Brompton Cemetery
Brompton Cemetery
4.5
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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  • Fulham Broadway • 8 min walk
  • West Brompton • 10 min walk
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  • Vanessa F
    Netheravon, United Kingdom54 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Famous inspiring women and Dr John Snow
    Needed to spend time close to Chelsea harbour, having walked through the cemetery every day decided to take a detailed look at the 100 marked graves of significance. In particular Emmeline Pankhurst and Elizabeth Le Blonde, first english woman filmaker. Noted no plaque for playwright, screenwriter and Auther Terence Feely but blue plaque on his grave . Cafe at gate very good. Dr John Snow who cleared Cholera in London by introducing clean water fountains.Definatley knew something!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 July 2023
  • ozgurl6827
    Sydney, Australia7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Place of Recreation & Remembrance
    The history is so rich here. And so is the community. Regular joggers and dog walkers saying hello to each other, families going for walks. The cemetery has great staff and volunteers happy to help and there are free maps at the office. Some of the “famous” graves are quite hidden but that’s part of it. The diversity in graces is incredible too. Polish, Russian Orthodox, assassinated Russian, Native American Chief, very wealthy and the very famous. A lot of areas are overgrown but the area is a wildlife sanctuary with badger, squirrels and foxes so it is on purpose to provide an oasis.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Traveller162014
    Leeds, United Kingdom1,036 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to walk around and admire
    Walked around here one sunny morning with my friends Alex, Maddie and Ellie. What a lovely, atmospheric place it is to stroll around. Emily Pankhurst's grave was there, so we had a look at that, and we're shocked to see the only tribute to her was "wife of...". Shocking to see.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 October 2023
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Hayley
Guernsey, UK34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
It probably wasn't the best day to visit as it was raining, but it's a huge cemetery and made an interesting walk around. A shame there were quite a few brambles around.
Written 13 February 2024
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,476 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Brompton Cemetery is a really old cemetery so it’s fascinating to see all the older stones and burial areas. Worth an hour stroll thru.
Written 27 November 2023
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Traveller162014
Leeds, UK1,036 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Walked around here one sunny morning with my friends Alex, Maddie and Ellie. What a lovely, atmospheric place it is to stroll around. Emily Pankhurst's grave was there, so we had a look at that, and we're shocked to see the only tribute to her was "wife of...". Shocking to see.
Written 15 October 2023
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ozgurl6827
Sydney, Australia7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
The history is so rich here. And so is the community. Regular joggers and dog walkers saying hello to each other, families going for walks. The cemetery has great staff and volunteers happy to help and there are free maps at the office. Some of the “famous” graves are quite hidden but that’s part of it. The diversity in graces is incredible too. Polish, Russian Orthodox, assassinated Russian, Native American Chief, very wealthy and the very famous.
A lot of areas are overgrown but the area is a wildlife sanctuary with badger, squirrels and foxes so it is on purpose to provide an oasis.
Written 5 August 2023
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Vanessa F
Netheravon, UK54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Needed to spend time close to Chelsea harbour, having walked through the cemetery every day decided to take a detailed look at the 100 marked graves of significance. In particular Emmeline Pankhurst and Elizabeth Le Blonde, first english woman filmaker. Noted no plaque for playwright, screenwriter and Auther Terence Feely but blue plaque on his grave . Cafe at gate very good. Dr John Snow who cleared Cholera in London by introducing clean water fountains.Definatley knew something!
Written 29 July 2023
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keith h
Chesham, UK1,032 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Brompton Cemetery is one of " The Magnificent Seven " Cemeteries that surround London.

Highgate Cemetery is the one that gets most focus but I am finding that those of the other 6 that I have visited so far are well deserving of a visit.

Brompton Cemetery was opened in 1840 & burials are still taking place. It is run by The Royal Parks & entry is free via either the rather grand main gate on Old Brompton Rd. or the gate on Fulham Rd.

