Highgate Cemetery, London

Back in April, 2019, a friend and I went to London, alone, with both babies, because our husbands were gone for work. 56994054_10156530094734545_4115174398711824384_o_10156530094729545

We wanted to go to Highgate Cemetery, so we did! BUT children under 5 can not go on the West side so we were only able to do the East side.

Highgate Cemetery is a place of burial in north London, England. There are approximately 170,000 people buried in around 53,000 graves across the West Cemetery and the East Cemetery at Highgate Cemetery.

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East Cemetery is home to illustrious figures of the nineteenth century as well as eminent people of our own time.

A plot at Highgate Cemetery has always been much sought after. To cater for demand, the cemetery company opened the East side extension in 1860. It is here that you will find buried many famous names, along with interesting and varied memorials.

The West Cemetery with its sinuous paths winding up a steep wooded hill and Ivy- clad mountains, here is a secluded funerary landscape at its most evocative. And this is why children under 5 aren’t allowed, safety.  The West Cemetery is home to the most impressive architectural features of Highgate Cemetery — the Chapel, Colonnade, Egyptian Avenue, Circle of Lebanon, Terrace Catacombs and the mausoleum of Julius Beer. Visit the West Cemetery by guided tour only. At the weekend, just turn up and take the next available tour. 

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PATRICK CAULFIELD
(1936-2005) Pop artist || East Cemetery 

 

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*history & info about each side from Highgates website*

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