Brompton Cemetery, consecrated by the Bishop of London in June 1840, is one of Britain’s oldest and most distinguished garden cemeteries. The cemetery is Grade I Listed on the Historic England Register of Historic Parks and Gardens, and all of the cemetery buildings are are Grade II* Listed.
The 39-acre (16 hectare) site lies between Old Brompton and Fulham Roads, on the western border of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, then a distant suburb and now a populous and diverse community in the heart of London.
The Friends of Brompton Cemetery work to preserve this remarkable site as a model of an historic cemetery with an active role in modern society. We help to restore and maintain the cemetery’s buildings, monuments and landscape, and encourage their full use by those sympathetic to the importance, beauty, heritage and fragility of this significant cemetery. We offer visitors Sunday afternoon guided tours, group tours at any convenient time in the week, and a varied programme of events and activities.
Our popular Sunday tours of the Cemetery have returned, taking place from 23 May 2021. For further information please see our events page.
Brompton Cemetery covers 39 acres (16 hectares) within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, in West London. The walled site has gates and lodges on Old Brompton Road to the north, and Fulham Road to the south. The tracks of the District Line run to the west, and Finborough and Ifield Roads to the east.
It is managed by The Royal Parks, a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.
The Cemetery opens at 07.00 daily. Between October and February the Cemetery closes at 16.00, moving in steps to 20.00 in the summer. A list of our closing times for 2020 is available here.
Parking is available on-site for grave grant holders only.
The nearest London Underground & Overground station is West Brompton (District Line, Wimbledon branch, and London Overground), to the west on Old Brompton Road: turn right on leaving the station, and the North Gate and Lodges are within two minutes’ walk.
Earl’s Court Station (Piccadilly and District Lines) is within ten minutes’ walk to the north: turn left out of the Warwick Road entrance and walk south along Warwick Road to Old Brompton Road.
Buses To The Cemetery Entrance
Old Brompton Road: 74, 430. Fulham Road: 14, 211, 414. Other nearby buses: 190, 328, C1, C3
GUIDED TOURS of the Cemetery are available on the following dates in 2021: every Sunday commencing 23 May - 29 August, and then fortnightly, on 12 and 26 September, 10 and 24 October, 7 and 21 November. We are also offering additional tours on Saturday 5, Wednesday 9 and Saturday 12 of June this year. For further details please see our tours page.
The Sunday tours start at 2.00pm at the North Lodge Information Centre. The tours are currently limited to 6 places and should be booked online in advance until the 18 July date. Whereafter we expect to return to the more usual group size, and you may simply turn up on the day. An £8 donation is suggested to help us with our work in the Cemetery (please note that we are unable to take payment by card when paying in person). We are a registered charity.
We also welcome visits for GUIDED TOURS FOR GROUPS at any convenient time during the week. For Group tours we seek a donation of £10 per person with a minimum donation of £100 ( or £12 and £120 respectively if with refreshments). If interested please apply to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are arranging other guided tours, events and activities to take place during the year, including our popular catacomb tours. Please check our events & tours page for updates.