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+)

Cultureseekers Midweek Coffee Evening

Sacred Cafe

Come along on Wednesday 27th March at 6:30pm for a Midweek Coffee Evening! These will be regular social events on Wednesday evenings at coffee shops all over London. That way people can join us after work or if they live nearby. It's a chance to chat and get to know people in the group in a quiet relaxed setting over a coffee. We can also talk about things people want to see in London with the group. These evenings are also good for 1st timers to attend to find out more about the group. We will have signs up inside the coffee shop where we are sitting, so keep a lookout - we will be downstairs. We tend to stay in the coffee shop until about 8:30pm. 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/

Day trip to Peterborough (ONLY £20)

St James's Park Tube Station (outside the station - main entrance on Broadway)

£26.00

Come along on Saturday 30th March for a coach trip to the historic city of Peterborough! About the day Peterborough is a cathedral city in Cambridgeshire, 75 miles north of London, on the River Nene. The city had some Roman and anglo-saxon settlements, but it grew mainly after the cathedral was built in the 12th century. The cathedral is known for its imposing Early English Gothic West Front façade which, with its three enormous arches, is without architectural precedent and with no direct successor. The cathedral is the burial place of Catherine of Aragon (1485–1536), Queen of England, first wife of Henry VIII and Mary, Queen of Scots (1542–1587), following execution at nearby Fotheringhay Castle, was buried in Peterborough between 1587 and 1612. The city also has a fantastic museum to its history, the John Clare Cottage/Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre with its historic Watermill. As well as walking along the River Nene. We will be visiting and having a guided tour of the cathedral (£8 per person) and having a guided tour of the city (£5 per person), payable on the day. 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). 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/ Its upto you if you wish to bring food & drink for the day or purchase from the many cafes and pubs in the city. 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/

'Charlie Chaplin' Guided Walk

Kennington Tube Station (outside the station)

Come along on Sunday 31st March for a guided walk around Kennington on the early life of the comic genius; Charlie Chaplin! I'm a massive fan of Charlie Chaplin, so I'll be the guide for the walk. About the walk Charlie Chaplin was British and kept British citizenship all his life, even though he spent most of his adult life in America. He was born in Kennington, London on the 16th April 1889 and lived their until he was 21. He was born into and spent his early years in great poverty in (at the time) one of the poorest areas of London. As a teenager he joined a performing group in nearby Brixton and during a tour of the U.S was spotted performing by a scout for Sennett Studios, they signed him up and the rest is history! He went on to star in 81 films mainly during the silent era and playing his 'Little Tramp' character in most of them. His life is a classic rags to riches story and in his films he was heavily influenced by his poor upbringing. I will guide you round the streets visiting various places that influenced him, the houses where he lived as a child and describing the conditions of the area in late Victorian London. I will tell you the story of his relationships with his mentally ill mother, alcoholic father and the close bond he had with his half brother Sydney. Plus I will also talk about his stage understudy who also went onto become a world famous movie comedian. I will finish the walk showing you the place where he learnt his famous comedy walk! Cost is Free for Full Members and £6 for everyone else (payable on the day). To become a Full Member, go to: http://www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/dues The walk will last about 1h 45mins and we will end by going to a pub (relevant to his story) not far from Vauxhall Tube Station. If you can't see us outside the station, please text. 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/

Room A @ the National Gallery

Embankment Tube Station (outside the station - Villiers Street side)

Come along on Wednesday 3rd April to visit Room A at the National Gallery! About the room The National Gallery’s impressive gallery space, Room A, lies beneath the main floor galleries, this permanent display offers visitors a chance to explore 218 pictures dating from the 13th to the late 19th centuries. The thing about the room is that its only open on Wednesday afternoons! Room A offers a different way of experiencing the nation’s collection of European paintings as it is hung in broadly chronological order, telling the entire story of 400 years of painting in a single space. The display includes paintings by well-known artists, such as Sandro Botticelli, Titian, Luca Giordano, and Eugène Boudin, as well as high-quality anonymous works that tell an interesting story. The National Gallery was founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. It is the fourth most visited art museum in the world. Entry is free! This group doesn't charge any Meetup fees. The visit is self guiding. Afterwards we will meet back at the cafe in the gallery from 3pm for a chat over a drink. 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/

Past events (1,348)

Visit to Burgh House

Hampstead Tube Station (outside the station)

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