Highgate Cemetery

Swains Lane. (Open Map)


Highgate Cemetery is a stunning Victorian Valhalla covering 20 hectares of rolling hills and shrouded urns, obelisks, broken columns, sleeping angels, and Egyptian-style tombs. Here, you can pay homage to the graves of Karl Marx and Mary Ann Evans (better known as novelist George Eliot). The West Cemetery, however, is the true highlight, with its overgrown trails and mysteries. It can only be explored on a guided tour, which takes place some Saturdays at 2pm and costs adults 8 and children 4.