Highgate Cemetery

ADDRESS
Swains Lane, N6 6PJ†
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OPENING TIMES
Summer Mon to Fri 10am-5pm, Weekends & Bank Holidays 11am-5pm | Winter Mon to Fri 10am-4pm, Weekends & Bank Holidays 11am-4pm | Tours hourly during opening times
PRICES
£3 (East Cemetery), £7 (West Cemetery)

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Highgate CemeteryWild woodland Victorian cemetery.

Perched at the top of the winding and woody Swain’s Lane, close to Highgate village with its soaring views over the city, Highgate Cemetery offers a romantic, rambling, rustic retreat from everyday life – in more ways than one. Crammed full of gravestones, tombs, catacombs, monuments and mounds dating from Victorian times to the present day, the cemetery is a more a woodland wilderness than a neatly laid out burial ground. Divided into two cemeteries – the East and the West – many of the graves are either covered in ivy and brambles or overrun with tree roots. As a result, spotting the graves of most importance is hard, which makes a guided tour an ideal option for those who really want to explore the cemetery’s hidden treasures. The West Cemetery boasts some of the finest tombs and can only be entered as part of a guided tour, which is reason in itself to take a tour. There are known to be at least 850 notable people buried at Highgate. Among these are 18 Royal Academicians, 6 Lord Mayors of London, and 48 Fellows of the Royal Society. You are also likely to stumble across the familiar names of Faraday, Karl Marx, George Eliot, Radclyffe Hall, Carl Rosa and Sir Ralph Richardson. One of the nicest cemeteries in London, Highgate Cemetery has a peaceful air about it and a truly unique charm. Finish off by walking up to Highgate village through Waterlow Park, taking in the views over London. Finish off with a pint at the historic Flask pub (77 Highgate West Hill) in Highgate village.

Best for:
Tombs and views, woods and walks, Karl Marx and George Eliot.

Did you know?
Highgate Cemetery is now a Grade II listed park.

Highgate Cemetery events

An Evening with Mr King ¬– Victorian SurgeonAn Evening with Mr King ¬– Victorian SurgeonCome and meet Mr King, a colourful costumed Victorian character, who will tell you about this fascinating time in medical history, when surgery was a messy and dangerous activity.30th October 2014Thursday 30th October 2014 Where:
Highgate Cemetery, † Swains Lane† † † N6 6PJ
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An Evening with Mr King ¬– Victorian Surgeon
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATESThursday 30th October 2014 - 7.30pm
Come and meet Mr King, a colourful costumed Victorian character, who will tell you about this fascinating time in medical history, when surgery was a messy and dangerous activity.

Highgate Cemetery images

Highgate Cemetery† Entrance to the East Cemetery. †

Highgate Cemetery - Entrance to the East Cemetery.

Highgate Cemetery Entrance to the East Cemetery.†

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Archway Tube Station
11 minutes walk
Highgate Tube Station
12 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

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Near Highgate Cemetery
Holiday Inn Camden Lock Hotel London
Holiday Inn Camden Lock Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel† from £87† 26% off
30 Jamestown Road, NW1 | 2 miles from Highgate Cemetery
Housed in an exciting modernist 'white box' building, and with some of London's maddest and most entertaining shopping and nightlife on the doorstep, the Holiday Inn ...More
The Haverstock Hotel London
The Haverstock Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel† from £75† 25% off
154 Haverstock Hill, NW3 | 29 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
Formerly a public house known as The Haverstock Arms, The Haverstock Hotel in Hampstead is a newly restored boutique property. Situated between Belsize Park and Camden ...More
The Raglan Hotel London
The Raglan Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel† from £46† 38% off
8 12 Queens Avenue Muswell Hill, N10 | 31 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
Spacious rooms and comfortable furnishings make the Raglan Hotel a favourite with visitors to nearby Alexandra Palace. Convenient links to the West End and secluded gardens ...More
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Alternative Sights nearest Highgate Cemetery

Nearest to Highgate Cemetery
King's Cross Filling Station London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
King's Cross Filling Station
London > Attractions > Sights
Goods Way, N1C | 2.6 miles from Highgate Cemetery
King's Cross Filling Station is a 1960s petrol station redesigned in 2012 by architects Carmody Groarke to become a public landmark building, a cultural and social ...More
Angel Building London
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Angel Building
London > Attractions > Sights
407 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 3.1 miles from Highgate Cemetery
Launched in late 2010, the Angel Building in Islington transformed from an under-used early 1980s commercial block into an award-winning office space, reinvented by architects ...More
BBC Broadcasting House London
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BBC Broadcasting House
London > Attractions > Sights
2-22 Portland Place, Fitzrovia, London W1A | 3.5 miles from Highgate Cemetery
BBC HQ and home, in particular, to the BBC's famous Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House is an iconic building in Portland Place. This purpose-built broadcast centre, erected ...More
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Sights and Attractions near Highgate Cemetery

