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 : Following essential building repairs our tours of Canonbury Tower are back. See the Our Walks page to book your place on this tour of Islington’s oldest building. Discover a remarkable history and enjoy fantastic views.

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

april

21apr11:0012:30Look At The Estate We’re In – philanthropy and social housing11:00 – 12:30 Guide: Jane Parker

22apr11:0012:30The Oxford Street Of The North – Holloway’s Victorian Heyday11:00 – 12:30 Guide: Jane Parker

22apr14:0015:30Lyrics and Limericks, Fantasy and Fraud14:00 – 15:30

22apr17:0018:30The Diary of a Nobody – Mr Pooter’s Victorian Holloway17:00 – 18:30 Guide: Jane Parker

24apr11:0012:30Canonbury Tower Tour11:00 – 12:30 Guide: Colin del Strother

28apr10:3012:00Kings Cross Ghostsigns – social history told through advertising10:30 – 12:00 Guide: Jane Parker

29apr11:0012:30Journey to Justice – Islington’s Activists11:00 – 12:30 Guide: Oonagh Gay

30apr11:0012:30Art Deco Holloway – architectural delights of the 1930s11:00 – 12:30 Guide: Jane Parker

30apr14:3016:00Ghostsigns of Holloway – hand-painted history on the walls of N714:30 – 16:00 Guide: Jane Parker

30apr18:3020:00Art Deco Arsenal – architectural statements of the 1930s18:30 – 20:00 Guide: Jane Parker

may

04may11:0012:30Green and Pleasant Islington11:00 – 12:30

07may18:3020:30Waterways, Wharves and Windmills18:30 – 20:30 Guide: Jane Parker

08may11:0012:30Ghostsigns of Islington – the writing’s on the wall11:00 – 12:30 Guide: Jane Parker

08may18:3020:00Showmen, strength and speed – the Angel’s ancient Inns18:30 – 20:00 Guide: Jane Parker

10may14:0015:30Canonbury Tower Tour14:00 – 15:30 Guide: David Brown

11may14:0015:30Funny Islington14:00 – 15:30 Guide: George Baddeley

16may18:3020:00Look At The Estate We’re In – philanthropy and social housing18:30 – 20:00 Guide: Jane Parker

17may18:3020:00Boxes, Babies, Beans and Bras18:30 – 20:00 Guide: Jane Parker

19may11:0012:30Inspiring Islington: How local activists made a difference11:00 – 12:30 Guide: Susan Hahn

20may18:3020:00Lyrics and Limericks, Fantasy and Fraud18:30 – 20:00

21may16:0017:30The Diary of a Nobody – Mr Pooter’s Victorian Holloway16:00 – 17:30 Guide: Jane Parker

21may18:3020:00The Oxford Street Of The North – Holloway’s Victorian Heyday18:30 – 20:00 Guide: Jane Parker

22may11:0012:30Canonbury Tower Tour11:00 – 12:30 Guide: An Islington Guided Walks Guide

22may18:3020:00Kings Cross Ghostsigns – social history told through advertising18:30 – 20:00 Guide: Jane Parker

23may11:0012:30Ghostsigns of Holloway – hand-painted history on the walls of N711:00 – 12:30 Guide: Jane Parker

23may16:0017:30Art Deco Arsenal – architectural statements of the 1930s16:00 – 17:30 Guide: Jane Parker

23may18:3020:00Art Deco Holloway – architectural delights of the 1930s18:30 – 20:00 Guide: Jane Parker

june

03jun11:0013:001930s Art Deco architecture in Finsbury and Shoreditch11:00 – 13:00 Guide: Jane Parker

06jun12:0013:30Look At The Estate We’re In – philanthropy and social housing12:00 – 13:30 Guide: Jane Parker

06jun15:0016:30Green and Pleasant Islington15:00 – 16:30

08jun11:0012:30Ghostsigns of Islington – the writing’s on the wall11:00 – 12:30 Guide: Jane Parker

08jun14:3016:00Boxes, Babies, Beans and Bras14:30 – 16:00 Guide: Jane Parker

11jun16:0017:30Kings Cross Ghostsigns – social history told through advertising16:00 – 17:30 Guide: Jane Parker

12jun18:3020:001930s Art Deco architecture in Finsbury and Shoreditch18:30 – 20:00 Guide: Jane Parker

13jun18:3020:30Waterways, Wharves and Windmills18:30 – 20:30 Guide: Jane Parker

14jun14:0015:30Canonbury Tower Tour14:00 – 15:30 Guide: Jen Pedler

15jun11:0012:30Lyrics and Limericks, Fantasy and Fraud11:00 – 12:30

16jun11:0012:30Ghostsigns of Holloway – hand-painted history on the walls of N711:00 – 12:30 Guide: Jane Parker

16jun16:0017:30Showmen, strength and speed – the Angel’s ancient Inns16:00 – 17:30 Guide: Jane Parker

17jun11:0012:30Art Deco Arsenal – architectural statements of the 1930s11:00 – 12:30 Guide: Jane Parker

17jun14:3016:00Art Deco Holloway – architectural delights of the 1930s14:30 – 16:00 Guide: Jane Parker

19jun16:0017:30The Only Way is Essex Road16:00 – 17:30 Guide: Jane Parker

20jun18:3020:00The Oxford Street Of The North – Holloway’s Victorian Heyday18:30 – 20:00 Guide: Jane Parker

22jun11:0012:30The Diary of a Nobody – Mr Pooter’s Victorian Holloway11:00 – 12:30 Guide: Jane Parker

22jun16:0018:00Waterways, Wharves and Windmills16:00 – 18:00 Guide: Jane Parker

26jun11:0012:30Canonbury Tower Tour11:00 – 12:30 Guide: Joanna Moncrieff

30jun15:0016:301930s Art Deco architecture in Finsbury and Shoreditch15:00 – 16:30 Guide: Jane Parker

july

12jul14:0015:30Canonbury Tower Tour14:00 – 15:30 Guide: Oonagh Gay

24jul11:0012:30Canonbury Tower Tour11:00 – 12:30 Guide: Mary Bond

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.

 
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