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.

Want to become a tour guide?   The Clerkenwell & Islington Guiding course will open for applications  later this year at the University of Westminster.  It’s a great way of learning about Clerkenwell & Islington.  If you are interested, please leave your email here and we will contact you when applications open.

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

Our current list of walks:

DateWalkWalk descriptionGuideCost of walk
Wed 24/05/17 10:00Tour of Canonbury TowerVisit one of Islington's oldest buildingsJen Pedler£15.00
Thu 25/05/17 19:00Elizabethan IslingtonThis 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 walkRob Smith£12.00
Thu 25/05/17 15:00Cool ClerkenwellA fund raising walk for the Multiple Sclerosis Trust. Covers Clocks and Crusaders, Gin and Jerusalem, Huguenots, Radicals and Criminals. See also News & Events.Karen Lansdown£21.71
Sat 27/05/17 11:00The Angel, Islington - A Watery WalkSpas, The New River and The Regent's Canal - see remarkable feats of engineering, the well at Sadler's Wells and ponder mysterious 19th century graffiti. Karen Lansdown£10.00
Sat 03/06/17 11:00Islington and the Spanish Civil WarIslington International Brigaders included academics and plumbers; Aid Spain supporters stretched from communists to priests. This walk explores their stories.Denise Gillard-Parrin£0.00
Sat 03/06/17 11:30Elizabethan IslingtonDiscover the parishes and plays of Clerkenwell when Good Queen Bess ruled the roost and many tried to bring her down.Philip Nelkon£9.00
Fri 09/06/17 14:00Tour of Canonbury TowerVisit one of Islington's oldest buildings.John Morgan£15.00
Sat 24/06/17 11:00Islington and the Spanish Civil WarIslington International Brigaders included academics and plumbers; Aid Spain supporters stretched from communists to priests. This walk explores their stories.Pat Smith£0.00
Sun 25/06/17 11:00Sensational SmithfieldFun and Frolics, Animal and Human Slaughter. Body Snatchers, Ghosts and Film Locations. Lots to discover around London's famous meat market.Karen Lansdown£10.00
Wed 28/06/17 10:00Canonbury Tower TourVisit one of Islington's oldest buildings.Sue McCarthy£15.00
Fri 14/07/17 14:00Canonbury Tower TourVisit one of Islington's oldest buildings.Jiff Bayliss£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 info@ciga.org.uk

(c) Clerkenwell and Islington Guides’ Association, 2016.