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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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I wasn't able to get on a tour of the West Cemetery because during the week there is only one per day, and you have to book in advance online. During the weekends there are more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I wasn't able to get on a tour of the West Cemetery because during the week there is only one per day, and you have to book in advance online. During the weekends there are more, and it's first come first serve. I did walk through the East Cemetery, and although there is no tour, the woman working the desk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

An amazing place to wander around and every turn a new wonder. Firstly did the East Side where the famous Marx, McClaren et al are buried.The West side is by guided tour only ,but if you buy a ticket for that ,admission to the east side is included. The Guided tour is fab, giving amazing insights into the lives and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Highgate is an amazing Cemetery in North London and really is a great place to visit if you like burial grounds. I would strongly recommend visiting the website first. The easiest way to get there is by Underground – go to Archway on the Northern Line (not Highgate – it’s further away) and then walk up Highgate Hill or take... More 

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Lloret de Mar, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Nice vist around the cementery. You. can. vist both cementeries west and. est with just ine. ticket. In. case of rain they provide you with. umbrellas for. free. we are Spanish and with our level. of. english was enough to. follow. the explanations during the tour but if. you dont. speak. english I dont. recommend it.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I am so glad I made the trip to see this cemetery, simply got the tube to Archway and then a bus. Such a peaceful, beautiful place, it feels as much like being in a forest of genuine nature as it does a cemetery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I had been wanting to visit Highgate cemetery with my kids for years, and now that they are teens, I felt it was the perfect time. We walked up the hill from Archway Tube, which is probably the easiest way if you are coming from central London. It was a 10-15 minute walk, then when you reach Waterlow Park, walk... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Make sure you get a tour of the West cemetery - well worth it! So informative and we found out so many amazing old stories from the guide. Incredible place for photography so aim to spend a good few hours wandering about and soaking up the other-wordly vibe. Really loved this place & its hidden winding pathways steeped in ivy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A bit out of the way but well worth the effort. Some very famous names lie to rest in the this overgrown setting which conjures up some pretty mystical thoughts ... Karl Marx to name one

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great tour guide for west of cemetery but would have liked to have wondered around further. you can go around east cemetery yourself at your own pace.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

12£ entry fee for west cemetery?? might make you think, but I say its worth it. I read about this unique place on TimeOut and decided to go, by far one of my best decisions. A nice, calm and relaxed environment and history. If you are a person who seeks different kind of places, away from the normal high tempo... More 

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