Alan Ainsworth led us through the area's history starting with the medieval religious foundations and St Johns Gate which stands in an impressively large square. Moving north we covered how the area became populated by artisans and craftsman, and today there is still a legacy of a concentration of architects and design showrooms. Clerkenwell Green in the early 20th C was a gathering point for left-wing thinkers, and retains a number of very attractive buildings.
Probably the most popular point for photographs was Finsbury Health Centre, a striking modernist concrete and glass construction. A couple of people manage to zoom in a catch the yellow lights shining through it's opaque glass panels. Last stop was the Spa Green Estate - Modernist social housing. Although the light was fading John Murray captured this shot of it's distinctive decoration. If you're interested in 20th C architecture it's really worth visiting.
It's fascinating the breadth of history, architectural styles and photo opportunities you can cover in 1½ hours on a week day evening. There are more pics from the walk on our Flickr site.