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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 1.30 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 10 July 2016 - Kensington Walk Click here for details

Sunday 14 August 2016 - Westminster to Holborn

Sunday 11 September 2016 - South Kensington Walk

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

Sunday 13 November 2016 - Dulwich Walk


Kensington Walk - Sunday 10 July 2016

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Kensington is an historic village suburb in West London, close to Kensington Palace and Kensington Gardens. It is spread out on the south-facing slope of Campden Hill and bisected by its fashionable High Street. While Kensington Palace was in use gentry and nobility dominated the area but when the court moved out, artists and writers settled here. This circular walk started and finished in Kensington High Street and included the parish church, Kensington’s two historic squares (one now 300 years old), Holland House and Park, the Melbury Road artists’ colony centred on Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery, and many attractive streets and houses in a rich variety of architectural styles.

Please meet at 2.0 p.m. just outside the barriers to the Kensington High Street District line tube station, near Boots.

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: 28 June 2016