Highgate Cemetery Visit - FREE - ★★★☆☆ - 2019


Maybe not everyone's idea of a lovely day out, but a visit to Highgate is a fascinating look at cemetery customs and a chance to see the final resting place of some major historical figures. The most visited grave might be that of Karl Marx, but George Eliot, Christina Rossetti, Radclyffe Hall, Malcolm Mclaren, Lucian Freud and Michael Faraday plus many others are also here. Some wonderful memorials such as that of artist, Patrick Caulfield, the Thornton granite piano and the unique Egyptian Avenue should also be part of a visit.

Reviewed by J.C.

 Our Score:  ☆☆☆★★ 

WHEN, WHERE, GETTING THERE:
Open daily: Mar to Oct 10 am - 5 pm; Nov to Feb 10 am - 4 pm. Last admission 30 minutes before closing. 
  • The East cemetery where Marx is buried has a £4 admission fee.
  • The West cemetery is only accessible by guided tour: £12 for adults (no children under 8). Tours must be booked on weekdays and usually run at 11 am and 1:45 pm. Tours are not booked on Sat and Sun and usually take place every 30 minutes running every half hour from 10:30 am to 3 pm (4 pm Mar to Oct). Tour tickets include access to the East cemetery.
Nearest tube: Archway
http://highgatecemetery.org

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