Chaplin Walks

Chaplin Walks

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.
* Duration: 2 hours
* Starts: Greater London, United Kingdom
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




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.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Culture Seekers Tours, Tower Hill Station 38 Trinity Square, London EC3N 4DJ England

Culture Seekers Tours offer guided walks, day trips by coach to historic towns around London, beachcombing on the River Thames foreshore and treasure hunts.

Duration: 2 hours