London 17

London Episode 17 Hampstead and Highgate

A classy wander and some gothic vibes

A two-stop tour of north London. Firstly, pretty Hampstead, where Virginia Woolf thought ‘it is always spring’: lanes and cottages, cafes, antique shops and museums, including the house where John Keats spent his last 2 years in England. And not forgetting its spy connections. Then off to nearby Highgate Cemetery in search of gothic vibes and some famous tombs.

Useful links:
https://burghhouse.museumssites.com  (Hampstead Museum)
https://www.freud.org.uk  (Freud Museum)
https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/attractions-museums-entertainment/keats-house
https://highgatecemetery.org
https://www.walks.com  (London Walks)
https://www.visitlondon.com

Recommended reading:
London Walks, London Stories by David Tucker
The Lawn Road Flats: Spies, Writers and Artists by David Burke
Guy Burgess: The Spy Who Knew Everyone by Stewart Purvis