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Brompton Cemetery

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Address: Finborough Road, London SW10 9UG, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7351 1689
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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... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Thank Sarah H
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

To call this place a cemetery, with the conception that we Italians have the cemetery, it is really a paradox. Brompton Cemetery is in effect a park, with benches to sit on, a lot of greenery, where you will find people walking, jogging, walking the dogs ... A nice way to spend a beautiful sunny morning like today! It is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Hidden behind high walls, Brompton Cemetery was one of a ring of the Magnificent Seven private cemeteries built around London in the 1830s and 1840s, when churchyards were full to bursting. It is undergoing a long process of restoration and will benefit from Lottery funds among others. It is like walking through a park where, as well as trees and... More 

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Canberra
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I accidentally came cross this cemetry. It is absolutely huge and park like. Very well maintained visually stunning. Many wild life, squirrels who are not afraid of humans and saw a fox in distance.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

As odd as it sounds, I like to visit cemeteries when I visit foreign countries. In some odd way, it gives me a deeper sense of understanding of a culture's history. On most nights before dinner, I would stroll through this cemetery with my camera capturing some of the most striking images of my trip. Not to mention, every night... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is one of my favourite places in London. This cemetery is very special. The buildings, graves, trees etc. are not in the best shape which makes it also interesting. It is quiet even if you are in the middle of the lively city.

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