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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 1.30 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.



Sunday 11 May 2014 – Canonbury to Stoke Newington (via Newington Green) Walk Click here for details.

Sunday 8 June 2014 - Bushy Park Walk

Sunday 13 July 2014 - TBA

Sunday 10 August 2014 - TBA

Sunday 14 September 2014 - TBA

Sunday 12 October 2014 – An Autumn Walk in Eltham

Canonbury to Stoke Newington – Sunday 11 May 2014

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The walk starts in Canonbury, following the route of the New River, before diverging to visit Newington Green.  Returning to the New River the next stop is Clissold Park surrounding Clissold House. This was built in the latter half of the 18th century, for Jonathan Hoare, a City merchant, Quaker, philanthropist and anti-slavery campaigner. From here the walk heads to Abney Park Cemetery, one of the ‘magnificent seven’ garden cemeteries of London. Perhaps the most famous ‘resident’ is William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army. The walk finishes at the Rochester pub on Stoke Newington High Street.

Please meet at 2.0 p.m. outside Canonbury Overground station at 2.0 p.m.

For detailed directions of the walk click here.



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Updated: 14 April 2014