Of Interest in North London
|| If you want to
do something other than go shopping and enjoy the range
of gastro pubs, then there are a number of places of interest
in north London which should provide a cheaper alternative.
You can get two places of interest for the price of one
when you go to the London Canal Museum [map],
because here you can find out about canals and ice cream
under one roof. The main purpose of the museum is to give
visitors an insight into the history of London’s
canals and how they evolved into what they are today.
The English history of Ice cream has found a place here
because the museum is housed in a former 19th century
ice warehouse where ice cream used to be stored.
Meanwhile Arsenal Museum [map] tells the history
of one of London’s greatest football clubs. In the
2003/2004 season they were the first club in 115 years
to go through the whole season unbeaten and the museum
celebrates this and their other great achievements over
Brother and sister Charles and Mary Lamb are well-known for two reasons, the first for writing
books for children including the famous Tales
From Shakespeare and the second for Mary’s
attack on their parents which had her permanently committed
to an asylum until her brother took her in.
Together they’ve left north London with two places
of interest, Lamb’s Cottage [map] and All Saints
Both located on Church Street, N9, one is where the pair
lived and the other is where the two have been laid to
rest. As well as being connected to the authors they are
also of historic interest in their own right.
Close to Lauderdale House [map] is Highgate Cemetery [map] where English chemist and
physicist Michael Faraday is buried as well as
political philosopher and social theorist Karl Marx and novelist George Eliot. However in addition
to its well known residents Highgate cemetry is also of
interest for its history and architecture and guided tours
are available throughout the year.
If you’re willing to travel a little outside north
London you could find distractions in Enfield. Trent
Country Park [map], Myddelton House Gardens [map], Beale Arboretum [map], Whitewebbs Museum
of Transport [map] and Capel Manor Gardens [map] are all there to be enjoyed. And in terms of public transport
Enfield has three stations (Enfield Town, Enfield Chase
and Enfield Lock) all within London’s six travel
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