Gentrification of Islington Walk

We start this walk by heading through the old coalyard area around St Pancras which is now being gentrified. This takes us to the Regents Canal towpath. We then come off the lovely leafy canal to head briefly through one of the poorest parts of London to get to super posh Islington. It’s the only place in London so far designated “super-gentrified”. We see the beautiful houses where Prime Ministers Boris and Tony used to live, and where many other MP’s still live and make huge profits from their second London homes hurtling up in price. There’s a street full of extraordinary ancient Egyptian sphinxes on the front steps (we explain the Egyptian connection), trendy coffee culture, beautiful squares and lots of interesting history, including a history of poverty, dodgy council rehousing and road changes, and renovation.

Start Junction of Goods Way and King’s Boulevard near St Pancras/Kings Cross stations
Finish at your choice of cafe, pub, shops in Angel Islington area