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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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  • walk through history! Nice and quiet! plenty to see, look for the hidden places! When you find them this will be a gem!!  more »
  • Enjoyed a lovely visit to this beautiful cemetery. The gentleman at the gatehouse was charming and full of knowledge, congratulations to those who care for this incredible place.  more »
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  • We took the tour, which covers the West Cemetery, but includes the entry cost of entry into the East Cemetery too. Our guide was very knowledgeable and imparted some of the rich history of those characters who lie buried here. Wealthy and poor, wicked and good, Victorian and modern, they're all represented here. It'll take a good hour and a half to do it justice, but we spent two hours here.
  • Beautiful place for a Sunday morning stroll. Visited the graves of Karl Marx, Douglas Adams, George Elliot and other renowned writers, activists, politicians and thinkers. Peaceful and green I soon forgot I was in the city. There's also an opportunity to visit the other half with tour , will do that next time.
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