Monday, June 6, 2011

Cemeteries of London: Highgate Cemetery Angels

In the spring of 2008, my mom was a visiting professor in London. The opportunity to visit was too good to pass up. This is a photo of us in front of her Islington flat.

One of the things I did on that trip was to visit London cemeteries. I'd previously been on a tour of Highgate Cemetery, but I hadn't gone further in my exploration of the city's historic cemeteries. In addition to their mystery, I love the peace and beauty of old cemeteries. So on this trip, in addition to returning to Highgate I went on walks through Brompton Cemetery, New Southgate Cemetery, and Abney Park Cemetery.

This month I'll be posting photos from my 2008 visits to these London cemeteries.

Below are angels from Highgate Cemetery. Next week I'll post other views of Highgate Cemetery along with some history.



  1. Ooo, beautiful! I was so bummed I only had a couple days in London and couldn't sneak up to Highgate. Next trip.

  2. Oh yes, you must stop by Highgate on your next trip! People are only allowed in on guided tours, but I believe there are several per day.

  3. How could I purchase a copy of the last angel on this page? I love it so much.

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