Our Walks

Walks by Clerkenwell and Islington Guides

Discover the secrets of Clerkenwell and Islington . . . . . . on guided walking tours in hidden and historic London led by one of the Mayor of Islington’s official guides.


We (in common with other local Tour Guides in London) are running  free walks on Saturday 8th October 2016.

Join us to explore the wealth of public art in EC1, the Islington postcode area with an intriguing history.

Free walks take place every hour, on the hour, on Saturday 8th October 2016 from 10am to 4pm.

Meet at Old Street Station – exit subway 2 – by Eat Cafe

For more details see this page.


The table below contains public walks being run in Clerkenwell and Islington by our members.

Our current list of walks:

DateWalkWalk descriptionGuideCost of walkDate of the walk
28/09/2016Tour of Canonbury TowerJoin us in this tour of a historic buildingOonagh Gay£15.0028/09/2016
Sat 01/10/16 11:00Cool ClerkenwellExplore narrow streets bursting with colourful characters, fascinating stories and hidden gems - including the well that gives the area its name.Karen Lansdown£10.0001/10/2016
05/10/2016Up And Down The City RoadA walk along the City Road - once seen as Britain's finest street but now so unlovedRob Smith£12.0005/10/2016
14/10/2016Tour of Canonbury TowerJoin us in this tour of a historic buildingPeter Hayes£15.0014/10/2016
16/10/2016Sensational and Spooky SmithfieldFun and frolics, animal and human slaughter, body snatchers, ghosts and film locations.Karen Lansdown£10.0016/10/2016
23/10/2016Made in Clerkenwell - The WalkContemporary creatives and the fascinating history of crafts and manufacturing in this district.Karen Lansdown£10.0023/10/2016
26/10/2016Tour of Canonbury TowerJoin us in this tour of a historic buildingSue McCarthy£15.0026/10/2016
11/11/2016Tour of Canonbury TowerJoin us in this tour of a historic buildingSusan Hahn£15.0011/11/2016
23/11/2016Tour of Canonbury TowerJoin us in this tour of a historic buildingJiff Bayliss£15.0023/11/2016
09/12/2016Tour of Canonbury TowerJoin us in this tour of a historic buildingJen Pedler£15.0009/12/2016
Sun 09/10/16 11:00Autumn Ambles – Walking Tour of Barnsbury VillageJoin us in this tour of a historic buildingRobert Young£8.0028/12/2016

In the table clicking on the walk name will take you to a page that provides more information about a walk (including the starting place and details of any costs).  Some walks need to be booked in advance.   The price in the cost column is the maximum amount charged for an adult – a lower concessionary rate may be available and will be shown on the more information page.

Clicking on the guides name might enable your browser to send an email to the guide asking for more information.

Please note – when you book or attend these walks you are making a contract with the individual guide and not the Clerkenwell & Islington Guiding Association.  Please contact the individual guide if you want to know more about the walk.

Our special walks cover all aspects and themes in the Borough of Islington and the Smithfield area. Ask about the John Wesley historic walk, Criminal Islington, Beguiling Barnsbury or our Four Theatres and a River walks.  These walks can be used by businesses or other organisations as social or team building events, and are also suitable for celebrating birthdays or other special arrangements. For further information or if you want to give any feedback on Clerkenwell and Islington guides, please contact us by email at info@ciga.org.uk

(c) Clerkenwell and Islington Guides’ Association, 2014.