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,Ā  Caledonian Clock Tower, Union Chapel and Canonbury Tower

From September 1st, we will be offering a mixture of guided walks (following social distancing rules) and/or virtual walks (done online using Zoom). 

Please note that due to Covid 19 for guided walks:

  • Our walk routes are planned so that all stops can be conducted in areas where social distancing guidelines can be observed by the guide, clients and passers-by.
  • Customers are required to book their place on the walk in advance and at the time of booking will be informed about our measures to minimise the risk of infection – cash bookings on the day will not be accepted
  • There will be a maximum of 15 customers on any walk (and this number will be reduced if necessary to comply with social distancing guidelines)
  • All participants will be instructed to follow government guidance on social distancing and any other measures that are in place at the time of each session.
  • Guides will wear a mask and/or shield covering their nose and mouth 
  • Customers are required to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth throughout the walk
  • Customers are responsible for providing their own mask and hand sanitiser on the walk.
  • Customers are responsible for their own safety and that of their children on the walk .
  • Guides reserve the right to change or end a walk if it it becomes apparent that the walk cannot be carried out according to these measures.

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Current Walks

september

16sep10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

18sep10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

20sep10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

23sep10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

25sep10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

26sep14:00Tales from the Crypt::Death in Barnsbury Walk14:00 Guide: An Islington Guided Walks Guide

27sep10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

30sep10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

october

02oct10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

03oct14:00Tales from the Crypt::Death in Barnsbury Walk14:00 Guide: An Islington Guided Walks Guide

04oct10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

07oct10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

09oct10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

09oct13:00Tales from the Crypt::Death in Barnsbury Walk13:00 Guide: An Islington Guided Walks Guide

11oct10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

14oct10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

16oct10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

17oct14:00Tales from the Crypt::Death in Barnsbury Walk14:00 Guide: An Islington Guided Walks Guide

18oct10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

21oct10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

23oct10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

23oct13:00Tales from the Crypt::Death in Barnsbury Walk13:00 Guide: An Islington Guided Walks Guide

24oct14:00Tales from the Crypt::Death in Barnsbury Walk14:00 Guide: An Islington Guided Walks Guide

25oct10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

28oct10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

30oct10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

31oct14:00Tales from the Crypt::Death in Barnsbury Walk14:00 Guide: An Islington Guided Walks Guide

november

No Events

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

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 onĀ  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.

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