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Highgate Cemetery, London

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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. A visit to Highgate Cemetery represents just the start of the adventure when you use our London road trip planning site to plot your vacation.
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  • We visited Highgate on a very hot and sunny Monday in the middle of summer. You can visit the East Cemetery at any time and are free to wander and explore, but entrance to the West Cemetery is strictl...  more »
  • We did the tour with Neil who told us a thousand secret on this beautiful and fascinating place. We enjoyed every minute. The guide is extremely friendly and well documented. He does not hesitate to modulate the visit if you have a specific request and answered all questions.
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  • This cemetery is very beautiful and interesting, with famous characters like scientists, journalists, and Marx. It can be reached by underground (station Archway of the black line). Is divided into two parts. Part 1 is worth £ 4 and where is this Marx. The second part (and more beautiful), can only be performed with guided tour. Groups leave promptly each time, are in English and is worth £ 12. If you pay the visit you can get free to the other half. It is not a «must», but the ride is worth
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  • Extremely interesting place to visit. Go to Archway tube station and take a walk up Highgate Hill and then through delightful Waterlow park. There are two parts East and West. East cemetery costs £4 or lash out £12 for a guided tour of the West cemetery (which includes entry to East) which I can't recommend highly enough. We were lucky enough to have Peter Mills as our guide. He was exceptionally interesting, and passionate about the history of the individuals at rest in the cemetery. It is beautiful and serene and a wonderful insight into Victorian life and death. allow minimum of three hours for tour and a walk around.
  • Very historical and soothing scenery. Well worth visiting if you want something different from regular London attractions. We only went to the East side which costs 4£ and let's you roam freely in the cemetery area. There are some famous graves to be found there.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • We had an incredibly interesting tour led by the charming and engaging Peter Mills. His tour brought the place to life (thankfully not literally!) The place has beautiful architecture with a fascinating history. Definitely work a visit- would highly recommend.
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