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Highgate Cemetery

Swains Lane | Highgate, London N6 6PJ, England
+44 20 8340 1834
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Beautiful Victorian cemetery near to Hampstead Heath. Highgate Cemetery has some of the finest funerary architecture in the country. It is a place of peaceful contemplation where trees, memorials and wildlife flourish.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Swains Lane | Highgate, London N6 6PJ, England
+44 20 8340 1834
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Reviewed yesterday

I went with a friend on a tour of Highgate Cemetery (that's the only way you can enter the West Cemetery. Our tour guide was a volunteer who really knew the history of this amazing place. It involved a fair amount of walking and climbing...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 3 days ago

What is wonderful about the guided tour of the west side of the cemetery is that is an absolute treasure-trove of history. I suspect your guide has an enormous bearing on the stories that are teased out for sharing with the group; we had a...More

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing place. Very old cemetary with some rreally interesting stories - be sure to take the tour of the old part. Some great scenery if you're into photography

Thank pags-21
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much history in this iconic graveyard - from Karl Marx to more recently George Michael. In the end, we are all the same. Reading the epitaphs - some creative, ingenuous, and others heartbreakingly full of love. It is a poignant trip to...More

Thank jthompsonrofe
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an unusual but not at all morbid visit to a beautiful part of London. The guided tour of the west side of the cemetery was excellent: highly illuminating and full of facts and details about the cemetery and some of the graves in...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 1 week ago

most famous resident is karl marx, but take a look at the masoluem part many weird & unusual structures there, & the known family names...interesting ..tell a lot about a nation by visiting their graveyards..

Thank stan h
Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit off the beaten track but a glorious old London cemetery well worth a visit. Very peaceful and with many interesting final resting places to look out for.

Thank MrAJPage
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having Our Guilded Tour around Highgate Cementry has to be one of greatest experiences, for my mum,best friend & myself, Terry was our Tour Guild, we learnt as we walk amoust most interesting & famous. I had heard for so many years of all famous...More

Thank shazziframpton
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a place of burial in London- A Grade I Historic Park and Garden. East and West cemetery are divided by a public road. We were informed that there are about 53,000 graves here. Many notable people are buried here like Karl Marx in...More

Thank ranjanapathak
Reviewed 1 week ago

I only went here because I was staying nearby with friends and we went out for a walk. I always, for obvious reasons find cemeteries a bit morbid to visit if you don't have to. However, Highgate is interesting from the viewpoint of who is...More

Thank timjoe333
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19 April 2017|
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Response from Elle H | Property representative |
Hello Although there is often (usually weekends) a coffee cart outside the cemetery, we would recommend that you go up to Highgate Village, or down to the bottom of Swains Lane (about 10 minutes either way), where there are... More
13 February 2017|
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Response from Elle H | Property representative |
Hello, Yes you are correct that the £12 includes both a guided tour of the West and access to the East. There are toilet facilities on both sides of the cemetery. Kind regards, Elle Hazlewood Volunteering Manager Highgate... More
7 January 2017|
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Response from Syndi T | Reviewed this property |
We got there very early in the morning and made the first tour. we did not book but that was in 2013