Tour of Highgate Cemetery

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:

http://www.highgate-cemetery.org/index.php/home

and

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highgate_Cemetery

Perhaps we can all go for a pub lunch afterwards somewhere in Archway (Shockingly North of the River!)

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  • Damian

    where were you all? I was in that graveyard at night all on my own!

    March 17, 2013

    • Damian

      It said 11pm! Still, I must admit, I was joking about this. I didn't really go. I just thought it would be funny if you thought I had. I'm afraid I was verrr verrrr drunk

      March 18, 2013

    • Lainie N.

      Ha ok well you should come to the next meeting for beyond black :)

      March 18, 2013

  • Yvonne

    Damian, we were there at 11 AM!

    1 · March 18, 2013

  • Damian

    Hi, I'll be there tonight at 11pm. Looking forward to it!

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We're almost there!

    March 16, 2013

  • Lainie N.

    Hi everyone as the tubes are disrupted I might not get there till 1130 sorry! Please get in touch if you can no longer make it x

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone, anyone going up on the Northern line should be aware that it is off between camden town and high barnet, so you want to allow time for the rail replacement bus.

    March 15, 2013

  • Lainie N.

    Hey everyone see you at 11am tomorrow at archway tube exit, my number is[masked] looking forward to it x

    March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm bringing my flatmate with me, hope that's ok!

    March 10, 2013

  • Yvonne

    Hey, unfortunately I didn't make it to the book club meeting last week but I'm coming along to this. Just to check, it says 11pm...but I assume it's 11 during the day?
    Yvonnex

    March 6, 2013

    • Lainie N.

      Hey, glad you can make it and yes defo am not pm! Doh! X

      March 6, 2013

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