Free walks

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:

DateWalkWalk descriptionGuideCost of walkDate of the walk
Sat 02/09/17 14:30Caledonian Park & Clock Tower - a stroll up and downFrom 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£12.0002/09/2017
Thu 07/09/17 11:00Caledonian Park & Clock Tower - a stroll up and downFrom 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£12.0007/09/2017
Sun 10/09/17 13:30Up the CallyAmazingly varied walk along Caledonian Road including murals, poems, markets, clock towers & bombsites. Learn the fascinating history behind the Road’s name.Philip Nelkon£9.0010/09/2017
Fri 15/09/17 14:00Islington Pride - 50 Years of LGBT HistoryCommemorating 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£10.0015/09/2017
Sat 23/09/17 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£10.0023/09/2017
Thu 28/09/17 11:00The Real London of Peaky BlindersTrue stories of gang crime in 1920's Clerkenwell which inspired events in the TV series Peaky BlindersRob Snith£12.0028/09/2017
Thu 05/10/17 19:00Banned BooksA walk looking at books that have been banned in London from political tracts to 18th century pornographyRob Smith£12.0005/10/2017
Wed 25/10/17 10:00Canonbury Tower TourVisit one of Islington's oldest buildingsSusan Hahn£15.0025/10/2017
Wed 25/10/17 11:00Elizabethan IslingtonAlthough not many buildings remain, there are still signs of people who lived in Islington in Tudor times as this walk uncoversRob Smith£12.0025/10/2017
Wed 25/10/17 14:00The New River - Islington's Lost waterwayThe New River was an ambitious 17th century scheme to supply London with water by digging a canal from HertfordshireRob Smith£12.0025/10/2017
Tue 31/10/17 18:30Sensational & Spooky SmithfieldGhosts, Body Snatchers and Slaughter on this Halloween walk through the streets & alleys of Smithfield.Karen LansdownSat Dec 30 1899 10:00:00 GMT-0000 (GMT)31/10/2017
Wed 22/11/17 14:00Canonbury Tower TourVisit one of Islington's oldest buildingsDavid Brown£15.0022/11/2017
Fri 08/12/17 14:00Canonbury Tower TourVisit one of Islington's oldest buildingsSue McCarthy£15.0008/12/2017
Fri 12/01/18 14:00Canonbury Tower TourVisit one of Islington's oldest buildingsColin del Strother£15.0012/01/2018
Wed 24/01/18 10:00Canonbury Tower TourVisit one of Islington's oldest buildingsPeter Hayes£15.0024/01/2018
Fri 09/02/18 14:00Canonbury Tower TourVisit one of Islington's oldest buildingsJen Pedler£15.0009/02/2018
Wed 28/02/18 10:00Canonbury Tower TourVisit one of Islington's oldest buildingsJoanna Moncrieff£15.0028/02/2018

For any enquiries about these walks please contact tickets@ciga.org.uk