"Loved it" is not really appropriate for a cemetery, but it is well worth a visit. Wide paths give room for walkers, joggers and bloody dangerous cyclists. There are many eminent people commemorated there, e.g. Bernard Levin, John (cholera) Snow, Emeline Pankhurst and John (Almanac) Wisden. Also a fine café and a gift shop that sells books, cards and even somewhat oddly designed Christmas cards. I had to have some. More...
Wonderful. Like going back in time.
Es fühlte sich ein wenig an wie bei „Buffy im Bann der Dämonen“. Ist schon etwas spooky dort. Sehr schön war es aber die kleinen Eichhörnchen füttern zu können, welche haufenweise da rumlaufen.
Wild and mysterious are two great words used to describe this place.It’s traditionally beautiful but also left to nature in parts.Has some mysterious tombs ( one of which an apparent time machine ).Great paths and well maintained where it needs to be with long grass in others. Good for wild life and a great place to come for a goth drink Peaceful and a good place to pick blackberries.And good to walk through as a short cut as well. More...
OMG this place is so cool. It was fun to see all the old tombstones and take a break from the bustling streets. Peaceful spot for a walk with my sweetheart.
One of the Magnificent Seven. Brilliant Cemetery and park. It welcomes kids and grown up kids for a walk. There are some walking tours which are brilliant. It is a little heaven in the middle of the city madness. Nice coffee shop at the entrance. Next to West Brompton tube station or a 10 minute walk from Fulham Broadway District line station. More...
Grande e affascinante cimitero vittoriano, risistemato di recente, oasi di pace e ristoro, ben servito dai mezzi pubblici, subito di fianco a West Brompton, tube &railway station. Dotato di antiquarium e coffee shop. Ideale per una passeggiata tranquilla; se lo percorrete tutto in dieci minuti sbucherete a Fulham Broadway, di fianco a Stanford Bridge, lo stadio del Chelsea. Compare in alcune scene chiave di 'Sherlock Holmes' di Guy Ritchie, con tanto di corvi, alati signori di Earl's Court. More...
María Inés Garibaldi
He ido a varios cementerios, mayormente en París, especialmente para visitar las tumbas de personas famosas de mi interés (escritores, pintores, etc.). A este cementerio me llevó la curiosidad. Me gustan mucho las historias de Beatrix Potter y hace unos años un investigador encontró en los registros del cementerio muchos nombres que coincidían con personajes creados por la autora. También ella vivía cerca de ahí y se dice que pasaba largas horas dibujando. ¿Mito o realidad? No lo sé, no encontré ninguna tumba con alguno de esos nombres, no porque no estén sino porque es muy antiguo y hay áreas inaccesibles. Es un sitio que rezuma calma y tranquilidad, salvo alguna que otra ardilla que asoma por ahí. ¿Será tal vez la nieta de la Sra. Nutkin? More...
Wonderful old stone angels in high grass !
Beautifully wild and historical cemetery. A delight to walk, run or cycle through. Lots of benches scattered throughout to sit and savour the pretty wildflowers, bird song and disconnect from the rest of the world.There are paths that are cycle and dog free, but otherwise open to all.Two gates, one on Old Brompton Road near West Brompton Station and the other on Fulham Road.The North Lodge Cafe is located at the Old Brompton Road gate as is the information centre. There is also a loo and bike racks there. More...
У меня была короткая прогулка по кладбищу с посещением могилы митрополита Антония( Блум). Очень хороший парк, светло, чисто, в центре города такая красота. История в камне. More...
Старинное кладбище, сейчас скорее превратившееся в парк. Многие ходят через него, сокращая свой маршрут. Буйство растительности, белки, вороны. More...
Me encantan los cementerios clásicos, y este es de lo mejor que vi, aunque no haya tumbas de famosos. Está bien cuidado y espero que siga así unos siglos más.
Great place for a stroll in the sunshine.
I got locked into the cemetery and loved it! Just call the fire brigade if you can't scale 4m high walls ¯\_(ツ)_/¯May I suggest to the Royal Parks organisation who run it to maybe DON'T drive straight past visitors without saying anything when you're about to lock up, put a slightly bigger opening hours sign up, install a one-way-exit door, and don't advertise an emergency/out of hours phone number if you're not going to pick up... Cos there were 3 groups of people locked in on the same summer evening, and the fire brigade wasn't impressed by you. More...
