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.

Want to become a tour guide?   The Clerkenwell & Islington Guiding course will open for applications  later this year at the University of Westminster.  It’s a great way of learning about Clerkenwell & Islington.  If you are interested, please leave your email here and we will contact you when applications open.

The table below contains public walks being run in Clerkenwell and Islington by our members.

Our current list of walks:

DateWalkWalk descriptionGuideCost of walk
Wed 09/08/17 14:00Islington Pride - 50 Years of LGBT HistoryWalk to commemorate the 50th anniversaries of the death of Joe Orton and the 1967 Sexual Offences Act. Funded by Islington Museum. Booking essential.Karen Lansdown£0.00
Sun 13/08/17 14:30Sensational SmithfieldDESCRIPTION
Fun and Frolics, Animal and Human Slaughter. Body Snatchers, Ghosts and Film Locations in the area around London's famous meat market.
Karen Lansdown£10.00
Thu 17/08/17 11:00Caledonian Park & Clock Tower - a stroll up and downFrom debauchery to butchery walk around Caledonian Park and up its Clock Tower to hear it’s vibrant history and see Islington and London from new heights.Jiff Bayliss£12.00
Sat 02/09/17 14:30Caledonian Park & Clock Tower - a stroll up and downFrom debauchery to butchery walk around Caledonian Park and up its Clock Tower to hear it’s vibrant history and see Islington and London from new heights.Jiff Bayliss£12.00
Thu 07/09/17 11:00Caledonian Park & Clock Tower - a stroll up and downFrom debauchery to butchery walk around Caledonian Park and up its Clock Tower to hear it’s vibrant history and see Islington and London from new heights.Jiff Bayliss£12.00
Fri 08/09/17 14:00Canonbury Tower TourVisit one of Islington's oldest buildingsJiff Bayliss£15.00
Sun 10/09/17 13:30Up the CallyAmazingly varied walk along Caledonian Road including murals, poems, markets, clock towers & bombsites. Learn the fascinating history behind the Road’s name.Philip Nelkon£9.00
Sat 23/09/17 11:00Islington and the Spanish Civil WarIslington International Brigaders included academics and plumbers; Aid Spain supporters stretched from communists to priests. This walk explores their stories.Susan Hahn£10.00
Wed 27/09/17 10:00Canonbury Tower TourVisit one of Islington's oldest buildingsMary Bond£15.00
Fri 13/10/17 14:00Canonbury Tower TourVisit one of Islington's oldest buildingsOonagh Gay£15.00
Wed 25/10/17 10:00Canonbury Tower TourVisit one of Islington's oldest buildingsSusan Hahn£15.00
Wed 22/11/17 14:00Canonbury Tower TourVisit one of Islington's oldest buildingsDavid Brown£15.00
Fri 08/12/17 14:00Canonbury Tower TourVisit one of Islington's oldest buildingsSue McCarthy£15.00
Fri 12/01/18 14:00Canonbury Tower TourVisit one of Islington's oldest buildingsColin del Strother£15.00
Wed 24/01/18 10:00Canonbury Tower TourVisit one of Islington's oldest buildingsPeter Hayes£15.00
Fri 09/02/18 14:00Canonbury Tower TourVisit one of Islington's oldest buildingsJen Pedler£15.00
Wed 28/02/18 10:00Canonbury Tower TourVisit one of Islington's oldest buildingsJoanna 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 info@ciga.org.uk

(c) Clerkenwell and Islington Guides’ Association, 2016.