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Graves in the Wood - The Abandoned Beauty of Barnes Cemetery

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Barnes cemetery is a sylvan santuary that the village nearby (and London generally) has largely forgotten.

An aborted redevelopment by Richmond Upon Thames in the mid 1960's has left this once beautifully ordered place of rest with nature as its groundskeeper; celtic crosses and headstones now play hide and seek amongst mature trees, ivy and bracken. Brush these away and you'll find people such as the Edwardian Marilyn Manson, a maverick life-gambling doctor, a lady whose murder scandalised the empire and an artist who painted images that would have been the desktop background on every Victorian's laptop (had they had them back then).

Complete with a musical finale with a song that was once heard in many music halls up and down the land, join Sheldon from the Cemetery Club to discover a real gem of London's heritage and personally meet some long-gone Londoners in this beautiful woodland on Barnes Common.

About This Deal

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Pass By: Barnes Village, Barnes High Street, Richmond-upon-Thames SW13 9LW England

You will explore and meet the permanent residents of this forgotten emetery on the edge of Barnes Common, hearing life stories and songs about the long gone of this picturesque part of south west London.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Local guide
  • Professional Guide

  • Food & Drink
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Departure Point
Barnes Cemetery, Rocks Ln, London SW13 0BY, UK

Departure Time
1:30 PM

70 to 90 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Cemetery Club in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.