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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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  • For 2 months I lived near Hampstead and the Highgate Cemetery was always on my list. I had a guided tour through the West cemetery with Gial, which was totally cool and knew lots of stories of the dead. This one felt the same as in another time. It is truly a special, magical place and I am to be happy here. I can only recommend it. It's the £12 value in any case. It is particularly worthwhile to combine a visit with a walk down Hampstead Heath.
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  • We made our way to Highgate Cemetery not realising that we probably should have pre booked tickets for the tour of the private west cemetery in advance online. It was a foolish mistake on our behalf b...  more »
  • I so enjoyed the tour we took yesterday of the West Cemetery. Our tour guide was Peter and fabulous though the cemetery is, Peter just made it come alive (well, probably not the best term to use in th...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Beautiful place. Absolutely stunning! That vampire couldn't catch me though. Amen!
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