Visit Islington

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

Festival of Walks 19 June to 27 June

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

Tales from the Crypt Walks and Exhibition

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

Canonbury Tower Tours are Back

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.  

photo of inside of The Union Chapel

Visit the Union Chapel

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

Launch of Islington Guided Walks

The Clerkenwell & Islington Guides’ Association are delighted to announce the launch of our new website – Islington Guided Walks.  The old website ( 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