Canonbury 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.
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