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Highgate Cemetery
London International Gallery of Children's Art London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London International Gallery of Children's Art
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Waterlow Park Centre, Dartmouth Park Hill, N19 | 5 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
This fascinating gallery displays exhibitions of children's art from every corner of the world, including artwork by local youngsters. Moving from their original home, a small ...More
Hampstead Heath London
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Hampstead Heath
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
NW3 | 16 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
The wildest of London's parks, Hampstead Heath has fields to run in, long grass to roll in, woods to hide in and, most famously, ponds to ...More
Kenwood House London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kenwood House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Hampstead Lane, Hampstead, NW3 | 17 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
Kenwood House is closed for refurbishment and will reopen in November 2013. In the meantime, the cafe and estate remain open. A rich collection of famous ...More
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Events near Highgate Cemetery

Near Highgate Cemetery
Caroline Guth: What Is The Female' London
On Soon
Caroline Guth: What Is The Female'
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 19th, 22nd to 24th and 26th Oct 2014 - Various Times
Lauderdale House, Highgate Hill, Waterlow Park, N6 | 3 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
Figurative paintings by the French portrait artist, capturing the essence of femininity through observations of posture and emotional expression....More
Under The Influence London
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Under The Influence
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Monday 20th October 2014 - 7pm-11pm
The Boogaloo, 312 Archway Road, N6 | 11 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
Established as one of London's premier music nights, each act performs two of their own songs and one cover version by the featured artist of the ...More
Jack Hammer Blues Night London
On Soon
Jack Hammer Blues Night
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Tuesday 21st October 2014 - 8pm-11pm
The Boogaloo, 312 Archway Road, N6 | 11 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
Showcase for blues performers....More
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Entertainment near Highgate Cemetery

Near Highgate Cemetery
Upstairs At The Gatehouse London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Upstairs At The Gatehouse
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Hampstead Lane, Highgate Village, N6 | 5 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
This popular pub theatre in Highgate has, over the years, served as a music hall, cinema, Masonic lodge and a jazz and folk music club. Now ...More
Jacksons Lane Theatre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jacksons Lane Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
269a Archway Road, N6 | 11 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
Housed in a Grade II listed gothic church conversion, this multi-arts, theatre and dance venue in Highgate has a regularly changing programme of live performances including ...More
The Forum London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Forum
London > Entertainment > Live Music
9-17 Highgate Road, NW51JY | 23 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
Once a gorgeous art deco cinema, The Forum is now an essential mid-sized rock venue. It's got everything you want from the North London rock scene, ...More
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Shopping near Highgate Cemetery

The best shops and markets near Highgate Cemetery
Walter Purkis & Sons London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Walter Purkis & Sons
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
17 The Broadway, Crouch End, N8 | 24 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
The century-old smokehouse at the rear of Walter Purkis provides excellent, and reasonably priced, smoked salmon to both branches (the other is in (Muswell Hill) of ...More
Soup Dragon London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Soup Dragon
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
27 Topsfield Parade, Crouch End, N8 | 27 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
This versatile little shop is great for picking up all sorts of pressies for little ones. They offer an exquisite selection of traditional toys, unusual and ...More
Happy Returns London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Happy Returns
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
36 Rosslyn Hill, NW3 | 28 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
A wonderful little toy shop favoured by classy Hampstead families it offers a range of different toys. You'll be pleased to know they stock Jellycat ...More
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Restaurants near Highgate Cemetery

What are the best dining options near Highgate Cemetery London?
Strada London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Strada
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
4 South Grove, N6 | 2 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
Strada has started something of a pizza revolution and knocked Pizza Express off its perch (as well as, more regrettably, being the final nail in the ...More
Pizza Express London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
30 Highgate High Street, N6 | 3 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
Pizza Express has become something of a London institution. Serving consistently excellent Italian pizzas quickly in pleasant unfussy surroundings, this is always a convenient and acceptable ...More
Le Pain Quotidien London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Le Pain Quotidien
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
86 Highgate High Street, N6 | 3 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
It all started with a loaf. Not just any loaf. Belgian chef Alain Coumont was intent on creating the perfect mix of water, flour and salt. ...More
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Education near Highgate Cemetery

