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“A hidden gem”

Kensal Green Cemetery
Ranked #578 of 1,765 things to do in London
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Reviewed May 8, 2014

A nice stroll from Little Venice takes you to the extremely beautiful Kensal Green cemetery. With its peace and quiet as well as amazing sculptures it's the perfect place for reflection.

1  Thank Solveig C
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

This cemetery has more listed monuments than any other cemetery in Great Britan. Probably ranks as the best place to seek out quirk graves, odd bits of Victorian History and, if your that way inclined, spot several types of rare day moths and other flora and fauna rarely seen in the centre of Town. Wilkie Collins, Houdini, Brunel and many relatives of Dickens along with some minor "royals" are all here. Don`t forget the Dissenters Chapel and the Catacombes. This is a very special place; but you will be on your own as few tourists come here. One of the best places to see in London.

7  Thank Russell02
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

Excellent. Told this is the biggest of the London cemeteries. Really interesting tour with a knowledgeable helpful guide. Weather could have been better but cannot control that I guess. Never knew Brunel was here and so many other big UK names.

2  Thank TIM R
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

If you are interested in Victorian/Edwardian Architecture/Life style then you will be fascinated by a few hours in this very grand cemetery.
The Tour by The Friends of the Cemetery Guide,Signe Hoffoswas was absolutely brilliant and most informative.
Her knowledge of the cemetery and its inhabitants seemed limitless and came second only to her enthusiasm.
She informed us about the very different architectural styles used together with the methods used by the inhabitants to highlight their success in life. Death did not stop their pride or their competitive natures.
The Victorian Great and Good reside her.
Signe highlighted their complex relationships, life style and attitudes and left you with the desire to learn more.
Many of the tours have specific themes; "THE FRIENDS OF CHARLES DICKENS" for example.
I will definitely return for a second visit and tour.

3  Thank Don L
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

Only recently interested in funeral achitecture I found this cementary incredible. I met a man and he told me that he went all over the world visiting cementaries and told me that some of the ones in London were the best. Kensel Green, Highgate etc. It may not be everyone's cup of tea but some of the monuments are really magnificent. If your companion doesn't like this type of thing, I suggest you go on your own and take your time. A word of warning, when I went it was muddy and there was quite a bit of work going on. Repairing the surrounding wall, cutting trees etc. Well worth a visit.

2  Thank sjhoare
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