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. Burials still take place most weeks in this working cemetery.