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
Description: Follow social researcher Charles Booth around Clerkenwell and learn about London’s sausage king
Description: In the 18th Century Londoners flocked to Islington to visit tea rooms and pleasure gardens to enjoy bizarre entertainments
Description: Explore Smithfield and Clerkenwell’s literary connections and hear readings from authors who wrote about this fascinating area.
Description: Stories of love, crime, bravery and friendship from Clerkenwell’s Italian Community 1820-1950
Description: Step back in time to visit sites from Elizabethan Islington, where people dodged arrows in the Finsbury fields, queued at the Clerks Wells, and marvelled at the new class of rich and powerful moving into former religious buildings
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