Leaving behind all that splendor, stroll down streets that used to wind through some of the worst slums in the city and into the graveyard of St. Pancras old church. Here the ground literally bulges with all the bodies that were packed into it, and youll learn about some of its more interesting inhabitants, like an heiress who became one of the 19th centuries greatest social campaigners, and a tortured doctor who wrote the first vampire story. Youll also learn about the dangers that faced Victorians even after death, like the resurrectionists who stole bodies for a living.
Take a tube from one of the oldest underground stations in the world up to Highgate Cemetery for a walk around the west cemetery, which is closed to anyone who is not on an official tour. As you wander the beautiful and atmospheric paths, youll learn about the amazing lives and (sometimes very strange) deaths of the famous Victorians buried here. After the cemetery, take a tube back down to Kings Cross with your guide and get plenty of recommendations on what else to see and where to eat during the rest of your trip.