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West Norwood Cemetery

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I am guessing most people have heard of Mrs Breton and her famous book on cooking. She is one of... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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I enjoyed this walk at one of the Magnificent Seven cemeteries on a beautiful sunny day. The guide... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

I am guessing most people have heard of Mrs Breton and her famous book on cooking. She is one of many famous people buried in the cemetery, one of the ‘magnificent seven’ around London. Her grave is quite easy to miss, but others are quite...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

I enjoyed this walk at one of the Magnificent Seven cemeteries on a beautiful sunny day. The guide was knowledgeable and lead us to many of the famous graves. It is a perfect place for photos, although some of the graves are in deplorable condition.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lavender43
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Remarkably tranquil and spacious oasis in predominantly built-up area of London. We visited simply because we happened to be nearby - but will return when in the area. We found it to be very well maintained. Our only beef is that it s v difficult...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

I visited my parents grave yesterday and was thoroughly upset and saddened by the state of West Norwood Cemetey, the grass has overgrown by at least 2 ft and the lovely lawned areas are now left ruined and overgrown when making a complaint to the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank audreyhepburnSurrey
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

I never get time to visit as many times as I should and pay my respects. This is a cemetery of personal relevance but also holds some very famous and interesting places there are even catacombs not open to the public very often. The cemetery...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank EAN44
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

It's easy to walk past and not go in but it is a stunning walk full of history. The tour is free and worth every minute of your time. The stories of the people buried there are the stories of modern Britain. We often walk...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Robofreak23
Reviewed 1 January 2018

When I lived in London in the '90s I enjoyed visiting Highgate and Brompton Cemeteries occasionally. These are two of the Magnificent Seven cemeteries, which were built in the 1830s in response to a massive influx of population to London in the early 19th century...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Abbotsbury92
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I went for personal reasons (my grandfather is buried here) and i was visiting from California. However, if you are in the area there are many famous people buried here and the old headstones are beautiful and full of so much history.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank socalukgirl
Reviewed 28 July 2017

I visited West Norwood Cemetery during the week. Given London is going through a building/DIY boom, I could hear work going on in the distance so the cemetery was not a haven of peace on the day I visited, but for London the cemetery came...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Colin E
Reviewed 24 June 2017

ok, so a cemetery isnt a place you would think to go and have a wander around, but west norwood isnt a typical cemetery, its one of the magnificient seven cemeteries that were built in the 1800;s to address the shortage of church burial yards....More

Date of experience: June 2017
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