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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 April 2015 - Regent's Canal Walk: Haggerston to Mile End/Stepney Green. Click here for details.

Sunday 10 May 2015 - Riverside London Walk: St Paul's to Tower Hill

Sunday 14 June 2015 - Highgate to Hampstead Heath and Kenwood House

Sunday 12 July 2015 - East London Canal Walk: Bow Church to Limehouse Basin

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


Regent's Canal Walk: Haggerston to Mile End/Stepney Green – Sunday 12 April 2015

© Copyright Stephen Craven

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The April's walk is an opportunity to explore the stretch of the Regent's Canal running from Haggerston to Mile End. The Regent's Canal was built to link the Grand Junction Canal's Paddington Arm, which opened in 1801, with the Thames at Limehouse.  One of the directors of the canal company was the famous architect John Nash.  Nash was friendly with the Prince Regent, later King George IV, who allowed the use of his name for the project.  The Regent's Canal today is a mixture of commercial and residential living.  You are as likely to see warehouses as townhouses.

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


For detailed directions of the walk click here.


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Updated: 26 March 2015