Ever wanted to have a drink in a graveyard (and not be 16 years old trying find a well-hidden place to drink your bottle of Lambrini)? Look no further. The managers at Highgate Cemetery – where there is approximately 170,000 people buried, including George Eliot and Karl Marx – have applied for permission to serve alcohol on site. This has certainly got us in high spirits.
But before you begin imagining wild death-themed parties or drunkards mindlessly raising pints and shots in memory of the people buried there, the cemetery trust has assured sceptics that it only on the grounds that they are able to serve nice, civilised glasses of wine at the lectures and talks hosted in the Grade II-listed chapel in Swains Lane. Which we think is a lovely idea. The cemetery, which is enjoying record visitor numbers, is seen as one of the finest Victorian burial grounds. Last year, it had 77,000 visitors.
It was on our list of one of the most magical places in London…so teetotal or not, we’d highly recommend a visit!
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