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Brompton Cemetery

#279 of 1,530 things to do in London
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Address: Finborough Road, London SW10 9UG, England
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+44 20 7351 1689
08:00 - 20:00
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Walk through the cemetery

Well worth a wander if you're in the area. Interesting and atmospheric. Well used too so you feel quite safe.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a wander if you're in the area. Interesting and atmospheric. Well used too so you feel quite safe.

Thank Lorraine J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a stroll through the cemetery since it was a short walk from our hotel. It was everything I would imagine a London cemetery would be. Peaceful, historical, a bit creepy with the fog and magnificent all rolled into one. There were abundant birds and it was very clean and seemed safe. We encountered many people jogging, walking dogs... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I've realized unusual moviment of people on this cemetery, going for running, walking with them pets or just using as a shortcut between Fulham Rd and Old Brampton Rd

Thank Unterleider H
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I have visited Brompton in throughout the season from the high summer of the Open Day to the bright, fiery colours of Autumn. The walk through its 35,000 memorials from the West Brompton end to the busy Fulham Road entrance at the other is one of the highlights of strolling in central London. But you won’t be alone, unless you... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

A fabulous third visit to this place. Atmospheric, creepy but still amazing and I love that Beatrix Potter may have picked her characters names from this place.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Visited for a lecture during London Month of the Dead. Surreal to exit cemetery chapel to the sight of Chelsea football fans taking a short cut to the game! The chapel needs some investment but is very striking. The cemetery has several interesting graves including Mrs Pankhurst and John Snow of saving London from cholera not Game of Thrones fame.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I visited the cemetery as part of London Death Month (do check it out next year) and it is gorgeous. It's very peaceful, with beautiful tombs and catacombs. It's so vast that a couple of hours is needed to do it justice. If visiting in the colder months wrap up warm and enjoy the calm.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Brompton Cemetery is well worth visiting. It's not geographically interesting (it's in a flat part of West Kensington/Chelsea) but it's an atmospheric Victorian cemetery that also serves as a park and a thoroughfare for walkers and cyclists moving around this part of town. It was built as one of the Magnificent Seven cemeteries during the Victorian era when London ran... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

If you're in the area, definitely visit. Don't be put off by the fact that it's a cemetery, it's actually a stunning and relaxing place to explore. The old buildings, architecture and gravestones are picturesque. I probably spent an hour there walking around and found the gravestones interesting because the majority of them date back to the 18-1900's. Cyclists, dog... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I visited Brompton Cemetery in autumn and I was overwhelmed by its beauty. The leaves on the trees had just turned gold, there were many crows there and even foxes. Each gravestone, each mausoleum, each statue -some already so weather-beaten they could no longer be read, others immaculate and rather new- breathed history and beauty. It's such a tranquil place,... More 

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