What a wonderful way to spend a spring morning. Kennington Park will feature strongly on this walk, and although its history has not always been happy, it remains a draw for people from all around. Some sit and read, others walk their dogs, others play sport, or relax over a coffee or an ice cream in the café. Its a pretty perfect spot. No wonder I enjoy this walk.
You’ll hear about Rural Economy, Chartism, philanthropic young men who founded what is today the Childen’s Society, see an art gallery housed in a Victorian public lavatory, the library where Charlie Chaplin borrowed books, and the location of a royal palace. And that’s just for starters.
Join me outside Kennington tube station at 10.45 for a walk lasting around two hours. The cost is just £9, or £7 for over 65s, full-time students or those in possession of a current Walkabout card.
I look forward to meeting you.