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] Cultureseekers Midweek Coffee Evening

Online event

On Wednesday 8th July 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/85336919616?pwd=NldZbURjV1ZJcHJIMEpHQ2xiWHN3QT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] Hope to see you there! Robert[masked] (prefer text)

[ONLINE] Talk - the Brilliant Life & Tragic End of an Icon: Edith Cavell

One evening a week in July, we will be having a series of talks titled 'the Brilliant Life & Tragic End of an Icon'. They are names that you may or may not know, but all are early 20th century icons who achieved amazing things in their own fields, but unfortunately all had tragic ends to their lives. About the talks For each talk, using Powerpoint slides I will tell the story of each person, explaining what they did with questions and an open discussion at the end. The remaining talks will be on: Thu 16th - Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), poet/playwright Thu 23rd - Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941), author Each talk will last about 1h 10mins, with questions/an open discussion afterwards. About the next talk - 'Edith Cavell' Edith Cavell [masked]) was a nurse who went to work in Belgium after the outbreak of WW1. She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from both sides without discrimination. She also helped some 200 British & French soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium. For this she was arrested and found guilty by court-martial of treason. She was sentenced to death and despite international pressure for mercy, she was shot by a German firing squad. Her execution received worldwide condemnation and extensive press coverage. The night before her execution, she said, "Patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone." Cost is £4 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/88088747325?pwd=bGNpY0ZnZVNlSFE1Vk9xSm8vVnhpdz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[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 - Look up London!

Join us online on Saturday 11th July at 1:30pm for a quiz called 'Look up London'! The quiz will be a picture quiz of the top half of some of the most famous buildings in London. All you have to do its guess the building's name! 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/83908382177?pwd=aDdJa3ZodlFvTzNFNXBGSENIY1p5dz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[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 15th July 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/87187159082?pwd=eVFTMVg0T0c4Nk1NSnc2NHVuL1QrUT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] Hope to see you there! Robert[masked] (prefer text)

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