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

Our current list of walks:

DateWalkWalk descriptionGuideCost of walk
29/08/2016Follow the footsteps of Oliver TwistFollow Oliver Twist & the Artful Dodger on their final leg of their journey through London to reach Fagin’s lair as described in Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist.Hazel Baker£12.00
Fri 02/09/16 18:30Islington: That's EntertainmentSince yesteryear Islington has always entertained! This tour explores its past & present in: Music, Film, Comedy & Theatre. Welcome to Luvvie Land! Denise Gillard£8.00 - £10.00
03/09/2016Summer Strolls - Gin and Jellied EelsWe walk through over four centuries of Clerkenwell & Islington’s prodigious appetite and thirst - London’s fascination with food and drink has not changed much!Susan Hahn£10.00
04/09/2016Summer Strolls - The North London Railway CompaniesThe new railways gave Victorians the chance to get away from the problems of the city - but the problems followed them.Simon Jones£10.00
08/09/2016Clowning about in ClerkenwellStroll through Clerkenwell in the footsteps of Joseph Grimaldi, the celebrated English Clown, who lived, worked and died here. Sue McCarthy£10.00
09/09/2016Tour of Canonbury TowerJoin us in this tour of a historic buildingColin del Strother£15.00
11/09/2016Summer Strolls: Islington's Women of InspirationThis area is famously unconventional and many women have added to its character. This tour explores the lives & legacy of the women that changed things...Denise Gillard£8.00 - £10.00
11/09/2016Summer Strolls: Islington's Women of InspirationThis area is famously unconventional and many women have added to its character. This tour explores the lives & legacy of the women that changed things...Denise Gillard£8.00 - £10.00
17/09/2016Summer Strolls – Walking Tour of Highbury VillageArchitectural and historical exploration of the green Georgian hill village of Highbury Fields. Full description and details can be found on Eventbrite website.Robert Young£10.00
18/09/2016Summer Strolls - Angel Georgian DelightsDid the Georgians create the modern world for us to live in? We will explore this heritage learning about housing, transport, entertainment & crimeAndy Catto£10.00
24/09/2016Summer Strolls - The Angel - A Watery WalkFind out about the key role that Spas, The New River and The Regent's Canal have played in shaping this part of Islington. Includes a visit to Sadler's Wells.Karen Lansdown£10.00
28/09/2016Tour of Canonbury TowerJoin us in this tour of a historic buildingOonagh Gay£15.00
05/10/2016Up And Down The City RoadA walk along the City Road - once seen as Britain's finest street but now so unlovedRob Smith£12.00
14/10/2016Tour of Canonbury TowerJoin us in this tour of a historic buildingPeter Hayes£15.00
26/10/2016Tour of Canonbury TowerJoin us in this tour of a historic buildingSue McCarthy£15.00
11/11/2016Tour of Canonbury TowerJoin us in this tour of a historic buildingSusan Hahn£15.00
23/11/2016Tour of Canonbury TowerJoin us in this tour of a historic buildingJiff Bayliss£15.00
09/12/2016Tour of Canonbury TowerJoin us in this tour of a historic buildingJen Pedler£15.00
28/12/2016Tour of Canonbury TowerJoin us in this tour of a historic buildingMary Bond£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.

Our special walks cover all aspects and themes in the Borough of Islington and the Smithfield area. Ask about the John Wesley historic walk, Criminal Islington, Beguiling Barnsbury or our Four Theatres and a River walks.  These walks can be used by businesses or other organisations as social or team building events, and are also suitable for celebrating birthdays or other special arrangements. 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, 2014.