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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 8 May 2016 - Exploring Secret St James's. Click here for details

Sunday 12 June 2016 - Dulwich Walk

Sunday 10 July 2016 - Kensington Walk

Sunday 14 August 2016 - Westminster to Holborn

Sunday 11 September 2016 - South Kensington Walk

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


Secret St James’s – A Walk from Green Park to Trafalgar Square - Sunday 8 May 2016

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After 300 years of constant building and rebuilding St James’s is a honeycomb of hidden passages, alleyways, courts and mews. This walk explores the heart of this exclusive and fascinating enclave, starting at Green Park and finishing at the Lord Moon of the Mall pub, just off Trafalgar Square.

Please meet at 2.0 p.m. under the covered area on the south side of Piccadilly directly opposite M&S.  This is roughly opposite the exit to Green Park tube station on the north side of Piccadilly, and mid way between the exits on the south side. Green Park is served by the Jubilee, Victoria and Piccadilly lines.

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: 19 April 2016