Site Tours

Islington Guided Walks provides guides to some of Islington’s oldest and most fascinating buildings:

  • Museum of the Order of St John in Clerkenwell. Three tours are available that cover the story of the medieval Order of St John and the remains of the Priory, the many residents and uses of St John’s Gate  and the modern Order of St John and the story of St John Ambulance. More information and ticket booking is via the museum’s Eventbrite page. Our guides can also lead private groups, but enquiries must be made through the museum.
  • The Charterhouse in Smithfield – tours take place throughout the week and need to be booked at the Charterhouse website.  Some (but not all) guides are Clerkenwell & Islington Guides’ Association members    (Whilst you are in the Clerkenwell/Smithfield area we also recommend our Clerkenwell’s Monastic Quarter Walking Tour which highlights the areas history as an important monastic centre. see Our Walks Page for upcoming dates.)
  • Canonbury Tower in Canonbury – tours take place twice a month, and Islington Guided Walks can organise group tours. Our public tours are listed on the Canonbury Tower page, and group tours can be organised by contacting [email protected].
  • Caledonian Clock Tower and Park. Discover the history of the Caledonian Cattle Market and climb to the top of the restored Clock Tower. Our guides run regular free tours here for Islington Council. You can book a place via Islington Council’s Evenrbrite listing.