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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Swains Lane | Highgate, London N6 6PJ, England
+44 20 8340 1834
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Reviewed today

You may look round the east side yourselves with a map, but the main, original, west side is atour only wich is brilliant

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed today via mobile

Highgate cemetery (one of the magnificent seven) is a fascinating place The Tour on the East side is well worth doing and is chock full of interesting and macabre sights. I personally found our particular guide a bit impaitiant and snooty but ok in the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Fascinating trip into the world of privately run Victorian cemeteries,the great and good down to paupers,above ground,on the ground and beneath ground.So atmospheric.Family vaults,lead lined coffins,radioactive graves,scary gothic architecture.No wonder Johnny Rotten played here. Our volunteer guide,Peter Mills,was keen,knowledgeable,enthusiastic and animated. Price of £12 includes...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank David S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We actually changed our flight leaving London just so we could visit this beautiful place. We took a tour of the West Cemetery, our guide was very knowledgeable and funny! So interesting to hear about the history and people laid to rest here. Make sure...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Darla O
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did both East and West Cemetery. West Cemetery is with a guide. He explained a lot about the history of the cemetery. With your ticket of the West Cemetery you can visit the East Cemetery for free. On the East Cemetery you can see...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very informative and fascinating tour thanks to tour guide Terry. I only wish I could go back in time and visit the cemetery in it’s hay day. However nature and time has created a beautiful peaceful place. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank mozzy123
Reviewed 1 week ago

walk through history! Nice and quiet! plenty to see, look for the hidden places! When you find them this will be a gem!!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Lisboadolphin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a lovely visit to this beautiful cemetery. The gentleman at the gatehouse was charming and full of knowledge, congratulations to those who care for this incredible place.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 6513jamesd
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the tour today with Peter who was so knowledgeable, informative and can I say funny when it was appropriate. If you are interested in history, don’t miss this, it’s amazing

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank johntowell6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our evening tour with Peter - such a lovely place and so atmospheric in the evening light. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: July 2019
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June 4, 2019|
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Response from Jeane H | Reviewed this property |
West side is accessed via guided tour only, book online during the week or turn up and take your chance at weekends / bank holidays. Tour lasts 1 hour 15mins approx. East side you can walk around by yourself, I'd advise... More
December 18, 2018|
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Response from KellyAdl | Reviewed this property |
I would book the earlier tour - then you will have lots of time to explore the East Cemetery too!
July 18, 2018|
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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
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