Are you tired of the crowded touristic places in London? We were. So we spent our Saturday in a quite place - a cemetery. And not just an ordinary one. Highgate Cemetery is absolutely magical.
The cemetery was part of the Magnificent Seven project (other six cemeteries around London - Kensal Green Cemetery, West Norwood Cemetery, Abney Park Cemetery, Nunhead Cemetery, Brompton Cemetery, Tower Hamlets Cemetery), from the first half of the 19th century. There are around 170 000 people buried here, some famous - Karl Marx's grave is very popular, it took us few minutes to take a picture as there were many fans taking pictures and posing.
Beautiful place but I wound't go after dark, no wonder this place is full of vampire and horror stories...
How to get to Highgate Cemetery:
Take the Northern Line to Archway station, from there just walk up the hill, cross the Waterlow Park (5 minutes walk) and turn left at the end. Or take the overground to Upper Holloway - 5 minutes walk from Archway station.
The East cemetery ticket is £4 and the West Cemetery £12 (£6 for children). The West Cemetery tickets includes one hour guided tour, map and entry to the East Cemetery as well.