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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 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 2017 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 2017

Sunday 11 June 2017 – Knightsbridge Walk. Click here for details

Sunday 9 July 2017 - Hammersmith to Putney along the Thames Path

Sunday 13 August 2017

Sunday 17 September 2017

Sunday 8 October 2017

Sunday 19 November 2017

Sunday 10 December 2017

 

Hyde Park and Knightsbridge Walk - Sunday 11 June 2017

 

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The walk in June takes us to the heart of London. Starting at Hyde Park Corner the first stretch of the walk runs through Hyde Park, before turning south to explore the garden squares and mews of one of the most affluent areas of the capital, Knightsbridge. The walk finishes at the Star Tavern in Belgravia, associated in the 1960s with a criminal and showbiz clientele.

Please meet outside Apsley House on the north side of Piccadilly, adjacent to Hyde Park Corner Underground Station, at 2.0 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:  26 May 2017