study walks

Islington Amble

  • Monday 12 February 2018
  • Guide: Andrew Davies

We will explore Walter Sickert’s Hanging Gardens of Islington and the Regent’s Canal plus the picturesque remains of the seventeenth-century New River whose instigator, Sir Hugh Myddelton, stands proudly on Islington Green.

Featured too is the old “Aggie” (now a smart business centre), the old Collins music hall (now a bookshop) and the flat where playwright Joe Orton was murdered.

Plus the Angel itself, several old cinemas and theatres and finally a square containing a most delightful folly. No wonder Islington is so sought after…..


Andrew Davies is an author, broadcaster, The Arts Society and National Trust lecturer. Andrew is the author of nine books including The East End Nobody Knows (unfortunately now out of print). He also runs his own walks and talks company called All About London.

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