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
Sat 24/06/17 11:00Islington and the Spanish Civil WarIslington 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 11:00Sensational SmithfieldFun 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 11:00Islington - London's LarderA walk looking at 800 years of Islington's food history, from dairy farms to ice cream parloursRob Smith£12.00
Wed 28/06/17 10:00Canonbury Tower TourVisit one of Islington's oldest buildings.Sue McCarthy£15.00
Thu 29/06/17 19:00SPRINGS, SEWERS, RIVERS AND RAILWAYSA 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 11:30Islington between the WarsBe 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 weekendPhilip Nelkon£10.00
Tue 04/07/17 11:00Clerkenwell Not Just a Watering HoleA walk exploring Clerkenwell’s links with gin and beer production together with some modern off the beaten track foodie gemsJoanna Moncrieff£12.00
Sat 08/07/17 11:00Islington and the Spanish Civil WarIslington 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 14:00Canonbury Tower TourVisit one of Islington's oldest buildings.Jiff Bayliss£15.00
Thu 27/07/17 14:00Islington Pride - 50 Years of LGBT HistoryWalk 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 14:00Islington Pride - 50 Years of LGBT HistoryWalk 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 info@ciga.org.uk

(c) Clerkenwell and Islington Guides’ Association, 2016.