Forthcoming Walks and Tours

June

 

Wednesday 28th June 

Tour of Canonbury Tower  A rare chance to  explore the inside and outside of one of Islington’s historic jewels – the Canonbury Tower. Originally built in the early 1500s by Prior Bolton of St Bartholomew’s Priory as a summer retreat, the Tower has a fascinating history, and was owned by Thomas Cromwell (of Wolf Hall fame) and at one time occupied by novelist Oliver Goldsmith.  10am to 11:30am

Booking now available through Clerkenwell & Islington Guides  £15

July

Saturday 22nd July

Art and Industry in East London Roughly following the line of the Greenwich Meridian from the Bow Back Rivers at Pudding Mill Lane, we trace the industrial heritage of lower Lea Valley from fine porcelain in the 18th century, through gasworks, gin, cosmetics and explosives to film studios. As we go we follow part of The Line, London’s first dedicated modern and contemporary art walk.   We finish at the now green oasis of the former Gasworks Dock with the chance for refreshments before the short walk to Star Lane DLR station. 1pm to 4pm

Meet at Pudding Mill Lane Station.  Booking through Eventbrite £10/£8

September

Saturday 16th September 

Ada Salter: Beautifying Bermondsey A  shorter circular version of this walk especially designed for the 2017 Bermondsey Street Festival  12pm and 4pm each walk lasts about 90 mins.

Starting  Tanner Street SE1 (final details to follow) £5 pay on the day