This is a video from Highgate Cemetery. It was one of the “The Magnificent Seven” cemeteries from Queen Victoria’s London.
In the early 1800’s London was rapidly expanding and needed to secure more burial grounds. In response to this the authorities had to prepare seven new cemeteries. They buried the first person here in 1839. Since then, more than 170,000 people found their last resting place in about 53,000 graves. The cemetery is now rarely in use for new burials. In the past it featured in several spooky movies, as well as being the base of the “Highgate Vampire”.
Highgate is divided into two parts, East and West. Only the Eastern part is generally open to visitors. The western part is acknowledged as the most intriguing one and is only accessible on a guided tour. This video is from Highgate West.
Audio: “Passing Time” by Kevin MacLeod
Some images courtesy of @hannekarins
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