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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 10 May 2015 - Riverside London Walk: St Paul's to Tower Hill. Click here for details.

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


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

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The May walk is an opportunity to explore the stretch of the River Thames running from St Paul's Cathedral to the Tower of London, encompassing both the north and south banks of the river. Starting at St Paul's the sights en route include the College of Arms, the Millennium Bridge, the Tate Modern, Southwark, Canon Street and London Bridges, the Fishmongers Hall, St Katherine's Wharf, Trinity House and of course the Tower of London.

Please meet outside St Paul's tube station (Central Line), on the cathedral side of Cheapside, at 2.0 p.m.


For detailed directions of the walk click here.


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Updated: 19 April 2015