We went on a tour of a wonderful and peaceful place. I would highly recommend it as there is simply so much to see in the place that you really would not get the same benefit by walking around by yourself.So much history to hear about here. So much to see and so many picture opportunities.It really is a wonderful afternoon out hearing about various famous Victorians and what they did in life. Lots of marvalous tombs, a nice chapel and hundreds of headstones some of which have started to decay with nature and polution.A definte spot for quiet contemplation and to learn. Even the film in the visitor centre was great. More...
A fascinating and attractive cemetery with a nice coffee shop. I love running in here and looking at the gravestones. The trees and birds are lovely. Dog owners ought to be more responsible though and something more ought to be done about loitering. More...
I’ve just had a lovely walk this morning in beautiful West Brompton Cemetery, it’s such a peaceful place. Lots of Wildlife, the bluebells were out and primeroses too, there’s a coffee shop there too which I had. It noticed before, people were sitting outside drinking coffee. The cemetery itself is seeped in history, it’s really interesting, known as one of The Magnificent Seven and was opened in 1840, it’s a grade 1 listed site. More...
Great place to meet Johnny English doing his Gunter impression whilst dancing on coffins!
Gareth S S Dewa
Wondering through the cemetery on my way to the trains....Brompton Cemetery is very peaceful even at midday on a Friday...
sang gi kim
little scary but fascinating place
Very pretty and peaceful, nice cafe within!
Absolutamente imprescindible Otra liga en lo que a "atracciones turisticas" se refiere
It's a very special and peaceful cementery. It's like going back in time for a momento. We went on a Sunday and there were a lot of people walking and running around. Check the website for guided tours some weekends. (From their website)GUIDED TOURS of the Cemetery are available on the following Sundays in 2019: 10 and 24 March, 14 and 28 April, every Sunday during May, June, July and August, 8 and 22 September, 13 and 27 October and 10 and 24 November. The Sunday tours start at 2.00 p.m. in the Meeting Place, North Lodge. An £8 donation is suggested to help us with our work.The Grade I listed Brompton Cemetery is the well-loved resting place of over 200,000 people, a haven for wildlife and a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.Nestled among the spectacular trees and undergrowth are over 35,000 gravestones and monuments. The cemetery is alive with the amazing stories of all the people buried there since the 1830s, including some well-known names like Emmeline Pankhurst and John Snow. More...
Visiting the Cemetery is like going back in time for this part of London. The staff on hand are very welcoming and helpful if you’re looking for someone, the list is long for interesting people buried here, from all walks of life. Including my Grandad. Nice to see so many people using it on my visit, from walking and looking at the headstones, to making a shortcut to Chelsea football club. More...
Nice peaceful and beautiful place to eat one's lunch which I have done many times. Take a camera! Has a central octagonal Chapel and catacombs built 1840's.40acres of angels and tombs. It was the first London cemetery to come under state control in 1852.The Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst rests here.In the 1980's it became a public space.Dog friendly.Nearest tube Earls Court and nearest overground is West Brompton More...
Hieno ja rauhallinen kohde turisteille, jota ahdistaa ruuhka ja meteli. Paikalliset ovat hiljaisia. Suositan kävelemään paikan läpi jos hienot hautakivet ja mausoleumit ovat mieleen. Tämä olisi myös täydellinen paikka brittihevistä ammentavalle doom-bändille ottaa promokuvia itsestään. More...
Velice zajimavy a osobity hrbitov s obrovskou rozmanitosti zelene a hlavne zahadnou hrobkou s udajnym strojem casu.
Fascinating place, just oozes history.
