Highgate Cemetery

Highgate Cemetery, London

Highgate Cemetery
4.5
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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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aimee w
Dublin, Ireland40 contributions
Beautiful place to see.
Jul 2021 • Solo
It's a fabulous place to visit, I'd highly recommend it. I went on the tour of the west side, our tour guide Richard was excellent. Also wandered around the east side myself, on a nice sunny day it was just gorgeous. In any weather its a great place to see. It's only a short walk from Archway Station, even quicker on the way back as its downhill. I would definitely recommend it. Its a beautiful place.
Written July 28, 2021
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158kym
London, United Kingdom10 contributions
Beautiful place, see and support it
Jul 2021
What an absolutely fabulous place, love it, love it, love it.
I would recommend the tour – you get to see parts you would not be able to see if you self guide.
It was a fantastic insight to Victorian culture, style and architecture. Made very enjoyable by an amazing, brilliant guide Richard – you could have spent all day with him, it was fascinating.
This has been one of my best days out will definitely be returning.
Written July 26, 2021
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Lydia-Curran
Kent, UK3 contributions
Go on the guided tour with Richard
Jul 2021 • Solo
Oh this is WELL worth a visit. Go for the guided tour of the west side (Richard the tour guide was really brilliant, so knowledgeable, shared a real insight into the grounds, it’s inhabitants and history.). Thoroughly enjoyed. Absolutely beautiful place.
Written July 25, 2021
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Jonathan C
Egham, UK861 contributions
Make sure you visit both sides.....
Jul 2021
Visited here recently and spent a couple of hours going round both sides. Plenty of walking to see everything and quite hilly in places so wear good shoes.

We paid for access to the West cemetery (which as a lot of the more spectacular graves and memorials, including the Egyptian Avenue), and the East Cemetery which was included with the price for admission to the West side.

Bring good shoes and a camera and it is certainly worth a visit.
Written July 24, 2021
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MikeWells90
Brighton and Hove, UK2,082 contributions
Well worth visiting for the history and attractive character of the cemetery
Jun 2021
A visit to this cemetery is very strongly recommended.
On a week day it is very peaceful with few visitors.
You can easily spend hours strolling around looking at the
thousands of graves, the trees and flowers.
If you have seen the main famous sights of London
then add this to the top of your list of new places
to visit.
Written July 12, 2021
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angiebeardsley
Doncaster, UK19 contributions
Great tour of a this fascinating cemetery
Jun 2021 • Friends
Excellent tour with Peter who was engaging & informative. Highly recommend a visit to the West Cemetery & take the opportunity to book a guide.
Written July 11, 2021
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Godet
London, UK73 contributions
Guided Tour
Jul 2021
Took a guided tour of the West Cemetery today with James as our guide. The time just flew by as he told us about the cemetery's history and had some very interesting stories about some of the people buried there. Full of information, well delivered and and great value for money.
Written July 8, 2021
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Mark B
Weymouth, UK101 contributions
Great day out !
Jul 2021
We visited Highgate Cemetery as part of a organised coach trip and have to say it was a wonderful experience. Who would think that you could get so much enjoyment from looking round Graveyards, Crypts & Mausoleums ! It really was very interesting and quite moving.
A lot of well known & famous people are buried here.
Our Tour Guide (Julie) was very knowledgeable, helpful & clear and bought everything to life for us (Pun intended !) The guided tour of the West Cemetery was about an hour and a half long and then we had a free hour to explore the east cemetery although really we could have done with more time but we had to head home.
A word of warning - There were a lot of steps in the West Cemetery and some of the paths were steep & uneven. For people with mobility issues, they did have a buggy that could take people round but we think it would need to be pre-booked.
The East Cemetery was on a slope but the paths were good.
Written July 2, 2021
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DENTISTJEM
LONDON35 contributions
Highgate Cemetery History Lesson
Jun 2021 • Friends
Always been on a bucket list,we eventually went to a pre booked guided tour of the West Cemetery and a self guided tour of the East, mainly to see Karl Marx tomb.
The East was very pleasant and nicely laid out,but the tour was absolutely wonderful.
Our guide Peter Mills was informed and provided a fantastic repertoire of stories about the Cemetery and its occupants!
I cannot thank Peter enough for making my birthday so memorable .
If you get the chance, go and treat yourself.
At £14 ,the tour is a bargain.
Written June 25, 2021
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Stuart W
Cheshire, UK2 contributions
Don’t miss this
May 2021 • Couples
A visit to Highgate Cemetery has been on our list for some time and yesterday we finally made it. Our tour guide Angie was excellent making sure we didn’t miss the highlights and sharing some fascinating stories. It’s an amazing place and we will be going back. As well as a guided tour of the West Cemetery make sure you have time to take in the East Cemetery across the road.
Written June 21, 2021
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