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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 about 1.30 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 the rest of 2018 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. In particular please check on the day of the walk in case the walk has to be cancelled because of adverse weather conditions.



Sunday 8 April 2018 – Around Regents Park East – Mornington Crescent to Baker Street Walk Click here for details

Sunday 13 May 2018 London’s West EndBond Street to Baker Street Walk

Sunday 10 June 2018 Silvertown and Woolwich Arsenal Walk

Sunday 8 July 2018 – Shepherds Bush Walk

Sunday 12 August 2018 – East to West India Quay Walk

Sunday 9 September 2018 – Clapton Walk

Sunday 14 October 2018 - Around Regents Park West – Mornington Crescent to Baker Street Walk

Sunday 11 November 2018 – Kings Cross to Highbury & Islington Walk

Sunday 9 December 2018 – Putney Walk


Regent’s Park (East) Walk - Sunday 8 April 2018


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In 1811 the Prince Regent (later King George IV) commissioned architect John Nash to create a masterplan for the area now known as Regent’s Park. Nash originally envisaged a palace for the Prince and a number of grand detached villas for his friends but, when this was put into action from 1818, the palace and most of the villas were dropped.

However, most of the proposed terraces of houses on the fringes of the park were built. Although Nash was appointed architectural 'overseer' for the Regent's Park Nash did not complete all the detailed designs himself; in some instances, completion was left in the hands of other architects such as the young Decimus Burton including Cornwall Terrace, York Terrace, Chester Terrace and the villas of the Inner Circle. Moreover, to the chagrin of Nash, Decimus largely disregarded his advice and developed the terraces according his own style, to the extent that Nash sought the demolition and complete rebuilding of Chester Terrace, but in vain.

Starting at Mornington Crescent, the walk then explores the terraces to the east and south of Regent’s Park, before finishing at the Metropolitan Bar near Baker Street tube station.

Please meet outside Mornington Crescent tube station (Northern line) at 2.0 p.m.


For directions of walk click here


Transport for London Journey Planner

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Tel: 020 8989 5295 or 07785773917


Updated:  16 March 2018