Tommy's Home from Home

Tommy's Home from Home

Home to Tommy and Gwen in 1948

Location: 13 Canfield Gardens, NW6

Description: Thomas Frederick 'Tommy Cooper was born on 19 March 1921 and sady died performing on stage on 15 April 1984.

Despite his purported inability to perform conjuring tricks, Cooper was a member of The Magic Circle. Famed for his red fez, his appearance was large and lumbering at 6 feet 4 inches and more than 15 stone in weight - a heavyweight in all senses of the word - Comedy being the biggest of all.

Cooper's comedy carried over to his private life. He once went into a tailor's shop to buy a suit. Trying it on he asked a member of staff if he could take it for a walk round the block. When they consented he took a block of wood from his pocket, put it on the floor and walked around it before saying, 'Fine. I'll take it.'

And so to this very address - home to Tommy and his wife Gwen in 1948.

Tours: Tommy Cooper's London

Themes: ComedyComedy Theme  CelebrityCelebrity Theme
Tommy's Home from Home

Home to Tommy and Gwen in 1948

Ranking This Month: 2566/3060

Pages Hit This Month: 35

Credits: Tommy Cooper - Always Leave The Laughing

Your Comments:

Your email will ONLY be used once, to confirm the publication of your comments. We value your contribution and privacy.

Anti-spam Security: Please enter this code:

Other places nearby:

Lou and Andy live here», 5.9km

Eric's First London Digs», 3.6km

Rising Damp House», 2.3km

Ted Rogers and his 3 2 1», 4.8km

Stella Street», 4.3km

Tommy's Home from Home», 0km

Did Chaplin get the bug Here», 4.3km

Willie Rushton was born here», 3.5km

A mad day playing Rugby», 7.6km

Cooper always won them over», 8.0km

Location Pinpointed:

Open Street Maps», Google Maps»