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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 1.15 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 11 January 2015 - Chelsea and Battersea Park Walk. Click here for details.

Sunday 14 February 2015 - Bethnal Green and Stepney Green Walk

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

Chelsea and Battersea Park – Sunday 11 January 2015

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This walks starts outside the Royal Hospital Chelsea, whose grounds we shall skirt before reaching the Chelsea Embankment to cross the Albert Bridge, probably the prettiest bridge in London. On the other side of the Thames, the walk explores Battersea park, originally built as a Royal Park but now maintained by Wandsworth Council. Depending on the time, there may be the opportunity to explore old Battersea, and in particular St Mary's Church, or otherwise we shall proceed direct to the Asparagus Public House at the end of Battersea High Street.

Please meet at 1.15 p.m. outside the Royal Hospital Chelsea on Royal Hospital Road at the location shown on the map below. (Please note this is NOT the entrance to the grounds which is further along Royal Hospital Road, near the Army Museum.) The nearest tube station is Sloane Square (District Line).


For detailed directions of the walk click here.


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Updated: 15 December 2014