We fell in love with Clerkenwell whilst researching our Dickens tour, and decided we should offer a walk here that isn’t just for lovers of Bill Sikes et al. And it has to be one of our most varied walks.
It has Italian London, the Knights of St John, a monastery, a plague pit, Karl Marx, one of our oldest board schools, film locations, the Clerkenwell Outrage, Peabody buildings, a green without a green, a famous market and even Janet Street Porter! And of course there is a bit of the Artful Dodger too. There’s also a great variety of architecture from Tudors to Georgian to both industrial and residential Victorian. And Clerkenwell doesn’t have a tube station so we meet you at Chancery Lane so you also get the bonus of us making our way there via a beautiful legal area.
Start Chancery Lane underground station
Finish Barbican underground station
Shorter Walk alternative – Finish Farringdon underground station