Georgian London Private Tour

Explore a forgotten Georgian village

Discover a time of speculation, squalor and satire in an area with a long and changeable past.

For some, reputation is everything. Now a world leading performance venue Sadler's Wells and it's area has had a long and changeable past. 

The Georgian period was considered to be elegant and polite. A new type of society had emerged in Britain; a more free, diverse and enlightened society. 

On this London walking tour, Hazel will take you back to the days when the surrounding area had a raucous reputation and see how it transformed from a place to be avoided at all costs to a most desirable postcode. 

Explore Georgian North Clerkenwell on this guided walk, discovering tales of radicals and clowns, see great London Georgian engineering feats from engineering to town planning, in an area where Georgians came to play and be entertained.

  • Authentic different tour
  • Discover Georgian London
  • Qualified guide

Start: Angel Station 
End: near Angel Station

Duration: 90 mins | Step-free access: yes

Suitable for all age groups.

Private tour group price:

£135 includes up to and including 12 people. 

£160 13 - 30 people

Max group size: 30

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Georgian London private tour reviews:

“Georgian 90 min tour” 
This was such a treat! Hazel was a FANTASTIC story teller and was ready with facts and quips at every turn. I learned so much about the areas we walked and want booked another tour for the coming weekend :) I really recommend these tours!

“Sadlers Wells Georgian Walk” 
Hazel was witty and informative as she led us on a magical walk starting and finishing at the Sadler Wells theatre. Behind the busy Rosebery Road underneath which still flows the New River, is a little known part of London filled with C18th and C19th squares and buildings. It was revealing and inspiring.

“Georgian London and Oliver Twist Walks” 
Most enjoyable, informative and concise. The 90 minute ambles were well worth going on. I thought I knew both of these areas well but almost every aspect of the tours provided me with new information presented in a fun, interesting and joined up way. I would not normally go on this type of walk but I strongly recommend this. Hazel is an excellent guide and has a wealth of relevant background information to supplement any query. I am going back to some of the other tours.

"Hazel is a terrific guide and provides a really interesting insight into the Georgian period of life in London. She is extremely knowledgeable and communicates Her subject passionately. Lots to discover! I was particularly interested to see how astute she was about securing the live time information about a film shoot that was taking place enroute - great for photo opportunities and an added treat to an excellent afternoon."
Alistair from South London

"Once again a fantastic walk with Hazel. I had no knowledge at all about this area and was fascinated to hear all that Hazel had to tell us. Hazel is a brilliant guide who is obviously passionate about her subjects. Highly recommended." Cathy T, Hammersmith

"Despite the weather proving extremely cold I really enjoyed this walk. Hazel was passionate about the history of this part of London but also brought in contemporary references. I learned a lot of interesting things and will definitely go back to this area to explore in my own time. Hazel was able to conjure up bygone eras in a fascinating tour." Kathryn R

Barbara Dziekonska   10-Feb-2019

Rated : StarStarStarStarStarFrom the outset it was easy to find the welcoming and effervescent Hazel. On a bright and blustery winter's day there was just the right amount of walking and looking, and stopping and listening. Hazel's knowledge of Islington, and indeed London history (and current events) went well beyond the subject of the walk; you learnt a lot without it feeling like a lecture. It was easy to talk with other people in the group, so you got another set of perspectives on London. Whether you were a Londoner born and bred, or a temporary visitor, there was something for everyone. All in all, a great afternoon out.

Mary Francis   10-Feb-2019

Rated : StarStarStarStarA very informative and interesting guided walk. Hazel really opens your eyes and gives you a a new perspective on an area. Good pace and just the right amount of information to keep it interesting. Definitely recommended.

Sam MacDonald   10-Feb-2019

Rated : StarStarStarStarStarHazel was friendly, professional and amusing. Her walk was extremely interesting as I regularly work in Angel on Colebrooke row. Despite this she showed me a different side of Islington and Clerkenwell. Some of the houses we saw on Duncan Terrace, Myddleton square and Llyodd Baker square were to die for and the new river head info. area was a real find.

Anonymous   12-Mar-2018

Rated : StarStarStarvery enjoyable walk, Hazel makes it interesting and fun.

Stephen Molyneaux   12-Mar-2018

Rated : StarStarStarStarStarOne of the best uses I have made of a weekend in London.

Saskia Hallam   12-Mar-2018

Rated : StarStarStarStarStarA Sunday morning walk through the back doubles of Clerkenwell: friendly, informative and pleasurable.

Catherine Bardrick   16-Sep-2019

Rated : StarStarStarStarAn interesting walk around Islington and Clerkenwell

Geoffrina Smith   11-Sep-2019

Rated : StarStarStarStarStarA really interesting and entertaining walk. I would recommend.

Susan Shah   9-Sep-2019

Rated : StarStarStarStarStarExcellent tour guide. Very informative and it is amazing the things we just don't really take any notice of but have been there since the 1700's in many Georgian streets.

Carol Lewis   9-Sep-2019

Rated : StarStarStarStarStarThis is the third walk I have been on with Hazel and I am already looking forward to the next one. I know London and its history well but she never fails to amaze me. As entertaining as it is enlightening and highly recommended.

Fred and Helen Tilley   8-Sep-2019

Rated : StarStarStarStarStarA lovely walk and most informative. Hazel is very interesting and delivers talks with great enthusiasm and knowledge. Our first walk - will look out for others..

Sue and Brian Smith   7-Sep-2019

Rated : StarStarStarStarStarA very interesting walk around a less well known part of London

Stephen and Maria Hind   7-Sep-2019

Rated : StarStarStarStarStarI very much enjoyed this very informative and interesting guided walk. Hazel obviously is well studied and enjoys history, and the ability to share it with others. I especially loved the little ‘insider stories’, the ones not part of ‘proper history books’. Good pace and just the right amount of information to keep it interesting. Definitely recommended.

Diana Hardie   7-Sep-2019

Rated : StarStarStarStarStarFascinating walk with Hazel who brings history alive with her great stortelling and depth of knowledge

Marian Tarr   7-Sep-2019

Rated : StarStarStarStarStarHazel was excellent and I learnt a lot about Georgian history.

Virginia Dimitriou   7-Sep-2019

Rated : StarStarStarStarStarBeing a great admirer of Georgian architecture I really looked forward to this walk. I wasn't disappointed. A brittle blustery day we strode after Hazel our fearless tour guide as she explained the wide girth of the roads and junctions of modern Islington, drawing the skeins of time back in our minds so that we were transported to horses and carriages and noise and clatter of those far off days. We explored parts of the Regency Canal, and the history behind Sadlers Wells . The one and a half hour was crammed full of tales, and humour backed up with a solid foundation and enthusiasm of such an interesting part of London.

Simonetta Picchedda   11-Jun-2019

Rated : StarStarStarStarStarThat was my second walk with Hazel and once again her passion and incredible knowledge made this tour of Georgian Islington outstanding. I totally get why her tours sell out at speed of light and will definitely try and see more of London with her.

Jane Brehony   9-Jun-2019

Rated : StarStarStarStarStarExcellent as are all of Hazel’s walks

Anonymous   10-Feb-2019

Rated : StarStarStarA delightful walk, with some fascinating insights, delivered, as ever, with great enthusiasm.

Sharon Morrish   12-Mar-2018

Rated : StarStarStarStarStarAnother fabulous walk given by Hazel. She knows her stuff and is always willing to answer questions.

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