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Mr. Selfish and I are renting a flat in Highgate Village, which is in northern London.  It takes us about 20 minutes to get to central London on the tube.  On the days that we don’t venture into the city proper, we enjoy Highgate Village.

One of the main attractions in the area is the Highgate Cemetery, which is a Victorian cemetery opened in 1839.  With over 170,000 people buried in around 53,000 graves in varying states of repair, the cemetery has an eerie quality about it.  Notably, Karl Marx was buried in Highgate Cemetery.

Highgate Cemetery is divided into the eastern and western parts.  You can do a self-guided tour of the east cemetery for 3 pounds per adult, so Mr. Selfish and I chose this option.

Right next to our flat is Waterlow Park, which is a quaint little park.  We enjoy walking through it on sunny days and watching all of the dogs run around.  You can also partake of cream tea at the Lauderdale House.

Another close by park is Hampstead Heath, which covers about 790 acres.  It is one of the highest points in London and affords a glorious view of the city, which is actually protected by law.