CLERKENWELL & ISLINGTON GUIDES – WALKS AND EVENTS JUly 2024

Welcome to the July newsletter from Clerkenwell and Islington Guides. A couple of months ago, our newsletter covered Peter Axson’s sponsored bike ride for the Jane Duffield Bursary Charitable Trust. The Jane Duffield Bursary Charitable Trust was set up in late 2020 in memory of our friend Jane Duffield. Jane was an inspirational teacher who … Read More

CLERKENWELL & ISLINGTON GUIDES – WALKS AND EVENTS May 2024

Welcome to the May newsletter of walks across Clerkenwell and Islington, and we have a wide variety of walks again this months, starting with one of the places where there is a combination of history and fantastic views across London: CANONBURY TOWER TOUR Canonbury Tower was built in the late 16th century and is a … Read More

Three New Walks For April

Following our newsletter last Sunday, here are three late entrants to our calendar of walks, all taking place during the month of April, and all three offering very different views of the streets and history of Islington, and as the weather seems to be improving, they provide the perfect opportunity for a walk: Mary Wollstonecraft … Read More

Returning to lead tours at Union Chapel

For the first time since the pandemic Islington Guided Walks is back leading monthly tours of Union Chapel. It was a delight to spend an hour there at the beginning of March sharing the glories of the building with a group. There are so many things to enjoy in this Grade I listed building but these … Read More

The Honourable Artillery Company

Walk south down City Road, past Bunhill Fields, and you will encounter, on your right, this forbidding building. The City shield and Royal Arms over the doorway testify to its importance, but the only clue to its purpose is given by two brass plates on the heavily guarded alley to its south which indicate that … Read More