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.



(All walks are with London Walks (booking and further details at www.walks.com), unless otherwise stated, and will last approx. 2 hours)

‘Monopoly’ tour of Central London

Thursday 24 November 11.00 am


Meet at Embankment Station – Villiers Street exit


Play a version of the world’s best-selling board game outdoors and on the move. View 14 of the very roads featured in the UK edition. Find out who invented Monopoly and how the London properties were chosen. Did you know 2 of the stops don’t exist at all? Which ultra-fashionable property was the scene of an annual rowdy and debauched fair and which street is just 30 metres long? Learn more about central London and test your knowledge of the game and of London trivia. Monopoly money will be changing hands and a Monopoly Champion will be crowned.


Please pay £10 to my account number 60571164, sort code 20-29-77 or cash on the day (not London Walks)



Elizabethan Clerkenwell- Shakespeare and his Queen


Sun 27 November 2022, 2.30pm


Meet outside Angel Tube Station, N1 9LQ


Treachery and spectacle!


A description that could be applied to Shakespeare's plays or the life of his patron - Queen Elizabeth 1. Our knowledge of most of the aspects of day to day existence in Elizabethan England is sparse but in 2 particular areas it is rich in detail – theatre and royalty. On this tour we learn all about the upstart playwright's time in Clerkenwell including a stop at the site of a theatre where his plays were performed. We also find out how dangerous life was for Good Queen Bess and visit many outstanding historical buildings, still existing today, that she frequented.


Join us to discover the parishes, plays and murderous plots of Elizabethan Clerkenwell.


Cost £15, concs. £10, u-16's £5 payable on the day (in conjunction with London Walks, you can book at www.walks.com)


For photos of the walks see the albums at www.facebook.com/guidetribe

Philip.nelkon@gmail.com 07785737530


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 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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