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 really enjoy leading walking tours in the area and I hope my enthusiasm shines through such that others are intrigued and inspired to find out more for themselves.
More info about me and my walks here.
For alerts and updates please contact me at jane@janeslondon.com to be added to the mailing list.
My imminent walks can be found here 
Please scroll down to the bottom of this page for the latest schedule
If the dates don't suit your diary and you can put together a group of five or more, please contact me to make arrangements – the voucher option below offers discounts for groups and additional tickets.
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NEW for 2018!!! Ghostsigns of Holloway and Islington
Three walks are now available linking some of the best hand-painted ads in Islington in N19 Upper Holloway, N7 Lower Holloway and another one along and around Upper Street (Islington, N1). All are 90-minute walks although I think I might have to split the latter into two walks or extend it to be able to fit in all the signs I would like to include.
Please see to the chart at the bottom of this page for dates on these and all Jane's London walking tours
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NEW for 2018!!! Art Deco Holloway
The Nag's Head area of London, N7, is still graced with elegant buildings in the Art Deco style (1925-1939). Come along and hear their stories. 90 minutes.
Saturday 10th March 11am
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NEW for 2018 !!! Art Deco Arsenal
This walk takes us through Arsenal and Highbury and ends up at Finsbury Park visiting streamlined architecture constructed in the late 1920s and '30s. 90 minutes

Saturday March 3rd 2pm
Thursday March 29th 11am
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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 March 4th 4pm 
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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 daytime walk takes us off the main road to see fields and farms, parks and gardens, renovation, rejuvenation and recycling. 90 minutes.
Sunday March 4th 11am
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Pubs and Taverns of Holloway Road – Full pint or just a half?  This walk down the A1 is about the stories connected to the many drinking establishments along its two mile route. The tour is available as two 90-minute sections or the full 4-hr walk can be booked at a reduced price. Short refreshment stops are included along the way*.
Sunday March 11th 2pm
*Please note that refreshments are not included as part of the ticket price
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The Only Way is Essex Road – An almost linear walk along the full length of the road (just over a mile) talking about the road's diverse history including innovative schemes and architectural gems. 90 minutes.
Saturday March 3rd 11am
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How about a walking, talking, looking and learning birthday present?  Vouchers available for singles, groups* and private tours* – book a standard tour or arrange something more intimate. Dates can be organised to suit you. See here for more details.
*Group sizes for vouchers is restricted – additional tickets available at reduced rates.
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More tours in the planning stage
Listed below here are some tasters of some of my other tours that works-in-progress. If you are interested in any of them please do get in touch for more info as most can easily pulled together and arranged at a mutually convenient date. Similarly, if you have a subject or theme that you are interested in that could make a good theme for a walking tour, then please do get in touch. Here are a few ideas – women, artists, animals, shops, churches, children, music, health...

Little Red Bus Tours – The 153 bus from Finsbury Park to Finsbury Square follows a route that links it's commercial hub and recreational hubs. The route goes slightly off-piste and as such links some interesting not so well-known places along the way. I plan to split 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).
Highway to Holloway – Highs and lows from Archway to Nags Head, down and around the Holloway Road (90mins).
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, though 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

If you have any ideas or questions or would like to be added onto the mailing list for alerts and updates, please contact me at jane@janeslondon.com 
Please contact me if you would like to arrange a private or group tour – discounts are available for groups, associations and committees.
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Schedule for February to mid-May 2018.
Please note some dates are subject to change.  
Confirmed dates can be found here.




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