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The Historic Houses, Gardens, and Walks Gay Group

WALKS THROUGH THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS OF LONDON

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.

 

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME 2016

Sunday 11 December 2016 - Westminster to Holborn. Click here for details

Sunday 8 January 2017 – Westminster Abbey to Westminster Cathedral via Millbank

 

Westminster to Holborn Walk - Sunday 11 December 2016

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This walk follows the stretch of the north bank of the River Thames between Westminster Bridge and Hungerford Bridge before moving away from the river to explore parts of the Covent Garden area, before finishing at Holborn, where there is a convenient Wetherspoon pub.  Among the points of interest on route are the Victoria Embankment, Craven Street which has been home to several notable historic figures, Drury Lane, noted for its theatre connections, and the Free Masons Hall, the outside of which acted as HQ for MI5 in the TV series “Spooks”.

Please meet at Westminster Pier (exit 1 from Westminster tube station) at 1.30 p.m.

 

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 November 2016