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Brompton Cemetery, London

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With ornate Victorian sculptures, sprawling trees, and well-maintained walking lanes, it can be easy to forget that Brompton Cemetery serves primarily as a burial ground. Part of London's Magnificent Seven--a group of cemeteries established in the mid-19th century to alleviate overcrowding on the grounds of city churches--this cemetery today is a recreational space under management of The Royal Parks. The garden scenery has earned the cemetery cameos in numerous films, and you're likely to encounter numerous locals enjoying it on a stroll or bike ride. To learn more about the cemetery's history, consider taking a Sunday-afternoon tour offered by The Friends of Brompton Cemetery, a local organization that helps maintain the 16 hectare (39 acre) grounds. Plan my trip to London with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • A beautiful example of a graveyard with graves from all sorts of periods in time. Peaceful and well maintained we enjoyed a long walk through it, taking time to stop and look at different graves altho...  more »
  • two steps from the metro exit ... a unique place where you can find mom and son who eat their lunch, people jogging ... and only one, particular, too bad it's really neglected.
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  • If you decide to do sightseeing in London and visits Chelsea an obligatory visit. Victorian cemetery opened in 1840. It is near the metro station of West Brompton and Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge football stadium. It boasts such classic elements such as angels, obelisks, mausoleums and even different crosses as the Celtic or Orthodox. Today the cemetery belongs to the Royal Parks, an Association of conservation of urban spaces and between the neighbors is considered as a park that walk.
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  • Stunning cemetery. It is a Must See for those interested in history. It is also a lovely peaceful place to stroll in nature, sit and relax, walk your dog, take a hog, stroll with your baby, and eat you lunch on a bench. This is an amazing place!
  • Beautiful cemetery that is over 200 years old with stunning stone work on many tombs. It is an oddly pleasant cut through from Fulham Broadway to Brompton Road or visa versa. A lovely place to walk you dog or try to spy a historic gravestone.
  • Such a great place, something a bit different in a sense to enjoy being a cemetery but also effectively a park as is the case in London. Recommend finding a guide as there are some famous/interesting markers and also the architecture along the main path from north to south is fantastic.
  • A cool place for a quiet walk within the bustling city. A great deal of history among the people buried here which I had fun researching after, including a pilot who successfully bombed a German zeppelin only to die 10 days later in a plane crash the day he received a medal for his heroic act.
  • I visited Brompton Cemetery in a partly cloudy morning of august, now I think it was the perfect weather to enjoy every corner, every boulevard of this majestic site. There's a romantic feeling in this place, it takes you back of a couple of century. The peace, the chirping of birds adds up to the moving reading of every tombstone. Of particular interest for me was the section dedicated to war heroes and victims. Brompton Cemetery is easy to reach, mostly stroller friendly and a great walk for the wandering souls like me.
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