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:
|Date||Walk||Walk description||Guide||Cost of walk|
|Fri 16/10/15 15:00||Clerkenwell & Smithfield - Past and Present||Find out about the contemporary scene and a past peppered with radicalism, slaughter and frolics.||Karen Lansdown||£10.00|
|Sat 17/10/15 14:00||Londons Original Sporting Venues||We cover the 1st London sport- visit venues, find out what men were legally obliged to learn, when people first went to the Gym & what caused 10k people to riot||Philip Nelkon||£7.00|
|Sun 18/10/15 14:00||Smithfield Walking Tour||Braveheart,grave-snatchers,martyrs,plague pit, an outrageous fairground and London's oldest hospital. Glimpse the sufferings and pleasures of old London. ||Richard Cohen||Free Walk|
|Sat 24/10/15 14:00||Shakespeare and Company in Clerkenwell||Explore Clerkenwell and connections to Shakespeare and his contemporaries.||David Brown||£10.00|
|Wed 04/11/15 11:00||The makers of Modern London||This walk looks at the engineers, philanthropists and campaigners that made London the worlds first modern city||Rob Smith||£10.00|
|Sat 14/11/15 11:00||Lubetkin, Lenin and Bevin Court||See two buildings Berthold Lubetkin designed for Finsbury Council, go inside Bevin Court and explore an area that is one of London’s late Regency gems.||Jiff Bayliss||£8.00|
|Thu 19/11/15 19:00||The Real London of Peaky Blinders||A look at the gangs and gangsters of Clerkenwell 1880-1950 as featured in TV's Peaky Blinders||Rob Smith||£10.00|
|Thu 03/12/15 19:00||A Victorian Christmas in Islington||The walk looks at Victorian Christmas celebrations in Islington - from Currant Cake at Thomas's bakers to lunch with the Boot Black Brigade||Rob Smith||£10.00|
|Thu 10/12/15 19:00||A Victorian Christmas in Islington||The walk looks at Victorian Christmas celebrations in Islington - from Currant Cake at Thomas's bakers to lunch with the Boot Black Brigade||Rob Smith||£10.00|
|Thu 17/12/15 19:00||A Victorian Christmas in Islington||A look at how Christmas was celebrated in Victorian Islington from Currant Cake at Thomas's the bakers to lunch with the Boot Black Brigade||Rob Smith||£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
(c) Clerkenwell and Islington Guides’ Association, 2014.