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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 or for other reasons.



Sunday 10 June 2018 – Hampstead Walk.  Click here for details

Sunday 8 July 2018 – Around Regents Park East – Mornington Crescent to Baker Street Walk

Sunday 12 August 2018 – East to West India Quay Walk

Sunday 9 September 2018 – Silvertown and Woolwich Arsenal 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

Sunday 13 January 2019 - Shepherds Bush Walk

Sunday 10 February 2019 - Clapton Walk


Hampstead Walk - Sunday 10 June 2018


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Hampstead is an affluent residential community long favoured by academics, artists and media figures. The village of Hampstead has more millionaires within its boundaries than any other area of the United Kingdom. This is another part of London replete with plaques commemorating  former famous, and not so famous, residents. While the walk will cover some of the most familiar parts of the village, we’ll also explore some of the less well known roads somewhat off the beaten track, before finishing at the Freemasons Arms, not far from Hampstead Heath.

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


For directions of 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:  18 May 2018