Candle-lighting at Highgate Cemetery (Nov 2016)

, Swain’s Lane, Highgate, London 51.567055 -0.146471
Dates & Time:
Until 7 PM (last entry 6.30 PM)
Tickets & Cost:
0208 340 1834
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Assuming you don't mind walking around a cemetery late at night, this has the potential to be a very beautiful evening.

Highgate Cemetery will be opening late for some candle-lighting on All Saints' Day.

It's not a ceremony, or a service, you simply walk around the cemetery and admire the sight... and maybe use it for a period of reflection and remembrance.

Note: The event will be held in the East Cemetery (not the more famous West one), and you will be restricted to just some of the tarmac paths. Candles will be available for sale (bring your own matches). And they recommend that you bring a torch as well.


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Craig’s review – “Is there a nicer place to walk than a graveyard in the rain? I think that the corpses prefer it too -- the sun isn't much fun when you're six-feet under. At least with the rain they get a little taste of the outside world as it comes seeping through the coffin top. It must be the only drink they get all week¬†-- a thimble of dirty rainwater, filtered through the mud.… continued”

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