Islington

Islington

Footprints of London run lots of guided walks in Clerkenwell and Islington. Our Islington walking tours are full of surprises, with tales of riot and rebellion, literary treats like walks following Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, hidden history walks that take you to tucked away alleys that have a story to tell, as well as some beautiful architecture. Walks take place all year round – here are the walks in Islington we have coming up

Islington

The New River - Islington's Lost Waterway

Thu, 23 Mar

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: The New River was one of the 17th Century’s greatest feats of engineering – this walk traces its route through Islington. You’ll see some of London’s oldest industrial buildings sitting in a car park and a delightful park that is one of Islington’s best secrets

Clerkenwell. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps.

Sun, 26 Mar

Your guide: Sean Patterson
Description: Follow social researcher Charles Booth around Clerkenwell and learn about London’s sausage king

Six Islington Squares

Thu, 6 Apr

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A look at the domestic architecture of 19th century Islington. Six squares, all very different, all representing an early example of a great British invention – suburbia

Clerkenwell: Not just a watering hole

Sat, 8 Apr

Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff
Description: A tour exploring Clerkenwell’s history via gin and beer production

The Real London of Peaky Blinders

Tue, 11 Apr

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Explore the mean streets of Clerkenwell thsat were run by the gangster Sabini – a real person portrayed by Noah Taylor in the tv series Peaky Blinders 

Merrie Islington

Thu, 20 Apr

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: In the 18th Century Londoners flocked to Islington to visit tea rooms and pleasure gardens to enjoy bizarre entertainments

Six Islington Squares

Thu, 20 Apr

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A look at the domestic architecture of 19th century Islington. Six squares, all very different, all representing an early example of a great British invention – suburbia

Il Quartiere - Tales From Italian Clerkenwell

Thu, 27 Apr

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: Stories of love, crime, bravery and friendship from Clerkenwell’s Italian Community 1820-1950

Paintings of Islington

Thu, 27 Apr

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: This walk visits the locations featured in five very different paintings of Islington. Rob will talk about the paintings, the artist who made them and the history of the buildings featured in them

Clerkenwell. The Charles Booth Poverty Maps.

Sun, 30 Apr

Your guide: Sean Patterson
Description: Follow social researcher Charles Booth around Clerkenwell and learn about London’s sausage king

Six Islington Squares

Thu, 8 Jun

Your guide: Rob Smith
Description: A look at the domestic architecture of 19th century Islington. Six squares, all very different, all representing an early example of a great British invention – suburbia

 

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