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Highgate Cemetery

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Address: Swain's Lane | Highgate, London N6 6PJ, England
Phone Number: +44 20 8340 1834
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Located near Hampstead Heath in North London, this is the historic...
Located near Hampstead Heath in North London, this is the historic cemetery where Karl Marx is buried.
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Having lived in North London my entire life I ticked another off the bucket list finally. Rich in history and architecture the Cemetery is inspiring. To imagine what it must... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Having lived in North London my entire life I ticked another off the bucket list finally. Rich in history and architecture the Cemetery is inspiring. To imagine what it must have looked like in its hey day when family of the deceased would picnic amongst the most ornate carved shrines is more bizarre than morbid. Take the tour of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Spent several hours here, purchasing the £12 ticket that allowed entry into the East Cemetery but also the guided tour around the West Cemetery that lasted for just over an hour. A really beautiful place which oozes with the Victorian grandeur and seemingly 'obsession' with death, with some beautiful plots. The tour exceeded expectations and was very interesting, learning stories... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Visited on a beautiful sunny day, both east and west side. West side need to be visited with a tour, book online a least a week in advance to make sure, places are limited.Took great pictures. I am happy to have seen it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

After watching a program on the Highgate cemetery on television, I decided to join a tour of the West cemetery while I was in London. The cemetery is divided into two parts : East and West. Highgate West is only accessible on a guided tour which has to be pre-booked on weekdays ; Highgate East is open to the public.... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Spent a few hours here on a sunny Easter Monday afternoon. First wandering around the East side by myself and then on the one hour tour to the West side. The afternoon sunlight filtered through the rampant undergrowth make this a very peaceful and atmospheric place. The guide we had on the West side was very informative and had some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Whether visiting the north or south site . It is rich in history and good artictural place to visit. Nice load of pubs in the area. There are tours that are well worth it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I've been wanting to visit this cemetery for ages and it did not disappoint. We had sunny weather which made our tour more enjoyable. It is quite hilly in places. We were led by a very knowledgeable tour guide and were taken into one of the tombs. It was very atmospheric and worth a visit. Something a little bit different.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Great place to visit. But can't understand the £4 entry for what ? Loads of old graves which I love plus a few "celebrities" Jeremy Beadle for one lol. Would visit again and would like to do the west gate one but refuse the £12 for the tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We visited the cemetery today, taking a tour around the west cemetery and walked around the east with a map. The £12 for the tour allowed us into the east (or we could have paid £4 to just go to the east cemetery). The tour was given by Jenny and was informative and respectful, pointing out areas and people of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I did not expect to see a cemetery that looks like a garden, but I didn't feel like paying to get in. What attracts me most is the 'holly lodge estate' adjacent to it, with elegant timber wood built houses and flats, on its main street 'hillway' the city skyline is 'all u can see' - from the east to... More 

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