June 15, 2021

West Brompton Cemetery – London & Middlesex Division

Opened in 1840, this is one of the original 'Magnificent Seven' cemeteries which circled inner London, designed to relieve the chronic shortage of burial spaces in churchyards. It is Grade 1 Listed on the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens. There are over 60 species of trees and over 200 species of moths and butterflies have been recorded here. There are 35,000 monuments and famous names amongst the 200,000 burials include Emmeline Pankhurst, John Wisden (of the Cricketing Almanac), Samuel Cunard (cruise ships) and more recently, the actor, Brian Glover.


For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact the local Honorary Secretary, Angus Morrison, on angus.morrison@rbkc.gov.uk


Pre-visit information

In the light of COVID 19, we urge all members to read our COVID 19 guideline notes before attending woodland meetings.  In addition, as an educational charity, the RFS must lead by example on the biosecurity measures recommended by the Forestry Commission (FC) and Defra to minimise the risk of spreading soil-borne tree infections. You can make a difference to stopping the spread of tree diseases. Clean boots are a first step!  For further information, please click here