All Saints’ Day is a day for the general commemoration of those who have gone before us. Many grave-owners at Highgate Cemetery already place candles on their graves around this date and this late opening is to give a wider opportunity for reflection and remembrance.
This opening is restricted to the main tarmac paths of the East Cemetery: as far as Marx to the east and the Chester Road gate to the south. If grave owners wish to visit their graves in other locations in the East they may do so entirely at their own risk. The West Cemetery will not be open.
Grave candles will be available for sale. You may bring your own candles, which should be in fireproof containers. Bring matches too!
- Each person should bring a torch
- Please wear sturdy shoes, especially if it is wet
- Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
- Uncovered glass containers will be removed following the ceremony, as will any extinguished candles.
Grave Owners and Friends should present their cards at the gate or admission will be charged.