Inspired another intrepid outing of prolific London blogger diamondgeezer, I set off on Saturday to explore the western half of Highgate Cemetery. It turned out to be one of the most interesting outings I have had in London, with a very informative guide leading a small group of us around, providing us with all sorts of history and trivia – it was well worth the £7 admission.

Entrance to the Egyptian Avenue

The Circle of Lebanon

Tomb of Victorian bare-knuckle fighter Thomas Sayers, protected by a sculpture of his dog, ‘Lion’.

Highgate Cemetery 24 January 2011