Some time in August I ventured to Highgate Cemetery in north London with my boyfriend and my friend Tim. It had been on my never-ending list of places to visit in the city for a while so I was looking forward to finally going.
The cemetery is actually Grade 1 listed on the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England and while I knew Karl Marx was buried there I didn’t realise that it was such a hub of famous/noted people’s graves.
The cemetery is divided into two parts and we opted for checking out the East cemetery at £3/pp. There are many famous people buried there however I’m guessing the grave of Karl Marx is the biggest draw. East is also the cheaper option as West cemetery requires that you do a guided tour at £7/pp. We only had about 2 hours until it closed when we got there so we decided to explore on our own, and we really wanted to see Marx’s grave.
The cemetery is really quite beautiful and atmospheric. As we strolled through similar type markers popped up but there were many stand out markers that I especially liked.