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.

CIGA Guides also do tours of three amazing buildings in our area.  Charterhouse, The Museum of the Order of St John and Canonbury Tower.

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

Our current list of walks:

DateWalkWalk descriptionGuideCost of walk
Mon 05/02/18 11:00The Only Way Is Essex RoadFascinating stories and architectural gems along this often overlooked Islington thoroughfareJane Parker£12.00
Mon 05/02/18 14:00Green & Pleasant Islington – open spaces, hidden placesA tour off the beaten path looking at sites of renovation, reclamation, cows, dogs and deathJane Parker£12.00
Mon 05/02/18 18:30Art Deco ArsenalWe'll discuss some of the marvellous buildings that went up in this pocket of North London during the 1920s and 1930sJane Parker£12.00
Thu 08/02/18 11:00Mr Pooter's Holloway – The Oxford Street Of The NorthTravel back in time to when the Nag's Head area of Holloway rivalled the West End for shopping and entertainment.Jane Parker£12.00
Thu 08/02/18 11:00Il Quartiere - Tales From Italian ClerkenwellTrue stories of love, bravery, crime and community from Clerkenwell's Italian quarter 1820-1950Rob Smith£12.00
Fri 09/02/18 14:00Canonbury Tower TourVisit one of Islington's oldest buildingsJen Pedler£15.00
Sat 10/02/18 11:00Islington on Canvas - Guided Art WalkDiscover the locations around the Angel that inspired many of the paintings in Islington Museum's current "Islington on Canvas" exhibition.
Jen Pedler
Tue 13/02/18 14:00Islington Pride - Islington's LGBT HistoryDiscover lslington's LGBT "firsts" such as the UK's first gay mayor, MP & demonstration plus characters like Joe Orton and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Janet Foster£0.00
Thu 15/02/18 18:30Art Deco HollowayExcellent examples of streamlined Art Deco architecture are hiding in plain site almost at every junction in Holloway. Come and discover them.Jane Parker£12.00
Sat 17/02/18 14:00Islington Pride - Islington's LGBT HistoryDiscover Islington's LGBT "firsts" such as the UK's first gay mayor, MP & demonstration plus characters like Joe Orton and the Sisters of Perpetual IndulgenceJanet Foster£0.00
Thu 22/02/18 14:00The Real London of Peaky BlindersThe true story of Clerkenwell's Sabini gang, who feature in the TV series Peaky BlindersRob Smith£12.00
Sat 24/02/18 11:00Clerkenwell Highlights WalkThis walk explores the history of the area from its monastic origins, through its 19th century development and bustling markets and fairs.Tom Barbanneau£10.00
Sun 25/02/18 11:00Islington Pride - Islington's LGBT HistoryDiscover Islington's LGBT "firsts" such as the UK's first gay mayor, MP & demonstration plus characters like Joe Orton and the Sisters of Perpetual IndulgenceKaren Lansdown£0.00
Wed 28/02/18 10:00Canonbury Tower TourVisit one of Islington's oldest buildingsJoanna Moncrieff£15.00
Thu 01/03/18 11:00Up The CallyThe history of Caledonian Road is explored on this walk with everything from jujitsu suffragettes to chimpanzee exhibitionsRob Smith£12.00
Sat 03/03/18 11:00The Only Way Is Essex RoadFascinating stories and architectural gems along this often overlooked Islington thoroughfareJane Parker£12.00
Sat 03/03/18 14:00Art Deco ArsenalWe'll look at some of the marvellous buildings that went up in this pocket of North London during the 1920s and 1930sJane Parker£12.00
Sun 04/03/18 16:00Mr Pooter's Holloway – The Oxford Street Of The NorthTravel back in time to when the Nag's Head area of Holloway rivalled the West End for shopping and entertainment.Jane Parker£12.00
Sun 04/03/18 11:00Green & Pleasant Islington – open spaces, hidden placesA tour off the beaten path talking about renovation, reclamation, cows, dogs and deathJane Parker£12.00
Thu 08/03/18 19:00Il Quartiere - Tales From Italian ClerkenwellTrue stories of love, bravery, crime and community from Clerkenwell's Italian quarter 1820-1950Rob Smith£12.00
Fri 09/03/18 14:00Canonbury Tower TourVisit one of Islington's oldest buildingsOonagh Gay£15.00
Sat 10/03/18 11:00Art Deco HollowayExcellent examples of streamlined Art Deco architecture are hiding in plain site at almost every junction in Holloway. Come and find them.Jane Parker£12.00
Sun 11/03/18 14:00The Pubs and Taverns of Holloway RoadHear about more than 30 thirst-quenching sites in one afternoon. Available as a full pint or a half measure. Note: this is not a pub crawl.Jane Parker£12.00
Wed 28/03/18 11:00Canonbury Tower TourVisit one of Islington's oldest buildingsMary Bond£15.00
Thu 29/03/18 11:00Art Deco ArsenalWe'll look at some of the marvellous buildings that went up in this pocket of North London during the 1920s and 1930sJane Parker£12.00
Sat 31/03/18 11:00Clerkenwell Highlights WalkThis walk explores the history of the area from its monastic origins, through its 19th century development and bustling markets and fairs.Tom Barbanneau£10.00
Fri 13/04/18 14:00Canonbury Tower TourVisit one of Islington's oldest buildingsJohn Morgan£15.00
Wed 25/04/18 11:00Canonbury Tower TourVisit one of Islington's oldest buildingsJiff Bayliss£15.00
Sat 28/04/18 11:00Dissenters of Newington GreenThis walk looks at how ideas like feminism, pacifism, opposition to slavery, and prison reform were being discussed in 18th Century Newington Green. Rob Smith£12.00
Sat 28/04/18 11:00Dissenters of Newington GreenIdeas like feminism, pacifism, prison reform and opposition to slavery were being discussed in 18th Century Newington GreenRob Smith£12.00
Fri 01/06/18 14:00Six Islington SquaresA look at the domestic architecture of Barnsbury - six squares and the people who lived in themRob 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.

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.