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Highgate Cemetery

Swains Lane | Highgate, London N6 6PJ, England
+44 20 8340 1834
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Swains Lane | Highgate, London N6 6PJ, England
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+44 20 8340 1834
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Reviewed yesterday

i suppose it depends on the guide and the weather. our guide was okay, and the weather was lousy, but it's still okay, because it is so interesting and beautiful. you can visit part of it for free, and on your own, and that's interesting...More

Thank clairus99
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Another good experience, think you can only do the tour of the old cemetery with a guide. But the new site at your leisure.

Thank PHIL A
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The guided tour was well worth it to get to see both sides of the cemetery. The guide's reverence for history and respect for those interred at Highgate was evident. It was incredible to see the interactions between nature and the graves that have occurred...More

Thank Melody R
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing place to learn some of the history of London and its people. Firemen's corner is tucked away but well cared for.

Thank thepostie2010
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Private tour of Highgate West Cemetery. This is such an amazing, quiet, tranquil and fascinating place to visit. The overgrown woodland provides such a beautiful backdrop for the incredibly Victorian burial mausoleums, catacombs, and the beautiful Egyptian avenue. The knowledgable and friendly guides really bring...More

Thank JCS005
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Reviewed 6 days ago

One rainy day (how ideal about the place) we decided to visit the cemetery. We use the public transportations and we find it easily. The cemetery has to sides: West and East, you decided to go to the East, as for the other side you...More

Thank Konstantia M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

22 of us were taken round by our guide, Eve Wilder. It was an outstanding tour, enjoyable and educational. Eve was really fantastic, showing us some of the famous and not so famous graves, and giving us historical background information and telling us some amusing...More

Thank John H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like cemeteries this a must see. Not all parts are open to the public but you can get a guided tour .

Thank heathermS5030ZY
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My third visit to Highgate and once again, it did not disappoint! John Waite was our guide and he transported us back in time with his enthralling stories of the residents. The weather was perfect which made the cemetery look beautiful. If you are in...More

Thank 35sheila
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife booked this, and I must admit I was skeptical! However, we had an enthralling tour thanks to our guide Justin. He is the registrar and was a real font of knowledge about all aspects of the cemetery. Highly recommended!

Thank toby187
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amadar
April 11, 2018|
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Response from mrsbsouthend | Reviewed this property |
I went recently - you have to get there yourself (signposted but worth looking at google maps). Only the volunteers at Highgate cemetery are allowed to do the tours.
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maz6423
August 15, 2017|
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Response from Anna T | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, though if you speak to someone at the gate, I would imagine they'd be accommodating. The price to ender the East side is around 4-8 pounds, from what I recall.
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johnire01
April 18, 2017|
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Response from Elle H | Property representative |
Hello Although there is often (usually weekends) a coffee cart outside the cemetery, we would recommend that you go up to Highgate Village, or down to the bottom of Swains Lane (about 10 minutes either way), where there are... More
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