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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.



Sunday 12 July 2015 - East London Canal Walk: Stratford to Stepney Green. Click here for details.

Sunday 9 August 2015 - Richmond to Kew Bridge via Old Isleworth and Syon Park

Sunday 13 September 2015 - The Flaming City - Monument to Farringdon, tracing the route of the Great Fire of 1666

Sunday 11 October 2015 - Victoria Street: Westminster Abbey to Westminster Cathedral

Sunday 8 November 2015 - Kensal Green Cemetery

Sunday 13 December 2015 - London's East End: Shadwell to Old Street


Stratford to Stepney Green Walk – Sunday 12 July 2015

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July's walk takes us back to East London to explore part of  the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which in summer is awash with prairie type planting, before heading to the Hertford Union Canal, to the south of Victoria Park, and then along part of the Regent's Canal, bounding the Millennium Park. The walk finishes at the Half Moon Pub near Stepney Green tube station.

Please meet outside the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, on Gerry Raffles Square.  This is a few minutes walk from Stratford Station, which is served by the Central and Piccadilly tube lines, the Overground, DLR, and main line rail. (On exiting the station turn left and follow Great Eastern Road.)

For detailed directions of the walk click here.


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Updated: 24 June 2015