Happy Pancake Day everyone! I, for one, will be stuffing my face with pancakes this evening and later this week I’ll bring a bit more about the history of Pancake Day and some tasty pancake recipes. But back down to business: I am a big fan of South East London. It’s not filled with celebrity homes or popular with tourists but I love living here. Perhaps I’ve finally converted Sam from his North London ways. One of the deceptive things about SE London is that since the Tube doesn’t have amazing coverage around here you think everything is really far apart. However, in reality, you can have some amazing walks in the area and get places quite quickly!
West Norwood Cemetery is smack dab in the ease of walking range. Last fall, I went on a tour of Highgate Cemetery, which is one of the 7 famous Victorian cemeteries in London. Death was such an important part of Victorian life and morals and you can a real sense of time and values by walking through Highgate. Or in this case West Norwood. (Also weirdly, I have the new goal of wanting to visit all 7. So far I’ve done Highgate, Brompton and West Norwood.)
West Norwood Park with the city in the distance.