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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 14 August 2016 - South Kensington Walk: Click here for details

Sunday 11 September 2016 - Tower Bridge to Surrey Quays

Sunday 9 October 2016 – Dulwich Walk

Sunday 13 November 2016 - Westminster to Holborn

Sunday 11 December 2016 - Westminster Abbey to Westminster Cathedral via Millbank

Sunday 8 January 2017 – Peckham Rye to Surrey Quays


South Kensington Walk - Sunday 14 August 2016

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While perhaps best known for its museums, South Kensington covers some of the most exclusive residential real estate in the world. It is home to large numbers of French expatriates (mainly employed in the financial City centre), but also Spanish, Italian, American, and Middle-Eastern citizens. Development of the area began at the beginning of the 19th century but the overwhelming majority of the housing which we see today was built, predominantly in the Italianate style, in the second half of the century on land belonging to the Henry Smith Charity Trustees, under the direction of one man, Sir Charles James Freake. Nevertheless, other developers built in the area, most notably The Boltons, part of the Estate of the Robert Gunter the Elder and Younger. It was here that Beatrix Potter lived as a young child

Please meet at 2.0 p.m. at the junction of Princess Gate Mews with Exhibition Road between the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and 62-64 Princess Gate.

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:  15 July 2016