Perched on a hill above the smoke and the crowd of London, Highgate Cemetery is a peaceful and magical village of the post lives. There, a wealth of gothic tombs and Victorian romantic graves live in harmony, entwined with overgrown woods and nature. It is a home to many famous people e.g. Karl Marx
Not very usual to visit a cemetery during Christmas, but I’m always been intrigued by its beauty and mystery. I have written about Glasgow Necropolis and Cimetière du Père-Lachaise in Paris. A cemetery is never a hang out spot, neither a creepy/goth area, but the place of contemplation, bringing in peace of mind.
“The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways,
the point however is to change it.” – Karl Marx
To plan a visit, please see Highgate Cemetery site . There are two cemetery ,the East and the West. This time I only visited the East cemetery as you have to pre-book for the West. I would highly recommend to visit both. It is one of the greenest and peaceful place in London, especially when you want to take a break from a busy life and let go of things.