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|
|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|
|Sat 05/12/15 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|
|Wed 09/12/15 11:00||Islington - London's Larder||A food history of Islington, from the dairy herds of Medieval times, the tea gardens of the 18th Century to the shops and restaurants of today||Rob Smith||£12.00|
|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|
|Fri 18/12/15 11:00||Il Quartiere - Tales From Italian Clerkenwell||True stories of love, crime, bravery and friendship from Clerkenwell's Italian Community 1880-1950||Rob Smith||£10.00|
|Thu 14/01/16 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||£12.00|
|Thu 21/01/16 11:00||Walk on Water .... without getting wet (unless its raining!)||Hear the hidden River Fleet beneath our feet, see the Clerks Well that gave the area it's name, visit the site of the Cold Bath and other hidden gems.||Sue McCarthy||£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.