Join the Friends

You can help us keep the gates open

Highgate Cemetery is a very special place. But it was almost lost in the 1970s. The private company which ran the cemetery locked the gates and went away. Not even grave owners could get in.

Saved by the Friends of Highgate Cemetery, hundreds of thousands of pounds have been spent restoring the major buildings and a number of the monuments, and much work has been done on the landscape. It is once again a tranquil place to reflect on the lives of all those who have gone before us, famous or not.

It’s a constant battle

Graves collapse. Trees fall down. Ivy grows quickly. Paths wear away. Nature wants to reclaim the cemetery as her own. But to preserve the memory of those buried here we also need to preserve their monuments.

We’d love to have you as a friend

Friends get:

  • a free guided tour of the West Cemetery when they join
  • free entry to the East cemetery all year, and
  • a regular newsletter.

But, most rewardingly, Friends have the satisfaction of knowing that they are helping to keep the wonderful story of Highgate Cemetery alive, its gates open and its future secure.

PRIVACY: You should know

The information we collect about you will be used for the purposes of administering your membership only. Your data will never be sold or passed to any third party except as provided for in our Privacy Notice. When you joint the Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust you become a member of the limited company. The Companies Act specifies the circumstances when we may be obliged to disclose personal data. 



The international rate is 28.00 GBP / year.

The information your bank may require is:

Payee: Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust 

Bank: Unity Trust Bank plc Sort code: 60-83-01 Account number: 20304090

For international payments: Swift Code: NWBKGB2L IBAN Number: GB93 NWBK 6002 3571 4180 24