I don't come here very often but whenever I do I enjoy the relaxing walks, it isesceful do
100% Respeto por los muertos aún en el lugar quizás más caro del mundo por metro cuadrado.Quizás el cementerio más hermoso y limpio que jamás he visitado .En España en cualquier ciudad grande este cementerio habría desaparecido para construir edificios a pesar de los muertos y sus familias .Es casi incalculable el valor total solo en metros cuadrado de este cementerio ,pero la dignidad humana aún tiene valor en lugares como Londres o Reino Unido a los que después tachamos de bárbaros con mentalidad anglosajona .Aún en España un alto porcentaje de la sociedad española piensan que los reyes católicos eran unos santos , y llegamos a America de buenas predicando la palabra De Dios .Así sin más! Y nos abrieron las puertas de sus casas y nos regalaron a sus hijos, mujeres y riquezas y todo eso en el nombre de Jesús hijo De Dios . More...
My ggg grandfather served in the British military, lived out his last days as a pensioner at Chelsea Hospital and was interred in a mass grave in Brompton Cemetery when he died in the 1850s.
Stamford bridge from cemetery
Very well maintained and clean Royal Park, Brompton cemetery is tranquil and good place to get out to busyness of London, p l enty of paths to walk an nice cafe and seating in various places, a good walk around the cemetery can perk you up, from the birds chatter to the planting, lots of interesting parts with lots of history, overall an good place
Lovely place! Peaceful..I love it!
Great place for a peaceful walk. I’ve added a pic of the opening times for each month of the year as at the time of my visit those given here were inaccurate.
Pierrick De La Souffrière
One of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world, for sure
Bonito cementerio, inmenso y tranquilo, donde incluso se pueden ver ardillas en algunas zonas. Sin embargo, poco recomendable para personas que les asuste un poco, ya que el sonido de los cuervos y algunas tumbas un poco deterioradas crean un ambiente de película de miedo en algunas zonas y a determinadas horas.
The most beautiful and peaceful cemetery I have ever seen. You can spend hours just strolling around the cemetery which is a perfect place for photography or reading, or just taking some time to be by yourself. Went there by myself during a very beautiful and sunny day and felt completely safe. More...
Attended a film night here with Nomad. It was beautiful and the perfect location for The Bride of Frankenstein. Definitely worth visiting again, such a beautiful peaceful place steeped in history.
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François de Paris-France
Schöner alter Friedhof bei Earls Court der zum verweilen einlädt. Der Friedhof wird nur noch selten mit neuen Gräbern belegt und ist mehr und mehr ein Landschaftspark der sich zum Spaziergegenden anbietet. Zwischen den sehr alten Grabsteinen und Skulpturen sind wir vielen Eichhörnchen begegnet. More...
This is such a beautiful royal park and cemetery. Loving walking the dog every morning amid the history and peace. Well worth a visit!
endroit très dépaysant - avec un peu de chance vous y croiserez des renards !
Es completamente inspirador. Las ardillas y los cuervos habitan en el cementerio mientras por el cielo circundan aviones. Un espacio verde rodeado de edificios en el corazón de Chelsea.
Other guests very quiet, keep themselves to themselves - no rent, would definitely choose to be dead here again, would recommend !
I visited Brompton Cemetery in a partly cloudy morning of august, now I think it was the perfect weather to enjoy every corner, every boulevard of this majestic site. There's a romantic feeling in this place, it takes you back of a couple of century. The peace, the chirping of birds adds up to the moving reading of every tombstone. Of particular interest for me was the section dedicated to war heroes and victims. Brompton Cemetery is easy to reach, mostly stroller friendly and a great walk for the wandering souls like me. More...
A beautiful cemetery, that's great to walk through in the evenings.
Old and partly overgrown (on purpose) cemetery. Although not a real tourist attraction, it's a nice detour and I enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere and plenty of photo opportunities.
A cool place for a quiet walk within the bustling city. A great deal of history among the people buried here which I had fun researching after, including a pilot who successfully bombed a German zeppelin only to die 10 days later in a plane crash the day he received a medal for his heroic act.
Un lieu agréable
Wirklich ein Muss für Leute, die Friedhöfe mögen. Eine Mischung aus Park, Friedhof und zu netten Chipmunks, Krähen und Papageienbande. Dazu ein nettes Café vor Ort, unbedingt hinsetzen und die Ruhe genießen. More...
L'ho trovato particolarmente bello, non me lo aspettavo perché ci sono andata solo perché risultava uno dei più vicini in base al posto in cui mi trovavo io. Ha un'atmosfera tetra al punto giusto, con tanto corvetti che saltellano da una lapide all'altra e tombe anche piuttosto antiche. Merita sicuramente di essere visto! More...
