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 with the occasional one in Wesminster, the City and my local area of Southgate.



(With London Walks unless otherwise stated, all walks take approximately 2 hours).

Covid regulations:

Government regulations permit a meeting of up to 30 people outdoors providing Social Distancing is maintained and Track & Trace rules are observed. You are recommended to book the walks at the URL's below but it is OK just to turn up if you prefer.

There are far less people than normal on the streets of London.

Great Balls of Fire, Sunday October 25, 10.45 am

(Meet at Monument tube Station, Fish Street Hill exit)

Sunday 2 September 1666, a stone’s throw from London Bridge: It started with just a few sparks at the King’s bakers. Soon, the exotic smell of roasting spices filled the air. Then the bells rang out to confirm the inhabitant’s worst fears – FIRE! For 4 days, blown by a strong wind, the conflagration continued unabated. Temperatures of more than 1000° meant everything was consumed in the inferno. Join Philip to follow the path of destruction caused by the Great Fire of London.


Pay on the day - Cost £15, Concessions £10, under 16's £5.



Radical Islington - Conflict, riot & murder, Sunday November 8, 2.30pm


(Meet outside Angel Station)


Plots to overthrow the Government, the first killing of a British policeman. This is the enthralling story of how events and individuals in Islington have shaped both British and world politics.


Pay on the day - Cost £15, Concessions £10, under 16's £5.


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. Also at St.John's Gate, Clerkenwell and Cally Clock Tower(just off Caledonian Road). 



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For information on my Scrabble lectures and products click on the Scrabble tab at the top of the page.








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