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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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  • Beautiful cemetery where people walk, sit on benches and relax or use guided tour to find out about its history. It's totally different than average cemeteries. There you can feel the past, you can ad...  more »
  • Amazing place for a walk and for thinking about life. Lots of graves of foreigners, which reflect a beautiful tapestry of London. Well worth a visit  more »
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  • A fascinating and attractive cemetery with a nice coffee shop. I love running in here and looking at the gravestones. The trees and birds are lovely. Dog owners ought to be more responsible though and something more ought to be done about loitering.
  • I got locked into the cemetery and loved it! Just call the fire brigade if you can't scale 4m high walls ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ May I suggest to the Royal Parks organisation who run it to maybe put a slightly bigger opening hours sign up, and install a one-way-exit door, and don't advertise an emergency/out of hours phone number if you're not going to pick up... Cos there were 3 groups of people locked in on the same summer evening.
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