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Highgate Cemetery

Swains Lane | Highgate, London N6 6PJ, England
+44 20 8340 1834
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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.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Swains Lane | Highgate, London N6 6PJ, England
+44 20 8340 1834
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Reviewed today

So many famous peoplle buried hereand some beneath vines and twines and berries. Good to take a guided tour.

Thank 28hannah2017
Reviewed today

Even on a "dour, drizzly" day, Highgate cemetery is an incredible place ... reading some of the inscriptions on the ancient (and some, not so ancient!) tombstones gives pause for thought; realising how fortunate we are with today's opportunities - the advances in Sciences, hygiene,...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Magnificent Seven cemetery is not the easiest of places to get to, the tube to Archway, a short bus trip, a walk across Waterlow Park, and then the waving goodbye of £4 if visiting East Highgate cemetery, much more if visiting West Highgate (only...More

Thank Colin E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating, inspirational epitaphs, amazing grave architecture and beautiful location. We learnt such a lot here and the Guide was a fun presenter. Visiting this Cemetery is sooooo much more than just admiring the celeb graves. It is of particular historical interest but also from an...More

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic place to visit on many levels. If like me your a taphophile (a person who loves visiting cemeteries) then you will think you have literally died and gone to heaven. The west cemetery can only accessed via a paid guided tour unfortunately it...More

2  Thank mmm123385
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of London's "magnificent seven" Victorian cemeteries, founded in the 1830s, this is an amazing place to visit. There are two sections to Highgate - the 17-acre West Cemetery can only be visited on a guided tour (book online), for safety reasons. Our guide was...More

Thank AussiesBallarat
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were graves from different periods in history. The wealthy people are buried in family tombs. Most of them are no longer in use because the families have died out. The graves are there for perpetuity and as a consequent the cemetery is running out...More

Thank lambkaroline3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highgate Cemetery East is good value at the £4 entrance fee and you are free to wander around to soak up the atmosphere for as long as you like. The Cemetery has been allowed to become wild in its appearance but is a safe and...More

Thank Graham A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The guide was very entertaining but spoke too fast for tourists. the 1.5 hr visit is hardly sufficient to get an overview: no time for taking pictures if one wants to follow the guide. The place is just wonderful and it's a regret that one...More

Thank Ampurias
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can pay £12 for a tour of the west cemetery (the guide asked at the start if people had anything they wanted to see) (don't bother asking for George Michael, there's a sign saying they won't take you there) lasting 70mins. That ticket also...More

Thank 800MeganG800
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16 August 2017|
Response from uk2017 | Reviewed this property |
Good evening Yes there is a charge for both sides of Highgate. However, having a family member there I would ask the staff members at the gate. Cheers....
19 April 2017|
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Response from Elle H | Property representative |
Hello Although there is often (usually weekends) a coffee cart outside the cemetery, we would recommend that you go up to Highgate Village, or down to the bottom of Swains Lane (about 10 minutes either way), where there are... More
13 February 2017|
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Response from Elle H | Property representative |
Hello, Yes you are correct that the £12 includes both a guided tour of the West and access to the East. There are toilet facilities on both sides of the cemetery. Kind regards, Elle Hazlewood Volunteering Manager Highgate... More