It’s been awhile since I’ve covered one of the Magnificent Seven; London’s seven famous Victorian cemeteries. I’ve actually been to Brompton Cemetery before, to go on one of their rare catacombs tours, but I hadn’t actually take any photos of it. (Pre blogger days, obviously!)
Brompton is now an area of conservation and is Grade 1 listed. It’s also the only cemetery in the country owned by the Crown, and so is managed by the Royal Parks. It’s visited by over 700,000 people per year and takes up 39 acres. Believe it or not, around 205,000 people are buried in Brompton. The top of my “to visit” was the grave of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst.
I have no idea why I love cemeteries so much; I just find them fascinating, and not in the least bit scary. Especially Victorian ones. If there were ever a people who could be “good” at death, it’s Victorians. A bit macabre, but true.
Earl’s Court is the closest Tube station and the gates open at 8am till sunset.