Highgate Hill's Memorial Story


Highgate Hill's Memorial Story

Dick Whittington and his cat are remembered here.

Location: Highgate Hill, N19

Description: At the bottom of Highgate Hill sits a memorial, a spot which according to legend, was a resting place for a man and a cat!

I know...an odd combination, but it was here that Dick Whittington supposedly heard the Bow Bells that summoned him back to London and a better life.

Many people are still familiar with this rags-to-riches tale, which sees Dick, a poor boy from Gloucester, making his way to London to seek his fortune, with a little help from his feline friend.

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Highgate Hill's Memorial Story

Dick Whittington and his cat are remembered here.

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Credits: Judy Lloyd

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Bromley Hall», 6.2km

The Last of the Great Exhibition», 4.6km

The Monument.... is leaning!», 4.4km

The River Lea Coppermill», 3.7km

Christmas under Nelson», 4.0km

The Old Dispensary», 6.3km

Houses of Parliament», 4.6km

Throw Your Rubbish Elsewhere», 3.9km

Lock & Co...Historical Hats», 4.2km

The Clerk's Well», 3.2km

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