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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
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Located near Hampstead Heath in North London, this is the historic cemetery...

Located near Hampstead Heath in North London, this is the historic cemetery where Karl Marx is buried.

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The history's not dead

Highgate cemetery is a gem in London. It's steeped in history, whether you're interested in life in Victorian London or the stories of the many famous people buried here. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Highgate cemetery is a gem in London. It's steeped in history, whether you're interested in life in Victorian London or the stories of the many famous people buried here. The guided tour is great, and you get to hear the stories behind the headstones. The coolest part, by far, is getting to go into the crypt where you can see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our guide was Martin, who took us on a great tour through the cemetery. Not recommended if you've already walked for a day: the tour is quite lengthy and the terrain is rough. Bring good shoes. Great value for money, especially because it's the visitors donations that keep the place up & running. The other, unguided site of the cemetary... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The guided tour of West Highgate was fascinating & entertaining & meant a free self tour of East Highgate with a brochure indicating the special graves. I loved the quirky headstones and wandering through this atmospheric overgrown cemetery..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The reason to come here are of mostly historic nature . The well known names who rest here are too numerous to write . The beautifully kept peaceful resting place of the past names remains a draw for the traveler . The location is easy to access . This is not a place for tourist in a hurry . No... More 

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Welford on Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took The hail and ride bus to Highgate from Finsbury Park. This was my third visit to Highgate. I always find it interesting. Guide Eve was very nice and we learnt a few things. I already knew a great deal. First time in the catacombs. All those people are still there. We visited East and West. Marx in the East... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the most amazing 1 1/2 hours It was so informative and interesting. The guide Eve was amazing - so knowledgeable - her tour was tempered with humour and despite so many things to see we covered such a lot. I will go back and do the tour again. Thank you all the volunteers who give of their time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are 2 parts to the cemetery. The east part which you can wander around on your own (it contains the tomb of Karl Marx, Douglas Adams & many others)& the west part which is by guided tours only. The tour is well worth doing ,as the guides are very knowledgeable, & tell amusing anecdotes. The guide was kind enough... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the cemetery on a lovely sunny day that made the place even more otherworldly. Our guide was absolutely great and as well as the fascinating architecture features and monuments, we also learned a great deal about the unusual (to modern people) attitude to death and the dead that the Victorians held. Don’t think it will be a morbid tour... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an evening tour of West Cemetery which was so interesting and informative in a really beautiful setting. It also included East Cemetery where you find more recent graves including that of Karl Marx. Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highgate Cemetery is made up of two parts, the West and East sides - the East side is £4 to look around and you can go around in your own time. Here there's famous graves of Karl Marx, Douglas Adams, George Eliot etc. and you're given a map to find any famous names you're interested in. For the West side... More 

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