Clerkenwell's literary connections stretch back to the sixteenth century. We’ll hear about drama, mystery, magic, crime and punishment as we discover some of the writers who have lived,
Clerkenwell’s literary connections stretch back to the sixteenth century. We’ll hear about drama, mystery, magic, crime and punishment as we discover some of the writers who have lived, worked and written about the area over the years. Writers featured in the walk will include: Peter Ackroyd, Charles Dickens, George Gissing, Samuel Johnson and William Shakespeare. Readings from some of their works will help to bring the locations they wrote about to life and enable you to read (or re-read) their books in a new light.
This 90-minute circular walk starts and finishes at Farringdon Station.
This is a free walk generously funded by Islington Library and Heritage Service but booking is essential.
This is one of a series of four new walks on a literary theme designed by Islington Guided Walk guides to mark the publication of a Literary Road Map of Islington. The map has been created by Islington Library and HeritageService and like the walks celebrates the borough’s long, rich heritage of authors, screenwriters, poets and writers who have lived in Islington, and the literary works which have been inspired by and set in Islington.
(Saturday) 11:00 - 12:30
39 Cowcross Street, LONDON, EC1M 6BY