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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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  • My Sister and I visited Highgate Cemetery and had a great time. The directions on the website were spot on and we got there really quickly and easily. Upon arrival, we had 2 options - East or West cem...  more »
  • So many famous peoplle buried hereand some beneath vines and twines and berries. Good to take a guided tour.  more »
  • 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 ho...  more »
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  • A wonderful place! The volunteers who keep this place running are all so knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic. Heather took us on a fascinating tour of the west cemetery, THANK YOU for a fantastic day. Please do not leave here without taking a tour of the west side, you will really be missing out.
  • A great place to walk and gather your thoughts. Despite the entry fee, the free map guides you past the famous and not so famous deceased. Some grave stones are elaborate, some more classic. Some suggest a long and joyous life, others all too brief. Karl Marx, Malcolm McClaren, George Eliot, Douglas Adams and Jeremy Beadle are here. Sunday mornings are good as the parking on the local streets is free.
  • Well worth a tour: almost romantic! The East cemetery is self-guided (but you need to buy a ticket) and the West-side is with a guide only.
  • Was really great being buried here. Very clayey. Lots of grubs and worms and birds and stuff like that. Only left because I got a job as a zombie in Crawley. Will be back for sure. Thanks!
  • Great place but lousy staff. Our guide book did not mention we had to make an appointment for the west side of the cemetery but the person selling the tickets told us the two of us could wait as there was one cancelation and the possibility was good we would be allowed to join the tour. After a 1 and an half hour wait in 28 degree heat I went in and the replacement shift staff member on Thursday 07 July 2017 at 13:25 was in the process giving away our access to the tour. I explained the situation but she was too dumb to understand. Be aware of incompetent staff at this place!

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