Highgate Cemetery

Highgate Cemetery, London

Highgate Cemetery
4.5
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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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2-3 hours
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Meander432188
4 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Really great couple of hours wandering the managed decay of the West Cemetery and being told the stories behind some of the inhabitants. Fantastic tour guide (Alice) brought it all to life!
Written 26 January 2022
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collette
Suffolk, UK42 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
Pricey but worth it.
£10 gets u in east and west.
Wear trainers as there are hills everywhere and some places no paths.
Amazing place to visit.
Written 9 January 2022
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JonathanDollberg
ramat hasharon51 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
Very interesting. The guide, Nicola or Nikola, can tell a story and there are many stories in Highgate Cemetery. RECOMMEND!
Written 2 January 2022
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Swaggie2013
London45 contributions
Dec 2021
We had a guided tour and it was well worth it. Julia was our guide and she was fantastic - presenting lots of interesting information in an engaging and informative way. I'm so glad we didn't just do a self-guided visit as we found out so much on the tour - and we go to go inside a catacomb which was fascinating.

Booking online was very easy and we had a pleasant walk from Archway station to the cemetery entrance. After the tour we wandered around both the west and east cemeteries, which was included in the very good value tour ticket.
Written 1 January 2022
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Scott Harrison
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Couples
We paid for the guided tour and we weren't disappointed! Our guide was Peter and he was excellent. We really loved the way that he was able to bring the historical characters to life. I'd certainly recommend it.
Written 28 December 2021
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Katie W
London, UK3 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Best tour I’ve done in London. John our guide was fantastic. So funny and very very knowledgeable. Would really recommend a trip up to Highgate for this the tour.
Written 27 December 2021
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LiverpoolLondon💂‍♀️🤶
London, UK135 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
I really cannot say enough good things about Highgate cemetery. It is a calm oasis away from the noisy city and the perfect place to relax and reflect. It has the most incredible charm to it. The staff there went above and beyond to help us get the most out of our visit. 100% worth a visit !
Written 22 December 2021
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Simon C
Audlem, UK66 contributions
Dec 2021
Brilliant Tour, very informative from start to finish, didn’t know how much detail was associated to the style and icon of tombstones
Well worth the money
Written 21 December 2021
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2adults2kidsuk
8 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Fantastic guide! Peter was a great storyteller and totally made the visit. Well worth the money. Would have missed so much without his knowledge.
Written 5 December 2021
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Dave W
Whitwell, UK4 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Fantastic visit today. Peter our guide was brilliant, extremely knowledgeable, funny whilst being very professional.
I would recommend anyone to visit such an amazing place and as it is run by a charity, our visit keep the cemetery open.
Written 5 December 2021
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