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.

CIGA Guides also do tours of three amazing buildings in our area.  Charterhouse, The Museum of the Order of St John and Canonbury Tower.

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

Our current list of walks:

DateWalkWalk descriptionGuideCost of walk
Sat 16/12/17 11:00Outrage in ClerkenwellIn 1867 Fenians planted a bomb outside the Clerkenwell House of Detention. Discover more about the blast and other aspects of the area's radical history.Peter Clarke£0.00
Sun 17/12/17 11:30Radicals, 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£9.00
Sun 17/12/17 14:00The Pubs and Taverns of Holloway RoadHear about more than 30 thirst-quenching sites in one afternoon. Full or half tour with refreshment stops. Note: this is not a pub crawl.Jane Parker£18.00
Mon 18/12/17 18:30Mr Pooter's Holloway – The Oxford Street Of The NorthTravel 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 24/12/17 11:30Green & Pleasant Islington – open spaces, hidden placesA tour off the beaten path looking at sites of renovation, reclamation, cows, dogs and deathJane Parker£12.00
Fri 12/01/18 14:00Canonbury Tower TourVisit one of Islington's oldest buildingsColin del Strother£15.00
Sat 13/01/18 11:00Islington on CanvasDESCRIPTION
Visit the locations around The Angel which inspired many of the paintings in Islington Museum's current "Islington on Canvas" exhibition.
Jen Pedler
Sat 20/01/18 11:00Clerkenwell Highlights WalkThis 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
Wed 24/01/18 10:00Canonbury Tower TourVisit one of Islington's oldest buildingsPeter Hayes£15.00
Sat 27/01/18 11:00Islington on CanvasDiscover the locations around the Angel that inspired many of the paintings in Islington Museum's current "Islington on Canvas" exhibition.Karen Lansdown
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.