Huge cemetery. Quite daunting if you have no plan of what you are searching for. Over 200,000 graves so main tip is to know exactly who you are searching for with plot number etc. Interesting history of famous people buried here and staff are helpful and pleasant. More...
Stunning cemetery. It is a Must See for those interested in history. It is also a lovely peaceful place to stroll in nature, sit and relax, walk your dog, take a walk, stroll with your baby, and eat you lunch on a bench. This is an amazing place!
We each spent nearly 2 hours here. For me, a meditative walk, in a space partway between ruin and burgeoning garden, inhabited by squirrels, birds and the odd shy fox. For those artistically or philosophically-inclined, ravestones and creepers, trees and mausoleums and colonnades are absorbing. The friendly staff at the entrance cafe serve a very good flat white. More...
Beautiful cemetery that is over 200 years old with stunning stone work on many tombs. It is an oddly pleasant cut through from Fulham Broadway to Brompton Road or visa versa. A lovely place to walk you dog or try to spy a historic gravestone. More...
Such a great place, something a bit different in a sense to enjoy being a cemetery but also effectively a park as is the case in London.
Recommend finding a guide as there are some famous/interesting markers and also the architecture along the main path from north to south is fantastic. More...
Lovely place for a stroll and some Pokemon Go :)
Eleonora De Pisa
Don't miss the visit of this amazing place in London. If you are Lucky, you could see a couple of red foxes running around the tombs... Enjoy your visit
Sehr schöner Friedhof/park. Lädt zum verweilen ein. Wenn man Glück hat sieht man zarme Eichhörnchen und Füchse :-)
bello cementerio mi abuelo fue enterrado alli
Gorgeous place, great for walks/runs
Very interesting place to visit and did not know it was a Royal Park. Nice place to walk around and sometimes take my lunch break there as so peaceful.
I have found so many interesting graves in Brompton cemetery. The place just sucks me in and before I know it I've been wandering around reading gravestones for a good hour. Get there on a sunny day and you can enjoy the magic and tranquility of what is a picture perfect and typically English setting. Whether you're going for a jog, wanting to sit down and read a book, walk the dog, or play the part of a fascinated wannabe historian like me, this will quickly become one of your favourite places.The cemetery also offers guided tours and open days where you can visit the crypts and buy arts and crafts from some stands.If you want one more reason to get you down there, then I suggest you Google "Brompton cemetery time machine" and have a read about this legend. A very intriguing mystery which I'm sure will prompt you to follow-up by seeing the structure for yourself! More...
Lovely and peaceful
Beautiful and inspiring cemetery. Filled with nature, calm and peaceful. A great place with much aesthetic.
Cimitero suggestivo, merita una visita, portate le noccioline per gli scoiattoli.
Da vedere sicuramente se si è in zona.Lapidi antiche anche più di 100 anni in stile gotico.Molti corvi che rendono l'atmosfera caratteristica anche per alcune foto suggestive
Peaceful walks around this cemetery act as a great reminder to take every positive opportunity life gives you.
Fantastic cemetery, some fine architecture and interesting graves, also a nice place to walk through.
Un cementerio precioso que te deja sorprendido por su tranquilidad y belleza. Los encargados de su mantenimiento son voluntarios que poco a poco están rescatándolo del abandono y de se fagocitado por la vegetación. Puedes ver tumbas de gente tan importante como Emmeline Pankhurst, la primera mujer luchadora por nuestros derechos, nunca le faltan las flores, sobre todo las violetas. Tiene también una sección militar donde puedes ver el monumento los caidos en las granes guerras. Desde el transporte publico tienes relativo buen enlace usando el tube o el bus. Tiene horario de visitas y los propios voluntarios tienen visitas guiadas a las catacumbas. Ha sido lugar de rodajes de películas como Sherlock Holmes; es la tumba del malvado una de las películas, Promesas del Este con Viggo Mortensen o Johnny English con Rowan Atckison. More...
