• The Friends of Brompton Cemetery
  • 020 7351 1689
  • info@brompton-cemetery.org.uk

The Friends Of Brompton Cemetery


Brompton Cemetery, consecrated by the Bishop of London in June 1840, is one of the Britain’s oldest and most distinguished garden cemeteries.

The cemetery is Grade I Listed on the English Heritage Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.

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 tours, guidebooks, maps and postcards.

Move from South Lodge

Please Note that the Friends office will be situated in a Portacabin outside the Chapel from Monday 8th February, 2016 while the South Lodge is refurbished.  We expect to be in the portacabin for at least a year before moving to new offices in the North Lodge.  Contact numbers remain the same and any further changes will be posted on the website.



Brompton Cemetery Plan


Brompton Cemetery Visiting Times

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, under contract from the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, and is thus Britain’s only Crown Cemetery.

The cemetery is usually open from dusk until dawn daily;  it is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Please click here to view the opening hours (Royal Parks website).

Parking is available on-site for grave grant holders only.

Click Here For Tours, Open Days & 2017 Events

Getting To The Brompton Cemetery

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, immediately opposite the Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre, and walk south along Warwick Road to Old Brompton Road.

Buses To The Cemetery Entrance

Old Brompton Road: 74     Fulham Road: 14, 211, 414    Other nearby buses: 190, 328, 430, C1, C3

Please Give Generously

The Friends of Brompton Cemetery rely on volunteers to continue our work.

Become a Friend of The Brompton Cemetery

Video Tour

The video below, shot in 2014 shows a brief introduction to the Brompton Cemetery. You can find more information on upcoming events on the right hand side of the page. To view more detailed photos of the Brompton Cemetery click the green button below the video.

Click Here To View The Gallery of Brompton Cemetery

Sunday Guided Tours

Guided Tours 

The Sunday GUIDED TOURS of the Cemetery start at 2.00pm near the Chapel — the exact location will depend on the state of the building works at that time. The 2017 tours will be offered on the following dates:

March 12th and 26th

April 9th and 23rd

May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

June 5th, 11th, 18th, 25th

July 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

August 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

September 10th and 24th

October 8th and 22nd

November 12th and 26th

A 6.00 donation is requested to help us with with our work — we are a registered charity.