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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. A provisional programme for much of 2016 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.



Sunday 14 February 2016 - A walk through Bloomsbury. Click here for details.

Sunday 13 March 2016 – London Bridges Walk – Westminster Bridge to Tower Bridge.

Sunday 10 April 2016 - Westminster to Holborn

Sunday 8 May 2016 - Exploring Secret St James's

Sunday 12 June 2016 - Marylebone - Edgware Road to Baker Street

Sunday 10 July 2016 - Kensington Walk

Sunday 14 August 2016 - Dulwich Walk

Sunday 11 September 2016 - South Kensington Walk

Sunday 9 October 2016 - Westminster Abbey to Westminster Cathedral via Millbank


A Walk Through Bloomsbury - Sunday 14 February 2016

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This walk explores the many famous people associated with the Bloomsbury district of London.  Besides the Bloomsbury Group, noted for their artistic activities as well as their flexible and complex sexual relationships, the area has been home to scientists, physicians, military figures, and many more. Starting at Warren Street tube station, the walk finishes at the Penderel’s Oak pub near Chancery Lane station.

Please meet at 1.30 p.m. outside Warren Street tube station (Northern and Victoria lines).

For directions 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: 21 January 2016