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|
|Sat 16/12/17 11:00||Outrage in Clerkenwell||In 1867 Fenians planted a bomb outside the Clerkenwell House of Detention. Discover more about the blast and other aspects of the area's radical history.||Peter Clarke||£0.00|
|Sun 17/12/17 11:30||Radicals, punch-ups and poo||Learn about the fight for universal rights in Britain. See where Lenin laid the seeds of the Russian Revolution and encounter the first non-white MP||Philip Nelkon||£9.00|
|Sun 17/12/17 14:00||The Pubs and Taverns of Holloway Road||Hear about more than 30 thirst-quenching sites in one afternoon. Full or half tour with refreshment stops. Note: this is not a pub crawl.||Jane Parker||£18.00|
|Mon 18/12/17 18:30||Mr Pooter's Holloway – The Oxford Street Of The North||Travel 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 24/12/17 11:30||Green & Pleasant Islington – open spaces, hidden places||A tour off the beaten path looking at sites of renovation, reclamation, cows, dogs and death||Jane Parker||£12.00|
|Fri 12/01/18 14:00||Canonbury Tower Tour||Visit one of Islington's oldest buildings||Colin del Strother||£15.00|
|Sat 13/01/18 11:00||Islington on Canvas||DESCRIPTION|
Visit the locations around The Angel which inspired many of the paintings in Islington Museum's current "Islington on Canvas" exhibition.
|Sat 20/01/18 11:00||Clerkenwell Highlights Walk||This 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|
|Wed 24/01/18 10:00||Canonbury Tower Tour||Visit one of Islington's oldest buildings||Peter Hayes||£15.00|
|Sat 27/01/18 11:00||Islington on Canvas||Discover the locations around the Angel that inspired many of the paintings in Islington Museum's current "Islington on Canvas" exhibition.||Karen Lansdown|
|Fri 09/02/18 14:00||Canonbury Tower Tour||Visit one of Islington's oldest buildings||Jen Pedler||£15.00|
|Wed 28/02/18 10:00||Canonbury Tower Tour||Visit one of Islington's oldest buildings||Joanna Moncrieff||£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.