The Mayor of Islington's Official Guides

Fascinating walks in Clerkenwell and Islington

Walks or talks for groups, schools, special occasions or business events

Tours of St John’s Gate, the Charterhouse,  Union Chapel and Canonbury Tower

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Some forthcoming public walks – for all our walks please visit our walks


19jan11:0012:301930s Art Deco architecture in Shoreditch11:00 – 12:30 Guide: Jane Parker

20jan11:0012:30Art Deco Holloway – architectural delights of the 1930s11:00 – 12:30 Guide: Jane Parker

20jan14:0015:30Art Deco Arsenal – architectural statements of the 1930s14:00 – 15:30 Guide: Jane Parker

23jan14:0016:00Banned Books14:00 – 16:00 Guide: Rob Smith

26jan11:0012:30Clerkenwell Highlights11:00 – 12:30 Guide: Tom Barbanneau

26jan14:0015:30Funny Islington14:00 – 15:30 Guide: George Baddeley

27jan11:0012:30Lyrics and Limericks, Fantasy and Fraud11:00 – 12:30 Guide: Jane Parker

27jan14:0015:30The Diary of a Nobody – Mr Pooter’s Victorian Holloway14:00 – 15:30 Guide: Jane Parker


02feb10:3012:00Kings Cross Ghostsigns – social history told through advertising10:30 – 12:00 Guide: Jane Parker

03feb11:0012:00Art Deco on Upper Street: Islington Town Hall11:00 – 12:00 Guide: Oonagh Gay

06feb11:0013:00Look At The Estate We’re In – philanthropy and social housing11:00 – 13:00 Guide: Jane Parker

10feb13:3017:30The Old Inns and Taverns of Holloway Road – a half or a double?13:30 – 17:30 Guide: Jane Parker

12feb11:0012:30Ghostsigns of Holloway – hand-painted history on the walls of N711:00 – 12:30 Guide: Jane Parker

12feb14:0015:30The Oxford Street Of The North – Holloway’s Victorian Heyday14:00 – 15:30 Guide: Jane Parker

21feb14:0016:00Islington – London’s Larder14:00 – 16:00 Guide: Rob Smith

When you book  a tour you are making a contract with the individual guide and not Islington Guided Walks.  Contact the guide if you want to know more about the walk. 

What our clients say about us

I’ve joined two of the Association’s walks, one on Islington’s involvement in the Spanish Civil War and another on Activism in Islington in the 70s and 80s. Both walks were excellent; well researched; expertly led; and a wealth of local information relating to the topics. I would recommend the Association’s guided walks to anyone.

JB on  Tripadvisor

Had a very enjoyable guided walk in Islington today visiting places associated with artists who once lived in the area and painted local landmarks. Knowledgeable and friendly guide who shared many amusing anecdotes about former inhabitants of this fascinating part of London. An informative and fun walk. Will definitely book with them again.

I had the fantastic opportunity to take a tour of Canonbury Tower with an excellent guide. She was very welcoming, knowledgeable and smart. I was so impressed by this tour and guide that I look forward to participating in other tours.