London Month of the Dead

Dead Londoners will be October’s flavour of the month as the capital celebrates The London Month of the Dead which concludes on All Souls Day (2nd November).  Eerie events in Brompton Cemetery will include a guided walk by London historian and gravestone expert, Robert Stephenson, a candlelit performance of classic string quartets, and a talk on the great plagues of London. A percentage of all ticket sales will be donated to the restoration of Brompton Cemetery, a 39-acre Grade I listed burial ground managed by The Royal Parks.

Closer to home, on Saturday 17th and Saturday 24th October The Royal Parks Foundation has organised a guided walk in Hyde Park to explore its dark history as a former site of public execution. The tour will include a visit to the Hyde Park Pet Cemetery, rarely open to the public. It costs £15 and there will be three one hour walks starting at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 4pm. supporttheroyalparks

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