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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

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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A really nice, peaceful place

The Cemetery itself is lovely. £4 per adult and a free map to walk around the East Cemetery. There are guided walks around the West Cemetery at £12 per adult. Most of the famous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Gill T
St. Albans, United Kingdom

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cemetery itself is lovely. £4 per adult and a free map to walk around the East Cemetery. There are guided walks around the West Cemetery at £12 per adult. Most of the famous people, including Karl Marx and Malcolm McClaren are in the East Cemetery. A lot of history and contemplation all in one place.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Highgate East cemetery last month. It is fascinating, with some very interesting people buried here, from Lenin to Malcolm McLaren ! There are also many family graves with inscriptions which are very moving to read. It must have been the setting for a number of films because it is very spooky in places, however it is also very... More 

Thank Shelagh F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful place, so ,any amazing stories from a really helpful guide on the west side to families stories Traveller tip, arrive about 2 hours earlier than your booking for the west side so you can tour the east side with plenty of time, get off at the Archway tube, and think about a bus up the hill if... More 

Thank robynfali
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought these people were joking when they charged me £4 to enter the cemetery. What can I say? I'm disappointed.

Thank Máté C
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on a guided tour of the West cemetery which costs £12. If people are thinking that this is a little steep (a few reviews on here seem to suggest that a select few think this is extortionate) then please feel comforted in knowing that the money goes straight back in to the upkeep and maintenance of both cemeteries,... More 

Thank NadieK1187
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked this tour o the cemetery in advance, it was so good and we saw things that without a guide you would never see or know. Such a great place for young and.old, it's a must and set the day aside, there is so much to see

Thank Flower1999
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought a morning would cover it, it took me a full day. I really enjoyed it. I also enjoyed looking up the famous and the not so famous people's past who are buried there. Very interesting.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic place to visit, i did both east and west, really peaceful, the map for the east cemetery was really easy to follow with all the main graves listed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is an east and west side. The east side is included in the price of a tour of the west side. At weekends there are more tours, I arrived at 10.30 and there was already a queue for the first 11am tour. Only 20 allowed on a tour and all tickets sold by 11am. There are tours ever 30... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a bucket list entry of mine and it turned out to be a peaceful, memorable experience. Well worth a visit!

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