Canonbury Tower Tours

Picture of Canonbury Tower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally built in the early 1500s by Prior Bolton of St Bartholomew’s Priory as a summer retreat, the Tower has a fascinating history, and was owned by Thomas Cromwell (of Wolf Hall fame) and at one time occupied by novelist Oliver Goldsmith.

To book your place please go to the Our Walks page.

Please note that access to this building is restricted, and only available if it is not in use. The tour will also only run if we have three or more visitors booking. We regret that the tour might need to be cancelled at short notice.  We will endeavor to contact you (using email) 48 hours before the tour to let you know if it is going ahead.

Please get to the building ten minutes before the tour commences.   Once the tour starts, the main door will be locked, and late comers will not be able to join the tour.   The tour takes about an hour and a half to complete.

Canonbury Tower is in Canonbury Place, N1 2NQ (opposite the junction with Compton Road).  The nearest stations are Highbury and Islington, Essex Road, and Canonbury.

 



 

Private: Canonbury Tower Tours Now Available

Picture of Canonbury Tower
Canonbury Tower (c) David Brown 2014

 

Clerkenwell & Islington Guides are pleased to announce that we now have agreement to restart tours of Canonbury Tower, and we plan to offer several tours a month – please book your tours on our main walks page.  We can also organise group tours on request.

Originally built in the early 1500s by Prior Bolton of St Bartholomew’s Priory as a summer retreat, the Tower has a fascinating history, and was owned by Thomas Cromwell (of Wolf Hall fame) and at one time occupied by novelist Oliver Goldsmith.

Each tour is limited to a small number of people.    Access to this building is restricted, and only available if it is not in use.   We also need six or more visitors per tour to make it financially viable.  We regret that the tour might need to be cancelled at short notice.  We will endeavor to contact you (using email) 48 hours before the tour to let you know if it is going ahead.

For more information, please contact [email protected]

 

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