Entrance to the Egyptian Avenue at Highgate Cemetary, London, England Highgate Cemetary is one of London's most infamous cemeteries. Tombs and buildings are built in an imposing Victorian Gothic style. Opened in 1839, The cemetary was used in the late 60’s and early 70’s for witchcraft practices and séances. In the 1970s became the location for the Hammer horror films. It Was also known for the Highgate Vampire sensation.