Most of my work over the next couple of weeks is for rivals groups. However, I’ll be outside Kennington tube station Saturday 26th May to lead a tour around Kennington which neighbours my home patch of Walworth.
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?
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.
Next Saturday 6th April let’s hope for blue skies and sunshine for this walk around lovely Kennington.
That’s the title of the walk I am leading around Kennington next Saturday morning. I can’t promise you’ll see this confident tortie,