- Sun-Mon 7am-8pm
Victorian garden cemetery
One of London’s largest Victorian burial grounds, Brompton is also one of the Seven Garden Cemeteries that sit on the peripherals of the capital. It is a huge area of conservation, recently awarded funding to renovate and maintain its magnificent headstones, chapel, lodges and wildlife, so that it can continue to be a beautiful and interesting visiting place for future generations.
There are almost 35,000 monuments here, with 205,000 resting places, including vaults, catacombs and colonnades. Opened in 1840, it now has 39-acres of parks and gardens, all listed as Grade I English Heritage. On the western border of Kensington and Chelsea, many old residents are laid to rest here, including suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst and the founders of Chelsea Football Club.
Sunday tours are available, but it’s just as lovely to wander around in your own time.