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'Charlie Chaplin' Guided Walk

  • Nov 3, 2013 · 3:00 PM
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Come along on Sunday 3rd November at 3:00pm for a guided walk around Kennington on the early life of the comic genius; Charlie Chaplin!

I'm a massive fan of Charlie Chaplin, so I'll be the guide for the walk.

About the walk
Charlie Chaplin was British and kept British citizenship all his life, even though he spent most of his adult life in America. 

He was born in Kennington, London on the 16th April 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.  He joined a performing group 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! He went on to star in 81 films mainly during the silent era and playing his 'Little Tramp' character in most of them.

His life is a classic rags to riches story and in his films he was heavily influenced by his poor upbringing.  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.  Plus I will also talk about his stage understudy who also went onto become a world famous movie comedian.

I will finish the walk showing you the place where he learnt his famous comedy walk!

The walk is free to 'Full Members 2013', but £5 for everyone else.

The walk will last about 1h 45mins and we will end by going to a pub not far from Vauxhall Tube Station.  We will be having two back to back walks, one at 12:30pm and one at 3:00pm.

If you can't see us at the station, please call.

Hope to see you there!




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  • Mandy


    November 6, 2013

  • Lila

    Fun and informative. Many thanks to Robert for organising this walk.

    November 4, 2013

  • Sandra


    November 4, 2013

  • Sandra


    November 4, 2013

  • Robert

    Good fun guiding the walk. You can watch most of Charlie's films on YouTube and I recommend the film 'Chaplin' with Robert Downey Jnr which was released in 1992.

    November 4, 2013

  • Gil

    Another very interesting walk.Thanks again Robert, you should go on Mastermind with CC as your subject!

    November 3, 2013

  • Magdalena

    Perfect as always.

    November 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I received the confirmation too late...hope to be able to join you next time!

    November 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! I would really like to come. Is there any possibility that you are including the few people of the waiting list? I´m coming from Hertfordshire and I have to plan it at least 2 hours earlier. Thank you!

    November 3, 2013

  • heather s.

    Hi im Heather have been on a few walks now always very interesting and so much to know about London.

    November 3, 2013

  • Symantha

    Sorry, unable to make it now as now having to work tomorrow. Hope someone else can attend instead. Hopefully next time.

    November 2, 2013

  • Patricia

    looking forward to the walk on Sunday

    October 29, 2013

  • carole b.

    Hi I will be having surgery on my knee on 01/11/13 so wont be very mobile see you all soon hopefully

    October 27, 2013

  • Robert

    Video clip of Sophie, winner of the best Chaplin walk from the last tour we did:

    October 17, 2013

  • Robert

    There will be a prize at the end for the walk for the best Chaplin impression/walk in the style of him!

    October 17, 2013

  • khadijat t.

    i looks forward to seeing you there Robert and everyone! khadijat

    October 17, 2013

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