Festival of Walks 19 June to 27 June

Islington Guides are running a Festival of Walks in the Borough of Islington between Saturday 19 and Sunday 27 June to celebrate the end of lockdown.   You can download the PDF brochure to learn more. The Festival’s highlight will be two weekend walks:  The Monastic Quarter walk will explore what attracted religious institutions  to the area outside the City of … Read More

Tales from the Crypt Walks and Exhibition

Exhibition exploring the history of Holy Trinity Church, Cloudsley Square and the surrounding area  runs from 19th March to 27th June at the Islington Museum and Local History Centre. Islington Guided Walks, the Mayor of Islington’s official guides, has developed two new walks designed to bring to life the characters researched as part of Tales … Read More

Canonbury Tower Tours are Back

Following essential building repairs we are delighted to announce that our tours of Islington’s oldest building are on again. Go to the Our Walks page to book your place.  

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

Would You Like to be a Clerkenwell & Islington Guide?

  The next Clerkenwell & Islington Tour Guiding course at the University of Westminster begins on Thursday 11th January 2018. See below for information about the course. You can also find out more by attending our “Meet the Guides” Taster and Q&A session on Thursday 23rd November 2017 at 6:30pm. The session consists of a … 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