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:
Please click on the date links to find fuller descriptions of the tours and tickets.
Dates in italics with no links are scheduled (tbc) but not bookable on Eventbrite.

 
Mr Pooter's Holloway – The Oxford Street of the North
A time-travelling tour comparing today's Nag's Head shopping district with the beautiful stores of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. 90 minutes.
Sunday November 26th – 2.30pm    
Monday December 18th – 6.30pm

January dates to be confirmed

Green and Pleasant Islington –  Hidden places and open spaces off the beaten track
All kinds of green things around the southern end of Holloway Road. The daylight walk takes us off the main road to see fields and farms, parks and gardens, renovation, rejuvenation and recycling. 90 minutes.
Tuesday November 28th – 2pm Note: this follows on from my Essex Rd walk (plenty of time for a lunch break).
December and January dates to be confirmed

Pubs and Taverns of Holloway Road
This A1 tour takes covers 30 pubs along 2 miles in three and a half hours and includes three short refreshment stops along the way.
Also available as two 90 minute sections.
Saturday November 18th – 2pm
Sunday December 17th – 2pm
January dates to be confirmed

The Only Way is Essex Road
A linear walk along the full length of the road (just over a mile) talking about its diverse history and architectural gems. 90 minutes.
Tuesday November 28th – 11am Note: this precedes the Green and Pleasant Islington walk on the same day (plenty of time for a lunch break).
December and January dates to be confirmed
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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 (reduced rate vouchers are available for groups).

Highway to Holloway – Highs and lows from Archway to Nags Head, down and around the Holloway Road (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 reduced rates with a cafe/pub stop in the middle (allow 4 hours).

Also (works in progress, please enquire):

Art Deco Islington/Holloway
The Holloway/Highbury Loop – railways, football, Art Deco and parks
Ghostsigns of Islington (two walks)
Up and Down the City Road – although it will be only up or down!!
The Estate We're In – gated communities and social housing
Fabulous Fonts and Friendly Faces – the printing and clock-making industries of Clerkenwell
Cally Rd to Camden
Islington On The Edge (walking the border of the borough in sections)
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
New River Islington to Tottenham (4hr walk)
Tufnell Park to Kentish Town (highlights)
Pubs and Taverns of Kentish Town
Pubs and Taverns of Upper Street



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