Golders Green Crematorium
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Review from Erika G.
Sure, there's Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, with all the famous people. Here at Golder's Green Crematorium is where the most fantastic and famous drummer in rock resides.
Keith Moon of the Who. The inscription on his plaque reads "There is no substitute".
And there isn't! Visit on an appropriate moody, rainy, brooding London day, and toast Keith with a pint. Rabid fan, me? Probably. And you can take the bus there.
Wall after all of plaques remember all the people whos ashes have been scattered here. No wave after wave of depressing gravestones, it's a quiet, contemplative place to walk around and contemplate . . . hopefully not dying before you get (really) old.
Review from Qype User (Na…)
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It's a calm and quiet place to visit - and open if you just want to wander round. I was actually taken here on a first date as a teenager. No jokes. And I wasn't even a goth. But interesting to visit nonetheless. Downside is they don't seem to chimney the smoke very well - meaning that people will encounter a lovely strong burning smell as they pass by at most times of the day.
Review from Qype User (GipsyL…)
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1 October 2012 This weekend September 30th 2012 celebrated the 65th birthday of Marc Bolan. Fans and family of Marc Bolan visited Golder's Green crematorium to pay tribute and decorate the new bench that now sits opposite Marc Bolan's resting place. It is a beautifully carved and awesome tribute to him. A carved swan takes pride on the back of the bench and the arm rests boast two carved Unicorns. Some of his family decorated the hedge with balloons, a baby photo of Marc and Boa's. There were many visitor's during the day from 11.30 onwards including some relatives. Marc Bolan died on the 16th September 1977 , two weeks before his 30th birthday. A girl named Crystal came all the way that day from her country to meet up with someone but they didn't turn up for the second time. so other fans kept her company and shared stories. It turned out to be a lovely day for her despite her original let down. The Bolan fans are quite a community it would seem, a sort of family. Worth a visit and the bench is a great tribute.
Review from Qype User (catkin…)
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This is London's first crematorium and was built in 1902. Apparently Golders Green was know to be the place where famous names from the arts and media chose to be cremated or buried.
There have been 300,000 cremations here which is more than any other crematorium in Britain.
When you enter the first thing you see are the walls covered in memorials which take up every available space. They are quite interesting to read with quite a few famous names.
Famous names to look out from the showbiz world for include Peter Sellers, Keith Moon, Joyce Grenfell and Marc Bolan.
It is also the resting place of several authors, musicians and Anna Pavlova the famous ballerina.
It covers 12 acres and is a very peaceful relaxing place to visit. There is a lot of wildlife including squirrels, foxes, rabbits and loads of birds. I actually saw a woodpecker for the first time there.
Over the road is the Golders Green Jewish Cemetery which is also well worth a visit.
Review from Daniel N.
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