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Highgate Cemetery

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Address: Swain's Lane | Highgate, London N6 6PJ, England
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+44 20 8340 1834
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Beautiful Victorian cemetery near to Hampstead Heath. Highgate Cemetery has...

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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This was my fourth visit to Highgate, but only my second chance to take the guided tour of the west side. Our tour was led by Richard, who was an excellent tour guide with lots... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my fourth visit to Highgate, but only my second chance to take the guided tour of the west side. Our tour was led by Richard, who was an excellent tour guide with lots of interesting stories about some of the cemetery's inhabitants and the cemetery itself. I'm a big cemetery buff, and Highgate is one of my all-time... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful cemetery. Especially the East part ( Victorian) where you have to pay a guide to visit. Definitely worth it though. i especially liked the Egyptian gallery and the Libanon tree circle

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a little gem. It's not the usual thing you do on a Saturday afternoon as a couple. But I have to say it was a very interesting day out. I will love to do it again. £12 for the guided tour is included entry to both east and west cemetery. Doreen our guide was very informative. The trip into... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the most fascinating tour with Peter our guide on a cold but sunny Feb afternoon. So many amazing and intriguing facts that I've had to note them down so I won't forget. The West cemetery is unbelievably neglected, run down and stuffed full of mature trees, this was such a surprise. As Peter explained, the Friends are there not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful and huge place, where lots of important personalities rest. We came to present our respects to pay our respects to the great Karl Marx and we discovered his memorial and new grave, and the original one. You can also find Malcolm McLaren here, manager of the legendary Sex Pistols, and more people from literature and culture, with even a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mainly I booked the visit because my field of studies was the pre raphaelite brotherhood and I hoped to see lizzie Siddal's grave. I was not disappointed. I also enjoyed the explanations about victorian burial habits. Another reason was to visit a place of London I had never seen before. There again it's quite different from the usual tourist trap.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you plan a visit don't miss out the western part which is only accessible with tours but definately worth going.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting tour of Highgate Cemetery West, a real insight into Victorian London and a great guide. The architecture is amazing, a place full of gothic atmosphere and great human stories. The west cemetery is only open for tours and entry to the East Cemetery is included in the cost. Full of facts and very informative, guides are volunteers... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most interesting places to visit in London and I've only seen half of it! The grave of Karl Marx in particular is worth seeing, and I cannot wait to go on a tour to see the other half.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was a bit unsure about this trip but my wife has wanted to visit for years. West Cemetery is guided tour only but price of £12 includes access to East Cemetery. Our guide was excellent & asked if anyone wanted to see any specific grave before setting out. He was not only very informative (armed with a folder of... More 

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