As well as the regular posts illustrating the different aspects of the history of Clerkenwell and Islington, we plan to publish a monthly list of some of the walks and events in the coming month that explore the places described in our posts. These walks and events will offer the opportunity to learn more from … Read More
The guides at Islington Guided Walks have been working over the last few weeks to build a new Visit Islington set of pages – we’ve divided the borough into ten areas, and for each area a page that looks at why you should visit the area, more on the area history and lists some of … Read More
The borough of Islington is full of interesting areas – this section of our website provides you with an overview of the different areas that you might want to explore with our guides Clerkenwell – Medieval Monasteries, Entertainment, Revolutions, Craftspeople, Prisons and Theatre, The Fleet Finsbury – Archery, Burial grounds, Medical history, Poverty and Nonconformist … Read More
Islington Guides are running a Festival of Walks in the Borough of Islington between Saturday 19 and Sunday 27 June to celebrate the end of lockdown. You can download the PDF brochure to learn more. The Festival’s highlight will be two weekend walks: The Monastic Quarter walk will explore what attracted religious institutions to the area outside the City of … Read More
Exhibition exploring the history of Holy Trinity Church, Cloudsley Square and the surrounding area runs from 19th March to 27th June at the Islington Museum and Local History Centre. Islington Guided Walks, the Mayor of Islington’s official guides, has developed two new walks designed to bring to life the characters researched as part of Tales … Read More
Following essential building repairs we are delighted to announce that our tours of Islington’s oldest building are on again. Go to the Our Walks page to book your place.
During November Islington Guided Walks will be leading two tours of Islington’s impressive and historic Union Chapel. Now one of London’s leading music venues, the chapel owes its stunning acoustics to its charismatic Victorian minister, Dr Henry Allen. Book a place on one of our tours to discover more about this remarkable man and this … Read More
The Clerkenwell & Islington Guides’ Association are delighted to announce the launch of our new website – Islington Guided Walks. The old website (ciga.org.uk) didn’t have a very well recognised name, and the new website has been designed to make it more accessible, and to increase the likelihood of being recognised in Google searches. The … Read More