Highgate Cemetery



Highgate Cemetery

Swain's Lane
N6 6PJ
+44 (0)20 8340 1834
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Wander through the ivy-clad monuments in Victorian Highgate Cemetery in north London.

The cemeteries winding paths lead to the resting places of the well known and not so well known. Famous people laid to rest here include German-born philosopher Karl Marx and Douglas Adams, author of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Check out the Egyptian avenue, guarded by two imposing obelisks, the Terrace Catacombs and the Mausoleum of Julius Beer, the finest monument in the cemetery.

Pause and reflect in this tranquil setting or take time to get close to the nature surrounding you. The cemetery is a peaceful sanctuary for many species including foxes, and there's even a colony of cave-dwellling spiders.

Prices and opening times

Child ticket (eight to 17 years old) £0.50 to £8.00 per ticket
Adult ticket £4.50 to £15.00 per ticket

There is a fee for entering both the East and West cemetery, and the West is only accessible by the Highlights guided tour. Please check the website for the latest admission prices and tour times.

Opening Times

March to October

Monday to Sunday: 10am to 5pm.

Last entry 4pm West side; 4.30pm East side.

November to February

Monday to Sunday: 10am to 4pm.

Last entry 3pm West side; 3.30pm East side.

Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

During funerals access may be restricted.