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Highgate Cemetery

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Address: Swains 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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Highgate Cemetary East Tour.

Our guide was fabulous - knowledgeable, and informative. Really enjoyed the lifestories he told of the graves we visited. Of course Karl Marx was most interesting, but enjoyed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our guide was fabulous - knowledgeable, and informative. Really enjoyed the lifestories he told of the graves we visited. Of course Karl Marx was most interesting, but enjoyed visiting all the graves, including his personal favourite. Happily do it again.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went on a tour of the West Cemetery with a volunteer guide and that was really unusual, fascinating and captivating. Well worth the visit.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited following recommendations and really enjoyed it. We did the guided tour of the West side and walked around the east side ourselves and were able to just get tickets when we arrived.

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Solihull, West Midlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I recently visited the cemetery on a trip to London and found it very interesting. The guide was excellent and very knowledgeable.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the tour and so many surprises around every corner. Sp impressed by the quality and care to maintain the cemetery and the guide was great

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Extremely interesting and actually rather beautiful. We visited the East side first and attended a booked a tour on the West side. The guide was extremely interesting and the tour decidedly worthwhile. Really fascinating and different. Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved next to the cemetery for a while and made sure I take all my guests specially those with interest in history, philosophy and Marxism. Marx grave is definitely a highlight by the cemetery has far more to offer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Most people come here for Karl Marx, whose imperious-looking monument was built by the IWMA some decades after the exiled Marx died penniless in London. Marx is now surrounded by the graves of numerous eminent communist leaders, as well as Herbert Spencer. You can pick up a map from the ticket office at the entrance to the East Cemetery which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Two sides, West and East, You need to go on a tour of the west side but this is the side you really must visit if you have a chance. It is very victorian (although a few more modern graves tucked within it.) It is so full of history, architecture and stories and the guide was excellent, More famous people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's worth a visit. Our guide,Richard, was very good at explaining and very passionate, I loved listening to him. A lot of interesting tombs as well.

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