London Episode 17 Hampstead and Highgate

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A two-stop tour of north London. Firstly, pretty Hampstead, where Virginia Woolf thought 'it is always spring': lanes and cottages, cafes, antique shops and museums, including the house where John Keats spent his last 2 years in England. And not forgetting its spy connections. Then off to nearby Highgate Cemetery in search of gothic vibes and some famous tombs.

https://burghhouse.museumssites.com (Hampstead Museum)

https://www.freud.org.uk (Freud Museum)

https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/attractions-museums-entertainment/keats-house

https://highgatecemetery.org

https://www.walks.com (London Walks)

https://www.visitlondon.com

Recommended Reading

London Walks, London Stories by David Tucker

The Lawn Road Flats: Spies, Writers and Artists by David Burke

Guy Burgess: The Spy Who Knew Everyone by Stewart Purvis

City Breaks: all the history and culture you'd research for yourself if only you had the time! Check our website to find more episodes from our London series or to browse our back catalogue of other cities which are well worth visiting: https://www.citybreakspodcast.co.uk

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