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Highgate Cemetery, London

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Pay your respects to the most famous resident of Highgate Cemetery, Karl Marx. Notable both for the people buried there as well as being a nature reserve, the cemetery can be visited by guided tour only. The 90-minute group tours for up to 30 people offer a more leisurely pace than the public tours, but are available weekday mornings only. Make your initial enquiry by telephone and follow up with a booking form. Book as far in advance as possible. A visit to Highgate Cemetery represents just the start of the adventure when you use our London road trip planning site to plot your vacation.
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  • So interesting, the history of the seven (eight) Victorian cemetaries of London and this one especially. Good guide, time spent (1,5 h) was just about right. Beautiful walks  more »
  • Had an amazing visit here. Our tour guide was incredibly enthusiastic and knowledgeable, adding a whole new layer to the experience. He told us not just about the famous but the every day people who.....  more »
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  • The tour of the historic West cemetery was one of the best guided tours I had in London -- so many interesting anecdotes, I literally took notes. Both sides of the cemetery are beautiful and serene, with plenty of interesting symbols and inscriptions to explore. I recommend visiting the guided-tour-only West side first, so that you have a bit more context when exploring the East side on your own.
  • If you're interested in learning more about the history and inhabitants of the cemetery, I recommend paying extra for the tour. We were shown round by Andrew, who was a highly knowledgeable guide. The West side of the cemetery (which the tour gives you access to) is much more overgrown (and as a result, beautiful and atmospheric) than the East side. Taking a wander around the East side is very interesting too.

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