The Historic Houses, Gardens, and Walks Gay Group
WALKS THROUGH THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS OF
The group aims to bring together gay
people who are interested in the history and architecture of
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. A provisional programme for 2015/16 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.
PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME 2015/16
Sunday 13 December 2015 - A Legal
Walk - Blackfriars to
Sunday 10 January 2016 - Westferry to Tower Hill via Limehouse, Wapping and St Katherine's Dock
Sunday 14 February 2016 - London
Bridges Walk -
Sunday 13 March 2016 - A Writers' Walk - The Bloomsbury District
Sunday 10 April 2016 -
Sunday 8 May 2016 - Exploring Secret St James's
Sunday 12 June 2016 -
Marylebone - Edgware Road to
Sunday 10 July 2016 - Kensington Walk
Sunday 14 August 2016 - Dulwich Walk
Sunday 11 September 2016 -
Sunday 9 October 2016 -
A Legal Walk: Blackfriars to
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In this walk we explore an area strongly associated with the legal profession, both past and present. The walk starts at the Black Friar pub in Blackfriars, an important political and religious centre during medieval times. En route we shall visit the site of the Bridewell House of Correction; the Old Bailey; Newgate Prison and St Sepulchure’s Church; the Royal Courts of Justice; Lincoln’s Inn Fields; and High Holburn, Staple Inn and the London Silver Vaults, before finishing at the Penderel's Oak pub near Chancery Lane tube station.
Please meet at 1.30 p.m. outside the Black Friars Pub, near Blackfriars tube and rail station.