Next Meetup

Open House (Sat) - Lloyds Register, Salvation Army & Royal Courts of Justice
Once a year in September, 800 private buildings in London open their doors for the weekend and let the public in to look around and admire their architecture. We are going to take full advantage of this visiting buildings on the Saturday and the Sunday. On the Saturday we are visiting 3 buildings and it's up to you whether you want to see them all or just some (see below on the meeting points and times at each, if you only want to see some of them). Lloyd's Register Building (built in 1901, extended in 2000) meeting outside Tower Hill Tube Station at 10:00am Sumptuous building with many original decorative and architectural features. Sympathetically extended by Richard Rogers Partnership whose glass and steel structure soars above as a fine example of high-tech architecture. RIBA Award winner. Finishing about 11:30am. Salvation Army Building (built in 2004) meeting outside the main entrance at 12:15pm - 101 Queen Victoria St, EC4V 4EH A transparent and welcoming working environment with full-height glazing and feature steel columns. Brief was to create a space 'modern in design, frugal in operation and evangelical in purpose'. Finishing at 1:30pm Royal Courts of Justice (built in 1874) meeting outside the main entrance at 2:00pm - Strand, WC2A 2LL G E Street's masterpiece and one of Victorian London's great public buildings. 13th centry Gothic design given a Victorian interpretation. Finishing about 4:00pm. Entry to all buildings is free! Please bring a packed lunch for the day or buy food beforehand as if you are seeing all three buildings, we won't be stopping for lunch. If you can't see us at the above meeting points, please text. I will also be handing out itineraries on the day, so you know where we are if you lose the group and want to catch up. Afterwards we will head to the The George pub, 213 Strand for a chat over a drink (the pub is opposite the Royal Courts). Look out for the red & blue 'London Cultureseekers' group sign at all meeting points. 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/

Tower Hill Tube Station (outside the station)

Tower Hill · London

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 11 years and is a great way to meet and make new friends. Plus after events we always head to a local pub or cafe to chat.

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 £5 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

• 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.

New people to the group can attend 2 events to see if they like it before they have to pay the membership fee. Although we don't change anything for turning up (whether you are a Full Member or not).

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.

Below are some video clips of our day trips to Bath and 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

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