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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th April 1963 Princess Alexandra of Kent was married to Angus Ogilvy in Westminster Abbey.
24th April 1960 Born today: Paula Yates, London England, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes)
24th April 1936 Born today: Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)
24th April 1867 St. George's Hall Theatre in Langham Place was opened (demolished 1966).
24th April 1731 Author Daniel Defoe died in London trying to evade debtors.
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