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Highgate Cemetery, London

Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web
Pay your respects to the most famous resident of Highgate Cemetery, Karl Marx. Notable both for the people buried there as well as being a nature reserve, the cemetery can be visited by guided tour only. The 90-minute group tours for up to 30 people offer a more leisurely pace than the public tours, but are available weekday mornings only. Make your initial enquiry by telephone and follow up with a booking form. Book as far in advance as possible. Take a look at our London trip generator to schedule your visit to Highgate Cemetery and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Definitely worth a visit! Beutiful in a steampunk kind of way. And as a bonus black-and-white tommy resident cat (in the east side). 
  • If you are interested in history a guided tour is well worthwhile. Also architecturally fascinating. 
  • We were lucky enough to be able to fit in the tour of the west cemetery that can only be done with a guide, it also gives 'free' access to the east included in the cost. The West cemetery is very stee...  read more »
  • Coming to visit old friend Marx is always a great thing about this visit, but seeing Adams Douglas with a towel near his grave stone touches any fan of his work in another level. £4 for entry, £12 for a tour of the older part of it. Many other people mark their death with interesting tombstones and sayings
  • A very interesting place to visit. The East Cemetery is £4 entrance fee, the West Cemetery is "tour guide" only costing £12 and you have to book well in advance. Visited the West Cemetery several years ago and it is good experience with the guides giving lots of detail. The East Cemetery is also good to spend a lot of time in. The star attraction is obviously Karl Marx but there is a lot more to see besides his memorial. It is a big reality check to see all the people that have gone before us, now laid to rest. Highgate Cemetery is an important place to visit in London, really brings home that life is short and we must enjoy ourselves and try and be good towards others on this wonderful planet of ours.
  • Fantastic place, haunting 19th Century stonework. Visited the resting place of Alma Mahler, Gustav's daughter.
  • Dependably sepulchral. Mausoleums, Marx, muddy and moody. Appropriately gloomy in deep winter. Some notables amongst the deceased.
  • My husband Mr Kramat Hussain , is buried there next to Karl Marx. Every visit a great experience. It's very well looked after and managed place. I would recommend to every one
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