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 run this January at the University of Westminster.  It’s a great way of learning about Clerkenwell & Islington. Find out more and apply here.

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 22/02/17 10:00Tour of Canonbury TowerVisit one of Islington's oldest buildings.Mary Bond£15.00
Sat 25/02/17 11:00Islington Pride - 50 Years of LGBT HIstoryIn partnership with Islington Museum discover the UK's first gay demo, Mayor and MP & local characters such as Joe Orton and the Sisters of Perpetual IndulgenceJanet Foster£0.00
Sun 26/02/17 11:00Islington Town Hall: Art Deco on Upper StreetSee some stunning original art deco style interiors and staircases, as well as the impressive council chamber in our 60 minute tour. Oonagh Gay£7.00
Thu 02/03/17 11:00Islington - London's LarderA walk looking at the food history of Islington from dairy farms to restaurantsRob Smith£12.00
Sat 04/03/17 14:00Islington Pride - 50 Years of LGBT HistoryIn partnership with Islington Museum discover the UK's first gay demo, Mayor and MP & local characters such as Joe Orton and the Sisters of Perpetual IndulgenceKaren Lansdown£10.00
Thu 09/03/17 19:00The Real London of Peaky BlindersThe real story of the Sabini gang - featured in the TV series Peaky BlindersRob Smith£12.00
Fri 10/03/17 14:00Tour of Canonbury TowerTake a tour of one of the oldest buildings in IslingtonSusan Hahn£15.00
Sat 11/03/17 14:00Islington Pride - 50 Years of LGBT HistoryIn partnership with Islington Museum discover the UK's first gay demo, Mayor and MP & local characters such as Joe Orton and the Sisters of Perpetual IndulgenceJanet Foster£10.00
Wed 22/03/17 10:00Tour of Canonbury TowerTake a tour of one of Islington's oldest buildings.Joanna Moncrieff£15.00
Thu 23/03/17 14:00The New River - Islington's Lost WaterwayA look at a marvel of 17th century engineering - the New River still supplies London with water todayRob Smith£12.00
Thu 23/03/17 19:00Dissenters of Newington GreenA look at how ideas like feminism, the abolition of slavery, pacifism and opposition to racism were being discussed in 18th century LondonRob Smith£12.00
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
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
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.