Admission to the West Cemetery is by guided tour only. The tour lasts around 70 minutes and is in English. The tour takes place even if it’s raining and the paths are steep and sometimes muddy so please do wear appropriate footwear.
10 to 27 October 2017: We apologise that there will be no Monday to Friday tours of the West Cemetery due to filming. During that period we are offering more weekday East Cemetery tours instead! Normal and additional tours will be running at weekends, with some available to book on the above link and some tickets available on the day.
Photography is allowed with small hand-held camera for personal use only. No tripods. No filming. No food or drink. Strong winds or icy conditions may require us to cancel the tour for safety reasons. If we are forced to cancel you will receive a full refund.
Adults £12; Children 8 to 17 £6. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate children under 8 on the tour. The ticket price includes entrance to the East Cemetery on the day of your tour. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.
Note: Karl Marx is buried in Highgate Cemetery East; his grave is not visited on this tour. George Michael's grave is not visited on the tour. Tour content varies. If you are interested in a particular grave, please ask before buying your ticket.
Saturday and Sunday
You cannot book. Tours normally run every half hour from 11am - 4pm (3pm from November to February). Tickets are sold from around 10.45am for all tours that day. Places are limited.
Monday to Friday
Booking is essential. Tickets go on sale five weeks in advance. If the date you require is not listed, please check back later. We don't charge a booking fee.
There is normally one tour at 1.45pm Monday to Fridays but when we can we run more. On bank holidays tours run all day.