Tours to Kensal Green Cemetery
Kensal Green Cemetery Reviews
I visited Kensal Green Cemetery on a bright Sunday afternoon in October 2018. There was no one around OR any plan/map to show where one of the greatest engineers who has ever lived is buried. Shame on... more »
We visited the cemetery in February 2019. The lady in the office was very helpful and printed out a cemetery plan for us, enabling us to find our ancestor's grave fairly easily. The cemetery itself co... more »
"For there is good news yet to hear & fine things to be seen, before we go to paradise by way of Kensal Green". By GK Chesterton. The first of the mahoosive commercial cemeteries opened in London. Recorded in the Penny Magazine as "The first practical attempt to remedy a great public inconvenience". In 1833 out of the 54acres 39acres were consecrated leaving the remaining 15acres for nonconformists. It has mahoosive Doric arched entrance with 3 avenues. The central avenue has an Anglican Church with Doric porch and flanking colonnades. Beneath which lie mahoosive catacombs.At the East is an Ionic nonconformist Chapel and under the North walled colonnades are more catacombs. George 3rd's children are buried here. Along with Isambard Brunel elder and younger and the elder's wife Sonia. Thackeray, Anthony Trollope, Wilkie Collins, Charles Blondin, Joseph Locke and Harold Pinter to name a few of the many famous laid to rest here. It is very beautiful and atmospheric. Take a picnic and a camera! Purposefully left to overgrow so wild flowers can seed and wildlife thrive. Nearest station is Kensal Rise. In close proximity to Ladbroke Grove.
Final resting place of the wonderfully humble Christine Keeler
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