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About Brompton Cemetery London

Brompton Cemetery, located in West London, is a grade I listed, picturesque burial ground. The UK's only crown cemetery, Brompton is cared for by Royal Parks. It is a huge place with over 200,000 burial plots and thousands of graves and monuments. With its elegant Victorian architecture, lush greenery, and winding pathways, Brompton Cemetery is a beautiful location to explore. 

Why We Recommend Visiting Brompton Cemetery

Although a cemetery may not immediately spring to mind when thinking of a family day out, this Victorian garden cemetery has lots to offer.

Stunning Architecture and Monuments

One of the most striking features of Brompton Cemetery is its impressive collection of elaborate mausoleums and monuments within the cemetery grounds. The centerpiece is the domed chapel, an exquisite example of neo-classical design.There are a range of paths from the Central Avenue leading to other areas.Many monuments and headstones in this historic graveyard date back to the 19th century. These grand structures serve as a testament to the wealth and status of those buried within the grounds, with intricate carvings and ornate decorations that offer insight into the lives of the deceased. We think children and adults will be fascinated to walk among the rows of tombs and memorials. visitors can gain a sense of the history and culture of the Victorian era, as well as admire the craftsmanship and artistry that went into creating these lasting tributes. 

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Final resting place of many famous and fascinating people

The cemetery has been the final resting place for many notable figures, including politicians, artists, writers, and even a few members of the British royal family. Visitors can explore the graves of historical figures such as Emmeline Pankhurst, leader of the suffragette movement, and John Snow, a pioneering physician who helped to identify the cause of cholera outbreaks in London.

Part of London's magnificent seven cemeteries

Brompton Cemetery is part of the magnificent seven which are seven of the largest private cemeteries to built in London during the 19th century. As one of the “Magnificent Seven” cemeteries established in the 19th century to alleviate overcrowding in parish burial grounds, Brompton Cemetery is more than just a resting place for the departed; it is a vibrant, green oasis brimming with stories and beauty.

Explore Brompton Cemetery Underground Chambers

A unique experience only available at selected times during the year. Visitors have an opportunity to explore the catacombs beneath this historic graveyard.

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Opening Times

Open daily 8.30am-4pm

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Pricing & Tickets

General Admission
  • Child (4-17) : Free
  • Adult (17-18+) : Free

It is free to enter Brompton Cemetery

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No, all areas are not wheelchair accessible.

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Contact Details

Brompton Cemetery
Old Brompton Road
London
Greater London
SW5 9JE
England

Tel: 03000612172

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