What films have been filmed at Highgate Cemetery?

Filming Location Matching “Highgate Cemetery, Swain’s Lane, Highgate, London, England, UK” (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
  • Dorian Gray (2009)
  • Hampstead (2017)
  • The Abominable Dr.
  • Tales from the Crypt (1972)
  • From Beyond the Grave (1974)
  • Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)

Can you visit the catacombs in London?

Although the space was once open to the public as a minor tourist attraction, it is now only accessible to film crews and the occasional private event.

Is Highgate a cemetery Victoria?

Like the other Magnificent Seven cemeteries, Highgate is celebrated for its Victorian funerary architecture, particularly those of the gothic tradition. This week’s post highlights some of the lives of the Victorians buried in the north London site.

Can you still visit Highgate Cemetery?

Highgate Cemetery is currently open daily from 10 am – 5 pm, but this could change depending on restrictions imposed by the government due to Covid-19. All visitors taking a guided tour must wear a mask.

Is London built on a graveyard?

London is a city built on bones, both figuratively and very literally. Luckily for archaeologists, the United Kingdom is one of few European countries that actively asks developers to balance the needs of the present against the preservation of the past.

Does Highgate Cemetery have toilets?

There are toilet facilities on both sides of the cemetery.

How big are the catacombs at Highgate Cemetery?

These brick catacombs with a cast-iron traceried terrace balustrade were part of the original buildings of the cemetery in 1838-9. Inside, there is a brick-vaulted gallery more than 80 yards long, lit by oculi set in the terrace.

Which is the best part of Highgate Cemetery?

Highgate Cemetery. The West Cemetery is home to the most impressive architectural features of Highgate Cemetery — the Chapel, Colonnade, Egyptian Avenue, Circle of Lebanon, Terrace Catacombs and the mausoleum of Julius Beer. Visit the West Cemetery by guided tour only. At the weekend, just turn up and take the next available tour.

Where is the Egyptian gateway in Highgate Cemetery?

Egyptian Avenue. The main path suddenly opens out in front of the Egyptian gateway, flanked by a pair of massive obelisks. When the cemetery was founded, interest in ancient Egypt was still very strong, encouraged by Napoleon’s campaigns.

Where was the cedar tree in Highgate Cemetery?

At the heart of the Circle of Lebanon was a massive ancient cedar tree which long predated the Cemetery. It was part of the grounds of Ashurst House, sold in 1830 and demolished to provide a site for the present St Michael’s Church. The cemetery designers kept the great cedar as a key feature in the landscape.