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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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Excellent place to visit . Nice walk through the park to get there. Unfortunately we spent so much time going round the east side we didn't have time to go on the tour of the west... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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York, United Kingdom
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Excellent place to visit . Nice walk through the park to get there. Unfortunately we spent so much time going round the east side we didn't have time to go on the tour of the west side but it gives us a good excuse to go back. Very interesting place to visit. £4 to get into East side but if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Excellent Tour by a very knowledgeable Tour Guide, who was able to show us not only the more interesting people, but also the more interesting and hidden gems of the cemetery. Well worth a visit.

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Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I took the tour of the West Cemetery on a Sunday afternoon. The tours run every half hour and last about an hour (£12) I had 30 mins to wait before my tour began so I visited the East Cemetery which is included in your tour ticket price. 30 mins was just enough to do a quick circle of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

I took the guided tour offered, weather helped as did the spring flowers. our guide was brilliant and knowledgable. Took about 50mins but there is so much to see, very atmospheric and beautiful

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Initially we were only gonna visit the East Cemetery, where Karl Marx is buried but friends of ours recommended the tour around the West Cemetery and so we decided to take it. We didn't regret it! Our guide Sam showed us around and had so many interesting stories and anecdotes that made the tour go buy quickly (despite the cold)... More 

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South Wales
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Unfortunately my rating of poor is as a result of the behaviour of the tour guide. The cost of the tour is £12 each and this includes entry to the East Cemetery. There is a guided tour available for the East Cemetery but this is £8. Firstly i must say the restorative work being done in the West Cemetery is... More 

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Santa Maria, RS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Highgate is a place worth visiting. It has a really magical atmosphere, beautifully sad and dense. The only thing I regret is that Michael Faraday tomb was skipped during our tour. The most featured personality buried in highgate is clearly Karl Marx. They reared him a fancy tomb and highlighted his name as "Our most famous resident" in the website.... More 

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BROMLEY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Surreal experience on a perfect spring afternoon. Massive contrasts between Victorian memorials and the more modern but simple headstones. The final resting place of Alexander Litvinenko is a very basic memorial alongside some classic Gothic architecture. A strange but attractive mix..

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Always wanted to go so went today with my daughter on her birthday. The tour guide was spot on, interesting, full of facts, funny, but took his time and got to speak to most of the group. We had a really interesting day. Paying for the tour is definitely worth it especially as they need as much money as they... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Visited with our son and his partner, who have moved to live nearby for a year. It is very hilly to get there, and is very tiring to walk round when you are getting long in the tooth. However it was well worth the effort. For us the most interesting part was the east side. We particularly wanted to see... More 

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