Following on from reading Pure by Andrew Miller we disscussed the idea of going to visit one of Londons biggest burial grounds, as organising a trip to see the catacombs in Paris might be a bit of a stretch!
Heres a bit of info on Highgate lifted from Wikipedia:
The cemetery in its original form – the northwestern wooded area – opened in 1839, as part of a plan to provide seven large, modern cemeteries, known as the "Magnificent Seven", around the outside of London. The inner-city cemeteries, mostly the graveyards attached to individual churches, had long been unable to cope with the number of burials and were seen as a hazard to health and an undignified way to treat the dead.
I figure we start with the West Cemetery as the ticket price now includes a free entrance to the East Cemetery, as long as its used within a month.
Tour tickets: Adults £12.
More info can be found here:
Perhaps we can all go for a pub lunch afterwards somewhere in Archway (Shockingly North of the River!)