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Earlier Walks and Visits



The Historic Houses, Gardens, and Walks Gay Group


Pictures courtesy of London-GB.com

The group aims to bring together gay people who are interested in the history and architecture of London and the Home Counties. It has been operating for over a decade. The programme consists mainly of walks in the various districts of London, though there may also be occasional visits to historic properties, museums and gardens.

There is no membership fee nor any charge for the walks. Also, there is no need to book in advance The emphasis is on informality. In summer the walks usually begin at about 2.00 p.m. and in winter at 1.15 p.m. They normally last about a couple of hours, or so, usually finishing at a convenient pub. (The pub attendance is not compulsory!) Typically 30 plus people attend these walks.

Walks normally start and finish near an Underground, Overground, DLR, or Rail station, though very occasionally a short bus journey may be involved. A provisional programme for 2015/16 is given below but this programme may be subject to change in the weeks preceding each monthly walk, so please regularly check the website for updates.



Sunday 8 November 2015 -  Westminster Abbey to Westminster Cathedral via Petty France: Click here for details.

Sunday 13 December 2015 - A Legal Walk - Blackfriars to Chancery Lane

Sunday 10 January 2016 - Westferry to Tower Hill via Limehouse, Wapping and St Katherine's Dock

Sunday 14 February 2016 - London Bridges Walk - Westminster Bridge to Southwark Bridge and Cannon Street

Sunday 13 March 2016 - A Writers' Walk - The Bloomsbury District

Sunday 10 April 2016 - Westminster to Holborn

Sunday 8 May 2016 - Exploring Secret St James's

Sunday 12 June 2016 - Marylebone - Edgware Road to Baker Street

Sunday 10 July 2016 - Kensington Walk

Sunday 14 August 2016 - Dulwich Walk

Sunday 11 September 2016 - South Kensington Walk

Sunday 9 October 2016 - Westminster Abbey to Westminster Cathedral via Millbank


Westminster Abbey to Westminster Cathedral via Petty France – Sunday 8 November 2015

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Designed to link Buckingham Palace & Belgravia with Whitehall & Westminster, Victoria Street was one of the four major streets created in the 19th century. An apt description is 'once lined with second-rate Victorian architecture; now lined with third-rate modern architecture'. Consequently the walks avoids Victoria Street itself but instead takes in the back streets to the north covering themes of education, housing, healthcare, law & order, industry, transport, religion and leisure. The walk finishes near Victoria station, not far from the Willow Walk pub.

Please meet at 1.30 p.m. outside the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre.  This is a short walk away from Westminster tube station

For detailed directions of the walk click here.


Transport for London Journey Planner

To be added to the circulation list for regular updates email: info@outandabout-london.org

Tel: 020 8989 5295 or 07785773917


Updated: 12 October 2015