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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

Time Out issues London tour challenge

3rd October 2011

London's top cultural publication, Time Out, has tempted visitors to central London hotels to make a pilgrimage to one of the city's most historically important grave sites - that of revolutionary Karl Marx.

Located in the romantic ruins at Highgate Cemetery, a perennial favourite walking spot for tourists, the group highlighted the location as part of its 101 ultimate things to do in London.

In addition to Marx, the site is the final resting place of many cultural figures, including Christina Rossetti and Mary Ann Evans, better known as George Eliot.

"The atmospheric grade-one Victorian burial ground, which is divided into East and West cemeteries, is home to ivy-covered corners, broken pillars, crooked urns and mysterious paths straight from a gothic novel, and they offer tours to discover the cemetery's best kept secrets," comments the publication.

Other attractions in the top 101 list include a stop off at Buckingham Palace and a tour through the State Rooms that help make up the Queen's official residence.

Only open to the public from late July to mid-October, the tour features a display of the Duchess of Cambridge's famed wedding dress, while those who miss out on the tour for this year are encouraged to stop off at Hampton Court Palace, Eltham Palace and Kensington Palace.

Experience the other side of London with boho Camden market, as the publication counts the Lock Market and warren-like Stables Market as being among the best sights in the city.

"After a walk along the pretty canal, why not do a celebrity-spotting all-nighter in the grungy pubs, famous clubs and music venues (such as The Barfly and Koko) and busy bars?" suggests the magazine.

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