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Patrons & Friends Trip: Highgate Cemetery Wednesday 18 September 9.30am | £17 (includes transport) Following the sell-out success of last year’s trip and at the request of Friends we have decided to offer...

Wednesday 18 September

9.30am | £17 (includes transport)

Following the sell-out success of last year’s trip and at the request of Friends we have decided to offer a return trip. Join us for a private tour of the West Cemetery which has some of the finest funerary architecture in the country. It is a place of peace and contemplation where a romantic profusion of trees, memorials and wildlife flourish. Visitors to the West Cemetery can find the graves of Christina Rossetti and Pre-Raphaelite muse Lizzie Siddal, as well as many others relevant to Victorian art enthusiasts.

After lunch, you will have free time to look around the east Cemetery where you can find memorials to many illustrious figures of the 19th century as well as eminent people of our own time. Memorials include Karl Marx and George Eliot.

A table for lunch at a local café or pub will be reserved, payable on the day.

Please note that that the paths are steep at the Cemetery, and the tour route also includes two flights of stairs. The terrain is hilly and sensible footwear is recommended.

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Friends' Trip to Leighton House Join us for a 90 minute private tour of Leighton House, one of the most remarkable buildings of the nineteenth century.  It is the former home of G F Watts’s close...

Join us for a 90 minute private tour of Leighton House, one of the most remarkable buildings of the nineteenth century.  It is the former home of G F Watts’s close friend, Frederic Leighton and features the Arab Hall with its golden dome, intricate mosaics and walls lined with Islamic tiles. On display is a stunning collection of paintings and sculpture by Leighton and his contemporaries including a portrait of Leighton by Watts.

The museum can be found on Holland Park Road and the nearest tube stations are Kensington Olympia (5 minute walk) and High Street Kensington (10 minute walk).

We will meet at the Museum at 11.15am for a 11.30am tour.

A table for lunch will be reserved at a local restaurant for 1.45pm for those who wish to stay, payable on the day

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