North Lodge Cafe sits right next to the main gate & has a sunny patio area. Here , also , are public toilets although they are not immediately obvious , being inside the cafe.

I took a District Line tube from Edgware Rd to West Brompton Station & found the main gate a stone's throw away .

Prior to visiting I had read some info regarding the layout , designated walking routes & 100 of the most significant persons buried there , all of which I printed out.

However , as soon as I walked in I put all thought of any orderly search right away & just decided to ramble about as the fancy took me. There are restricted paths for dog walkers & cyclists.
Incidentally , I noted that some dog walkers did not stick rigidly to them & also did not have them on leads.

The main path runs straight through to a very impressive Chapel & before reaching it you will pass the magnificent Colonnades on either side which then open to enfold The Great Circle which was intended to remain open & tombless but is , in fact , covered in them..

There is a smaller part of the cemetery behind the Chapel & then the Fulham Rd ,
. entrance.

It was a particularly good time to visit as there were swathes of Cow Parsley & Bluebells & Buttercups in flower.

Just poking above the trees you can see Chelsea Football Stadium.

I was struck by how many beautifully glossy, black crows were in evidence which added a touch of Gothic Horror. ( Great for some creative photography ).
Also plenty of pigeons who seemed to particularly favour an ornate mausoleum which sits to the right of the main path.

The Grey Squirrels are very bold which means they must get well fed by visitors.

There are not many mausoleums but one not to miss is that of Hannah Courtoy which is in the Egyptian style.
Also see the superb lion atop the tomb of John " Gentleman " Jackson , one time pugilist & bodyguard to George IV.

One area of the cemetery is devoted to members of The Brigade of Guards & has a monument.

Not far away is a monument to Chelsea Pensioners with a listing of colonial wars in which they took part.

There is a garden of remembrance , gated & railed around.

Worth noting , too are some impressive trees - a big Cedar of Lebanon near the Chapel being one.

An amazing place to which I will certainly return to.
Written 2 June 2023
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Lindaadd
Suffolk, UK444 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Stumbled across this amazing cemetery whilst staying in Earls Court. What an amazing, peaceful place. There are many information boards which make the visit more interesting. Amazing history
We did have to leave as the long grass sparked my husbands hayfever!
Written 26 May 2023
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Paul Legate
United Kingdom20,375 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
Brompton Cemetery is the resting place of over 200,000 people. It was established in 1840 and is located in Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and is managed by The Royal Parks. The Grade I listed cemetery is immense and covers 40 acres with over 35,000 gravestones and monuments. There are many notable people buried in the cemetery including Emmeline Pankhurst. Although we have been to to Brompton Cemetery many times in the past it is still a sight to behold and a visit is needed to feel the sense of scale of the place.
Written 7 February 2023
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Robin_K
Accrington, UK2,456 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
I discovered this cemetary by chance when I was researching plans for my London visit and wanted to visit unusual places. I spent a lovely morning exploring. To get there, take the Wimbledon branch of the District line to West Brompton. When exiting the tube station, turn right and the cemetary is about 100 yards on the right.

There are various paths to meander around however the main one is a straight line directly to the chapel. The cemetary itself doesn't appear to be tended and that adds significantly to its character. Most interesting is the curved structures which stand above the catacombs. These are closed except for very rare occasions, when a tour may be possible. It is a very eerie feeling to descend the steps to the iron gates. You can just about make out the first of the tiers of shelves, each of which supports a coffin - many from the 19th century. Being that close to the deceased and actually seeing their physical coffin is a little eerie but also fascinating.

I saw lots of squirrels running around and the cemetary had a wonderfully peaceful atmosphere. There are plenty of benches and people would be sitting there calmly reading or eating a sandwich.

Entry is totally free and there is a small cafeteria near the main entrance.
Written 3 September 2022
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Madalyn H
Huddersfield, UK1,902 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
A good place for pleasant walk in interesting surroundings. We followed the self guided walk and enjoyed reading some of the interesting information boards.
Written 16 June 2022
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