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Kensal Green Cemetery, London

(4.3/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
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  • This Cemetery is just huge and in it are buried many people whose names you must have heard of, for example the Brunels, Charles Babbage, Robert Brown and many more. To get the best out of this visit ...  more »
  • We didn't do a tour but loved a wander around to see the eclectic mix of graves, some grand and some totally strange. Some great photo opportunities. Would love to do a tour, to hear the tales, if I e...  more »
  • The cemetery of Kensal Green, the first and largest opening in 1833 of the famous "Magnificent 7" cemeteries of London, is not very famous as those of Highgate or Brompton, but not much less charming. It was built along the lines of the Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, in fact there are wide avenues, clean and tidy, there is nature that dominates such Highgate or Nunhead, everything is well maintained, Yes here and there there are old graves damaged, but here stands out immediately the order. From the main entrance by taking the Central Avenue you arrive at the Anglican chapel from which you can access to the catacombs, damp, dark and cold behind immediately as usual. Stand majestic monuments in typical Victorian style to harmonize with the simplest tombs and there are areas in which there are only newly built tombs. Opposite the main entrance stands the Crematorium and the grounds of the crematorium, Freddie Mercury was cremated here, and until a few years ago in the gardens on a pole there was a plaque in his memory, under his real name, birth and death dates and a phrase in French, no longer able to see her I asked a janitor who showed me the post where he was and explained that the plate was removed and given to family of Mercury because they feared that someone stole, as there were a couple of tries. Among the famous people buried here the novelist Thackeray and Charles Babbage, inventor of the first computer. Beautiful, restful, quiet.
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  • My family are buried here you always get a cheery wave from attendants as you drive in they keep the place beautifully and its always a pleasure to visit
  • A veritable 'who's who' of Victorian society. Some of the overgrown parts of the cemetery are nice during summer - very verdant!
  • Interesting place, well worth a walk around, good wildlife
  • Hi my name is Suzanne Louise Wimbledon and i am giving this cemetery 5 stars as the plot where my family are burried is absolutely spotless and so is the whole cemetery. You could not ask to be burried anywhere else it is so peaceful and relaxing there you would want to be burried there yourselves. Merry Christmas and a happy new year keep up the good work next year as well like the visitors know you will do.
  • It's beautiful & peaceful. My precious Mother rests there.