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.
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The table below contains public walks being run in Clerkenwell and Islington by our members.
Our current list of walks:
|Date||Walk||Walk description||Guide||Cost of walk|
|Sun 02/04/17 11:30||Islington between the Wars||For the poor, Islington life was hard. No assistance & no NHS but close communities + great fun at weekends. 50% discount on Funzing using promo code funzing50||Philip Nelkon||£9.00|
|Thu 06/04/17 15:00||Six Islington Squares||A look at six Islington's squares built between 1830 and 1860 all with their own individual look||Rob Smith||£12.00|
|Tue 11/04/17 11:00||The Real London of Peaky Blinders||The real story of the Sabini gang - featured in the TV series Peaky Blinders||Rob Smith||£12.00|
|Thu 20/04/17 14:00||Merrie Islington||A look at the entertainments on offer in 18th century Islington, based on accounts from old newspapers||Rob Smith||£12.00|
|Thu 20/04/17 19:00||Six Islington Squares||A look at six Islington's squares built between 1830 and 1860 all with their own individual style||Rob Smith||£12.00|
|Sat 22/04/17 11:00||Elizabethan Islington||This years City Read book is Prophecy by S J Parris - a gripping Elizabethan spy thriller What was life like Clerkenwell in 1583? Find out on this walk||Philip Nelkon||£0.00|
|Wed 26/04/17 10:00||Tour of Canonbury Tower||Visit one of Islington's oldest buildings||Colin del Strother||£15.00|
|Thu 27/04/17 11:00||Il Quartiere - Tales From Italian Clerkenwell||True stories of love, friendship, crime and community from Clerkenwell's Italian community 1830-1950||Rob Smith||£12.00|
|Thu 27/04/17 14:00||Paintings of Islington||Visiting the Islington locations painted by artists including Canaletto and Sickert||Rob Smith||£12.00|
|Thu 27/04/17 19:00||Sewers and Toilets Tackling London's Sanitation Problems||A fundraising walk for Water Aid looking at sewers toilets and public sanitation in London||Rob Smith||£12.00|
|Sat 29/04/17 11:00||Elizabethan Islington||This years City Read book is Prophecy by S J Parris - a gripping Elizabethan spy thriller What was life like Clerkenwell in 1583? Find out on this walk||Rob Smith||£0.00|
|Fri 12/05/17 14:00||Tour of Canonbury Tower||Visit one of Islington's oldest buildings.||Peter Hayes||£15.00|
|Wed 24/05/17 10:00||Tour of Canonbury Tower||Visit one of Islington's oldest buildings||Jen Pedler||£15.00|
|Fri 09/06/17 14:00||Tour of Canonbury Tower||Visit one of Islington's oldest buildings.||John Morgan||£15.00|
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.
You can also arrange special or customised walks in the Borough of Islington covering any area or theme. These are ideal for family celebrations, or business team building or social events. For further information or if you want to give any feedback on Clerkenwell and Islington guides, please contact us by email at
(c) Clerkenwell and Islington Guides’ Association, 2016.