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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.



Sunday 9 November 2014 - East India to West India via Poplar. Walk Click here for details.

Sunday 14 December 2014 - A walk from Angel Islington to Highbury & Islington via Arlington Square and Essex Road

Sunday 11 January 2015 - Chelsea and Battersea Park Walk

Sunday 14 February 2015 - Bethnal Green and Stepney Green Walk

Sunday 14 March 2015 -  Upper Holloway, Whitehall Park and Archway Walk

East to West India Walk – Sunday 9 November 2014

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One of the attractions of Docklands is the juxtaposition of new and old, evident on this 3 mile walk. The walk begins at East India and finishes at West India Quay - both DLR stations.  (The Wetherspoon pub "The Ledger Building" is quite nearby.) En route there will be the opportunity to visit Trinity Buoy Wharf, recently described as "Dockland's Most Exciting Arts Quarter", but once best known as the site of London's only lighthouse. The East India Dock Basin is the last remaining section of the once grand East India Docks, famous for transporting spices from the Far East in the 1880's. Now the site is a nature reserve. The warehouses at West India Quay were once used to store imported goods from the West Indies, such as tea, sugar and rum. Both of the two remaining warehouses are now Grade 1 listed.

Please meet at street level outside East India DLR Station at 1.30 p.m.

For detailed directions of the walk click here.


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Updated: 18 October 2014