Carve letters onto stone at Highgate Cemetery

, Swain’s Lane, Highgate, London 51.567055 -0.146471
Dates & Time:
10 AM to 4 PM
Tickets & Cost:
£95, including materials
The contact number for Highgate Cemetery is +44 (0) 208 340 1834
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Craig’ London blog> Craig’s Highgate Cemetery review  I’ve written a review and posted some photos on my blog

We wouldn't normally include an event like this in our guide... but how often do you get to carve your own name on a gravestone?

Actually... we are not certain that you will be allowed to do that (probably not), but you can always hope. But it should be a lot of fun anyway, because this is a hands-on lesson in how to cut letters on a piece of Portland stone.

Highgate Cemetery's resident stone mason Neil Luxton will be there to provide you with all the tools and knowledge required to shape a block of stone and inscribe it with some letters -- and you'll even be able to take it home. (Lucky you -- having to carry a big stone home!)

Don't worry if you've never carved any names on a block of stone before, because this day is for people with absolutely no experience. You don't need any artistic skills either. And as an added bonus, you'll get to enjoy a short tour of the cemetery beforehand.


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