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.
We move into our new offices in North Lodge, at the Old Brompton Road entrance to the Cemetery in early April 2018. Contact numbers remain the same.
We are currently recruiting volunteers for a variety of roles at the cemetery. Please see our friends page for further information
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 is usually open from 0700 to 16.00 in winter moving in steps to 20.00 in summer. Our opening hours are available on the Royal Parks website.
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 Sundays in 2018: 11 and 25 March, 8 and 22 April, every Sunday during May, June, July and August, 9 and 23 September, 14 and 28 October and 11 and 25 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
We have prepared a wide range of other guided tours, events and activities to take place during the year, including our popular catacomb tours, and more are in the planning stage. Please see our events & tours page for further details