Islington Walking Tours

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Islington is a great place to explore on foot, with loads of great parks, history and interesting landmarks right on the doorstep. Guided walks are a fantastic way to learn more about the area. Here are some great walks coming up.

Islington Pride – 50 Years of LGBT History
Commemorating 50 years since of the death of Joe Orton & the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, discover Islington’s many LGBT “firsts” and scenes from Orton’s life.
When: Friday 15 September, 2pm
Cost: £10
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Islington and the Spanish Civil War
Islington International Brigaders included academics and plumbers; Aid Spain supporters stretched from communists to priests. This walk explores their stories.
When: Saturday 23 September, 11am-12.30pm
Cost: £8-10
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The Real London of Peaky Blinders
True stories of gang crime in 1920’s Clerkenwell which inspired events in the TV series Peaky Blinders
When: Thursday 28 September, 11am
Cost: £12
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Banned Books
A walk looking at books that have been banned in London from political tracts to 18th century pornography
When: Thursday 5 October, 7pm
Cost: £12
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Elizabethan Islington
Although not many buildings remain, there are still signs of people who lived in Islington in Tudor times as this walk uncovers
When: Wednesday 25 October, 11am
Cost: £12
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The New River – Islington’s Lost Waterway
The New River was an ambitious 17th century scheme to supply London with water by digging a canal from Hertfordshire
When: Wednesday 25 October, 2pm
Cost: £12
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Sensational & Spooky Smithfield
Ghosts, Body Snatchers and Slaughter on this Halloween walk through the streets & alleys of Smithfield
When: Tuesday 31 October, 6.30pm
Cost: 10
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Fungi Walk
A surprising and exciting guided walk around Gillespie Park Nature reserve on the hunt for weird and wonderful fungi. Led by fungi expert Andy Overall from ‘Fungi to be with’.
When: Saturday 18 November, from 2.15-4pm
Cost: Free, but limited places
Please email ecologycentre@islington.gov.uk or phone 020 7527 4374 to reserve your place.

Canonbury Tower Tours
Find out more about tours inside this wonderful Tudor dwelling and upcoming dates

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