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From Monasteries and Milkmaids to Metropolis: North London Through the Ages

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We'll travel through a thousand years of history on our tour, visiting Islington's green spaces, churches, historic buildings, and a river that isn't a river. Along the way we'll be meeting kings, artists, writers, painters, musicians, a real life Rapunzel, and even an Egyptian mummy! You'll hear how the area of Islington was transformed from monastic lands, to dairy farms (mind the cows!), to the sprawl of nineteenth century London. The tour begins outside Highbury & Islington Station, ends on Islington Green, and will take around two hours. Total distance is around two miles.
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Stop At: Canonbury Square & Gardens, Canonbury Square, London N1 2AW England

We'll travel through a thousand years of history on our tour, visiting Islington's green spaces, churches, historic buildings, and a river that isn't a river. Along the way we'll be meeting kings, artists, writers, painters, musicians, a real life Rapunzel, and even an Egyptian mummy! You'll hear how the area of Islington was transformed from monastic lands, to dairy farms (mind the cows!), to the sprawl of nineteenth century London. The tour begins outside Highbury & Islington Station, ends on Islington Green, and will take around two hours. Total distance is around two miles.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Union Chapel, Compton Terr. N1, London England

Union Chapel

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, 39A Canonbury Square Northampton Lodge, London N1 2AN England

We'll travel through a thousand years of history on our tour, visiting Islington's green spaces, churches, historic buildings, and a river that isn't a river. Along the way we'll be meeting kings, artists, writers, painters, musicians, a real life Rapunzel, and even an Egyptian mummy! You'll hear how the area of Islington was transformed from monastic lands, to dairy farms (mind the cows!), to the sprawl of nineteenth century London. The tour begins outside Highbury & Islington Station, ends on Islington Green, and will take around two hours. Total distance is around two miles.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Almeida Theatre, Almeida Street N1, London N1 1TA England

We'll travel through a thousand years of history on our tour, visiting Islington's green spaces, churches, historic buildings, and a river that isn't a river. Along the way we'll be meeting kings, artists, writers, painters, musicians, a real life Rapunzel, and even an Egyptian mummy! You'll hear how the area of Islington was transformed from monastic lands, to dairy farms (mind the cows!), to the sprawl of nineteenth century London. The tour begins outside Highbury & Islington Station, ends on Islington Green, and will take around two hours. Total distance is around two miles.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Little Angel Theatre, 14 Dagmar Passage, London N1 2DN England

We'll travel through a thousand years of history on our tour, visiting Islington's green spaces, churches, historic buildings, and a river that isn't a river. Along the way we'll be meeting kings, artists, writers, painters, musicians, a real life Rapunzel, and even an Egyptian mummy! You'll hear how the area of Islington was transformed from monastic lands, to dairy farms (mind the cows!), to the sprawl of nineteenth century London. The tour begins outside Highbury & Islington Station, ends on Islington Green, and will take around two hours. Total distance is around two miles.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St Mary's Church, Upper St, Islington, London N1 2TX, UK

We'll travel through a thousand years of history on our tour, visiting Islington's green spaces, churches, historic buildings, and a river that isn't a river. Along the way we'll be meeting kings, artists, writers, painters, musicians, a real life Rapunzel, and even an Egyptian mummy! You'll hear how the area of Islington was transformed from monastic lands, to dairy farms (mind the cows!), to the sprawl of nineteenth century London. The tour begins outside Highbury & Islington Station, ends on Islington Green, and will take around two hours. Total distance is around two miles.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Islington Green, 222 Upper Street, London N1 1XR England

We'll travel through a thousand years of history on our tour, visiting Islington's green spaces, churches, historic buildings, and a river that isn't a river. Along the way we'll be meeting kings, artists, writers, painters, musicians, a real life Rapunzel, and even an Egyptian mummy! You'll hear how the area of Islington was transformed from monastic lands, to dairy farms (mind the cows!), to the sprawl of nineteenth century London. The tour begins outside Highbury & Islington Station, ends on Islington Green, and will take around two hours. Total distance is around two miles.

Duration: 10 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
Highbury & Islington Station, Highbury, London N5 1RB, UK
Departure Time
10:30 AM
Duration
2h
Return Details
Islington Green, Islington, London N1, UK
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
  • Entry/Admission - Almeida Theatre
  • Entry/Admission - Little Angel Theatre
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We had a great time on Tom's tour. It was very interesting and engaging, and showed us a side of Islington we had no idea existed despite living there! Thank you!
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Been through Highbury & Islington hundreds of times but now see it completely differently thanks to Tom’s excellent tour. Super interesting, even for a cynical old fart like me. Wife loved it too. Thanks.
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Tom is the best tour guide! He was charming and gave us a very informative and engaging tour. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in exploring the history of London.
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Loved the walking tour with Tom. I thought I knew the area pretty well but he still had loads of new stuff to tell us! Blown away by his memory for the details of the landmarks, and loved his stories and discovering new places tucked away. Definitely recommend a tour with Tom -
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Tom is an interesting and friendly guide. I learned a lot with his all sorts of stories. Strongly recommend.
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By: Historic London Tours
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AlinaYantsen
11
Fantastic tour!
It was a fantastic experience! Eventually, it is the first time when London's authorised guide made not boring
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Eat-in-Devon
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
137
Very knowledgeable tour guide!
Great bloke, interesting and articulate. Punctual and precise. Left having had an enjoyable morning. Well done Tom
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Xchalte
Manchester, United Kingdom
21
Excellent tour!
We had a great time on Tom's tour. It was very interesting and engaging, and showed us a side of Islington we had
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50jlo
London, United Kingdom
31
Great entertaining way to find out about the area
Been through Highbury & Islington hundreds of times but now see it completely differently thanks to Tom’s
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Nick V
22
A great way to see the city
Tom is the best tour guide! He was charming and gave us a very informative and engaging tour. I would definitely
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zear1234
Bolton, United Kingdom
107
Really fun afternoon.
I’m not usually one to go on guided tours, but this was truly excellent. I don’t go to London that regularly and
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helenjl89
London, United Kingdom
72
A window into my local area
Loved the walking tour with Tom. I thought I knew the area pretty well but he still had loads of new stuff to tell
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Xiang818
London, United Kingdom
61
Great history tour
Tom is an interesting and friendly guide. I learned a lot with his all sorts of stories. Strongly recommend.
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Miles B
11
Great tour by knowledgeable guide
Tom walked us around and taught us some great little details about London as well as how they fit into a bigger
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Spoconnell
11
Entertaining and interesting tour
Tom is a very accomplished guide. His knowledge of the backstories behind famous landmorks and also less
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Sean G
11
A cut above the rest
Having been on many walking tours of London, I'm aware that the quality can be variable. So I just wanted to leave
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chrisflee20
11
Islington Tour
Bought tickets for the tour for the whole family and we loved it. A bucket load of information with some
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