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 & most active cultural and history group!

We meetup 2-3 times a week to explore museums, art galleries, historical buildings, go on guided walks and attend history talks. We also have historic treasure hunts, visit the theatre, 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 the countryside.

The group is very friendly, we have members from 20 to 80 years old and across all backgrounds. The group has been running for over 16 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 are:

  • Discounted entry at 11 museums and galleries around London (You can view them here: https://www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/messages/boards/thread/53768500)
  • 10% discount on any purchases at Foyles bookshops or from their website
  • All treasure hunts we do will be FREE (normally £6 each)
  • The 'Wren City Churches', 'Charlie Chaplin', 'Roman Wall', 'Have I Got Mews For You', ‘What’s in a Name’ and 'Shakespeare's London' Guided Walks will all be FREE (normally £6 each)
  • All talks the group does will be FREE (normally £6 each)
  • All Thames foreshore visits will be FREE (normally £6 each)
  • Guided highlights tour around the Museum of London & Museum of London Docklands will be FREE (normally £6 each)
  • All ‘London’s Lost Rivers’ hikes will be FREE (normally £6 each)
  • All day trips by train out of London will be FREE (normally £6)
  • All coach day trips out of London will be discounted by £6 per trip
  • All the Blue Badge guided walks we do will be discounted by £2 per walk
  • Entry to 20-30 paying museums & historical buildings 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 (https://www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/dues) to pay online or you can pay cash at an event.

Events
Have a look at the events page: https://www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/events/ to see what's coming up and where we have been. London 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 and have a rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 17,900 reviews!

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

RSVP'ing
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 new 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/messages/boards/thread/53768478

Hope to see you at an event soon!

Robert - 07905 901 834 (text only please) / general@cultureseekers.org

You can follow us on:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LondonCultureseekers/
Twitter: @Culture_Seekers
YouTube: Cultureseekers channel
The group blog: www.cultureseekers.blog

Upcoming events (4+)

Tour of the Royal Albert Hall!

South Kensington Tube Station (outside the station, turn right when you exit the station)

Come along on Saturday 11th February for a tour of the Royal Albert Hall!

About the event
The Royal Albert Hall was built to fulfil the vision of Prince Albert (Queen Victoria's consort) of a "Central Hall' that would be used to promote understanding and appreciation of the Arts and Sciences and would stand at the heart of the South Kensington estate, surrounded by museums and places of learning".

The Hall is a Grade I Listed building; and has been in continuous use since it opened in March 1871. It can seat 5,272 people. The list of famous performers and world figures who have appeared at the Royal Albert Hall since it opened is unrivalled.
Wagner, Verdi and Elgar conducted the first UK performance of their own works on its concert platform. The list of popular music artists who have performed here includes Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Oscar Peterson, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Sting and Elton John.

Among leading world figures who have spoken at the Hall are The Queen, Sir Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, His Holiness The Dalai Lama and Albert Einstein. It has also been used to host film premiere's as well as sporting events like tennis and boxing.

We are having a 1h 30mins tour of the Royal Albert Hall.

Cost
Tour cost is £14 for Full Members & £15 for everyone else (payable by cash on the day).

Go here to become a Full Member - http://www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/dues/

Afterwards
After we will head to the hall's cafe at 1:30pm for a chat over a drink.

If you can make it, please come to the cafe 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 and blue 'London Cultureseekers' group sign.

Hope to see you there!

Robert[masked] (prefer text)

On the day, if you can’t make the visit, just change your RSVP to No or text me to say you can’t make it.
Please don’t post any messages in the comments that you can’t make it, as this generates spam for everyone else.

Please make sure you are aware of the group rules here before RSVPing - https://www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/messages/boards/thread/53768478

Visit the Bow Street Police Museum!

Covent Garden Tube Station (outside the station - on James St)

Come along on Sunday 12th February to visit the Bow Street Police Museum!

About the museum
The museum tells the story of the 'Bow Street Runners', a law enforcement group setup from Bow Street Magistrates' Court in 1749. The runners evolved into the Metropolitan Police in 1839.

The 'Bow Street Runners' were originally only 6 men employed by the magistrates' court to round up people who had failed to appear for their trials at Bow Street Magistrates' Court. The runners were setup by a magistrate called Henry Fielding. Fielding was also an author, with his most famous book being 'Tom Jones', published in 1749.

The museum opened in 2021 and is set in the former Victorian Police station (closed in 1992).

The visit is self-guiding. We are meeting at two different time slots - 12:30pm and 1:30pm, please indicate which time slot you wish to go for when you RSVP.

Cost
Entry cost is £6 for Full Members & £7 for everyone else (payable by cash on the day).

Go here to become a Full Member - http://www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/dues/

Afterwards
After we will head to the 'Bow Street Tavern' 37 Bow Street, a short walk from the museum at 3:30pm 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 and blue 'London Cultureseekers' group sign.

Hope to see you there!

Robert[masked] (prefer text)

On the day, if you can’t make the visit, just change your RSVP to No or text me to say you can’t make it.
Please don’t post any messages in the comments that you can’t make it, as this generates spam for everyone else.

Please make sure you are aware of the group rules here before RSVPing - https://www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/messages/boards/thread/53768478

[ONLINE] Cultureseekers Midweek Coffee Evening

Link visible for attendees

On Wednesday 15th February 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 after you RSVP.

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/messages/boards/thread/53768478

Tour of Dr Samuel Johnson's House!

Chancery Lane Tube Station (outside the station via exit 4)

Come along on Saturday 19th February for a tour of Dr Samuel Johnson's House!

About the event
Dr Johnson's House is a charming 300-year-old townhouse, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys in the historic City of London. Samuel Johnson, the writer and wit, lived and worked here in the middle of the eighteenth century, compiling his great 'Dictionary of the English Language'.

Now restored to its original condition, the house contains panelled rooms, a pine staircase, and a collection of period furniture, prints and portraits.

Dr Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784) was a writer, poet and critic, who wrote the 'Dictionary of the English Language'' which is one of the most famous dictionaries in history. First published in 1755, the dictionary took just over 8 years to compile and listed 42,000 words.
Johnson required only six helpers, will each word being defined in detail; the definitions illustrated with quotations covering every branch of learning. It was a huge scholarly achievement, more extensive and complex than any of its predecessors.

We have a private tour of the house, where we will also learn more about him.

Cost
Entry to the house and the guided tour is £9 for Full Members & £10 for everyone else (payable by cash on the day).

We are meeting at two timeslots to avoid overcrowding on the tour in the house - 12:00noon and 2:00pm. Please indicate which timeslot you wish to do when you RSVP.

Go here to become a Full Member - http://www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/dues/

Afterwards
After we will head to the 'Ye Olde Cock Tavern' 22 Fleet Street at 3:30pm for a chat over a drink. The pub is close to Blackfriars or Temple Tube Station. The pub would have been frequented by Dr Johnson.

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 and blue 'London Cultureseekers' group sign.

Hope to see you there!

Robert[masked] (prefer text)

On the day, if you can’t make the visit, just change your RSVP to No or text me to say you can’t make it.
Please don’t post any messages in the comments that you can’t make it, as this generates spam for everyone else.

Please make sure you are aware of the group rules here before RSVPing - https://www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/messages/boards/thread/53768478

Past events (1,991)

Cultureseekers Midweek Coffee Evening - Kahve Dunyasi

Kahve Dunyasi