Graves in the Wood - The Abandoned Beauty of Barnes Cemetery

1 hr, 30 min

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Barnes cemetery is a sylvan santuary that the village nearby (and London generally) has largely forgotten.

An aborted redevelopment by Richmond Upon Thames in the mid 1960's has left this once beautifully ordered place of rest with nature as its groundskeeper; celtic crosses and headstones now play hide and seek amongst mature trees, ivy and bracken. Brush these away and you'll find people such as the Edwardian Marilyn Manson, a maverick life-gambling doctor, a lady...
Barnes cemetery is a sylvan santuary that the village nearby (and London generally) has largely forgotten.

An aborted redevelopment by Richmond Upon Thames in the mid 1960's has left this once beautifully ordered place of rest with nature as its groundskeeper; celtic crosses and headstones now play hide and seek amongst mature trees, ivy and bracken. Brush these away and you'll find people such as the Edwardian Marilyn Manson, a maverick life-gambling doctor, a lady whose murder scandalised the empire and an artist who painted images that would have been the desktop background on every Victorian's laptop (had they had them back then).

Complete with a musical finale with a song that was once heard in many music halls up and down the land, join Sheldon from the Cemetery Club to discover a real gem of London's heritage and personally meet some long-gone Londoners in this beautiful woodland on Barnes Common.
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary
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Pass By: Barnes Village, Barnes High Street, Richmond-upon-Thames SW13 9LW England

You will explore and meet the permanent residents of this forgotten emetery on the edge of Barnes Common, hearing life stories and songs about the long gone of this picturesque part of south west London.

Important Details

Included
  • Local guide
  • Professional Guide
  • All Fees and Taxes
Not Included
  • Food & Drink
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Barnes Cemetery, Rocks Ln, London SW13 0BY, UK
1:30 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
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