Nice spot to call home
As with many English cemeteries, it looks like nobody's died for decades! Interesting walks if you're looking for some peace and quiet
very nice resting place occupied by thousands of squirrels
I'm not a cemetery man myself, but this was pretty cool. I went for an outdoor cinema screening of Psycho. Found John Wisden's grave along the way.
Very nice place, serene and quiet.
Hannah Courtoy is buried here with her time machine. The whole story line is just obvious that something is out of the picture. Pretty interesting place to enjoy an afternoon. More...
Good place to run or to have a walk
sarà xkè ci hanno girato Sherlock Holmes, sarà xkè mi piace la bellezza dei cimiteri inglesi, che sono tutto fuori che posti tristi...ma lo trovo uno dei + belli di Londra More...
Ivan Martí Aceitón
Impresionante cementerio. Tumbas del 1800 o del 1900. En mal estado de conservación pero eso le da un toque muucho mejor. Impresionante. Realmente de peli
Néstor Lucas Martínez
Astonishing cemetery where you can walk for hours among the graves, discovering some notorious people like Emmeline Pankhurst, the leader of the British suffragette movement. this place has also been used as a location for several films, including the Sherlock Holmes movie starred by Robert Downey Jr. More...
It's alarming how the statues are getting defaced by vandals
Nice and quite just perfect for a read and eat in peace and some old grave's i.e. Emile Pankhurst is laid here..
Among so many reasons I've come to enjoy being at Brompton Cemetery, I guess the main one owes to the fact it plays such an important role to so many people living around the SW10 postcode. As it is their venue of choice for activities as diversified as picnicking, photographing, drug taking (whatever rocks your boat, mate!), strolling, walking the dog, etc. or why not, if you feel like it, learning a bit about Victorian and Edwardian-era England whilst your there, thorugh reading its uncountable inhabitants' tombstones' epitaphs.Another charm of its own is the fact it's served along the years as the backdrop to other nobler events: from filming location to several Hollywood blockbusters (Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes, anyone?) to, once in while, an open-air cinema for some of those more-than-special hot, summer evenings. More...
Tom Finken Pedersen
En kirkegård der ligner noget fra en gyserfilm. Virkelig fascinerende. Giver en helt særlig stemning.
Luogo molto caratteristico, clima gotico e molti molti corvi.
Love this place but needs some clearing as it's well overgrown with weeds. Nice quiet place for walking and thinking
Filmed Johnny English here
Helgi Øster Petersen
Meget flot kirkegaard. Havde en fin gå tur her inde.
Full of history and the most peaceful place you'll find in London
Nice hidden place
It is a beautiful cemetry. If you are lucky enough, try to go when there is a guided tour. They are very knowledgeable and passionate about the cemetry. It is beautiful.
Beautiful English cemetery
Lots of fun and great live shows
So incredibly beautiful!!
Such a peacefully place, visit it and enjoy the silence. Graves are a unique piece of history.
Very peaceful place and excellent for photography
It may seem strange to think of a cemetery as a 'must see destination' but in this case, I would have to say it is. Not just because of the beautiful scenery with trees and ancaint gravestones, but because of the events here. In order to help preserve the space, they host events to raise money and also to showcase the cemetery. I went to one recently and was blown away by the whole experience. Check out and see what they have going on in the evening and join for intimate concerts and storytelling. Or just wonder through next time you are in the area! More...
This cemetery is one of the best maintained one, with clear alleyways and not too much overgrowing vegetation. It has a very clear plan with a big central street ending with a stunning half circle construction.Fantastic sculptures and if you like movies, this is where they shot a scene from Sherlock Holmes (when they open Moriarty's coffin to discover it's empty) Because of its very open plan, it doesn't feel as mystic and gothic as Highgate but it's still a bit spooky (especially when it rains). It's also free. More...
There is so much splendor and peace in this cemetery, a tranquility I have not found in any other place or any other time. The grounds stretch further than your eyes can see, across miles of property, both paved and unpaved. The weeds are untamed and wildly swallow worn headstones and graves in less traveled corners and paths, adding a degree of mystery to the grounds. It's really beautiful. A rare treasure tucked away from the busyness of the city center (just a short walk from the glitzy Harrod's strip), Brompton has a quiet and modest essence, and at times, feels like ancient rubble and ruins. There are weathered headstones, grand tombs, "vaults," and mausoleums you can only ever read about in storybooks or see in the backdrop of a film.Hardly creepy or eerie, the property is very spacious, open-landed, and airy. Office workers venture in and sit on benches to eat their lunches, women walk through with strollers and dogs, and students using it as a throughway to get to the other side. Definitely earned its title of being one of the "Magnificent Seven" cemeteries, something you cannot miss when passing through London. More...
