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101 Things To Do in London: Highgate Cemetery
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Highgate Cemetery has applied for a booze licence

Isabelle Aron

If you're looking for a new watering hole in London, a graveyard probably wouldn't be your first thought. But the managers at Highgate Cemetery – the final resting place of Karl Marx, George Eliot and Douglas Adams, among others – have applied to Camden Council for permission to serve alcohol on-site. But they're not about to start hosting death-themed pop-ups or boozy graveyard tours – the cemetery trust just wants to be able to serve nice, civilised glasses of wine at the lectures and talks hosted in the Grade II-listed chapel in Swains Lane. Although now we think about it, it's surely only a matter of time before a death-themed pop-up in a graveyard comes to London. 

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