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
Sun 02/04/17 11:30Islington between the WarsFor the poor, Islington life was hard. No assistance & no NHS but close communities + great fun at weekends. 50% discount on Funzing using promo code funzing50Philip Nelkon£9.00
Thu 06/04/17 15:00Six Islington SquaresA look at six Islington's squares built between 1830 and 1860 all with their own individual lookRob Smith£12.00
Tue 11/04/17 11:00The Real London of Peaky BlindersThe real story of the Sabini gang - featured in the TV series Peaky BlindersRob Smith£12.00
Thu 20/04/17 14:00Merrie IslingtonA look at the entertainments on offer in 18th century Islington, based on accounts from old newspapersRob Smith£12.00
Thu 20/04/17 19:00Six Islington SquaresA look at six Islington's squares built between 1830 and 1860 all with their own individual styleRob Smith£12.00
Sat 22/04/17 11:00Elizabethan IslingtonThis years City Read book is Prophecy by S J Parris - a gripping Elizabethan spy thriller What was life like Clerkenwell in 1583? Find out on this walkPhilip Nelkon£0.00
Wed 26/04/17 10:00Tour of Canonbury TowerVisit one of Islington's oldest buildingsColin del Strother£15.00
Thu 27/04/17 11:00Il Quartiere - Tales From Italian ClerkenwellTrue stories of love, friendship, crime and community from Clerkenwell's Italian community 1830-1950Rob Smith£12.00
Thu 27/04/17 14:00Paintings of IslingtonVisiting the Islington locations painted by artists including Canaletto and SickertRob Smith£12.00
Thu 27/04/17 19:00Sewers and Toilets Tackling London's Sanitation Problems A fundraising walk for Water Aid looking at sewers toilets and public sanitation in LondonRob Smith£12.00
Sat 29/04/17 11:00Elizabethan IslingtonThis years City Read book is Prophecy by S J Parris - a gripping Elizabethan spy thriller What was life like Clerkenwell in 1583? Find out on this walkRob Smith£0.00
Fri 12/05/17 14:00Tour of Canonbury TowerVisit one of Islington's oldest buildings.Peter Hayes£15.00
Wed 24/05/17 10:00Tour of Canonbury TowerVisit one of Islington's oldest buildingsJen Pedler£15.00
Fri 09/06/17 14:00Tour of Canonbury TowerVisit one of Islington's oldest buildings.John Morgan£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.