Very nice place :-)They should remove some of the plants that invading the tombstones
This is the place for weirdos following you around and drug addicts. Still, quite beautiful. Don't come here during the evening if you want a free prostate exam from a homosexual man. Apart from that, great for bike riding! More...
Very peaceful, stunning graves.
I love this place.¡! ♡The most beautiful Cementary I have ever seen in my life.!
Verite Reily Collins
Am very concerned to hear that Chelsea Football Club is again trying to increase capacity. The obtrusive modern concrete blocks are a blot on views from the Cemetery, but whilst we have got used to this - PLEASE don't allow any increase in size or height. As an aside, the cemetery's peaceful atmosphere is destroyed whenevr the hordes rampage through on match days - it can't absorb any more crowds that will come from an enlarged stadium.Those of us who worked harf to oppose the last planning application thought the Inspector had stopped all talk of increaing size (and profit). More...
This is a beautiful cemetery with an abundance of history. I grew up a couple of streets down from here and every now and again would visit with my dad on a sunny Sunday afternoon and read with fascination some of the tombstones. My dad has since passed and is now buried in this cemetery but it angers me to see how disrespectful some people are and think that it is ok to sun bathe among the dead. This is a place of rest and where families visit there lost loved ones. Go to a park people, we don't want to see your half naked bodies in a cemetery!! More...
This is a strange and yet beautiful cemetery. People have picnics here and just stroll like it's a park. For the most part it has been well maintained and manicured. Some of the areas were overgrown and looked like something out of a horror movie. It was overcast and rainy the day that I perused the different stones and markers throughout the grounds. I found it fascinating to read how many said something about their spouse having 'fallen asleep'. It's worth the trip if you are in the area. You won't be disappointed with Gothic style architecture and peaceful atmosphere amidst a busy London. More...
The short of it? Brompton Cemetery is one of the "Magnificent Seven" in London. So it's a must visit!The long review? It's easily one of the less known places to visit in London. It's beautiful and I will recommend that you visit during both spring when the flowers are in bloom, and during winter and the place looks desolate (which is fantastic for some gloomy photography!).A very short walk from West Brompton Tube Station, and a short walk from Earl's Court, Brompton Cemetery is a magnificent place to have a nice peaceful short walk. There are lots to see, and a lot of architecture to ponder about. Can you find William Death and his daughter buried there? Now you have a challenge! More...
What a beautiful cemetery, in an old, romantic, wistful kind of way. I say romantic because there are many gravestones inscribed by widows and widowers after long and short marriages. Also some laid by friends, daughters, sons, and parents. I like the ones with lots of words on them explaining who is burying the person and their relationship, when they died, and what they were like as a person - it really gives you a feel for the person's life, which may have been centuries ago.Much of the cemetery is older - 19th century especially - but one section has many newer graves from within the last few years, more live flowers and neatly kept grass. I think I like the older graves a bit better, though, there's just something so beautiful about them.I had a good wander and ponder around the many paths of the cemetery for a couple of peaceful hours away from the busy bustle just outside in the Earl's Court area and the rest of central London. If you like cemeteries as I do (at the risk of sounding like a closet goth, as another reviewer wrote), I recommend checking out Brompton Cemetery, it's a lovely one, and it's free! More...
I have a thing for cemeteries and Gothic architecture - I've spent most of my childhood watching re-runs of Michael Jackson's Thriller - Since then, I've been hooked on tombstones which lead to the love of Gothic architecture...my ideal wedding would probably take place in a Gothic building.I spent a good hour here, walking along the wide paths that lead me to all kinds of beautiful sites, especially the Octagon Chapel - there is something quiet peaceful and beautiful about this place. You will not be disappointed. More...
