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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 1.15 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.



Sunday 13 December 2015 - A Legal Walk - Blackfriars to Chancery Lane. Click here for details.

Sunday 10 January 2016 - Westferry to Tower Hill via Limehouse, Wapping and St Katherine's Dock

Sunday 14 February 2016 - London Bridges Walk - Westminster Bridge to Southwark Bridge and Cannon Street

Sunday 13 March 2016 - A Writers' Walk - The Bloomsbury District

Sunday 10 April 2016 - Westminster to Holborn

Sunday 8 May 2016 - Exploring Secret St James's

Sunday 12 June 2016 - Marylebone - Edgware Road to Baker Street

Sunday 10 July 2016 - Kensington Walk

Sunday 14 August 2016 - Dulwich Walk

Sunday 11 September 2016 - South Kensington Walk

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


A Legal Walk: Blackfriars to Chancery Lane – Sunday 13 December 2015

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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. 


Transport for London Journey Planner

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Tel: 020 8989 5295 or 07785773917


Updated: 18 November 2015