The Clerkenwell and Islington Summer Free Walks Festival
In August and September we are running a series of free walks during the weekdays (our normal walk programme continues to run at weekends). Although all walks are free, because we expect these to be popular, you must book by clicking on a link below.
Walks are on each:
Tuesday lunchtime (an hour in length starting at 13:00 – ideal for a break from the office) all walks start and end at St John’s Gate. The lunchtime walk can also easily be combined with a tour of St John’s Gate Museum – which takes place at 11:00 and 14:30.
Wednesday morning (under two hours) starting from Farringdon Underground station at 11:00.
Thursday evening (under two hours) is a special walk that leaves from the place listed below at 18:30.
The walk programme is:
|Date||Walk||Walk description||Guide||Cost of walk||Date of the walk|
|Sat 02/09/17 14:30||Caledonian Park & Clock Tower - a stroll up and down||From debauchery to butchery walk around Caledonian Park and up its Clock Tower to hear it’s vibrant history and see Islington and London from new heights.||Jiff Bayliss||£12.00||02/09/2017|
|Thu 07/09/17 11:00||Caledonian Park & Clock Tower - a stroll up and down||From debauchery to butchery walk around Caledonian Park and up its Clock Tower to hear it’s vibrant history and see Islington and London from new heights.||Jiff Bayliss||£12.00||07/09/2017|
|Sun 10/09/17 13:30||Up the Cally||Amazingly varied walk along Caledonian Road including murals, poems, markets, clock towers & bombsites. Learn the fascinating history behind the Road’s name.||Philip Nelkon||£9.00||10/09/2017|
|Fri 15/09/17 14:00||Islington Pride - 50 Years of LGBT History||Commemorating 50 years since of the death of Joe Orton & the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, discover Islington's many LGBT "firsts" and scenes from Orton's life.||Karen Lansdown||£10.00||15/09/2017|
|Sat 23/09/17 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||£10.00||23/09/2017|
|Thu 28/09/17 11:00||The Real London of Peaky Blinders||True stories of gang crime in 1920's Clerkenwell which inspired events in the TV series Peaky Blinders||Rob Snith||£12.00||28/09/2017|
|Thu 05/10/17 19:00||Banned Books||A walk looking at books that have been banned in London from political tracts to 18th century pornography||Rob Smith||£12.00||05/10/2017|
|Wed 25/10/17 10:00||Canonbury Tower Tour||Visit one of Islington's oldest buildings||Susan Hahn||£15.00||25/10/2017|
|Wed 25/10/17 11:00||Elizabethan Islington||Although not many buildings remain, there are still signs of people who lived in Islington in Tudor times as this walk uncovers||Rob Smith||£12.00||25/10/2017|
|Wed 25/10/17 14:00||The New River - Islington's Lost waterway||The New River was an ambitious 17th century scheme to supply London with water by digging a canal from Hertfordshire||Rob Smith||£12.00||25/10/2017|
|Tue 31/10/17 18:30||Sensational & Spooky Smithfield||Ghosts, Body Snatchers and Slaughter on this Halloween walk through the streets & alleys of Smithfield.||Karen Lansdown||Sat Dec 30 1899 10:00:00 GMT-0000 (GMT)||31/10/2017|
|Wed 22/11/17 14:00||Canonbury Tower Tour||Visit one of Islington's oldest buildings||David Brown||£15.00||22/11/2017|
|Fri 08/12/17 14:00||Canonbury Tower Tour||Visit one of Islington's oldest buildings||Sue McCarthy||£15.00||08/12/2017|
|Fri 12/01/18 14:00||Canonbury Tower Tour||Visit one of Islington's oldest buildings||Colin del Strother||£15.00||12/01/2018|
|Wed 24/01/18 10:00||Canonbury Tower Tour||Visit one of Islington's oldest buildings||Peter Hayes||£15.00||24/01/2018|
|Fri 09/02/18 14:00||Canonbury Tower Tour||Visit one of Islington's oldest buildings||Jen Pedler||£15.00||09/02/2018|
|Wed 28/02/18 10:00||Canonbury Tower Tour||Visit one of Islington's oldest buildings||Joanna Moncrieff||£15.00||28/02/2018|