Brompton Cemetry in winter
Brompton Cemetery

Welcome to Brompton Cemetery

Where the entire landscape was conceived as a garden as valuable for the living as for the dead.

Frequently asked questions

Please find some of Brompton Cemetery’s most frequently asked questions below. If you can’t find the information you need then you can get in touch by using our contact form.

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The pedestrian gates open at 7am and close at seasonal times throughout the year. This week's opening hours, and any public notices relating to temporary closures (due to cemetery events or maintenance, for example) can be found on the Brompton Cemetery web page.

2024 opening times
You can view the 2024 opening times for Brompton Cemetery here.

Brompton Cemetery is well served by a range of different public transport services:

The closest mainline station is West Brompton - located just metres from the north gate of the cemetery. The station is served by services from Southern and TfL's London Overground line.

You can travel to Brompton Cemetery via the District (Earls Court, West Brompton or Fulham Broadway) underground line. Each station is less than 10 minutes' walk from the cemetery.

There are plenty of options for getting to the park by bus. Use an online planner from TfL or Google to prepare for your journey.

Cycling to Brompton Cemetery has never been easier. There are a wealth of marked cycleways passing through and around the park. Full details can be found on the TfL website.

Brompton Cemetery is approximately 16 hectares (39 acres) in size, and is the largest of the 'Magnificent Seven' - seven large private cemeteries created in London during the 19th century to reduce overcrowding in existing parish burial grounds. The cemetery's perimeter is approximately 1.1 miles long. You can view or download the park map here.

Yes. Brompton Cemetery remains a working cemetery and information on burial services can be found on the Brompton Cemetery Services page - along with information on pricing. For enquiries please complete an online enquiry form or call directly on 0300 061 2172.

Brompton Cemetery was established in the 19th century as one of London's 'Magnificent Seven' cemeteries, and was designed by architect Benjamin Baud. 

More information on the cemetery's history can be found here.

Vehicles are not permitted in Brompton Cemetery except on cemetery business.

If you plan to arrive by car you will need to find alternative locations nearby. These can be found on information sites such as Parkopedia, and will charge for the duration of your stay.

Yes, cycling is permitted within Brompton Cemetery, but only along the Central Avenue. All other paths around the cemetery are strictly 'no cycling'. The cemetery is a peaceful place for nature and quiet contemplation, so please be considerate and give space to other cemetery users and the cemetery's wildlife. Pedestrians have priority at all times.

You can check permitted cycleways on OpenStreetMap.

Brompton Cemetery has one main café - Café North Lodge. You can find its location on the cemetery map.

As a place of quiet reflection we do not allow sports in the cemetery grounds. Running is permitted as long as ample space is given to other visitors.

Yes. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times within the cemetery grounds, and may only use the designated paths indicated on park signage. Full details of areas where dogs are not allowed are listed in our Dogs in The Royal Parks policy document.

Commercial dog walkers
Commercial Dog Walking Licences are not available for Brompton Cemetery. 

No. Feeding birds and animals in the parks does more harm than good. You can learn more about why this is, and how you can help us in caring for their wellbeing here.

Getting in touch with park offices is quick and easy and all enquiries are handled by our dedicated Visitor & Park Support team.

Simply complete the short online enquiry form and your question(s) will be passed to the most appropriate staff member. To ensure an efficient service, please check that you have provided the following information:

  • Park 
  • Subject
  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Your enquiry

Contacting the police in an emergency
For police assistance, please call 101 for non-emergencies, and 999 for emergencies. You can also report a crime online.

Cemetery services
Brompton Cemetery is a working cemetery and information on burial services can be found on the Brompton Cemetery Services page - along with information on pricing. For enquiries please complete an online enquiry form or call directly on 0300 061 2172.

To report lost property, please contact our Visitor and Park Support Team via their online contact form with the following information:

  • Your contact details
  • A description of the item
  • Date and time when the item was lost
  • Location (if known) where the item was lost

If the property has been found by staff or handed in to us we'll let you know.

To report criminal activity in the cemetery you should contact the police. For non-emergencies call 101, and for emergencies call 999. You can also report a crime online.

No. Brompton Cemetery is not available as a location for personal training or group fitness sessions.

Fitness training licences are only available for Hyde Park, The Regent's Park, The Green Park, Greenwich Park, Richmond Park and Bushy Park. They are not available for St. James's Park, Kensington Gardens, Victoria Tower Gardens or Brompton Cemetery.

Detailed information about fitness training licences can be found here, along with an online application form.

If you are filming/photographing by yourself on a mobile phone or action camera for purely personal use then no you don't need a permit to film/photograph in the cemetery. However, for all other purposes you will need to obtain a filming or photography permit from The Royal Parks charity. Full information and online application forms can be found here.

No, there is no open space suitable for having picnics in Brompton Cemetery.

Every year, we welcome small events to Brompton Cemetery, including requests for The Chapel, a Grade II* listed building in the heart of the cemetery. Applications for such events are considered by our dedicated Parks Events team. To find out more, and submit an application click here. At least six weeks’ notice is required.