We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Highgate Cemetery

#98 of 2,398 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: Swain's Lane | Highgate, London N6 6PJ, England
Phone Number: +44 20 8340 1834
Website
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.
read more
Book ahead on Viator
More Info
$123*
and up
Private Custom Tour: London in a Day
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 419 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 262
    Excellent
  • 114
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Good day out....

Ok....you wont find things to do all day but its very interesting seeing the famous graves. Its a good few hours wander around if you are looking in depth. Make sure you pay a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
chrismalkinuk
,
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Similar Things to Do in London

Add Photo Write a Review

419 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Ok....you wont find things to do all day but its very interesting seeing the famous graves. Its a good few hours wander around if you are looking in depth. Make sure you pay a bit more and have the trip over the east cemetery. Its tours only but probably worth it.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
lindos
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My husband went why I was on a course He said there is a Small charge of £4 for upkeep of Cemetery lots of walking great if you are into history and famous people there was also another famous area but not allowed in without a guide

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cobham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Made the trip into London and as suggested got off at Archway tube station, not Highgate, and after a short walk up the hill and a gorgeous walk through the park we arrived, we had pre booked tickets for a tour of the west side so we arrived early and walked the east side first which was included in the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Superb memorial to Karl Marx and opposite, some outstanding proponents of socialism- great to see them all there together- moving. The whole cemetery is a mess. Visit a United States similar cemetery such as Kensico and you can see the difference. Most of the cemetery is in a state of real decay, with tombstones collapsing over each other and paths... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

I came to the cemetery and couldn't find the group at first and missed my scheduled tour. Luckily I was able to ask around and get on another tour after waiting to see if anyone was a no-show (do not count on this, I got extremely lucky). The grounds were kept very well and the tour was informative and flexible... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

such a lovely place to go to, really enjoyed it. went on the tour of the west cemetery, it was brilliant, the guide was really pleasant, and knew his stuff, and the place is beautiful. would highly recommend it. i did the tour at 4pm, which meant I couldnt then go to the east cemetery, so I would recommend going... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Stockport, UK
Level Contributor
66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Highly recommend the tour of the west side of the cemetery. It's a fascinating insight into Victorian attitudes, fads, fashions and of course some famous people are buried here. Some of the stories and sights are astonishing given that this is essentially a graveyard. Very interesting and novel way to lean more about the history of London in that era.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
High Wycombe
Level Contributor
168 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We booked for West (tours only) pm it had been raining the tour guide was very knowledgeable we enjoyed it going into catacombs and just a really nice peaceful place lots of history. Have to go back and do east next time.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
56 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A fascinating place .. both a historic cemetery but also a wildlife sanctuary. Hard to believe you are in the middle of a huge metropolis as it is so peaceful. You are free to wander around the East Cemetery that contains many famous people such as Karl Marx but the West Cemetery is by guided tour only. Monday-Friday there is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Gives a wonderful insight into the Victorian era through the world of one of their favourite cemeteries. Especially interesting for Londoners who want to get to know their city a little better.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Highgate Cemetery also viewed

 

Been to Highgate Cemetery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Highgate Cemetery

Address: Swain's Lane | Highgate, London N6 6PJ, England
Phone Number: +44 20 8340 1834
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Highgate Cemetery and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Highgate Cemetery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?