Clerkenwell: London’s First Suburb

Monks, nuns, courthouses, rookeries, radicals, distillers, pubs, crafts, trades and architecture On this circular walk from/to Farringdon Station, now one of the best connected stations in all of London, you will: • Learn about Clerkenwell's Norman and medieval monastic heritage. • Discover Clerkenwell's tradition for radicalism, dissent and protest. • Understand its growth from rural ... Read More

Islington’s Lost Entertainments

For centuries, Islington has been a popular destination for pleasure seekers. On this two-hour tour we'll explore the activities and institutions that went from ubiquity to obscurity as London changed around them. We'll uncover Islington's time as a land of pastoral excess; the antics of various rock-n'-rollers; the food; the fads; and the fights. The ... Read More

Islington’s Lost Entertainments

For centuries, Islington has been a popular destination for pleasure seekers. On this two-hour tour we'll explore the activities and institutions that went from ubiquity to obscurity as London changed around them. We'll uncover Islington's time as a land of pastoral excess; the antics of various rock-n'-rollers; the food; the fads; and the fights. The ... Read More

Islington’s Lost Entertainments

For centuries, Islington has been a popular destination for pleasure seekers. On this two-hour tour we'll explore the activities and institutions that went from ubiquity to obscurity as London changed around them. We'll uncover Islington's time as a land of pastoral excess; the antics of various rock-n'-rollers; the food; the fads; and the fights. The ... Read More

Up and Down Upper Street

Islington, now the most densely populated London borough, was for centuries famed for its pastures, dairies, fresh water wells and pleasure gardens. Today, this inner urban borough offers an eclectic range of modern shops, restaurants, theatres, pubs and cafes, but its history remains there, hidden in plain sight. At the heart of Islington is Upper ... Read More

Bleeding Hearts and Body Parts

Time to take your rose tinted history specs off…. Farringdon and Smithfields have always been associated with gore and bloodshed. For centuries, these two areas of London were the sites of public executions, and the blood of countless criminals was spilt on their streets. In more recent times, Farringdon has had its fair share of ... Read More