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
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
Wed 27/07/16 10:00Canonbury Tower tour Join us in this tour of a historic building built in the 1500s by Prior Bolton of St Bartholomews PrioryMary Bond£15.00
Sat 30/07/16 11:00Summer Strolls: Islington's Women of InspirationThis area is famously unconventional and many women have added to its character. This tour explores the lives & legacy of the women that changed things...Denise Gillard£8.00 - £10.00
Sun 31/07/16 14:30Summer Strolls - Battle Bridge, Angel Basin, then THE WORLD!We 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
Sun 31/07/16 11:00Follow the footsteps of Oliver TwistFollow Oliver Twist & the Artful Dodger on their final leg of their journey through London to reach Fagin’s lair as described in Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist.Hazel Baker£12.00
Sun 31/07/16 13:30Heretics and HorrorsWe will search for the answers to questions such as: How did Bloody Mary earn her name? Were body snatchers a necessity? Did Sherlock Holmes really jump?Hazel Baker£12.00
Fri 05/08/16 18:30Islington: 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£8.00 - £10.00
Sat 06/08/16 11:00Summer Strolls – Walking Tour of Barnsbury VillageArchitectural and historical exploration of the unusual Georgian squares of Barnsbury village. Full description and details can be found on Eventbrite website.Robert Young£10.00
Sat 06/08/16 14:00From Black Dwarf to Spare RibExplore print history in Clerkenwell. Inspiration to novelists; home to many newspapers; to the first ever magazine, to Lenin's ISKRA and feminist Spare RibSue McCarthy£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
Mon 08/08/16 11:00The Angel, Islington - 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
Thu 11/08/16 11:00Follow the footsteps of Oliver TwistFollow Oliver Twist & the Artful Dodger on their final leg of their journey through London to reach Fagin’s lair as described in Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist.Hazel Baker£12.00
Thu 11/08/16 13:30Heretics and HorrorsWe will search for the answers to questions such as: How did Bloody Mary earn her name? Were body snatchers a necessity? Did Sherlock Holmes really jump?Hazel Baker£12.00
Fri 12/08/16 14:00Canonbury Tower tourJoin us in this tour of a historic building built in the 1500s by Prior Bolton of St Bartholomews PrioryJohn Morgan£15.00
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
Sun 21/08/16 14:30Summer Strolls – Walking Tour of Canonbury VillageArchitectural and historical exploration of the attractive Tudor/Georgian village of Canonbury. Full description and details can be found on Eventbrite website.Robert Young£10.00
Wed 24/08/16 10:00Tour of Canonbury TowerJoin us in this tour of a historic buildingMary Bond£15.00
Sat 27/08/16 19:00Heretics and HorrorsWe will search for the answers to questions such as: How did Bloody Mary earn her name? Were body snatchers a necessity? Did Sherlock Holmes really jump?Hazel Baker£12.00
Sun 28/08/16 14:30Summer Strolls: Islington's Women of InspirationThis area is famously unconventional and many women have added to its character. This tour explores the lives & legacy of the women that changed things...Denise Gillard£8.00 - £10.00
Mon 29/08/16 13:30Follow the footsteps of Oliver TwistFollow Oliver Twist & the Artful Dodger on their final leg of their journey through London to reach Fagin’s lair as described in Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist.Hazel Baker£12.00
Fri 02/09/16 18:30Islington: 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£8.00 - £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
Sun 11/09/16 14:30Summer Strolls: Islington's Women of InspirationThis area is famously unconventional and many women have added to its character. This tour explores the lives & legacy of the women that changed things...Denise Gillard£8.00 - £10.00
Sun 11/09/16 14:30Summer Strolls: Islington's Women of InspirationThis area is famously unconventional and many women have added to its character. This tour explores the lives & legacy of the women that changed things...Denise Gillard£8.00 - £10.00
Sat 17/09/16 11:00Summer Strolls – Walking Tour of Highbury VillageArchitectural and historical exploration of the green Georgian hill village of Highbury Fields. Full description and details can be found on Eventbrite website.Robert Young£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
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

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.