Highbury – Grand Houses & Grander Stadiums

Highbury and Islington station, London

Guided by Philip

Walk Times

DayWalk TypeStart TimeEnd Time
15 February 2020 Tour du Jour2.30 pm4.30 pm Winter

Here’s what Philip, the guide, wrote to us. Won me over instanta. There’s no resisting it.

I’m a qualified guide for the Clerkenwell and Islington area. My most popular walk is ‘Highbury – Grand houses and Grander Stadiums’. We have a lot of fun on this walk – we hear about a candidate for Jack the Ripper. His main recommendation seems to have been a malformation of the penis! We also get to re-enact the denouement of Four Weddings and a Funeral outside of the house where it was filmed. It ends with what one of my customers described as the cheesiest line ever in films, by Andie McDowell after a proclamation of love from a drenched Hugh Grant –  ‘Is it raining?’. I also get to talk about history, architecture and my favourite football team, including a chance encounter with Arsenal legend – Robert Pires, And there’s even a short nature walk!


The Highbury – Grand Houses & Grander Stadiums walk takes place on Saturday, February 15.

Meet Philip just outside the exit of Highbury & IslingtonTube.


If you can’t make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Mountain Building & Meteorites in the City of London walks it can always be booked as a private tour. If you go private you can have the Highbury – Grand Houses & Grander Stadiums walk – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We’ll tailor it to your requirements. Ring Fiona or Noel or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at privatewalks@walks.com and we’ll set it up and make it happen for you. A private London Walk – they’re good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group – makes an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing.


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