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Highgate Cemetery

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Address: Swains Lane | Highgate, London N6 6PJ, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 8340 1834
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Beautiful Victorian cemetery near to Hampstead Heath. Highgate Cemetery has...

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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Great tour, 5 stars

The tour was well paced and intriguing with just the right amount of information and a story to take home and think about for everyone. The cemetery is strangely beautiful on its... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The tour was well paced and intriguing with just the right amount of information and a story to take home and think about for everyone. The cemetery is strangely beautiful on its own but the Transylvanian tour guide (be sure to ask for him!) brings history (not the dead) back to life. His stories and direction is lucid, thoughtful and... More 

Thank rainydaysco
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I traveled from Thailand with my friend and I have to say the tour was amazing and interesting than we have expected. On the day of the tour, our tour guide is from Transylvania, he narrated all the information we needed with additional knowledge about the venue and people who are related to the cemetery. It's great experience that I... More 

Thank euminlee
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Highgate Cemetery has been on my list of things to do in London for years. I'm so pleased that I have finally had the pleasure of seeing this fascinating place. You have to book a tour to see the West Cemetery. I decided to do the East Cemetery where you can just turn up and pay the £4 entrance fee.... More 

Thank Katie B
Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A peaceful haven to spend an hour or so. We travelled via bus from Russell square but on hindsight the tube would have been quicker. The lady on entrance was so friendly. Saw lots of significant and interesting resting places for some important people.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I never thought I would enjoy visiting cemetery that much!! There are west and east zones which I recommend you to buy the guided tour from West first then you can use the ticket to enter the East for free walk. The guide that I had really knew what he was talking about. He kept on entertaining our group and... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a wonderful tour! The cemetery is beautiful and the tour of the West Cemetery is so engaging. We had a tour guide from Transylvania and he was the best! I wish there was a self paced tour, or time for solo exploration afterwards, but I guess it would become unmanageable. Well worth the price of admission, and a great... More 

Thank cmschis
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The tour guide was perfect-gave just the right information at each point of interest and was patient with people taking photos. I learnt lots about Victorian symbols and it was a really enjoyable 70 minutes!

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What a wonderful way to spend a Wednesday afternoon, in a graveyard. No really, this is a joy of a place, tranquil and beautiful in a gothic kind of way, and amazing to discover who lies there.

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Burlington, KY
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On Sundays you can tour the West Cemetery without booking ahead. Cost was 12 GBP and included a tour and entry to the East Cemetery too. If you want to go during the week you book ahead on their website. Our guide was super!! She knew so much and told things at a great pace. The monuments are hauntingly beautiful.... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

With all due respect to the sir, visiting the Karl Marx's grave in the East Cemetery was not the highlight of the Highgate cemetery for me. By taking the guided tour through the West Cemetery, I got to hear some of the most captivating stories about people buried there, the burial traditions of the past, as well as about the... More 

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