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+)

Audio Tour of the Dulwich Picture Gallery

West Dulwich Train Station (outside the station)

Come along on Sunday 20th January to visit the Dulwich Picture Gallery! About the gallery The gallery opened in 1817 and houses one of the world's most important collections of European old master paintings of the 1600s and 1700's. The paintings are housed in the first purpose-built art gallery in England, designed by Sir John Soane in 1811. It includes paintings by Dutch painters Cuyp, van Huysum and Rembrandt, paintings by English painters Gainsborough, Hogarth, Landseer and Constable, plus Italian painters Canaletto and Carracci. The visit should last about 2 hours and will be using audio guides. Entry cost and audio guides is £10 each for Full Members and £11 each for everyone else (payable on the day). This includes entry and the audio guide. Train go to West Dulwich from Victoria Station at 28 and 58 minutes past the hour (journey takes 12 minutes). West Dulwich is in Zone 3. Afterwards we will head to the Plough pub, 381 Lordship Lane at 4pm 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. 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/

'John Ruskin - the Power of Seeing' exhibition @ Two Temple Place

Temple Tube Station (outside the station)

Come along on Saturday 26th January for a visit to Two Temple Place to see an exhibition on John Ruskin. About the exhibition Artist, art critic, educator, social thinker and true polymath, John Ruskin [masked]) devoted his life to the pursuit of knowledge. To mark the bicentenary of his birth, a new exhibition will celebrate the legacy and enduring relevance of Ruskin’s ideas and vision. John Ruskin: The Power of Seeing will bring together over 190 paintings, drawings, daguerreotypes, metal work, and plaster casts to illustrate how Ruskin’s attitude to aesthetic beauty shaped his radical views on culture and society. The exhibition will showcase significant objects from Sheffield’s Guild of St George Ruskin Collection whilst also drawing on the rich collections of both regional and national public museums and galleries, including, The Ashmolean; Calderdale Museums; The Fitzwilliam; Gallery Oldham; The Ruskin Library, Lancaster; Leeds Museums and Art Gallery; Tate; Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village and the William Morris Gallery. The visit is self-guiding. Entry is free - the group doesn't charge Meetup fees. Afterwards we will head to the 'George pub', 213 Strand, a short walk from the exhibition at 4pm for a chat over a drink. If you can make it, please come to the pub afterwards, as its a great way to meet and get to know others after the visit. 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 outside the station, please text. 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/

Cultureseekers Annual Quiz for Charity (for Breast Cancer Now)

Paxtons Head Pub (in the upstairs function room)

Come along on Saturday 26th January at 7:00pm for our Annual Quiz for charity! When you arrive we will randomly divide you into teams of 4 people (or you can pick your own team). The quiz is a general knowledge quiz on London's history and culture. Food is available until 10pm. There will be prizes for each member of the winning team, plus each member of the runners up team. The quiz is free to attend, but as it's for charity (Breast Cancer Now (http://www.breastcancernow.org), a donation box will be going round throughout the evening. If you can't find the pub, please text. Lookout for the 'London Cultureseekers' group signs in the pub. 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 Bevis Marks Synagogue

Tower Hill Tube Station (outside the station)

Come along on Sunday 27th January for a visit to Bevis Marks Synagogue in the City of London! About the building Bevis Marks Synagogue is the oldest synagogue in the United Kingdom. It was built in 1701 and is affiliated to London's historic Spanish and Portuguese Jewish community. It is a Grade I listed building. It is the only synagogue in Europe which has held regular services continuously for more than 300 years. The interior decor and furnishing and layout of the synagogue reflect the influence of the great Portuguese Synagogue of Amsterdam of 1675. The roof was destroyed by fire in 1738 and repaired in 1749. Although it received some damage during the Blitz in WW2 and IRA bombs in 1992 and 1993, the essential original structure of the building thus remains today. The visit should last about 2 hours. We have a guided tour. Entry cost & the tour is £7 per person for Full Members and £8 per person for everyone else (payable on the day). For National Trust members its £2.50. To become a Full Member, go to: www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/dues Afterwards we will head to the 'The Crosse Keys pub', 9 Gracechurch St for a chat over a drink (the only pub that's open). If you can make it, please come to the pub afterwards, as its a great way to meet and get to know others after the visit. 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 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/

Past events (1,317)

Cultureseekers Monthly Meal

The Pizza Room

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