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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 9 August 2015 - Richmond to Kew Bridge via Old Isleworth and Syon Park. Click here for details.

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


Richmond to Kew Bridge Green Walk – Sunday 9 August 2015

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This walk follows the Capital Ring, a network of walks which encircle London, and it therefore encompasses part of Richmond town before following the north bank of the Thames .  From Richmond Lock, it twists through the attractive village of Old Isleworth, sometimes away from the river, before continuing through Syon Park, passing the great mansion of the Dukes of Northumberland.  The walk continues to Old Brentford, before finishing at the Express Tavern by Kew Bridge.

Please meet at 2.0 p.m. outside the Orange Tree Pub, Richmond, on the corner of Clarence Street and Kew Road. This is a short walk from Richmond Station. On leaving Richmond Station turn right. Richmond is served by the District tube line, London Overground (though note part closure between Stratford and Hackney Wick), and main line rail (from Waterloo).

For detailed directions of the walk click here.


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Updated: 15 July 2015