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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Brompton Cemetery

Brompton Cemetery
(Photo: Robert Stephenson)
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–16:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Tours starting at the North Lodge rooms off the Old Brompton Road (no booking or payment needed but donations gratefully received):

Saturday 9th June

11:00 – ‘Exploring the Horticulture and Landscape Management of Brompton Garden Cemetery’ led by Andy Williams (Cemetery Manager)

14:30 – ‘The Trees in Brompton Cemetery’ led by Greg Packman

Sunday 10th June

14:00 – Guided tour led by John White (a Friends guide)

Chapel with exhibition, new visitors’ centre and café open.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Old Brompton Road or Fulham Road
Nearest postcode: SW10 9UG

Buses

74 (Old Brompton Road), 14, 211, 414 (Fulham Road), 190, 328, 430, C1, C3 (nearby)

Station

West Brompton

Cycle hire station

Harcourt Terrace (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Reasonably level paths. Wheel chair ramp to chapel.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

Brompton Cemetery is the most central of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ cemeteries created in the countryside outside London between 1830 and 1841. Thanks to a £6M Restoration Project this 'Garden' Cemetery now provides a wonderful recreational 'lung' in this part of London. The Grade I listed site contains a chapel, colonnades and thousands of memorials. There are many species of trees, flora and fauna, and opportunities for pursuing a wide range of cultural interests, as well as exercise and quiet recreation. Many world-famous people are among the 206,000 buried here. with burials still taking place most weeks in this working Cemetery.

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–16:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Tours starting at the North Lodge rooms off the Old Brompton Road (no booking or payment needed but donations gratefully received):

Saturday 9th June

11:00 – ‘Exploring the Horticulture and Landscape Management of Brompton Garden Cemetery’ led by Andy Williams (Cemetery Manager)

14:30 – ‘The Trees in Brompton Cemetery’ led by Greg Packman

Sunday 10th June

14:00 – Guided tour led by John White (a Friends guide)

Chapel with exhibition, new visitors’ centre and café open.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Old Brompton Road or Fulham Road
Nearest postcode: SW10 9UG

Buses

74 (Old Brompton Road), 14, 211, 414 (Fulham Road), 190, 328, 430, C1, C3 (nearby)

Station

West Brompton

Cycle hire station

Harcourt Terrace (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Reasonably level paths. Wheel chair ramp to chapel.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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