Highgate Cemetery is a place of burial in north London, England. There are approximately 170,000 people buried in around 53,000 graves across the West and East Cemeteries. Highgate Cemetery is notable both for some of the people buried there as well as for its de facto status as a nature reserve. The Cemetery is designated Grade I on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. It is one of the Magnificent Seven cemeteries in London.
The cemetery is in Highgate N6, next to Waterlow Park, in the London Borough of Camden. It comprises two sites, on either side of Swains Lane. The main gate is on Swains Lane just north of Oakshott Avenue. There is another, disused, gate on Chester Road. The nearest public transport (Transport for London) is the C11 bus, Brookfield Park stop, and Archway tube station.
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Jefin John | Mar 10, 2018
The west cemetery is really cool and interesting to look at. Out tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining, he was willing to show us whatever we wanted to see. Defintley would recommend a visit...especially as it's a charity.
Rooney Wimms | Feb 24, 2018
Amazing place which never gets old. Aside from looking at the famous people there are loads of quiet muddy paths with graves so worn as to be illegible, or totally covered in ivy. Despite being a really popular tourist place you can still feel like you see something secret that only you have found.
richard oshea | Feb 6, 2018
Beautiful place for a Sunday morning stroll. Visited the graves of Karl Marx, Douglas Adams, George Elliot and other renowned writers, activists, politicians and thinkers. Peaceful and green I soon forgot I was in the city. There's also an opportunity to visit the other half with tour , will do that next time.
MarvelStar Dude | Feb 7, 2018
I was at the old part of the cemetery (guide only) around 2010, and it's an amazing, beautiful and weird place. The Egyptian row with the Cedar of Lebanon on top is bizarre, like taken out of an old horror movie from the 40's. It's a very tranquil place, it feels like being moved to a different place and time. To see the money people put in to their burial monuments in the Victorian era is bizarre. Do not miss visiting this place.
George Johnson | Feb 4, 2018
One of the jewels in London's crown. Head there on a sunny Saturday morning and make sure you visit both west and east sides. The west side tour is well worth the entry price but it does move at quite a pace so make sure you can keep up! Head to the east side on a foggy Autumn morning for some wonderful atmosphere.
Joshua Beasley | Apr 19, 2018
The cemetery is a great place to go on a nice day. Entrance costs £4 but it's worth it. Personally the only grave I was interested in was Marx and the rest of the time I just enjoyed the atmosphere. You could easily spend 2-3 hours walking down all the little paths checking out the growth on the graves etc. There are toilets by the entrance.
Chris Charles | Apr 15, 2018
Absolutely fascinating and with all sorts of stories about the people buried here. I think to get the most from a visit you should get a guided tour (which can sound a little expensive depending on when you do it), but it is totally worth it. The stories and facts and history of the cemetery are clearly repeated and in nice weather it makes a good activity for a few hours at least. I now need to go back to the West side (it is split into two).
Diamante Dea | Apr 27, 2018
Beautiful place. Absolutely stunning! That vampire couldn't catch me though. Amen!
Manuel Perazzoli | May 9, 2018
How magic this place is. Amazingly well kept, founded by visitors only and looked after by people only moved by their passion. Of course Carl Marx's is the most famous grave that you'll find here but many other important people are buried within. Totally worth a visit.
Tom Bateman | Jun 9, 2018
One of the best things I’ve done in London. Our guide John was very funny and knowledgeable, I got the impression he really knew his stuff. The cemetery itself is beautiful and full of surprises. The ticket price includes both East and West sides of Highgate Cemetery, so after you’ve had the tour of the West, head East to go and see Karl Marx’s big head. It’s run by a charity, and everyone there is a volunteer - they’re doing it because they love the place. It was my pleasure to help them out in a tiny way by buying a ticket.
Pierre & Ju Haye | Jun 13, 2018
Fabulous place to visit! We walked through the « open » area and booked the guided visit on the other side. You will need to book guided tour if you want to visit both side and see the Egyptian area (really worth it!) This place is absolutely gorgeous and very divers. I did not what to expect; I will for sure come back there.
Philip Jones | Jun 21, 2018
Fantastic tour of West side. Really worth taking and gives access to East too. Guide was informative and very entertaining! Highly recommended
Gokul Rajan | Jun 27, 2018
Awesome place. Resting place of Karl Marx and his family. Other beautifully built grave. Good place to visit for a stroll and become speechless.
Benjamin Wauman | Jun 17, 2018
Quiet beautiful spot next to Hampstead Heath. Nice overgrown cemetery, with some famous peoples' graves. Definitely worth the £4 entry fee. Make sure to leave the main path and take the smaller trails in between the graves and the trees.
William Reynolds | Aug 11, 2018
Go to the WEST cemetery first and go on the tour. Nick (our tour guide) brought this magnificent place to life (no pun intended). Fantastic day out and a quirky Saturday in the sun. Also, if you go on the West cemetery tour, you get to wander around the East cemetery as part of the ticket price.
Edward Lewis | Jul 28, 2018
I have toured the west side on several occasions; each time taking a slight different route and learning different things, as suited the interests of the guide (but always including the incredible Egyptian Avenue and the catacombs). The east cemetery is also well worth visiting, and getting off the main paths. They hold regular events such as talks, readings and film screenings which are always intimate and excellent.
Angelica Valenzuela | Jul 16, 2018
It’s a nice historical atmosphere to go with your friends and family. It’s very big so I suggest giving yourselves time to check everything. But you can also get satisfied with some of it. Interesting memorials to look at. It can be a bit of a walk to get there too
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