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Highgate Cemetery

Highgate Cemetery first opened in 1839 and was originally run by a private company until the mid-1970s. After falling into a state of disrepair, the illustrious resting place was taken over by the Friends of Highgate Cemetery, who have worked ever since to restore the grounds to its former state.

Its land is listed as Grade I and is divided into East and West sections, where there are almost 200,000 people buried. This includes notable names such as authors Douglas Adams and George Eliot, music impresario Malcolm McLaren and German philosopher Karl Marx. Pop star George Michael is also buried on the grounds, although access is not permitted to the general public.

Highgate Cemetery
Swain's Lane
Highgate
London
N6 6PJ

Tel: 0208 340 1834
Opening Times: East Cemetery: Open daily, Apr-Oct, 10am-4.30pm (weekends from 11am); Nov-Mar, 10am-3.30pm (weekends from 11am) West Cemetery: By tour only: weekends, Nov-Mar, hourly 11am-3pm; Apr-Oct, hourly 11am-4pm
Charges:
Adult : £8.00
Child : £4.00
Senior Citizen: £8.00
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