5.30pm Tuesday 14 February 2017
Meet Elephant Street exit of Elephant & Castle ThamesLink
Train: Elephant & Castle, Elephant Road, SE17 1LB
Duration of walk: 2 hours max
Finish before 7.30pm
Changing Walworth tour explores the areas changing landscape through the lens of Charlie Chaplins’ extraordinary childhood. The walk navigates the streets round Elephant delving into the hidden childhood stories of South London’s greatest Cinema star. In its heyday the area had nearly fifty music halls presenting all manner of acts. But as Charlie grew the golden age of music-hall faded, metamorphosing into the new-fangled picture houses; as films superseded live acts. Exploring the little tramps origins, his rise from rags to riches, this walk traces and recreates something of the up and down fortunes of South London’s Piccadilly Circus.
11 am Saturday 18 February 2017
Meet Bermondsey Tube Station, 142-145 Jamaica Road, Rotherhithe London, SE16 4RX
Starts and finishes at Bermondsey Tube Station
The walk is approximately 2 1/2 miles.
Thameside Tales walk takes us up along the river side and through South London’s old wharfside docks where we encounter the childhood memories of Bermondsey boys: Michael Caine and Tommy Steele. Their early days growing up in North Southwark saw World War Two visiting destruction to the area, and to its long history of Thameside manufacturing.
Come and join us as we explore the river, its people and the recent history of the docks as we unravel the Bermondsey Story.
Please wear sensible walking footwear and weather appropriate clothing.
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