Charlie Chaplin Walking Tour of London

Quick Details
Availability: Every other Wednesday afternoon at 1:30pm
Ages: All Ages
Duration: 2 hours
Tour Type: Public and Private Tour
Starting Location: Kennington Tube Station – outside the station
End Location: The Queens Head, 71 Black Prince Road

Charlie Chaplin Walking Tour of London

Embark on a captivating journey through the iconic London settings that shaped Charlie Chaplin's cinematic legacy. Discover the birthplace of his timeless characters, stroll along the streets he once walked, and relive the charm of his silent era masterpieces. Immerse yourself in the magic of Chaplin's London and witness the birth of cinematic genius.

Tour Highlights

  • See where Charlie Chaplin was brought up and influenced his later life
  • Learn all about the world famous actor from a costumed guide
  • Discover fascinating facts about the actor not available on any other tour

What’s Included

  • 2-hour walking tour of London’s Kennington area
  • Led by a costumed guide
  • Convenient tour starting point outside Kennington Underground Station

What’s Excluded

  • Food & drink
  • Gratuities
  • British Sign Language interpreter not included

What To Bring

  • Consider layers of clothing
  • Camera
  • Comfortable shoes for a leisurely walking tour

Good To Know

  • English language tour
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the tour
  • This guided tour is not accessible for wheelchair users or for parents with prams or buggies
  • Adults who are 18 years and older must accompany anyone who is 17 years or younger on all tours

The Charlie Chaplin Tour of London offers a unique perspective on the life and legacy of one of the world’s most beloved comedians. Kennington, located in the London Borough of Lambeth, was the birthplace of Chaplin and the area where he spent much of his childhood.

Led by a costumed guide you will discover the background to one of the most iconic actors to appear on the silver screen. Charlie Chaplin was British and kept British citizenship all his life, even though he spent most of his adult life in America. The tour begins at Kennington Station and includes a visit to the site of the former Lambeth Workhouse, where Chaplin and his family were briefly housed in 1896. Visitors can learn about the harsh conditions of workhouse life and how it influenced Chaplin’s later work.

From there, the tour takes visitors to various locations in Kennington that were significant to Chaplin’s life. This includes the site of the former Palace Theatre, where Chaplin made his stage debut in 1900 as part of a children’s dance troupe. Visitors can also see the former site of the Elephant and Castle Theatre, where Chaplin performed as a young actor.

The tour also includes a visit to Kennington Park, which was a favourite haunt of Chaplin’s as a child. Visitors can see the pond where he used to feed the ducks and learn about his fondness for the park. The tour also takes visitors to the site of the former Kennington Cinema, where Chaplin’s films were often shown to enthusiastic crowds.

Throughout the Charlie Chaplin Tour, visitors can learn about Chaplin’s early life in Kennington, his rise to fame in Hollywood, and his later years as a political activist. They can also discover how his childhood experiences in Kennington influenced his work and his perspective on life.

In conclusion, the Charlie Chaplin Tour of London offers a fascinating glimpse into the early life of one of the world’s most beloved comedians. With stops at significant locations and a focus on Chaplin’s childhood experiences, the tour provides a unique perspective on the man behind the legend.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

  • The tour is not suitable for a wheelchair due to the pavements and uneven surfaces on the route. British Sign Language is not provided on the tour.

Do children need to be accompanied?

  • All people under 18 (i.e. 17 years old and younger) must be accompanied by an adult (aged 18 years or over) on all tour

Is the tour suitable for children?

  • There are some adult themes discussed on tour so it as the discretion of parents
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Public Tour
Ticket (13 years+)£15
Private Tour
1-10 people£165 per group
11-20 people£185 per group
21-30 people£205 per group

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