The Walworth Walk

I’ll be leading the Walworth Old and New walk Saturday 3rd December, meeting outside Kennington tube station at 10.45am.

From the Saxons to the present day, Walworth has had many incarnations.

Famous as the birthplace of Charlie Chaplin, Walworth has belonged to a court jester, temporarily housed St Thomas’ Hospital, seen the first giraffes in a public collection in the United Kingdom, been the force behind achieving age related pensions, and has been mentioned in literature from Charles Dickens to Muriel Spark. Continue reading “The Walworth Walk”

Truly, Madly, Southern

Just one public walk this week at the moment, and that is one of my South London specials: Princes and Paupers.

It’s a guided walk around the neighbourhood of Kennington, an area best known for cricket, MPs and Charlie Chaplin.

Naturally I’m going to show you there is far more more to Kennington than that. I mean, how many art galleries do you know that are housed in ex public lavatories?


This walk starts outside Kennington tube at 10.45 on Saturday 24th January and lasts around two hours, finishing within a few minutes walk of the tube station, and even closer to a very nice pub which serves food. Your choice. The walk costs £9, or £7 for full time students and ver 65s. Continue reading “Truly, Madly, Southern”

Two Southwark Walks

I’m leading two walks in my home borough of Southwark over the next couple of weeks.
Every December the Walworth walk is timed to coincide with the Open Studios at Pullen’s Yards, a great place to find unusual and unique presents by a range of artists.

Iliffe Yard

The walk starts outside Kennington tube at 10.45 Saturday 1st December and follows a route that includes the site of the zoological gardens, the street where Charlie Chaplin was born, the pub that spawned a county cricket club, a John Soane church and much more. Continue reading “Two Southwark Walks”

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