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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 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 12 June 2016 – Central Parks Walk: Lancaster Gate to Trafalgar Square via Hyde Park, Constitution Hill and St James’s Park. Click here for details

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

Sunday 13 November 2016 - Dulwich Walk


Central Parks Walk – Lancaster Gate to Trafalgar Square - Sunday 12 June 2016

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Starting at the Italian Gardens on the north side of Kensington Gardens, the walk proceeds along the edge of the Serpentine, passing the Peter Pan Statue, the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain, and the Holocaust Memorial Garden. From Hyde Park corner and the Wellington Arch we continue along Constitution Hill to reach Buckingham Palace and the Mall and enter St James’s Park.  The path along the north side of St James’s Palace Lake leads to Horse Guards Parade and thence to Whitehall and the Lord Moon of the Mall pub.

Please meet at 2.0 p.m. outside Lancaster Gate tube station on Bayswater Road.

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: 20 May 2016