Special Photographer's Tour of the West and East Highgate Cemeteries

10 May 2017

10:15 - 14:00

Archway Tube Station
Junction Road
United Kingdom
N19 5RQ

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RPS Member£15.00
Non RPS Member£20.00 


We have arranged a special Photographer's Tour of the West and East Highgate Cemeteries.   One of London's most famous locations, the cemetery was opened in the countryside around the capital in 1839, and is now perhaps the best known of the 'Magnificent 7 Cemeteries' established at that time. 

With its impressive architecture and location, it became the place the wealthy were encouraged to invest in and, as a stunning park, it also becamse the place Vikctorian Londoners visited to get away from the noise and pollution of the City and to admire the amazing monuments.  By the turn of the century, the cemetery went into decline:  graves were abandoned and vandalised and nature started to take over.   In 1975 the Friends of Higher Cemetery was formed and work began on repairing the buildings and memorials and clearing the undergrowth.   Lots more information is available on the Friends website, which is: http://highgatecemetery.org/about/the-friends

We will visit the West Cemetery on a special guided tour lasting about an hour and a half and will then be taken to the East Cemetery and given an overview.  Lunch will be organised in a local pub or cafe (deetails to be confirmed( and the walk will continue in the Afternoon for those who wish to further explore the East Cemetery, which includes many famous resting places including those of Douglas Adams and Karl Marx, for example.

N.B. Special 'Early Bird' price of £12 for Members booking before 31 March - £15 thereafter.


Some of the paths are unlevel, so please wear good walking shoes.  You are advised to 'travel light' and bring a single camera body and a few lenses.  Tripods are not permitted.

Details of the lunch spot etc. will be sent in due course.


Image (c) Judy Hicks LRPS


Cancellation policy

Please inform The Society as early as possible if you have to cancel your attendance at the event, distinction advisory day or assessment, or workshop. Generally speaking, we do not give refunds for events costing £5.00 or less. For events costing more than that, we are unable to refund your payment or transfer you to another event less than fourteen days beforehand. However, if we can resell your ticket we will refund the cost in full. In the unlikely event of The Society having to cancel an event we will normally give you at least one week’s notice and your ticket cost will be refunded in full. The Society will not refund your travel or accommodation costs and you are advised to check your hotel and travel cancellation policy

Hearing and access requirements

The ground, particularly in the West Cemetery, is uneven in places with steps and some slopes: it may be slippery in the wet. Please take care and wear good walking shoes.

Judy Hicks
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Region: London