Highgate Cemetery
Highgate Cemetery
4.5
About
Beautiful Victorian cemetery near to Hampstead Heath. Highgate Cemetery has some of the finest funerary architecture in the country. It is a place of peaceful contemplation where trees, memorials and wildlife flourish.
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2-3 hours
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Ali M
Feltham, UK542 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
The Cemetery is well kept, there is a nice path round, but off the path it can get a bit muddy, the ticket is very reasonable and helps with the upkeep. We had the tour given by Jake, it was so interesting and just the right speed and time, we saw enough but still plenty to see on future visits.
Written March 20, 2023
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Salster
4 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
Michelle, our tour guide, was the perfect host - incredibly knowledgeable with a great sense of humour. Highly recommended!
Written March 20, 2023
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Marc G
Redhill, UK12 contributions
Feb 2023 • Solo
Highgate cemetery has always been on my bucket list to visit, Well worth the visit. Very cold day. Took a flask of coffee. Spent three hours wondering around both cemeteries. Found the experience interesting and educational. Staff excellent. Definitely worth the trip.
Written March 20, 2023
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John Middleton
Sudbury, UK3 contributions
Mar 2023
I enjoyed the Guided tour very much. Martin, our guide was friendly, informative and a good storyteller. He led us around the west cemetery with just the right mix of humour and trepidation.
Written March 19, 2023
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spam972
Aylesbury, UK65 contributions
Mar 2023
Who would have thought walking amongst the dead could be so fun. Took my mum to Highgate Cemetery for Mother's Day (she'd always wanted to check it out) and we had a tour (which is a MUST if you are coming all the way out to see this place). Jake was our tour guide and he was so informative, entertaining and endearing... one of those tour guides that you didn't want to leave at the end of the tour...could of had him go around for another 2 hours. I would highly recommend this tour to any visitor or local for that matter, it was a an afternoon well spent.
Written March 19, 2023
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Grannyjoward
16 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Paul, our guide, was great and extremely knowledgeable. Really enjoyed our tour. Will definitely visit again.
Written March 19, 2023
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Ian W
4 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Our tour guide was brilliant; very knowledgeable and helpful throughout. The architecture and design throughout the grounds is stunning. Excellent value for money
Written March 18, 2023
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StaciH147
San Francisco, CA19 contributions
Mar 2023
It's a bit of a hike to get here from Covent Garden, but well worth the detour from the beaten path. Our guide Richard shared fascinating stories about the lives and deaths of the fashionable Victorians, the less fortunate inhabitants, and even some more recent residents. The guided tour of the west side took about 90 minutes and we didn't save enough time to visit the east side. I recommend that you book your ticket in advance, wear comfortable shoes, and bring water and a quick snack so you're able to keep going and see the whole cemetery.
Written March 15, 2023
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Erik J
2 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
Highgate is a great halfday excursion from central London. The west side is beautiful with old mausoleums and a crypt, it is almost like finding a lost city in a jungle. I suggest participating in a tour with one of the volunteer guides to hear some interesting stories.
Written March 13, 2023
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Amanda C
1 contribution
Mar 2023 • Friends
Highgate cemetery offers a different point of view of London than wandering around Westminster. The highlights tour is worth it. Our guide John was very knowledgeable and made the past come alive through his story telling. He took the time to answer everyone’s questions as he guides us around the grounds.
It’s nice to escape the city and learn about its former residents.
Written March 12, 2023
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