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31 October 2008

Visit London's most famous cemetary

There are many large cemetaries in London, but the most famous one has to be Highgate Cemetary.

It's most famous for the tomb of Karl Marx, but also of Douglas Adams, George Eliot, Michael Faraday, Sidney Nolan and even Crufts founder Charles Cruft.

The East Cemetery is open from 10.00am on weekdays and 11.00am weekends. It closes at 5pm from 1st April - 31st October and 4pm from 1st November - 31st March.

Admission is £3.00, and the nearest Tube station is Archway (Northern Line) and then either walk up Highgate Hill to Waterlow Park (around 10 minutes) or catch a 271, 210or 143 bus to Waterlow Park, then the Park for five minutes, and exit the Park onto Swain's Lane. The lower park exit is adjacent to the Cemetery gates.

^Picture from flickr courtesy of Anosmia^

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