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Highgate Cemetery

Cemetery in north London with Gothic feeling

Highgate Cemetery opened in 1839, was by architect and entrepreneur Stephen Geary. The cemetery is the resting place of over 170,000 people, and is considered to be one of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ cemeteries in London.

The historic cemetery features a wide variety of wildlife, and over a century old gravestones.

There are numerous recognisable names that are buried there, from political leaders, writers and poets, musicians, philosophers, actors, and creatives. Karl Marx, amongst many others, have called Highgate Cemetery their final resting place.

Highgate Cemetery offers entry with an admission price. There is also the option for guided tours, to cover the history of the grounds and to visit the most noticeable gravestones. Talk a walk around and look out for the Gothic tombs and buildings.

Highgate Cemetery is on Swain’s Lane in north London, north of Camden Town and next to Waterlow Park. The closest station is Archway on the Northern Line, and the C11 bus route stops nearby. The 142, 210, and 271 bus routes also pass nearby.

Ticket prices: Adults £10, Children 8-17 £6, Children 0-7 Free. Book online or purchase at the cemetery. No cash is accepted.

East Side only tickets:

Visits to 31 October 2023: Adults £4.50, Children 8-17 £0.50, Children 0-7 Free. 

Visits from 1 November 2023: Adults £6, Children 8-17 £2, Children 0-7 Free. 

Find Highgate Cemetery at Swain’s Lane, London, N6 6PJ