Near Highgate Cemetery
Out of the Bloom London
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Out of the Bloom
London > Education > Evening Classes
89/91 Bayham Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 2.1 miles from Highgate Cemetery
Unique and innovative workshops teaching flower arranging and floristry with monthly, weekly or daily workshops. This is a really enjoyable art form that allows its students ...More
Ecole de Mime Corporel Dramatique London
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Ecole de Mime Corporel Dramatique
London > Education > Evening Classes
Unit 207, Belgravia Workshop, 157-163 Marlborough Road, N19 | 21 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
Only the French could come up with an art form so bizarrely fascinating. Mime is as relaxing as Tai Chi, as healthy as yoga, and as ...More
Jenius Social London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jenius Social
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Unit 8 The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road, N7 | 37 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
Islington cafe-cum-deli Jenius Social isn't just a place to enjoy fine food and carefully sourced balsamic vinegar, artisan chocolates and cured meats. It's also a ...More
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Leisure near Highgate Cemetery

Highgate Cemetery gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Waterlow Park London
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Waterlow Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Dartmouth Park Hill, N19 | 5 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
One of our favourites, this beautiful park occupies a dramatic sloping site overlooking the city and was given to Londoners by Sir Sidney Waterlow as a ...More
Hampstead Heath Swimming Ponds London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hampstead Heath Swimming Ponds
London > Leisure > Activities
Hampstead Heath, NW5 | 11 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
Since as early as 1860, and probably before, many hardy London folk have taken a dip before work in one of three wooded ponds on Hampstead ...More
Parliament Hill Lido London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Parliament Hill Lido
London > Leisure > Activities
Parliament Hill Fields, Gordon House Road, NW5 | 16 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
The gorgeous unheated Parliament Hill Lido on Hampstead Heath (also called 'Hampstead Heath Lido') was upgraded not so long ago when it had a generous £2.9million ...More
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Pubs near Highgate Cemetery

The best pubs near London Highgate Cemetery.
The Flask Tavern London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Flask Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Highgate West Hill, N6 | 3 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
Stooping ceilings, creaking floors, solid wooden panelling, beams and small interconnecting rooms combine to make The Flask Tavern, a traditional 18th century English pub, among the ...More
The Bull London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Bull
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
13 North Hill, N6 | 10 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
Out of Highgate Village and down the hill from London's highest point, the Bull sits on the western side of North Hill next to white modernist ...More
St John's Tavern London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St John's Tavern
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
91 Junction Road, Archway, , N19 | 12 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
Slap bang in the middle of Junction Road sits the St John, one of the earliest, and best, gastropubs in North London. With its intimately lit, ...More
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Nightlife near Highgate Cemetery

Highgate Cemetery clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
The Boogaloo London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Boogaloo
London > Nightlife > Bars
312 Archway Road, N6 | 11 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
The Boogaloo has succeeded in breaking the all pervasive contemporary pub blueprint, fashioning a popular alternative with a great atmosphere - and not an inch of ...More
The Champagne Bar London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Champagne Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
St Pancras International, Euston Road, NW1 | 32 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
At 90 metres, The Champagne Bar at St Pancras International is Europe's longest and presents a very glamourous way to start your journey to Paris before ...More
The Lock Tavern London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lock Tavern
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
35 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 34 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
The Lock Tavern would be a great place to drop in and escape the tiresome, tie-dye-clad vendors of Camden's famous street market. Unfortunately that wouldn't do ...More
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Meeting venue hire near Highgate Cemetery

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Highgate Cemetery.
Union Chapel London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Union Chapel
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 2.6 miles from Highgate Cemetery
...More
Kings Place London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 2.6 miles from Highgate Cemetery
Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place offers conference organisers two auditoriums, two art galleries and a wide ...More
Roundhouse London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Roundhouse
London > Business > Venue Hire
Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 34 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
Can accommodate up to 1800 people....More

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Bach to Baby Family Concert: The Singing Cello
Concerts | Until 12th January 2015 

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Bach To Baby Presents: Family Concert
Concerts | Until 17th November 2014 

Lauderdale House 3 minutes walk from Highgate Cemetery

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Singing In Highgate: Workshop
Exhibitions | Until 15th December 2014 

Lauderdale House 3 minutes walk from Highgate Cemetery

Taster session....More

Fernside Life Classes
Exhibitions | Until 15th December 2014 

Lauderdale House 3 minutes walk from Highgate Cemetery

Learn how to draw from life....More

Under The Influence
Concerts | On 20th October 2014 

The Boogaloo 11 minutes walk from Highgate Cemetery

Established as one of London's premier music nights, each act performs two of their own songs and one cover version ...More

Adult Ballet: Workshop
Sporting Events | Until 24th November 2014 

Jacksons Lane Theatre 11 minutes walk from Highgate Cemetery

Learn ballet techniques....More

The Hideaway Comedy Club Open Mic
Comedy | Until 24th November 2014 

The Hideaway 13 minutes walk from Highgate Cemetery

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The Hideaway Comedy Club
Comedy | Until 29th December 2014 

The Hideaway 13 minutes walk from Highgate Cemetery

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