Welcome to The London GuideTribe




I'm Philip Nelkon.


I am a born and bred Londoner  and a qualified guide. I've lived and worked in London all my life and I still find it fascinating and exciting. It's such a big city and we all have such busy lives that it's easy to miss the history that is all around us. I aim to reveal that hidden history in an informative and entertaining walk, with a definite emphasis on the entertainment aspect.


It's a great way to get some exercise, meet new people and learn at the same time. Most of the walks I organise are in the Clerkenwell & Islington area although I have just finished a course in Westminster guiding, so watch this space!


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(With London Walks unless otherwise stated)

Elizabethan Clerkenwell, 

Sat. September 22, 2.30 pm, 


meet Angel tube.

Treachery and Spectacle


A description that could be applied to Shakespeare's plays or the life of his patron - Queen Elizabeth I. Our knowledge of day to day existence in Elizabethan England is sporadic but it is rich in detail in 2 areas – theatre and royalty. On this tour we learn all about the upstart playwright's time in Clerkenwell, now a chic London neighbourhood but then 'a haunt of thieves and whores'. Included is a stop at the site of a theatre where his plays were performed and a pub he would have frequented. We also find out how dangerous life was for Good Queen Bess and inspect 3 outstanding historical buildings that she visited. Join us to discover the parishes, plays and plots of Elizabethan Clerkenwell. 


Cost £10 on the day.


Saturday Oct. 13, 2.00pm, Sculpture in the City 2018, Meet at Liverpool Street Station by Kindertransport statue and outside McDonalds (Guidetribe organised event)


The Corporation of London organise an annual exhibit of sculpture pieces on the streets in and around the City. This year the walk covers 15 substantial pieces on display from artists all around the world including Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas. Join me for a saunter around the City, we’ll be looking at all of the pieces and finding out a little more about them and their creators.


The cost is £10 on the day or in advance at https://tinyurl.com/y9vfv2wj. Tickets also available at https://uk.funzing.com/funz/sculpture-in-the-city-2018-guided-walk-19482 


Sunday, Nov. 17, 2.30 pm, Highbury - Grand Houses and Grander Stadiums meet at Highbury & Islington Station.

Sunday, Feb. 9, 2019, 2.30 pm, Radical Islington - Conflict, riot & murder, Meet at Farringdon Station, Cowcross Street.


Saturday, March 2, 2019, 10.45 am, Highbury - Grand Houses and Grander Stadiums meet at Highbury & Islington Station.


Saturday, March 2, 2019, 2.30 pm, Fables, fashion and feasts - Caledonian Market to Camden Passage, meet at Caledonian Road Station.


Click on walks at the top of the page for full details of all of my walks. You can see albums of the areas covered at www.facebook.com/guidetribe.


If you have any questions please email me - philip.nelkon@gmail.com., phone 07785 737530


I guide regularly at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium and occasionally at Wembley Stadium and St.John's Gate, Clerkenwell.







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