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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 yesterday

You must book for the tour of the West Side and our guide was very knowledgeable, making the history and occupants come alive (well almost!). Then the East side is free, a gentler stroll but again full of interesting sights. Allow yourself plenty of time...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sightsee615101
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited for the first time this Sunday just gone and so very glad I did, what an absolutely fascinating and beautiful place. I would highly recommend the tour, it really is so worth it and the guide was excellent. I will definitely be returning, no...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Talitha C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Then this is one of the best . The East one is good(you go around yourself), the West one you have to take the tour (approx 80 mins) so you only see a small portion but what you do see is excellent with a very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NorthEastnostromo
Reviewed 4 days ago

We only went to the new part as the old cemetery was closed that day. Karl Marx is buried there if that sounds interesting. They did have some beautiful monuments.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LoveUnlimited
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had been told to visit Highgate Cemetery by a friend and we are so glad we came. We did the tour of the west cemetery where our guide, Julia, was a font of knowledge. She was extremely engaging and full of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CollinaBath
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a brilliant afternoon at Highgate, we met our guide Peter Mills, he was very knowledgeable, interesting with a light approach. We went around the West cemetery which is guided only. A beautiful and serene atmosphere. The East is not guided. I recommend this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Heklen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived early for The Highgate West cemetery tour so I spent the time I had to explore the East I was on my own so really took in the feeling of peace there and enjoyed hearing the vast amount of birds who nest there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really wanted to visit this cemetery due to some pictures I had already seen, I must confess the pictures don't do this place justice; it is incredible, interesting and surprising. Try booking a tour, it lasts around one hour and is very enlightening. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ChristianePedreiro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an incredible cemetery, packed full of history and is absolutely beautiful. Our guide was second to none, he was extremely knowledgeable and charismatic.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Yasin D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Steeped in history,the tour was very interesting . Tour guide informative, with a great sense of humour. Surprisingly not well signposted in Highgate Village but it’s a 5 mins walk downhill. Suggest Archway tube station after as it’s nearer.

Date of experience: November 2018
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18 July 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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11 April 2018|
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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
15 August 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.