Highgate Cemetary

Entrance to the Egyptian Avenue at Highgate Cemetary, London, England

Highgate Cemetery is a haven of beauty and tranquillity, a place of peace and contemplation where a romantic profusion of trees, memorials and wildlife flourish in the heart of London.
It is designated Grade I on the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest and is divided into the East and West cemeteries. There are approximately 170,000 people buried in around 53,000 graves at and it is notables include Karl Marx, Douglas Adams, George Elliot and Malcolm McLaren

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Sacred space, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

East Cemetery
Monday to Friday: 10am to 5pm last admission 4.30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11am to 5pm last admission 4.30pm
Guided tours: Saturdays at 2pm
West Cemetery

Admission to the West Cemetery is by guided tour only.
Tours last about an hour.
Monday to Friday: one tour daily at 1.45pm. Book online

Saturday and Sunday: tours run at least hourly from 11am - 4pm. No need to book: just turn up on the day

Admission charges

East Cemetery
Admission: £4 adults, children under 18 free

West Cemetery Guided Tour Only £12 (including entrance to the East_

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West Cemetery Angel

Highgate Cemetery. West. Guided Tour

  • 1 April 2013 — 30 June 2016 *on now

This one hour tour includes our Egyptian Avenue, the Circle of Lebanon and the catacomb terrace as well as the monuments of many interesting and eminent Victorians.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • 14-15


£12 Adult, Children 8-17 years £6

No Children under 8, or babes in arms



Highgate Cemetary
Swains Lane
Greater London
N6 6PJ







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