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Charles Dickens' London
Charles Dickens' London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th February 1993 West Ham legend Bobby Moore passed away in Putney, London.go to related location

24th February 1992 Comedian Benny Hill suffers his first heart attack, two months before his death.go to related location

24th February 1981 Prince Charles and Princess Diana get engaged.

24th February 1948 Minder and New Tricks actor Dennis Waterman was born in Clapham, London.

24th February 1939 Born today: George Bain, principal (London Business School)

24th February 1906 Kingsway Tramway opened from Angel, Islington to Aldwych.

24th February 1711 Handel's opera Rinaldo premieres at the Queen's Theatre.go to related location

Highgate Cemetery



Highgate Cemetery

The most famous cemetery in London.

Location: Highgate

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.

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Highgate Cemetery

The most famous cemetery in London.


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