Chaplin Walks

Tours & Sightseeing in England

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Come along for a guided walk on the comic genius Charlie Chaplin! Chaplin was born in Kennington, London in 1889 and lived their until he was 21. He was born into and spent his early years in great poverty in (at the time) one of the poorest areas of London. As a teenager he joined a performing group in nearby Brixton and during a tour of the U.S was spotted performing by a scout for Sennett Studios, they signed him up and the rest is history!I will guide you round the streets visiting various places that influenced him, the houses where he lived as a child and describing the conditions of the area in late Victorian London. I will tell you the story of his relationships with his mentally ill mother, alcoholic father and the close bond he had with his half brother Sydney.We finish the walk at the place where he learnt his comedy walk!The walk lasts just under 2 hours.  We meet outside Kennington Tube Station.
We meet outside Kennington Tube Station (1 stop from Waterloo).The walk takes place every Wednesday afternoon at 1:30pm.  If you have a group of over 5 people and wish to book a private guided walk, please contact me for alternative times and days.The walk is guided around the streets and we walk just over 1 mile.I dress up in Victorian costume and present pictures of Chaplin to try and bring his story to life.  His life is a classic rags to riches story.I dress up in Victorian costume and show you pictures of him, his influences, to try and bring his story to life.It finishes in a Victorian pub not far from Vauxhall Tube Station.

What’s included

  • Private tour

What’s not included

  • Gratuities