Philip

Londoner born and bred. National Scrabble Champion four times (see his entry in the Guinness Book of Records) – ergo never at a loss for words. Professionally qualified Islington, Clerkenwell and Westminster Guide. Has guided at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, Lords Cricket Ground and St. John’s Gate Museum in Clerkenwell. Made his debut with London Walks with his Highbury – Grand Houses & Grander Stadiums walk. And here’s the Meet Your Guide interview David did with Philip for the London Walks podcast.

All of Philip's Walks

London's Secret Village
London's Secret Village

Monday, 15 April 2024 @ 2.30 pm (This walk goes every Monday)

"this tiny hamlet serves up brimming draughts from the deep well of its history"  

Fables, Fashions & Feasts
Fables, Fashions & Feasts

Sunday, 28 April 2024 @ 2.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

"200 years in 2 hours"

Elizabethan Clerkenwell
Elizabethan Clerkenwell

Sunday, 26 May 2024 @ 2.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

Now a chic London neighbourhood but then 'a haunt of thieves and whores'

Highbury – Grand Houses & Grander Stadiums
Highbury – Grand Houses & Grander Stadiums

Sunday, 30 June 2024 @ 2.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

History, architecture, films, the Gunners, a Ripper candidate and for good measure, a short nature walk

Islington Between the Wars
Islington Between the Wars

Sunday, 14 July 2024 @ 2.30 pm

This unusual, highly original walk – indeed, it's sui generis...

Up the Cally
Up the Cally

Sunday, 18 August 2024 @ 2.30 pm

"An amazingly varied walk..."

Radical Islington – Conflict, Riot & Murder
Radical Islington – Conflict, Riot & Murder

Sunday, 17 November 2024 @ 2.30 pm

"...mayhem, Marx, marks, martyrs and mishaps"

Other walks in Philip's repertoire.

They run occasionally as 'Specials' but can also be booked privately.

The Arsenal Story
The Arsenal Story

Walk the same streets as Colin Firth in Fever Pitch...

Great Balls of Fire
Great Balls of Fire

Temperatures of more than 1000° meant everything was consumed in the inferno...

Highbury – Grand Houses & Grander Stadiums
Highbury – Grand Houses & Grander Stadiums

History, architecture, films, the Gunners, a Ripper candidate and for good measure, a short nature walk

London, A Heart of Stone
London, A Heart of Stone

"a feast of stunning art and architecture"