It has been a couple of years since I been by Brompton, however ever time I walk around, I find even more interesting graves. It is quite interesting that such a peaceful place as Brompton Cemetery is adjacent to Stamford Bridge, Chelsea's pitch. I'm sure on game days, RIP is not necessarily observed. But, pay no mind, since this place is magical and will throw you back centuries.They have wonderful pathways to walk around and enjoy the serenity. The graves are young and very old. To think that some of these tombs are over 200 yrs old. The sentiments on the tomb stones were touching and insightful. Walking all the paths and spending an hour or so on a overcast day was a great distraction of the busy Chelsea area. More...
I LOVE this cemetery. In fact I love most cemeteries. I don't know what it is but there is just such a sense of peace in these places despite what people might think about the macabre nature of tombs and death but Brompton has always been beautiful and, despite not checking in every time, I do often walk through the cemetery from the hospital every time I go. There are some interesting graves to look at, def a picture place for any photographers who like twisting roots over decaying tombstones and especially when it has snowed, some amazing sights. I am still trying to locate the tombstone for Emmeline Pankhurst, a leading suffragette, who does reside in Brompton Cemetery. I did a drawing of her grave when I was in primary school and have totally been unable to find it since. They have filmed a lot in the cemetery too, one I definitely remember noticing was Sherlock Holmes 2 but I wouldn't rush to watch it!!They do have tours once a month which I may take myself off to at one point, but if you ever find yourself in the area def pop in, walk through from Chelsea to Earls Court or vice versa.xyz More...
Paul In London
Good place to walk or jog
Maurice Cyril Chen
The grave of Metropolitan Anthony Bloom of Sourozh is located in Brompton Cemetery SW10 in the colonnaded area at the Southern end of the cemetery. It is marked by a stone monument with a Russian Orthodox Cross. More...
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A wonderful place to stroll through on a Sunday morning. They also do great tours with visits to the crypt and the annual Dr Death lecture is on 22nd August 'The Worlds Strangest Deaths' and they also have an open day on Sunday 21st July. Brilliant place with lots of wildlife! More...
One of the magnificent seven cemeteries of London, and well-worth a trip or a walk around if you're in the area. It has in the way of nature than some of the others –Abney Park, Nunhead- aside from some very bolshy squirrels, but it is very pretty and has some fantastic graves in there. My favourites are the rower's with the boat and the Victoria's Cross soldier, who has a carving of his plane fighting off a zeppelin.There are some noteworthy graves here as well, including Emmeline Pankhurst. More...
I don't what it is about Brompton Cemetery that makes people want to cycle through it, myself included here, eat lunch here, sing here (I saw some sort of theatre group do rehearsal here) walk dogs, or just have a leisurely walk....am I missing something here.... is this not a place for the DEAD! This is probably the best Cemetery Ive been (by the way i dint make a habit of going to Cemetery, just cycling through). Its Gothic like with decaying and non decaying memorials and monuments. Their a lot of virgin Mary's about here also, also some unruly grass amongst some of the really old graves. The paths are nice and wide, also the architecture of the Octangle chapel at the end of Cemetery is a beautiful site to see, also with the surrounding building with such lovely beige buildings, and huge columns. Brompton Cemetery is open from 8am to early evening, they also do the odd tour as well. This place is a photographers dream, they could get some great shots. I'm bringing my camera, so I can attempt to model by outstanding buildings. More...
A lovely cemetery. Most Parisienne I followed the hearse with black plumedhorses from Chelsea Arts Club to bury Henrietta here. She nearly married my ex but I pippedher to it.She was painted by Bacon & Freud, & her last lover,artist Maggi Hambling.A real character in Soho in the 50's & early 60's More...
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Brompton Cemetery: The wife who lived on for 24 years after her husband had died. The mother and son who died on the same day. The woman who is remembered with a simple cross saying "Dear Mother". Brompton Cemetery is a place for the soul and the imagination. For the ones who like to wonder. Thank god they're not too many of us, even in a city of eight million so that this corner of London is always peaceful and quiet. More...
Qype User kasbey…
I used to work there strimming the grass. I saw many things that shocked me.A bit different to taking a stroll down the avenue.
