Join Zoom Meeting by clicking on the link below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88539280139?pwd=Tjl4M1lLYjJuMDRQTGgxc2cwVm9Rdz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode:[masked] Please note, we will be starting on time, so please be on time. Hope to see you there! Robert

[ONLINE] Cultureseekers History & Culture Quiz - London Theatres & Actors!

Join us online on Saturday 23rd January at 1:30pm for a quiz based on London's theatres, plays that have appeared in them and the actors who have starred in them. The quiz will be a picture quiz on images of theatres in London, images of actors and descriptions of plays. All from Victorian times to the present day. No teams, just answer the questions individually. Please have a pad and pen to write down your answers. For future quizes, could everyone make sure to stay muted when questions or answers are being said. If you didn't hear a question, please unmute and ask, but make sure to mute again afterwards. If lots of people are unmuted, it creates lots of background noise and can make it harder for others to hear. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82019754964?pwd=allsbWI2M0RXcGlOS3hldDVKNW9JQT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode:[masked] It's free to attend. 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/

[ONLINE] Cultureseekers Midweek Coffee Evening

Online event

On Wednesday 27th January at 6:30pm, we will be having an online Midweek Coffee Evening! It's a chance to keep in touch and chat with others in the group. So nearer the time, pour yourself a coffee (or tea) and click on the link below. Join Zoom Meeting, click on the link below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89198074416?pwd=N1orZFZWYzAyeG1tQXNUYkpKaGxyZz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode:[masked] Hope to see you there! Robert[masked] (prefer text)

Day trip to Stonehenge, Avebury, Silbury Hill & Uffington White Horse (ONLY £20)

Coach bays on Tothill Street (nearest tube: St James's Park)

£26.00

Come along on Saturday 6th March for a coach trip to the ancient sites of Stonehenge, Avebury, Silbury Hill and Uffington White Horse! About the day We are hiring an executive coach for a day trip to visit some of England's oldest & mystical sites! 11:30am - Arrive at Stonehenge Stonehenge started to be built in 3100BC and is one of the most famous sites in the world. It's up to you whether you want to pay to take the mini-bus down the road to view it close up (it costs £13.90 to do this). If you are an English Heritage or National Trust member its free to get the mini-bus. The rest of us will walk the 1 mile down the road and view it from the fence (about 5 or 6 metres away). Leave at 1:00pm. 1:30pm - Arrive at Avebury Avebury is about 20 miles north of Stonehenge, it dates to about 2800BC and is the largest stone circle in Europe. Its free to walk on the site, which covers over 281 acres and you can even touch the stones! I will guide you round the site telling your about the stones. Leave at 3:00pm. 3:15pm - Arrive at Silbury Hill Silbury Hill, completed in around 2400BC and is the largest man-made mound in Europe. We can't get onto the mound and can only view it from across the road. Leave at 3:45pm. 4:30pm - Arrive at Uffington White Horse Uffington White Horse is a huge chalk drawing on the top of a hill which dates back to 900BC. It was probably a tribal symbol, as the remains of Uffington Fort lies behind it. The site is the highest point in Oxfordshire and gives stunning views across the countryside. Leave at 5:30pm. At 5:30pm, we will head back to London, dropping off back near St James' Park Tube Station by about 7:30pm (depending on traffic). I will guide you around the sites and tell you more about them and why they are there. All the sites are free to visit (unless you want to get close to Stonehenge where there is a charge - see above). 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 also bring food & drink for the day, as it's very limited on buying anything at the sites we are visiting. Also, throughout the day, we will be walking about 3 miles in total around the sites, so please wear sensible shoes. If you can't see us at the station, please text. Please note, we only wait for 10 minutes after the advertised meeting time, so please be early or on time. The coach has to leave at a specific time. 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/

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