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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2adults2kidsuk
8 contributions
Great guide!
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
An outstanding day to remember
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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special1Lady
Darlington, UK24 contributions
Interesting afternoon
Dec 2021 • Family
Such an amazing place, so much history given to us by our guide Terry, very friendly and well knowledged , would definitely go back, a very interesting afternoon, well worth a visit, but would recommend to get a guide, so much information, which you probably wouldn't spot by just walking round, on your own.
Written 2 December 2021
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MrWil_low
123 contributions
Do the guided tour
Oct 2021
An excellent conducted tour which took an hour or so, followed by a self-guided stroll around the other half of the grounds. The guide knew their stuff and paced it nicely.
Written 26 November 2021
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Linda Adler
4 contributions
John Waite Tour
Nov 2021 • Couples
John Waite
Thank you for today's tour
You were enthusiastic, educational and funny
You interacted with your group and made this a fabulous experience
Written 24 November 2021
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Dawn B
25 contributions
History and nature
Nov 2021 • Friends
What a beautiful place, seeped in history. The beauty of this cemetery is it is untouched from the first burial in London to the oldest tree in the cemetery. Highly recommend visiting. We went early and it was very quiet
Written 23 November 2021
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Diana S
1 contribution
Great experience
Nov 2021 • Couples
We had a wonderful afternoon on our guided tour taken by Richard. He had great knowledge of the cemetery and his interesting stories of many of the rich and famous buried there made our trip.
We will certainly come back to have a tour of the West side.
Diana & Geoff Stiles
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Written 21 November 2021
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Alex R
Exmouth, UK2 contributions
Amazing tour at a fascinating location!
Nov 2021
My friend arranged tickets for a tour of the West Cemetery for my birthday. I didn’t know what to expect in advance so had no preconceptions. I loved it! I highly recommend visiting, it’s an amazing location, full of history and atmosphere - a peaceful oasis tucked away from the bustle of the city.

Specific praise must go to our amazing tour guide, Peter John Mills. What a talent he is! He was a riveting story-teller, vividly bringing each of the individual stories in the cemetery to life. He was so funny and had all of us laughing throughout the tour, but he was also respectful of the setting and able to communicate the sadder information with respect and sensitivity. It’s a delicate balance to achieve and he did it perfectly. Thank you so much to Peter, it was a brilliant tour!
Written 20 November 2021
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SingingNinjas
Maidstone, UK15 contributions
Incredible cemetery with a beatific atmosphere
Nov 2021 • Friends
Took the guided tour of the west cemetery and absolutely loved every minute of it. The tour guide (Julia) was amazing, spoke at a decent volume so that everyone could hear, she was very funny and on the ball with trivia of the site. We didn’t expect to spend so long there but ended up staying for most of the day. We even managed to find the grave of the certain celebrity we’re not allowed to mention (ahem snappy snaps ahem).
Written 20 November 2021
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Kate
Rickmansworth, UK3 contributions
Richard was an amazing guide!
Nov 2021 • Friends
Want to see where the wealthy, sexy, scandalous and fascinating members of society are buried? Richard’s 2pm Saturday tour of the East Graveyard is for you,
We met the leader or the great train robbery, the man who’s imprisonments caused the legal right to appeal, Hutch-the most famous ‘cartier encrusted member’ you’ve never heard of, Malcolm McLaren- punk legend whose 6000 punk fans crashed the wrong funeral as less famously (!) Karl Marx….
It was a whirlwind and we loved it.
Richard was the perfect guide, serving up sex, scandal and sincerity in just the right proportions.
Written 20 November 2021
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