Holloway has attracted writers since the Victorian building boom created the street pattern we know today. As we walk down and around Holloway Road we travel in time from the brickfields of Dickens’ Our Mutual Friend, through The Laurels of The Diary of a Nobody’s Mr Pooter to the modern flats and houses of Nick Hornby and Sarah Dunant to finish at the Prison. From sex scandal in school, to zombies in Waitrose, from Horrid Henry to the Pobble with no Toes; journalism, screenplay, stories for children and adults – Holloway has it all!
The walk will end outside the site of Holloway of Prison, Parkhurst Road, N7 0NU
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