Canonbury Walk

Picture of Canonbury TowerCanonbury Square, the Tower and the New River – a walk through Canonbury

Discover leafy Canonbury, Islington’s green and pleasant land: walk along the New River and picture four centuries of much-needed fresh water for London; marvel at the buildings such as the Union Chapel in Gothic Revival style and Canonbury Tower, a hidden 16th century gem and once home to Sir Francis Bacon and Oliver Goldsmith; hear about artists and writers who set up home here in the past as well as more recent residents.

This walk meets outside the main entrance of Highbury & Islington station.   No booking required – pay the guide (£8, £6 for concessions) who will be wearing a Clerkenwell & Islington Guides Association badge.