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)

Up the Cally, Saturday, October 19,2.30pm

Meet at taxi rank - King's Cross Station.

An amazingly varied walk on and around the Caledonian Road featuring visual treats like a mural, a clock tower and a famous Gothic style prison. We’ll learn about the Cally’s history covering political meetings, fashionable markets, bombs, arms caches, espionage and much more. Coming right up to date we’ll find out just why it's such a popular and cheap place to live.


Cost £10 on the day (in conjunction with London Walks)


Elizabethan Clerkenwell, Sunday, November 3, 10.45am

Meet outside Angel Station

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 (in conjunction with London Walks)

Fashions, Fables & Feasts, Saturday, November 30, 10.45 am


Highbury, Saturday, February 15, 2.30 pm

Elizabethan Clerkenwell, Saturday, February 22, 10.45 am

Radical Islington, Sunday, March 22, 2.30 pm

The Arsenal Story, Saturday, April 11, 2.30 pm

Up the Cally, Sunday, April 26, 2.30 pm



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










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