This cemetery opened in June 1840 and it is one of Britain’s oldest and most distinguished garden cemeteries.
It was a wonderful mixture of the wild and the managed. Art, architecture, flora and fauna all rolled into one place. It is only a moments walk from West Brompton Underground Station to the North Lodge entrance. This grand Victorian cemetery is a visual feast and many people were taking advantage of its environs. Free to enter and I highly recommended it to anyone.
I would like to try and visit the other six cemeteries of the magnificent seven:
- Kensal Green Cemetery, 1832
- West Norwood Cemetery, 1836
- Highgate Cemetery, 1839
- Abney Park Cemetery, 1840
- Nunhead Cemetery, 1840
- Tower Hamlets Cemetery, 1841
I can only hope that they are as photogenic as Brompton Cemetery.