Caledonian Road and Barnsbury
We will start by looking at the old Metropolitan Cattle Market with its huge market tower. We will hear sad stories of death row at Pentonville Prison and then look at a series of fine and elegant Victorian garden squares – Thornhill, Barnsbury, Cloudesley and Lonsdale before hearing about the days of the workhouse and the fever hospital. We will see both sides of Victorian Islington and visit the site of one of London’s foremost pleasure gardens and its earliest cricket ground. This walk is a true cross-section of London’s history.