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,  Caledonian Clock Tower, Union Chapel and Canonbury Tower

NEWS :  Applications for our Training Course close on 4th November 2019. Find out more about the course and our upcoming Meet the Guides session on 17th October 2019 on the Our Training Course page.

 We are now  leading tours up the newly restored Caledonian Clock Tower and around the park. See Site Tours for more information and booking.

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

october

17oct14:3016:30Kings Cross and The Ladykillers14:30 – 16:30 Guide: Jane Parker

17oct18:3021:30Meet the Guides – Introduction to our Tour Guiding Course 202018:30 – 21:30 Guide: Clerkenwell & Islington Guides’ Association (Islington Guided Walks)

19oct12:0013:30Follow in the footsteps of Oliver Twist12:00 – 13:30 Guide: Hazel Baker

19oct14:3016:30Up the Cally14:30 – 16:30 Guide: Philip Nelkon

20oct10:3012:30From Monasteries and Milkmaids to Metropolis: North London Through the Ages10:30 – 12:30 Guide: Tom Currie

23oct11:0012:30Canonbury Tower Tour11:00 – 12:30 Guide: Colin del Strother, CIGA

23oct18:3020:00Art Deco Arsenal – architectural statements of the 1930s18:30 – 20:00 Guide: Jane Parker

24oct13:0014:30Follow in the Footsteps of Oliver Twist13:00 – 14:30 Guide: Hazel Baker

26oct15:0016:30Bleeding Hearts and Body Parts15:00 – 16:30 Guide: Hazel Baker

27oct10:3012:30From Monasteries and Milkmaids to Metropolis: North London Through the Ages10:30 – 12:30 Guide: Tom Currie

27oct11:0012:30Gangsters, Gelato & GaribaldiThe story of Clerkenwell’s Italian Community11:00 – 12:30 Guide: Karen Lansdown

31oct19:0020:30Bleeding Hearts and Body Parts19:00 – 20:30 Guide: Hazel Baker

november

02nov10:3012:00Green and Pleasant Islington10:30 – 12:00

03nov10:3012:30Waterways, Wharves and Windmills10:30 – 12:30 Guide: Jane Parker

03nov10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

03nov14:0016:00Kings Cross and The Ladykillers14:00 – 16:00 Guide: Jane Parker

04nov10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

05nov10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

06nov10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

07nov10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

08nov14:0015:30Canonbury Tower Tour14:00 – 15:30 Guide: Peter Hayes, CIGA

11nov10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

12nov10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

13nov10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

14nov10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

15nov10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

17nov10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

17nov10:3012:00Art Deco Arsenal – architectural statements of the 1930s10:30 – 12:00 Guide: Jane Parker

17nov14:0015:30Art Deco Holloway – architectural delights of the 1930s14:00 – 15:30 Guide: Jane Parker

18nov10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

19nov10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

20nov10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

21nov10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

21nov11:0012:30Cool ClerkenwellDiscover the fascinating stories that shaped Clerkenwell11:00 – 12:30 Guide: Karen Lansdown

22nov10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

24nov10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

24nov11:0012:30The Diary of a Nobody – Mr Pooter’s Victorian Holloway11:00 – 12:30 Guide: Jane Parker

25nov10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

26nov10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

26nov10:3012:30Kings Cross and The Ladykillers10:30 – 12:30 Guide: Jane Parker

27nov10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

27nov11:0012:30Canonbury Tower Tour11:00 – 12:30 Guide: Susan Hahn, Islington Guided Walks

28nov10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

29nov10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

30nov10:3012:30Waterways, Wharves and Windmills10:30 – 12:30 Guide: Jane Parker

december

01dec10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

02dec10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

03dec10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

04dec10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

05dec10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

05dec18:3020:00The Diary of a Nobody – Mr Pooter’s Victorian Holloway18:30 – 20:00 Guide: Jane Parker

06dec10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

07dec11:0012:30Sensational SmithfieldExplore the streets in and around the historic meat market11:00 – 12:30 Guide: Karen Lansdown

08dec10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

09dec10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

10dec10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

11dec10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

12dec10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

13dec10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

13dec14:0015:30Canonbury Tower Tour14:00 – 15:30 Guide: Joanna Moncrieff, CIGA

14dec10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

15dec10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

16dec10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

17dec10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

18dec10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

19dec10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

20dec10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

21dec10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

22dec10:3012:30Burnings, Butchery & Black Death: London’s Bloody Past10:30 – 12:30

january

04jan19:0022:00Plum picking on Highbury Fields19:00 – 22:00 Guide: David Brown

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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