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 (ciga.org.uk) 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

Become a Clerkenwell and Islington Tour Guide in 2019

Tour Guiding Course – Clerkenwell & Islington 2019 The next Clerkenwell & Islington Tour Guiding course at the University of Westminster begins in January 2019. Course Overview Course start date: January 2019 Meet the Guides – Taster and Q&A session: 6:30pm Thursday 11th October 2018  Click here for details and booking.      Application deadline: … Read More

Free Walks – Local London Guiding Day 2018

COMMEMORATION 2018 On Saturday 13th October 2018 the Local London Guiding Associations are holding their annual day of free guided walks highlighting the fascinating history of their local areas. 2018 marks many historical anniversaries and significant milestones such as the end of World War One, the birth of the National Health Service and 100 years since … Read More

Charterhouse Tours

Clerkenwell & Islington Guides’ Association (CIGA) are now leading tours at The Charterhouse. The Charterhouse is situated in the south of the borough close to Smithfield meat market. It’s rich history dates back to 1348 when the site was a burial ground for victims of the Black Death. In the course of it’s long history … Read More

Charterhouse Square Summer Fair

On Saturday 1st July 2017, enjoy an afternoon of festivities and merriment at the annual Charterhouse Square Summer Fair. The fair is open from 12 noon until 4:30pm and this year, as well as food and activities for all ages, visitors will be able to appreciate the new landscaping in the square. You can also take … Read More

Fundraising Walks for the MS Trust

On Thursday 25th May 2017 CIGA is joining forces with many fellow London tour guides as part of 20 in 20. This is an event which aims to raise £20.000 for the Multiple Sclerosis Trust in 20 hours by offering a continuous programme of over 45 guided tours throughout one day. Visit www.20in20.london for the … Read More

CityRead London 2017

April is Cityread London month when libraries all across London aim to get communities together through the power of reading. This year’s book is Prophecy by S. J. Parris, a gripping Elizabethan spy thriller set in London 1583. CIGA has teamed up with Islington Libraries to bring the period to life with free guided walks highlighting … Read More

Free Walks – Local London Guiding Day

London’s five Guiding Associations (Clerkenwell & Islington, City of London, Westminster, Camden and Greenwich) are joining together to present free walks in their areas on Saturday 8th October 2016. The theme this year is “Art for All” Clerkenwell and Islington Guiding Association (CIGA) are the official tour guides for Clerkenwell & Islington and this year … Read More

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