Highbury, Canonbury and Central Islington highlights

13feb11:0013:00Highbury, Canonbury and Central Islington highlightsThis walk starts in Highbury Fields, then winds south either side of Upper Street towards the Angel.11:00 - 13:00 GuideLesley Thompson


Event Details

Highbury, Canonbury and the areas around St Mary’s Islington and the Angel were all settlements centuries ago. This walk explores the influences of two ancient manor houses belonging to religious orders, a 17C water course, cattle sheds and centuries of livestock heading to market.

We will also walk past two historic churches, pretty Georgian terraces and squares, an art gallery, theatres and music halls, then hear about the coming of the railways, literary figures, at least three romances and more.

Although Covid-related restrictions have eased, the number of walkers joining us is limited, and pre-booking is essential. Exact meeting point given with booking. The walk covers around 2 miles and will take 2 hours approx. £15.



(Sunday) 11:00 - 13:00


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