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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
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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

Visited Highgate cemetery because of info from Wiki. I visited only East part.Really worth visiting. I like even more old part with stones covered with ivy and under heaps of autm leaves.

Thank peter k
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the West Cemetery - our tour guide Peter was really informative friendly and funny. Pointed out a number of headstones of interesting characters from years gone by. The catacombs are a little eerie but really interesting. You must book...More

Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not one for the kids this, certainly not youngsters, unless they're really into photography (or death!) but an excellent 90 mins in the West cemetery on the guided tour (which is the only way you're allowed in the west side btw) and at £12 on...More

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were part of a group which had a very good tour of the west part of the cemetery. The guide was excellent in informing us of the most interesting graves of famous individuals including the splendid architecture. This also included the Egyptian Avenue, Lebanon...More

Thank Geoff A
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was one of the highlights on our trip to London! I have heard already years before from friends that visiting the Highgate Cemetery is a "must", but never managed to get there on my previous stays in London. Taking the tour in the West...More

Thank JSEZH
Reviewed 5 days ago

A very enjoyable tour at the Cementary with Kathryn, a voluntary guide who was very knowledgable. A great place to experience and stroll around impressive graves, monuments and catacombs.

Thank FarAway243863
Reviewed 5 days ago

We loved our tour with Gordon ( I think ) he was very knowledgeable and passionate about the cemetery, we learnt a lot and enjoyed his stories. The cemetery is also such a special place, so photogenic and atmospheric.

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit to the renowned cemetery on a beautiful day in Autumn was very enjoyable, calming and interesting. I must have spent 3 hours wandering in the dappled sunlight shining through the tall trees. It seemed that most of the delapadation of tombstones is due...More

Thank DaintyCat
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our walking tour of Highgate was one of the best (if not the best) thing we did in London on this trip. The cemetery is beautiful and the history is fascinating. There are so many interesting people buried there and our guide--who was sensational--brought Victorian...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the £12 tour and it was an amazing experience our tour guide was excellent and the surroundings were stunning. I learmt a lot about the history of London thanks to our very knowledgeable guide, Peter.

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Cyberchiara2014
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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amadar
12 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
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maz6423
16 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.
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