Highgate Cemetery East

Highgate Cemetery is located in north London. There are approximately 170,000 people buried in around 53,000 graves across the two cemeteries – the West Cemetery and the East Cemetery. Both cemeteries are notable for some of the people buried there as well as for its de facto status as a nature reserve.

The public is allowed to wander in the East Cemetery without restrictions. It is known for its graves of Karl Marx, George Eliot, Malcolm McLaren (allegedly, McLaren’s body was buried here to the strains of Sid Vicious's version of My Way) and many others.

Nature has overtaken a lot of the headstones, making it very eerie and atmospheric. The place is Gothic in the extreme and, to carry the theme a little further, there’s even a legend of the resident Highgate Vampire.

Highgate's West Cemetery is featured in the subsequent gallery.

October 7, 2018

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