Highgate Cemetery has some of the finest funerary architecture in England. It is a place of peace and contemplation where a romantic profusion of trees, memorials and wildlife flourish.
A plot at Highgate Cemetery has always been much sought after. To cater for demand, the cemetery company opened the East side extension in 1860. It is here that you will find buried many famous names, along with interesting and varied memorials. The most famous resident of Highgate Cemetery East is Karl Marx, whose monument attracts comrades and others from all over the world. You can wander the East Cemetery by yourself, or take a tour with one of Highgate’s expert volunteer guides.
The West Cemetery is home to the most impressive architectural features of Highgate Cemetery — the Chapel, Colonnade, Egyptian Avenue, Circle of Lebanon, Terrace Catacombs and the mausoleum of Julius Beer. The West Cemetery can be visited by guided tour only.