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Beautiful cemetery, maybe not as monumental as Highgate, but an interesting mix of old and new... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ghent, Belgium
An atmospheric necropolis, but please provide a plot map...

The cemetery was very atmospheric with some interesting and ornate memorials, but not quite as... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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Kensal Green Cemetery Harrow Road, London W10 4RA, England
Paddington / Maida Vale
+44 7904 495012
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful cemetery, maybe not as monumental as Highgate, but an interesting mix of old and new graves, reflecting London's cultural diversity. Don't look for graves of famous deceased people, but try to be one for a while with the timeless heartbeat of death. And get...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KrisBerw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cemetery was very atmospheric with some interesting and ornate memorials, but not quite as evocative as Highgate Cemetery. Both chapels were closed and the biggest problem for me was actually finding the graves I wanted to see. I tried to follow an online self-guided...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Had the guided tour provided by the Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery, both guides were interesting and it was a very reasonable price for an afternoon wandering round this historic and quite beautiful place.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank itsallaboutthedog
Reviewed 15 October 2018

This cemetery is definitely worth a visit. There are some truly beautiful old graves, crypts, and monuments. There were some renovations happening when I was there, but it did not seem to upset the reverence or atmosphere you'd expect to feel in a cemetery.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Diane5689
Reviewed 22 June 2018

I visited the cemetery travelling by tube to Kensal Green (Bakerloo). The entrance gates were about a 10 minute walk if exiting the station and turning left. There was a notice on the entrance saying the grass had grown and although attempts were being made...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank RossOrpington
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Walk here from Little Venice along the Grand Union Canal, then stroll through an atmospheric. peaceful graveyard. Unfortunately you won't find the graves of the celebrities buried here unless you stumble upon them by accident. What a pity there's no leaflet available or a plan...More

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank John S
Reviewed 24 March 2018

We visited in the evening as part of the excellent Month of the Dead. We started with hot gin cocktails and a story in the crypt and then had a torch lit walk through the graves. This really is a city of the dead, full...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank KAW687
Reviewed 4 March 2018

An interesting and haunting glimpse into the past as you walk amongst the tombstones. What stories this place could tell.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank AAHolt
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Come here for a peaceful stroll on my lunch breaks during the summer months. Truly lovely in the sunshine, and not at all morbid. There are some interesting tombs and gravestones but more than anything it's just a nice way to kill an hour, away...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank livbundy89
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: July 2017
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Freddie Mercury was created at Kensal Green and the cremated remains were collected from the Cemetery.