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Highgate Cemetery

Swain's Lane | Highgate, London N6 6PJ, England
+44 20 8340 1834
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Ranked #115 of 1,081 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Located near Hampstead Heath in North London, this is the historic cemetery where Karl Marx is buried.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I was determined to visit Highgate West on my recent trip to london so kept checking online for the tour tickets to be released. It is only on a guided tour that you gain access to the original Highgate Cemetery, now known as the West Cemetery. I am so glad that I got tickets! It is a great hour or... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

You have to plan well ahead to get on a tour...without the tour you cannot gain entry. Its such a beautiful cemetary, steeped in history. Like all cemetraries, so many stories to be told. Highly recommend this.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Enjoyed the guided tour of the West cemetry, the guide was informative and humourous but the highlight was the East cemetery where you self explore. Lots of interesting grave stones and many famous people. Apleasant day away from the hectic pace on central London.

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Seattle, Washington
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22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Some people find cemeteries ghoulish but I find them beautiful! Especially this one! Despite the grounds being well kept, the over grown ivy gives a Gothic feel to this place of rest. Even if you don't recognize most of the people's names (and you won't) the graves are beautiful and carvings awesome! The West Side is by tour only but... More

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Chelmsford, Essex
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The tour of the West cemetery was fascinating. You turn up on a Saturday and they are happening every fifteen minutes or so I think. Neil was funny and interesting, and also had a real heart for the cemetery and those buried there, from all walks of life. I wish we'd got there a bit earlier as we started the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Highgate Cemetery is a beautiful place. We visited on a freezing winter day and it was simply stunning. The entry fee was reasonable and you feel like you are in an enchanted forest. Lots of interesting people there - if you can find them!

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High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Highgate Cemetery is a great place to spend a couple of hours. The entry fee (to the East Cemetery) is reasonable and there are lots of interesting monuments and features. The free map highlights monuments to some of the better known inhabitants. But many of the other monuments are interesting and worth exploring. Some parts can be a bit wet... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We went here after a walk around Hampstead Heath on Good Friday. I had no idea how many interesting people are buried here. Karl Marx's monument is a sight to see. Worth the entrance fee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This was one of the highlights to my recent stay in London. We visited on Saturday the 19th April and found the Cemetery relatively easily and enjoyed the walk from Archway tube and through Waterlow Park. We booked our tour on arrival which left us around 45 minutes to view the East Cemetery, Patrick Caulfield's grave stood out for me,... More

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Went on a Sunday knowing we could not book a tour until arrival. Arrived at 11.45 got on the 1pm, which was no problem as we could look around the east cemetery for a while. If you drive this is a good day as you can park in the area for free. The west tour was very interesting and the... More

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