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
Wed 11/05/16 11:00Six Islington SquaresA look at six squares in the Barnsbury area of Islington, all with their own individual styleRob Smith£12.00
Wed 11/05/16 19:00Merrie IslingtonA look at the sometimes bizarre entertainment offer in 18th century Islington, including a man riding around with bees on his headRob Smith£12.00
Fri 13/05/16 14:00Canonbury Tower TourA guided tour of historic Canonbury TowerMary Bond£15.00
Thu 19/05/16 17:00Made in Clerkenwell - The WalkContemporary "creatives" and the history of making in Clerkenwell. Organised in partnership with Craft Central's Made in Clerkenwell Open Studios Event.Karen Lansdown£10:00
Thu 19/05/16 19:00The Real London of Peaky BlindersExplore the mean streets of Clerkenwell that were run by the gangster Sabini - a real person portrayed by Noah Taylor in the TV series Peaky BlindersRob Smith£12.00
Fri 20/05/16 15:00Made in Clerkenwell - The WalkFocusing on both today's "creatives" and the rich history of making in Clerkenwell as part of Craft Central's Open Studio Event.Karen Lansdown£10.00
Sat 21/05/16 15:00Made in Clerkenwell - The WalkFocusing on both today's "creatives" and the rich history of making in Clerkenwell as part of Craft Central's Open Studios Event.Karen Lansdown£10.00
Thu 26/05/16 19:00Walking the River Fleet from King's Cross to the ThamesThe River Fleet flows below ground these days. This walk follows the route it takes through Clerkenwell and the City but we will be above ground!Rob Smith£12.00
Thu 02/06/16 19:00The Real London of Peaky BlindersExplore the mean streets of Clerkenwell that were run by the gangster Sabini - a real person portrayed by Noah Taylor in the TV series Peaky BlindersRob Smith£12.00
Sat 04/06/16 11:00The Angel - A Watery Walk
Find out about the key role that Spas, The New River and The Regent's Canal have played in shaping this part of Islington. Includes visit to Sadler's Wells.
Karen Lansdown
Sun 12/06/16 11:00Clerkenwell & Smithfield - Past and PresentFind out about the lively contemporary scene and a past peppered with radicalism, slaughter and frolics. Includes visit to the well Clerkenwell is named after.Karen Lansdown£10.00
Wed 05/10/16 11:00Up And Down The City RoadA walk along the City Road - once seen as Britain's finest street but now so unlovedRob Smith£12.00

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.