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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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“douglas adams” (45 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Swains Lane | Highgate, London N6 6PJ, England
+44 20 8340 1834
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a beautiful cemetery well worth a visit. I wandered around for over an hour. There are many well-maintained paths as well as some that are a bit more overgrown. There are many interesting pieces of history here, including the grave of Karl Marx....More

Thank GinnyShoe
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just a short walk up a hill and through a park, Highgate offers unique photographic opportunities as you wander through a Gothic cemetery with Celtic crosses, angelic tombstones and overgrown greenery. Not many famous people her, aside from Karl Marx and George (who is not...More

Thank William E
Reviewed 4 days ago

I'll start with this preface: I am a huge fan of graveyards and cemeteries. I am fascinated by funeral statuary and art. So my review *may* be a little skewed. Having said that... This was a bucket list visit for me. I read about Highgate...More

Thank MistressWanda
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had this recommended to me, and I'm glad we went. We took a tour (has to be and reservations are needed) of the Westgate. Eastgate can be seen by yourself. The history was so fascinating. If there's a particular person buried there that you...More

Thank Jackie K
Reviewed 1 week ago

My mother had visited before and highly recommended visiting again, so we did. I found it so beautiful. I didn't mind having to pay an entrance fee. I adored that nature was allowed to take its course. In some parts completely taking over. Some graves...More

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 1 week ago

A day out looking for history. The cemetery is easy to get to, we walked through a pretty park to get there from the tube. The tour of the west side was informative and struck a nice balance between respectful and informative. Some great facts...More

Thank Ellie L
Reviewed 1 week ago

got there with a tour, liked West Cemetery very much, so unusual and intetresting. East Cemetery is also good place to walk, andvery nice to see ballpens on Douglas Adams' grave. Andfoxes live there, saw one running by.

Thank OzymandiaA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful and historic cemetery well worth the visit. If you tour the West Cemetery the cost of entry for the East Cemetery (where Marx's and George Eliot's graves are) are free. Our tour guide was delightful, and the setting of the place...More

Thank MCS86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant place to visit on a tour with so much history. The tours are great in the summer. So much Victorian achitecture to see, plus really nice views into how the monuments have aged including seeing tree and weeks growing through the abandoned parts. The...More

Thank Colin D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guided tour of the East Cemetery is fascinating. The tours are well run by knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers. The catacombs still gives me the creep. The highlight of the West Cemetery is Karl Marx's Tomb. A bizarre and probably a morbid outing but well...More

Thank Saintfreethrow
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I will be going on the guided tour in the morning and having a look around the other cemetery in the afternoon. Is there somewhere handy to get a cup of tea and a sandwich? Thanks!
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
Hello am I right in understanding that the £12 for the West cemetery tour also includes the entrance for the East cemetery? Are there bathroom facilities in the Cemeteries / ticket areas?
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
Should one book - if so - why?
6 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