I guess that cemeteries are not high on the must-see list for many visitors to London, or any other city for that matter. However, there is so much history to be found, especially in a very old cemetery like Highgate Cemetery.
Yesterday began very quietly after our long day in Paris on Wednesday. We set out after lunch on the Underground and then a strenuous uphill walk followed by a stroll through Waterlow Park where we enjoyed the colourful autumn scenery.
There are 2 parts of Highgate Cemetery – the East and West sections and there are separate admission charges for each. The older West section may only be visited as part of a group tour so we opted for the East section. This was a self-guided walk with the aid of a small leaflet which highlighted some of the more well-known graves, including that of Karl Marx.
Almost directly opposite is the grave of a Mr Spencer. A quirky play on words – Marx and Spencer!
The naturalised woodland, which in places is quite wild, lends an interesting air to the surroundings.