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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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I'm naturally inclined to visiting creepy attractions and during my planning for my London trip I KNEW I had to go to Highgate. My friends were game and we opted for the self-guided side to fit in with our schedule and budget. You receive a...More
Highgate is huge, old, and has many famous people buried here. Look it up with a web browser. I think you have to book a tour to see the older part of the cemetery, which has not been maintained, so is overgrown and really interesting.
The place is incredible. Decadent for sure as nobody pays rent and there are very few places to be sold. But what else one shall expect after death.
Nice location, just 20K Pounds per double occupancy.
We had a very enjoyable, informative and well paced tour which lasted around 75 minutes. The terrain is a little hard going in places, so a sturdy pair of shoes is a good idea, although pumps and trainers sufficed. Thanks to our guide, who was...More
Well worth a visit although tour guide did go off at tangents stlll learnt a lot.The history and symbolism is interesting but the Victorian fascination with death is overwhelming.Tour cost includes entry to East cemetery where Karl Marx and other notables are buried..
Fascinating place and well worth a visit. Tour guide and other staff friendly and informative. The history of the place and some of the quirky grave stones were very interesting but I couldn't help thinking that the lower section could have done with a little...More
Highgate Cemetery is for me the most perfect place to visit. Our tourguid was Richard Kuhn and it was so energic, interesting and also funny. I'll come again 'cause I love this part od British history. :)
I visit Highgate Cemetery a couple of times a year and on every (West Cemetery) tour, I learn something new. Todays guide was Angie and I can honestly say it was one of the best tours I’ve ever had, she was very engaging and very...More
Intended to wander around ourselves but luckily for us, we arrived just as a tour was starting. Peter,our tour guide, an ex-history teacher was full of fascinating information and stories about the cemetery and the occupants therein, such as the menagerist George Wombwell and his...More
Response from John_Vinje | Reviewed this property |
You can easily cover the east side in 30-45 minutes, it is a lot smaller and more modern. There are some iconic graves of importance, but so much of an architectural significance. There is a very useful map at the gate... More
You can easily cover the east side in 30-45 minutes, it is a lot smaller and more modern. There are some iconic graves of importance, but so much of an architectural significance. There is a very useful map at the gate showing the historical people buried there.
Response from JeffandPriscilla | Reviewed this property |
The cemetery is divided into East and West sections. The East section is open to the public, but also offers occasional guided tours. The West section is ONLY open via a guided tour conducted by an official Highgate... More
The cemetery is divided into East and West sections. The East section is open to the public, but also offers occasional guided tours. The West section is ONLY open via a guided tour conducted by an official Highgate volunteer. You can book these tours via the website or at the onsite ticket office. We took the West section guided tour and it's definitely worth the time and cost.