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
Sat 06/02/16 11:00Angel's Delights: Islington's: music, muders and MyddletonIslington was the first village north of the City of London. Touch on 1000 years of history as this circular walk brings Islington proper to lifeJiff Bayliss£12.00
Sat 06/02/16 11:00Clerkenwell and Smithfield - Past and PresentFind out about the lively contemporary scene and a past peppered with radicalism, slaughter and frolics.Karen Lansdown£10.00
Wed 10/02/16 14:30Highbury and Arsenal: A walk through football historyPut the arrival of Arsenal FC in 1913 in the context of the development of Highbury from green fields in 1750 to one of today’s most successful football clubs.Jiff Bayliss£12.00
Fri 12/02/16 14:00Clerkenwell - Not just a watering holeHear how the abundance of fresh water in Clerkenwell shaped the area firstly with the religious settlements and later with distilleries and breweries.Joanna Moncrieff£12.00
Fri 12/02/16 14:30Made in Clerkenwell - The WalkFind out about some of the areas contemporary "creatives" and the fascinating history of crafts and manufacturing in this district. Karen Lansdown£10.00
Sun 14/02/16 14:00My Bloody, Funny ValentineHere’s a walk that celebrates the nastier, sleazier aspects of love, set in Clerkenwell - and Smithfield Meat Market.Denise Gillard-Parrin & Simon Jones£7.00
Thu 18/02/16 11:00The Perilous Pond, Pest House and ProstituteDiscover the fascinating history of the often overlooked area of St Luke’s on this walkJoanna Moncrieff£12.00
Sat 20/02/16 11:00Clerkenwell and Smithfield - Past and PresentFind out about the lively contemporary scene and a past peppered with radicalism, slaughter and frolics.Karen Lansdown£10.00
Sun 21/02/16 14:00Radicals, punch-ups and pooLearn about the fight for universal rights in Britain. See where Lenin laid the seeds of the Russian Revolution and encounter the first non-white MPPhilip Nelkon£7.00
Wed 24/02/16 14:30Archway to Arsenal: Highlights of Holloway RoadFollow Holloway Road the main route north from the City and see glimpses of San Francisco, tunnels that collapsed, hidden memorials and where music met murder.Jiff Bayliss£12.00
Thu 25/02/16 11:00The Perilous Pond, Pest House and ProstituteDiscover the fascinating history of the often overlooked area of St Luke’s on this walkJoanna Moncrieff£12.00
Sat 27/02/16 11:00Lubetkin, Lenin and Bevin CourtSee two buildings Berthold Lubetkin designed for Finsbury Council, go inside Bevin Court and explore an area that is one of London’s late Regency gemsJiff Bayliss£8.00
Fri 18/03/16 14:30Clerkenwell and Smithfield - Past and PresentFind out about the lively contemporary scene and a past peppered with radicalism, slaughter and frolicsKaren Lansdown£10.00
Sat 19/03/16 11:00Made in Clerkenwell - The WalkFind out about some of the areas contemporary "creatives" and the fascinating history of crafts and manufacturing in this district. Karen Lansdown£10.00
Mon 28/03/16 11:00Clerkenwell and Smithfield - Past and PresentFind out about the lively contemporary scene and a past peppered with radicalism, slaughter and frolics.Karen Lansdown£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.

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.