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 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.
FOBC Open Day: Sunday 17th July, 2022, 11am-5pm. Find out more
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 2022: fortnightly in January (9 & 23) and February (6 & 20) and then every Sunday commencing March 6 through to June 26. For further details please see our tours page.
The Sunday tours start at 2.00pm at the North Lodge Information Centre. A £10 donation (cash only) 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 £12 per person with a minimum donation of £120. If interested please apply to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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.