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Beautiful Barnsbury

Islington's enchanted paradise

  • 12 British pounds
  • Outside Angel tube station, Islington High Street, N1 8XX

Service Description

A brand new London On The Ground walk! See fine Georgian squares, secret gardens and London's smallest nature reserve, while learning about the area's history. Dating back to the Domesday Book of 1086, Barnsbury was for centuries a rural manor set back a little from the busy Islington main road of Upper Street. In the 18th century its open fields, fresh water springs, pleasure gardens (and forerunner of the world's most famous cricket ground) were built over by 18th century developers. This brought the growing middle classes into the area, but in the 19th century it was not immune to industrialisation, overcrowding and a workhouse for the poor. Today, Barnsbury is one of inner London's most beautiful areas, tucked away between Upper Street and Caledonian Road. Start: Angel tube station Finish: Close to Caledonian Road & Barnsbury Overground station, or a short walk to Highbury & Islington or Caledonian Road tube stations. The walk lasts around two hours. Please be prepared for all weather conditions! Feedback on other London On The Ground walks: "I really enjoyed the walk yesterday, so many places I'd not been to or noticed and lovely to hear more about the ones I have. Thank you." Nov 2022 "Thank you for an excellent tour. As usual there were all sorts of discoveries." Sep 2022 "Informative, lively and highly recommended! Jonathan is a wonderful guide. I was happy to discover many new bits of history and beauty in my favourite city. Thank you!" May 2022 "Fabulous tour, informative, entertaining, very friendly. Excellent, highly recommended." Jul 2022 "…a fantastic walking tour of secret spaces in the City of London, thanks to our fabulous tour guide Jonathan Wober." Apr 2022 "Jonathan is the perfect tour guide. His genuine enthusiasm and natural charm make for an engaging couple of hours. I learnt so much!" Aug 2021

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