Local London Guiding Day 2018

  • 15
  • Oct

On Saturday 13 October, Clerkenwell & Islington’s official tour guides will be joining forces with their guiding colleagues in Camden, Westminster and The City of London to present FREE walking tours in their local areas.

The theme for this year’s Local London Guiding Day is ‘Commemoration’ and highlights the many significant anniversaries during 2018.

It is 200 years since the Islington tunnel on the Regent’s Canal was completed, 100 years since the end of WWI and some women winning the vote, and 30 years since Clerkenwell and Islington Guides started bringing the history of the area to life with their guided walks.

The free walk, Remembering Islington’s Past, will show you the memorials to the people who lost their lives in WWI, on the streets where they lived; one of London’s oldest pub theatres and the balcony where Meryl Streep, playing Emmeline Pankhurst, gave that rousing speech in the film ‘Suffragette’. Meet the man who lived long enough to unveil his own Islington heritage plaque, the “Jiujitzu suffragette” and see the pub where the notorious Hatton Garden heist was planned by a gang of senior citizens.

WHAT: Remembering Islington’s Past
: Saturday 13 October 2018.
Every hour on the hour 10am to 6pm
WHERE: Walk starts and finishes at Angel tube station, N1 9LQ
DURATION: 60 minutes
COST: Free. Just turn up. No booking required

Local London Guiding Day Walks in other areas:

Camden – Life & Death in Bloomsbury
Meet outside Russell Square tube station, WC1N 1LG.
Finishes close to Holborn tube station, WC2B 6AA.
A fascinating foray into Bloomsbury, celebrating its famous squares and delving deep into its rich history. Commemorate the NHS and the development of medicine, understand the impact of war on the area and learn about the lives and deaths of Bloomsbury’s inhabitants.
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The City of London – Kindertransport to Cnihtengild
Meet on corner of Liverpool St and Old Broad St, EC2M 7NH.
Finishes at Aldgate tube station, EC3 1AH.
Discover the stories behind the City of London’s memorials. Hear tales of medieval knights, child refugees, suffragists and war heroes. Find out how a landmark building and a scarlet feather commemorate the past.
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Westminster – From Pepys to Peter Pan
Meet outside entrance to Amba Hotel, Charing Cross station, WC2N 5HS.
Finishes at Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DX.
Westminster has been the focus of innumerable significant events and home to many famous people. Hear about actors and artists, monarchy and military events – and visit the organisation behind the commemorative plaque scheme.
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