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.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

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

Railway Stations

 
 
Gospel Oak Overground Station
 
18 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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11 South Grove, N6 | 2 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
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Waterlow Park Centre, Dartmouth Park Hill, N19 | 5 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
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Highgate Hill, Waterlow Park, N6 | 3 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
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Hampstead Lane, Highgate Village, N6 | 5 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
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London > Shopping > Clothing
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47 Highgate High Street, N6 | 3 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
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76 Highgate High Street, N6 | 3 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
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4 South Grove, N6 | 2 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
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Pizza Express
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30 Highgate High Street, N6 | 3 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
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Le Pain Quotidien
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86 Highgate High Street, N6 | 3 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
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Leisure near Highgate Cemetery

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31a Highgate High Street, Highgate, N6 | 3 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
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16 Highgate High Street, N6 | 3 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Dartmouth Park Hill, N19 | 5 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
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Pubs near Highgate Cemetery

The best pubs near London Highgate Cemetery.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Flask Tavern
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77 Highgate West Hill, N6 | 3 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
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The Hideaway
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114 Junction Road, Archway, N19 | 13 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
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The Southampton Arms
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139 Highgate Road, NW5 | 17 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
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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.
Lauderdale House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Highgate Hill, Waterlow Park, N6 | 3 minutes from Highgate Cemetery
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