London Cemetery Tour

This tour is another one of our fun off-the-beaten-track tours and here we will visit some of the most incredible cemeteries in the world.   There are more dead people than living in London and on this tour we will visit the graves and tombs of some of the people that made Britain and the modern world what it is today.

We’ll also learn about the terrible poverty and sanitation of Victorian London as we visit one of the old London Cemeteries where 70,000 people are tightly buried together before visiting 3 of the Magnificent Seven Cemeteries that were built by the Victorians to try and improve the city for both the living and the dead.

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As well as the wonderful tombs and and graves, we will see some incredible architecture, some of which takes inspiration from everything from The Vatican to Ancient Egypt.   Dr John Snow and Emmeline Pankhurst are to name just a few figures in Brompton we will also visit what is possibly the only known Time Machine in the world.

Kensal Green is over a mile in length and even more so than Brompton, is almost as much a park and nature reserve as a cemetery.  With a rather overgrown and gothic character, we will explore some of the 205,000+ burials here including Charles Babbage, perhaps the original computer designer all the way back in Victorian times.  We will see grand tombs from royalty and academia but also simple graves such as those of little Marigold Churchill and a literary giant of recent years, Harold Pinter.

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Finally we will make out way to perhaps the most famous cemetery in the world at Highgate East, if only for the tomb of one man in the shape of Karl Marx.

Please note this tour has 2 options, a standard tour and an extended tour.

Standard Cemetery Tour visiting Brompton, Kensal Green and Highgate East

Departure Time:9.30 am
City Location: London
Duration of Tour: 4 hours
(Approximate times as all tours are bespoke, tube tickets not included)

Standard Adult Prices per person excluding entry fees (child prices available upon request).

1 Adult = £120

2 Adults = £115

3 Adults = £105

4 Adults = £80

5 – 10 Adults = £65

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Extended Cemetery Tour visiting Bunhill Fields, St Pancras Old Church, Brompton, Kensal Green and Highgate East and West Cemeteries

Departure Time:9.30 am
City Location: London
Duration of Tour: 6 hours
(Approximate times as all tours are bespoke, tube tickets not included)

Standard Adult Prices per person excluding entry fees (child prices available upon request).

1 Adult = £200

2 Adults = £180

3 Adults = £150

4 Adults = £125

5 – 10 Adults = £100

 

For more information or to make a booking, please email yeoldeenglandtours@gmail.com

Alternatively you can book by using the automated booking process with Viator below.

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