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.

Find out more about Islington’s local history walking routes.

Islington has a team of qualified guides who offer a wide range of guided walks throughout the borough. Click here to find out more about walks led by members of Islington Guided Walks – the Mayor of Islington’s official tour guides.

Upcoming walks

A guided walk through the LGBT history of King’s Cross
Celebrate a history of activism and community support from the setting up of the London Gay Switchboard in the 1970s through to current organisations such as Say it Loud and Gendered Intelligence. Relive the heady days of the Scala cinema movie nights and The Bell Pub. The walk finishes at Central Station pub who have supported every spectrum of LGBT society from SM Dykes to the Gay Christian movement since the early 1990s. Meet journalists and Derek Jarman, the Kings Cross Steelers and Grace’s cricket group.

When: Sunday 24 February, Sunday 17 March, at 11am
Where: Starts outside Kings Cross Station, Euston Road, N1 9AL. Ends at Central Station Pub, 37 Wharfdale Rd, London N1 9SD
Cost: FREE but booking essential.

A guided walk through Clerkenwell’s LGBT history
Discover some of the many Islington LGBT+ firsts – from Chris Smith, the UK’s first openly gay Member of Parliament in 1984 to the UK’s first legal afterhours club, Trade which opened in 1990s. As well as dance, music, clubs and pubs the walk explores many of the poignant, funny and brave stories of life and activism recorded by the Islington’s Pride project.

When: Sunday 17 February, Saturday 9 and 23 March, at 11am
Where: Starts at Barbican Tube Station, 135 Aldersgate Street, EC1A 4JA. Ends at Angel Tube Station, 3 Islington High St, EC1V 1NE
Cost: FREE but booking essential.

Islington Guided Walks also lead tours at The Charterhouse – where medieval monks lived and died, Black Death victims were interred and  Queen Elizabeth and James I held court.
The tours take place at 2.45pm every day except Mondays.
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