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  1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London

London: Famous Cemeteries Private Tour

Product ID: 216774
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Visit the graves and tombs of some of the people that made Britain, as well as some forgotten people too. You can learn about life and death in Victorian London, whist visiting the graves of some of those that shaped the city.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Pickup from your hotel in central London (zone 1)
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit the famous tomb of Karl Marx in Highgate East Cemetery
  • Explore the atmospheric and fabulous Gothic tombs of Kensal Green Cemetery
  • Admire the beautiful architecture of the fabulous Brompton Cemetery and the West Brompton Time-Machine
  • Visit the graves and learn the stories of some of the greatest names in British history
Full description
Take a fun and off-the-beaten-track tour to some of the most incredible cemeteries in the world. There are more dead people than living in London, and on this private tour you will visit the graves and tombs of some of the people that made Britain and the modern world what it is today.

Learn about the terrible poverty and sanitation of Victorian London, as you visit a cemetery where 70,000 people are tightly buried together. Explore 3 of the "Magnificent Seven" cemeteries, built by the Victorians to improve the city for both the living and the dead. You’ll also visit 2 pre-Victorian cemeteries to see the immense overcrowding of tombs, dating back to Roman times.
  • Private guided walking tour
  • Entry ticket to Highgate East Cemetery
What’s Not Included
  • Public transportation costs

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The tour starts from outside West Brompton Underground station.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable footwear, some of the footpaths in some of the cemeteries can be uneven or a little muddy after wet weather
• Please note that the cemeteries are spread around north London, requiring some time to be spent on the tube traveling between sights
• These cemeteries are still actively used, so please dress respectfully
• The route from the station to Highgate can be a little steep, but if you'd prefer you can be taken instead to St. Pancras Old Church and/or Bunhill Fields