Vauxhall Society Guided Walks

Monthly Guided Walks

Our free monthly guided walks run from February to October each year. We will be publishing our 2016 schedule shortly.
There is not need to book Vauxhall Society walks just turn up. Check our website for meeting places, or email vauxhallcs@gmail.

For details of forthcoming walks, check the Events page of this website.

Made-to-Measure Guided Walks
The Vauxhall Society offers made-to-measure guided walks for Vauxhall employers as well as for other groups researching or wishing to tour the district. To discuss, please email



Kennington Park walk with Rob Patemen

The Vauxhall Society would like to thank Rob Pateman (author) from Friends of Kennington Park for leading this month’s TVS walk in Kennington Park. KP 02

Sunny weather welcomed the 20 people who joined the walk. Rob covered the early history of the area from when it was Kennington Common, the Chartists, the subsequent formation of the park, the forgotten tragedy. memorial, Slade fountain, model cottages, playgrounds, Kennington Lido and more. One of those on the walk used to live on St Agnes Place added someKP 01 personal experiences of the area.

Rob talked about the much cited 1848 ‘daguerreotype’ of the Chartists.  Not only was it probably the first such image of a crowd it may also have been the first police surveillance photo! Although the motivation of William Edward Kilburn who took the picture is unknown it appears to have been taken from or near the Horns Tavern where the police were based.