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.

Themes: HistoricalHistorical Theme  LiteraryLiterary Theme  QuirkyQuirky Theme
Highgate Hill's Memorial Story

Dick Whittington and his cat are remembered here.

Ranking This Month: 3003/3062

Pages Hit This Month: 24


Credits: Judy Lloyd

Your Comments:

Name:
Email:
Your email will ONLY be used once, to confirm the publication of your comments. We value your contribution and privacy.

Anti-spam Security: Please enter this code:


Other places nearby:


George Peabody...Statue», 4.2km

The Butler's Retreat», 8.1km

Old Retail and plenty of Tea», 3.8km

Read and Chestnuts», 5.1km

The worst street in London», 4.2km

Nonsuch Palace», 15.km

Ancient Hunting Cry In London», 3.5km

Eisenhower HQ en suite», 4.1km

Hard Rock Cafe and Marbles», 4.3km

St John's Gate», 3.3km

Location Pinpointed:


Open Street Maps», Google Maps»