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 about 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 the rest of 2018 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. In particular please check on the day of the walk in case the walk has to be cancelled because of adverse weather conditions.
PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME 2018
Sunday 8 April 2018 –
Around Regents Park East –
Sunday 13 May 2018 –
Sunday 10 June 2018 – Silvertown and Woolwich Arsenal Walk
Sunday 8 July 2018 – Shepherds Bush Walk
Sunday 12 August 2018 –
Sunday 9 September 2018 – Clapton Walk
Sunday 14 October 2018 - Around
Sunday 11 November 2018 – Kings Cross to Highbury & Islington Walk
Sunday 9 December 2018 – Putney Walk
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In 1811 the Prince Regent (later King George IV) commissioned architect John Nash to create a masterplan for the area now known as Regent’s Park. Nash originally envisaged a palace for the Prince and a number of grand detached villas for his friends but, when this was put into action from 1818, the palace and most of the villas were dropped.
most of the proposed terraces of houses on the fringes of the park were built.
Although Nash was appointed architectural 'overseer' for the Regent's Park Nash
did not complete all the detailed designs himself; in some instances,
completion was left in the hands of other architects such as the young Decimus Burton including Cornwall Terrace, York Terrace,
Chester Terrace and the villas of the
Please meet outside
For directions of walk click here