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

NEWS :  New tours of the Union Chapel in Islington being offered in November.  

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


12dec(dec 12)19:0023(dec 23)20:30The Real London of Peaky Blinders19:00 – 20:30 (23) Guide: Rob Smith

19dec15:0017:00A Victorian Christmas in Islington15:00 – 17:00 Guide: Rob Smith

20dec19:0021:00A Victorian Christmas in Islington19:00 – 21:00 Guide: Rob Smith

27dec11:0012:30Green and pleasant Islington11:00 – 12:30 Guide: Jane Parker

27dec14:0015:30The Diary of a Nobody – Mr Pooter’s Victorian Holloway14:00 – 15:30 Guide: Jane Parker


03jan14:0016:00Up and Down The City Road14:00 – 16:00 Guide: Rob Smith

16jan14:0015:15Elizabethan Islington14:00 – 15:15 Guide: Rob Smith

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

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


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.