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

Our current list of walks:

DateWalkWalk descriptionGuideCost of walk
Thu 02/06/16 19:00The Real London of Peaky BlindersExplore the mean streets of Clerkenwell that were run by the gangster Sabini - a real person portrayed by Noah Taylor in the TV series Peaky BlindersRob Smith£12.00
Sat 04/06/16 11:00The Angel - A Watery Walk
Find out about the key role that Spas, The New River and The Regent's Canal have played in shaping this part of Islington. Includes visit to Sadler's Wells.
Karen Lansdown£10.00
Sun 12/06/16 12:00Music Movies Murder and MayhemExplore the hidden history of Seven Sisters Road/Holloway Road, with exclusive access to the Hope & Anchor venue, part of the Holloway Arts Festival. Aidan McManus£10:00
Mon 20/06/16 12:00Music Movies Murder and MayhemExplore the hidden history of Seven Sisters Road/Holloway Road, with exclusive access to the Hope & Anchor venue, part of the Holloway Arts Festival. Aidan McManus£5.00
Wed 08/06/16 11:00Clerkenwell & Smithfield - Past and PresentFind out about the lively contemporary scene and a past peppered with radicalism, slaughter and frolics. Includes visit to the well Clerkenwell is named after.Karen Lansdown£10.00
Fri 10/06/16 14:00Life in Islington When the Queen was BornTake a walk along Upper Street to discover what it looked like in the 1920s, and what would have been familiar to the people living there. Janet Foster£10.00
Fri 10/06/16 11:00Revels and the Theatre in ClerkenwellExplore Jacobean Theatre in ClerkenwellDavid Brown£10.00
Fri 10/06/16 18:00Holloway Home FrontLearn about how the First World War affected Holloway families, and the local area. Oonagh Gay£10.00
Wed 05/10/16 11:00Up And Down The City RoadA walk along the City Road - once seen as Britain's finest street but now so unlovedRob Smith£12.00
Sat 11/06/16 11:00Life in Islington When the Queen was BornTake a walk along Upper Street to discover what it looked like in the 1920s, and what would have been familiar to the people living there. Janet Foster£10.00
Sat 11/06/16 14:00Royal HighburyWalk Islington's largest open space Highbury Fields, see the beautiful Georgian houses, every stop has a royal connection.
Philip Nelkon£10.00
Sun 12/06/16 11:00Revels and the Theatre in ClerkenwellExplore the world of Jacobean Theatre in ClerkenwellDavid Brown£10.00
Sun 12/06/16 18:00Royal HighburyWalk Islington's largest open space Highbury Fields, see the beautiful Georgian houses, every stop has a royal connection.
Philip Nelkon£10.00
Sun 12/06/16 14:00Finsbury in PrintExplore an area more radical than royalist: Finsbury was the heart of the print trade and its narrow streets and courts the setting for many novelsSue McCarthy£10.00
Sun 19/06/16 11:00Clerkenwell & Smithfield - Past and PresentFind out about the lively contemporary scene and a past peppered with radicalism, slaughter and frolics. Includes visit to the well Clerkenwell is named after.Karen Lansdown£10.00
Fri 01/07/16 18:30Summer Stroll - Islington: That's EntertainmentSince yesteryear Islington has always entertained! This tour explores its past & present in: Music, Film, Comedy & Theatre. Welcome to Luvvie Land!Denise Gillard£8-10.00
Sun 03/07/16 14:30Summer Strolls - Angel Georgian DelightDid the Georgians created the modern world & that we merely live in it? Join us for exploration of how the area developed and how it now reflects this heritageAndy Catto£10.00
Sat 09/07/16 11:00Summer Strolls: The Angel - A Watery WalkFind out about the key role that Spas, The New River and The Regent's Canal have played in shaping this part of Islington. Includes a visit to Sadler's Wells.Karen Lansdown£10.00
Sun 17/07/16 14:30Summer Strolls - A Canal, a Bypass and an AngelWe follow the New Road and Regent’s Canal from Kings Cross to Islington, looking at the changes they made to the area in the 1800s. Simon Jones£10.00
Sat 23/07/16 11:00Summer Strolls - The Angel - A Watery WalkFind out about the key role that Spas, The New River and The Regent's Canal have played in shaping this part of Islington. Includes a visit to Sadler's Wells.Karen Lansdown£10.00
Sun 24/07/16 14:30Summer Strolls - Angel Georgian DelightsDid the Georgians create the modern world for us to live in? We will explore this heritage learning about housing, transport, entertainment & crimeAndy Catto£10.00
Sun 14/08/16 14:30Summer Strolls - Angel Georgian DelightsDid the Georgians create the modern world for us to live in? We will explore this heritage learning about housing, transport, entertainment & crimeAndy Catto£10.00
Sat 20/08/16 11:00Summer Strolls - The Angel - A Watery WalkFind out about the key role that Spas, The New River and The Regent's Canal have played in shaping this part of Islington. Includes a visit to Sadler's Wells.Karen Lansdown£10.00
Sat 02/07/16 11:00Summer Strolls - Gin and Jellied EelsWe walk through over four centuries of Clerkenwell & Islington’s prodigious appetite and thirst - London’s fascination with food and drink has not changed much!Susan Hahn£10.00
Sun 18/09/16 14:30Summer Strolls - Angel Georgian DelightsDid the Georgians create the modern world for us to live in? We will explore this heritage learning about housing, transport, entertainment & crimeAndy Catto£10.00
Sat 24/09/16 11:00Summer Strolls - The Angel - A Watery WalkFind out about the key role that Spas, The New River and The Regent's Canal have played in shaping this part of Islington. Includes a visit to Sadler's Wells.Karen Lansdown£10.00
Sun 07/08/16 15:00Summer Strolls - Gin and Jellied EelsWe walk through over four centuries of Clerkenwell & Islington’s prodigious appetite and thirst - London’s fascination with food and drink has not changed much!Susan Hahn£10.00
Sat 03/09/16 11:00Summer Strolls - Gin and Jellied EelsWe walk through over four centuries of Clerkenwell & Islington’s prodigious appetite and thirst - London’s fascination with food and drink has not changed much!Susan Hahn£10.00

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.

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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.