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|
|Thu 22/02/18 14:00||The Real London of Peaky Blinders||The true story of Clerkenwell's Sabini gang, who feature in the TV series Peaky Blinders||Rob Smith||£12.00|
|Sat 24/02/18 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|
|Sun 25/02/18 11:00||Islington Pride - Islington's LGBT History||Discover Islington's LGBT "firsts" such as the UK's first gay mayor, MP & demonstration plus characters like Joe Orton and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence||Karen Lansdown||£0.00|
|Wed 28/02/18 10:00||Canonbury Tower Tour||Visit one of Islington's oldest buildings||Joanna Moncrieff||£15.00|
|Thu 01/03/18 11:00||Up The Cally||The history of Caledonian Road is explored on this walk with everything from jujitsu suffragettes to chimpanzee exhibitions||Rob Smith||£12.00|
|Sat 03/03/18 11:00||The Only Way Is Essex Road||Fascinating stories and architectural gems along this often overlooked Islington thoroughfare||Jane Parker||£12.00|
|Sat 03/03/18 14:00||Art Deco Arsenal||We'll look at some of the marvellous buildings that went up in this pocket of North London during the 1920s and 1930s||Jane Parker||£12.00|
|Sun 04/03/18 16:00||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 04/03/18 11:00||Green & Pleasant Islington – open spaces, hidden places||A tour off the beaten path talking about renovation, reclamation, cows, dogs and death||Jane Parker||£12.00|
|Thu 08/03/18 19:00||Il Quartiere - Tales From Italian Clerkenwell||True stories of love, bravery, crime and community from Clerkenwell's Italian quarter 1820-1950||Rob Smith||£12.00|
|Fri 09/03/18 14:00||Canonbury Tower Tour||Visit one of Islington's oldest buildings||Oonagh Gay||£15.00|
|Sat 10/03/18 11:00||Art Deco Holloway||Excellent 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 14:00||The Pubs and Taverns of Holloway Road||Hear 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 11:00||Canonbury Tower Tour||Visit one of Islington's oldest buildings||Mary Bond||£15.00|
|Thu 29/03/18 11:00||Art Deco Arsenal||We'll look at some of the marvellous buildings that went up in this pocket of North London during the 1920s and 1930s||Jane Parker||£12.00|
|Sat 31/03/18 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|
|Fri 13/04/18 14:00||Canonbury Tower Tour||Visit one of Islington's oldest buildings||John Morgan||£15.00|
|Wed 25/04/18 11:00||Canonbury Tower Tour||Visit one of Islington's oldest buildings||Jiff Bayliss||£15.00|
|Sat 28/04/18 11:00||Dissenters of Newington Green||This 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 11:00||Dissenters of Newington Green||Ideas like feminism, pacifism, prison reform and opposition to slavery were being discussed in 18th Century Newington Green||Rob Smith||£12.00|
|Fri 01/06/18 14:00||Six Islington Squares||A look at the domestic architecture of Barnsbury - six squares and the people who lived in them||Rob 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
(c) Clerkenwell and Islington Guides’ Association, 2016.