Priss Fotheringham

Priss Fotheringham ‘the second best whore in the city’ The above blue plaque in Whitecross Street, Finsbury, has recently been obscured by a new artwork. Whilst sad that we can no longer see it, the plaque itself was part of a contemporary artwork series installed in 2012 during the annual Whitecross festival of street art. … Read More

The stolen Life of Nelly Power

If you walk north along Southgate Road from the Rosemary Branch pub, you could easily miss the plaque at number 97. It marks the house where Nelly Power, once a famous 19th century music hall singer and actress, lived and died.  Lottie Walker, a member of Islington Guided Walks and herself a performer, discovered Nelly … Read More


Welcome to the first Clerkenwell and Islington Guides Newsletter of 2023, and to start the year we have a comprehensive set of walks available, exploring many different aspects of the area, starting with: Burnings, Butchery and Black Death: A Walking Tour of London’s Bloody Past – Multiple dates in January and February Travel through a … Read More