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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th February 1917 Born today: Phyllis Calvert, London, actress (Man in Grey)
18th February 1901 Born today: Reginald Sheffield, London England, actor (Second Chance)
18th February 1775 Born today: Thomas Girtin, London, artist/watercolorist
The most famous cemetery in London.
Description: Highgate Cemetery is a Grade I listed North London Cemetery housing more than 170,000 permanent residents. Dating from 1839, it's divided into two parts, East and West. It was one of the Magnificent Seven London cemeteries opened as London's population outgrew it's inner graveyards.
Highgate Cemetery is notable both for some of the people buried there as well as for its obvious status as a nature reserve.
The most famous burial in the East cemetery is probably Karl Marx.
It's also where painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti did a bit of grave digging.
Check out the Circle of Lebanon set of impressive and spooky tombs.
Tagged in this Tour: The Magnificent Seven