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.
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The table below contains public walks being run in Clerkenwell and Islington by our members.
Our current list of walks:
|Date||Walk||Walk description||Guide||Cost of walk|
|Sat 24/06/17 11:00||Islington and the Spanish Civil War||Islington International Brigaders included academics and plumbers; Aid Spain supporters stretched from communists to priests. This walk explores their stories.||Susan Hahn||£0.00|
|Sun 25/06/17 11:00||Sensational Smithfield||Fun and Frolics, Animal and Human Slaughter. Body Snatchers, Ghosts and Film Locations. Lots to discover around London's famous meat market.||Karen Lansdown||£10.00|
|Sun 25/06/17 11:00||Islington - London's Larder||A walk looking at 800 years of Islington's food history, from dairy farms to ice cream parlours||Rob Smith||£12.00|
|Wed 28/06/17 10:00||Canonbury Tower Tour||Visit one of Islington's oldest buildings.||Sue McCarthy||£15.00|
|Thu 29/06/17 19:00||SPRINGS, SEWERS, RIVERS AND RAILWAYS||A river and fresh water springs defined Clerkenwell, though precious little evidence survived Victorian engineering - but if you know where to look...||Simon Jones||£10.00|
|Sat 01/07/17 11:30||Islington between the Wars||Be transported back in time when, for the poor, Islington life was hard. No assistance, no NHS, no supermarket but close communities & great fun at the weekend||Philip Nelkon||£10.00|
|Tue 04/07/17 11:00||Clerkenwell Not Just a Watering Hole||A walk exploring Clerkenwell’s links with gin and beer production together with some modern off the beaten track foodie gems||Joanna Moncrieff||£12.00|
|Sat 08/07/17 11:00||Islington and the Spanish Civil War||Islington International Brigaders included academics and plumbers; Aid Spain supporters stretched from communists to priests. This walk explores their stories.||Susan Hahn||£0.00|
|Fri 14/07/17 14:00||Canonbury Tower Tour||Visit one of Islington's oldest buildings.||Jiff Bayliss||£15.00|
|Thu 27/07/17 14:00||Islington Pride - 50 Years of LGBT History||Walk to commemorate 50th anniversaries of the death of Joe Orton and the 1967 Sexual Offences Act. Funded by Islington Museum. Booking essential.||Janet Foster||£0.00|
|Wed 09/08/17 14:00||Islington Pride - 50 Years of LGBT History||Walk to commemorate the 50th anniversaries of the death of Joe Orton and the 1967 Sexual Offences Act. Funded by Islington Museum. Booking essential.||Karen Lansdown||£0.00|
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
(c) Clerkenwell and Islington Guides’ Association, 2016.