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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 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 much 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.



Sunday 14 January 2018 – Muswell Hill Walk Click here for details

Sunday 11 February 2018 - Paddington Walk

Sunday 11 March 2018 Bloomsbury Walk

Sunday 8 April 2018 – Around Regents Park East – Mornington Crescent to Baker Street Walk

Sunday 13 May 2018 London’s West EndBond Street to Baker Street Walk

Sunday 10 June 2018 Silvertown and Woolwich Arsenal Walk

Sunday 8 July 2018 – Shepherds Bush Walk

Sunday 12 August 2018 – East to West India Quay Walk

Sunday 9 September 2018 – Clapton Walk

Sunday 14 October 2018 - Around Regents Park West – Mornington Crescent to Baker Street Walk

Sunday 11 November 2018 – Kings Cross to Highbury & Islington Walk

Sunday 9 December 2018 – Putney Walk


Muswell Hill Walk - Sunday 14 January 2018


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Muswell Hill is a suburb of north London, and one of the most expensive suburbs in London, situated near Highgate, Hampstead, East Finchley and Crouch End. The earliest records of Muswell Hill date from the 12th century, and until the 18th century Muswell Hill was a scattered village consisting mainly of detached villas with large gardens. It was not until the end of the 19th century that Muswell Hill began to be developed more densely from a collection of country houses to the London village that it is today. However, Muswell Hill is unusual in today not having any fast train or tube links to central London, so how did this suburb develop so rapidly?  The answer we will learn on the walk.

Please meet at 1.30 p.m. outside Highgate Tube station on the lower level adjacent to the car park.

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:  27 December 2017