Guided Tours

I have lived in Holloway, in the London Borough of Islington, for almost 30 years and have a keen interest in the area and how it has evolved over time. I love finding new snippets of history and keeping up to date with current changes and plans.
I hope my enthusiasm shines through such that others are intrigued and inspired to find out more for themselves. 

Tours available at the moment:
Click on the links on the dates to find fuller descriptions of the tours and tickets.
Dates in italics with no links are scheduled but not yet confirmed.

 
The Oxford Street of the North – a time-travelling walk in Holloway
 
Compare today's Nag's Head shopping district with the beautiful façades of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras.
(90 minutes)
Thursday 28th September 6.30pm
Note that this tour follows on from the Green and Pleasant Islington tour
Monday 9th October 6.30pm
Sunday 22nd October 4pm
Wednesday 8th November 11am
Sunday 26th November 4pm    


Green and Pleasant Islington –  a meander through Lower Holloway

All kinds of green things off the main drag.
(90 minutes)
Thurs Sept 28th 4pm
Note that this tour can be followed by The Oxford Street of the North tour
Sun Oct 8th 11am
Saturday 11th November 11am
Wednesday 22nd November 1.30pm

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More tours planned
Below here are some tasters of some of my other tours that are almost ready. If you are interested in any of them please do get in touch for more info as these can be arranged at a mutually convenient date for a minimum group size of five adults.

Highway to Holloway – Highs and lows from Archway to Nags Head, down and around the Holloway Road (90mins).

An A1 Pubs Tour – a walk down Holloway Road talking about the taverns and beer houses along this historic two mile thoroughfare (3.5 hours, includes three pub stops).

The Only Way is Essex Road – Fascinating facts from Islington Green to Ball's Pond (90mins).  

The Little Red Bus Tours – The 153 bus from Finsbury Park to Finsbury Square follows a route that goes slightly off-piste and as such links some interesting not so well-known places.
I will be splitting the bus route into five 90 minute walking sections:
FinsPark–HollowayRd / HollowayRd–CaledonianRd / CaledonianRd–Angel / Angel–Clerkenwell / Clerkenwell–FinsburySquare.
Longer tours of this route linking two adjoining sections will be available at a slightly reduced price with a cafe/pub stop in the middle (total 3.5 hours).


Also (works in progress, please enquire):
The Holloway/Highbury Loop – railways, football, Art Deco and parks
Up and Down the City Road – although it will be only up or down
The Estate We're In – social housing
Fabulous Fonts and Friendly Faces – the printing and clock-making industries of Clerkenwell
Cally to Camden
Islington On The Edge
A Slice of Islington
It's Hip to Be Square – Barnsbury squares etc
Bury me in Islington – inc Canonbury, Highbury and Barnsbury
Hackney Brook – Holloway to Arsenal



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