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
Wed 15/11/17 14:45Charterhouse Standard TourSee inside and hear about the Charterhouse where Queen Elizabeth and James I held court, medieval monks lived and died and Black Death victims were interred.Jane Duffield£10.00
Thu 16/11/17 14:45Charterhouse standard tourSee inside and hear about the Charterhouse where Queen Elizabeth & James I held court, medieval monks lived & died and Black Death victims were interredJiff Bayliss£10.00
Thu 16/11/17 15:00An Artful History of EC1Murals, mosaics, street art, sculpture, typography, poetry, painting, architecture. Art, in many different forms, tells the story of the community in this area.Jen Pedler£12.00
Sat 18/11/17 14:00The Pubs and Taverns of Holloway Road Hear stories about 32 thirst-quenching sites in one afternoon. Full or half tour with refreshment stops. Note: this is not a pub crawlJane Parker£18.00
Sun 19/11/17 11:30Elizabethan Islington- The ‘Upstart Crow’ and his QueenLearn about Shakespeare’s time in Clerkenwell +Good Queen Bess rules the roost & many try to bring her downPhilip Nelkon£9.00
Sun 19/11/17 12:00Music Movies Murder and MayhemA walk exploring Islington's hidden alternative history
Aidan McManus£15.00
Sun 19/11/17 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
Wed 22/11/17 10:00Canonbury Tower TourVisit one of Islington's oldest buildingsDavid Brown£15.00
Fri 24/11/17 14:45Charterhouse Standard TourSee inside and hear about the Charterhouse where Queen Elizabeth and James I held court, medieval monks lived and died and Black Death Victims were interred.Jane Duffield£10.00
Sat 25/11/17 11:00Gangsters, Gelato & GaribaldiExplore the colourful history of the Italian community in Clerkenwell's Little Italy and the Hatton Garden area.karen Lansdown£12.00
Sat 25/11/17 13:00Archway my wayHear about Archway before and after its recent make-over.Jen Pedler£12.00
Sun 26/11/17 14:30Mr 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
Tue 28/11/17 11:00The Only Way Is Essex Road – recreation, markets & madnessFascinating stories and architectural gems along this often overlooked Islington thoroughfareJane Parker£12.00
Tue 28/11/17 14:00Green and Pleasant Islington – open spaces, hidden placesA tour off the beaten path looking at sites of renovation, reclamation, cows, dogs and deathJane Parker£12.00
Wed 29/11/17 14:45Charterhouse standard tourSee inside and hear about the Charterhouse where Queen Elizabeth & James I held court, medieval monks lived & died and Black Death victims were interred.Jiff Bayliss£10.00
Fri 08/12/17 14:00Canonbury Tower TourVisit one of Islington's oldest buildingsSue McCarthy£15.00
Sat 09/12/17 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
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
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.