Highgate Cemetery in North London is the burial place of the socialist icon, Karl Marx and many more famous persons. Finest funerary architecture is seen at Cemetery. This is Grade 1 listed burial place
Highgate Cemetery is the world’s most famous burial place. There are approximately 170,000 people buried in around 53,000 graves here. English Heritage has listed it as a Grade 1 Park. Both sides of the cemetery remain open as active burial grounds.
It was opened in 1839. It has some of the finest funerary architecture in the country.
Who the famous persons buried at Highgate Cemetery
This cemetery is best known as the burial place of the socialist icon, Karl Marx. Besides him, there are more persons were buried like Ralph Miliband (father of politicians David and Ed Miliband), Douglas Adams (author of A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the artist Felix Topolski, the actor-comedian), Max Wall, the parents of Charles Dickens, Patrick CAULFIELD (Pop artist), George ELIOT (Novelist), William FRIESE GREENE (British portrait photographer and prolific inventor), Anna MAHLER (Austrian sculptor, daughter of composer Gustav Mahler), Malcolm MCLAREN (Impresario, rock-artist, clothes designer and boutique owner), Christina ROSSETTI (Poet) etc
Opening times: Highgate Cemetery
East Cemetery: March to October- 10 am to 5 pm daily the last admission 4.30pm. November to February- from 10 am to 4 pm daily. last admission 3.30pm. Close 25 and 26 December. Karl Marx was buried here.
West Cemetery: Admission to the West Cemetery is by guided tour only. The tour lasts around 70 minutes.
Admission Tickets: Highgate Cemetery
East Cemetery– Adults £4, Children under 18 and Members free. School groups £1 per child.
West Cemetery: Adults £12; Children 8 to 17 £6 (guided tour).
Advice to the Visitors of Highgate Cemetery
The cemetery can get muddy underfoot, so do wear sensible shoes. Children under 8 are not allowed for the tour. Photography is allowed for personal use only. No video. No food or drink. No animals except the assistance dogs are permitted.
Address, Car Parking and Nearest Tube to Highgate Cemetery
Address: Highgate Cemetery, Swain’s Lane, Highgate, London N6 6PJ. See the location in Google Map
Telephone and Email: 020 8340 1834, 020 8347 2475. Email. [email protected]
Nearest Tube and Bus: Archway (Northern Line). Bus- Bus numbers C2 (stops at Parliament Hill Fields) C11 (stops at Brookfield Park) 143, 210 and 271 (stop at Waterlow Park on Highgate Hill). Use Journey Plan of Transport for London how to get here.
Car Parking: Free on-street parking is available on weekends and after 12 pm Monday to Friday. There is no access to Swain’s Lane from the north. A small amount of disabled parking is available outside the cemetery’s entrance on Swain’s Lane