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

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

03oct14:30Up the Cally14:30 Guide: Philip Nelkon

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

10octAll DayVirtual Tour - New BeginningsA free virtual tour provided under the London on the Move banner - part of Local London Guiding Day.(All Day: saturday) Guide: An Islington Guided Walks Guide

10octAll DayVirtual Tour - New BeginningsA free virtual tour provided under the London on the Move banner - part of Local London Guiding Day.(All Day: saturday) 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

01nov10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

04nov18:00Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: a virtual tour of London's Bloody Past18:00 Guide: Tom Currie

06nov10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

06nov18:00Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: a virtual tour of London's Bloody Past18:00 Guide: Tom Currie

08nov10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

11nov10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

11nov18:00Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: a virtual tour of London's Bloody Past18:00 Guide: Tom Currie

13nov10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

13nov18:00Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: a virtual tour of London's Bloody Past18:00 Guide: Tom Currie

15nov10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

18nov10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

18nov18:00Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: a virtual tour of London's Bloody Past18:00 Guide: Tom Currie

20nov10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

20nov18:00Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: a virtual tour of London's Bloody Past18:00 Guide: Tom Currie

22nov10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

25nov10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

25nov18:00Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: a virtual tour of London's Bloody Past18:00 Guide: Tom Currie

27nov10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

27nov18:00Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: a virtual tour of London's Bloody Past18:00 Guide: Tom Currie

29nov10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

december

02dec10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

02dec18:00Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: a virtual tour of London's Bloody Past18:00 Guide: Tom Currie

04dec10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

04dec18:00Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: a virtual tour of London's Bloody Past18:00 Guide: Tom Currie

06dec10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

09dec10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

09dec18:00Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: a virtual tour of London's Bloody Past18:00 Guide: Tom Currie

11dec10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

11dec18:00Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: a virtual tour of London's Bloody Past18:00 Guide: Tom Currie

13dec10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

16dec10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

16dec18:00Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: a virtual tour of London's Bloody Past18:00 Guide: Tom Currie

18dec10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

18dec18:00Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: a virtual tour of London's Bloody Past18:00 Guide: Tom Currie

20dec10:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London's Bloody Past10:30 Guide: Tom Currie

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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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