Qype User Helean…
In as much as you can 'enjoy' a cemetery without being a bit of a sicko, It was an unexpectedly soothing and relaxing place to be. Luckily I had no practical reason to be there (otherwise I wouldn't have been able to write this review afterwards); it was principally its history that intrigued. Grabbing a leaflet about the place I discovered that wasn't always its name. Previously called the West London and Westminster Cemetery Company, it was established in 1836, but was opened four years later, designed by Benjamin Baud. It it regarded by historians as one of the finest and most well-kept Victorian cemeteries in the country, within its ground there is also a chapel whose design was based on St Peter's Basilica in Rome. Isn't that plaigirism? It booasts a staggering 35,000 monuments - many of historical importance. It's also known as a place of interest for British steampunks, possibly because it's even more decorated than Highgate cemetery and has an array of looming ornamental goblins, ethereal looking beings and Victorian listed buildings. I was warned about morbidly obese squirrels that apparently chase you across the grounds by a friend, which shook me slightly, especially when she said They're nearly as big as you, Heleana! with that, beauty notwithstanding, I decided to leave. More...
Brompton Cemetery is one of the "Magnificent Seven" historic cemeteries of London. I tried to see all of the seven during my last time in England, as I was working on a project for graduate school on cemeteries as a living space.Brompton is just that: a living space. It is gorgeous. I would have to qualify it as equal park AND burial spot. It is perfectly manicured, with wide paths, ideal for prams (which there were plenty of) to move briskly along, runners and bicyclists. The cemetery is very green and lush, with lots of over hanging trees, squirrels and birds.At the same time, I had several moments, especially while looking at some of the older crypts, that I can only describe as this: there is a scene in the 1980s movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Ferris Bueller and his best friend, Cameron, go to a museum. Cameron gets mesmerized by a Monet picture, specifically by a smudge of a little girl in the painting. The Smiths, "Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want" plays in the background. You know Cameron wants to cry, looking at this inkling of a child. I was Cameron, as I stared at the moldy graves. Among all the life, the death and decay, the "end-ness" of it all was a slap on my cold face. More...
Qype User chinbe…
I really like this space. It's a very nice place to walk through; it's very peaceful. I like that it always has people cycling, walking or jogging through as this gives life to the place. For a cemetery it's not actually depressing at all. It's quite a good place for dog walkers, although there's only one real path that dogs are allowed through here (and for good reason, to keep the cemetery in good condition). The squirrels are quite cute here and will run over to see if you have any food - though they are a bit more wild and 'on edge' compared to their Hyde park neighbours and aren't as calm! Whether that's from not seeing as many people or from living in a cemetery, I'm not sure. More...
It sounds odd if you suggest a cemetery as a place to go for a walk, but when it is as nice and interesting as this one, it can actually be very pleasant (especially as there aren't many open green spaces in this part of London). One of seven commercial cemeteries authorised by Parliament to cope with London's burgeoning population in the early 1800s, the West of London and Westminster Cemetery was opened in 1840 to the design of Benjamin Baud. It is regarded by many as one of the finest Victorian Metropolitan cemeteries in the country. From the West Brompton entrance, it has an impressive central avenue leading to a chapel, based on the latyout of St Peter's Basilica in Rome. It contains over 35,000 monuments - many of historical importance - all set in wooded gardens. The cemetery contains burials of people from all walks of life, including thirteen holders of the Victoria Cross (it being a major burial ground for Chelsea Pensioners). It's a favourite with joggers and dog-walkers, with families often going for a stroll. It's actually full of wildlife - you are unlikely to get far without being accosted for some nuts by the odd squirrel, and in the spring it is filled with birdsong, and in the summer with butterflies. At dusk, you may also see the odd fox trotting along. (NB - The area by the monument also has a bit of reputation as a cruising ground for gay men, who often look a bit coy if you look in their direction - but it doesn't detract from it being a pleasant place for a walk!) There's also an entrance from Old Brompton Road, adjacent to West Brompton station, which is the last exit to close at night. (They ring a bell to warn people that it is closing). Parking is only available for those with grave grant permits. The paths provide level good access, but are a bit worn in places. A guide book is available for £4.99 from the Chapel Office, open on weekdays (excluding Bank Holidays). More...