Believe it or not, for somewhere with so many legendary men and women buried in it, Highgate Cemetery is one of the least visited of London’s landmarks. I love the ghostly mystery of the place itself and of course looking out for the graves of celebrity dead. Made up of two parts, the East and West cemeteries, divided by Swains Lane, in this leafy part of north London, Highgate Cemetery is a wonderfully overgrown maze of ivy-cloaked Victorian tombs and time-shattered ruins. You'll find the graves of writers George Eliot and Douglas Adams, 60s and 70s punk icon Malcolm McLaren, painter Patrick Caulfield and Karl Marx to name but a few.
Highgate Cemetery, Swain's Ln, Highgate, London N6 6PJ, UK