Charlie Chaplin lived at numerous addresses in Kennington. If you buy a property in Kennington, the likelihood is that Charlie Chaplin will have lived there at some point. Having fallen on hard times, Charlie and his mum spent some time in the Victorian workhouse that is now home to the amazing Cinema Museum.
Van Gogh lived on what is now called Kennington Road. The madness set in only after he left.
The founder of Singapore was from East Kennington. In many ways Singapore can be seen as an attempt to re-create Kennington in Asia.
Bob Marley stayed in South Kennington when St Agnes Place was home to a Rastafari temple, and played football in Kennington Park. Beat that, Hyde Park.