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I visited my parents grave yesterday and was thoroughly upset and saddened by the state of West Norwood Cemetey, the grass has overgrown by at least 2 ft and the lovely lawned areas are now left ruined and overgrown when making a complaint to the...More
I never get time to visit as many times as I should and pay my respects. This is a cemetery of personal relevance but also holds some very famous and interesting places there are even catacombs not open to the public very often.
It's easy to walk past and not go in but it is a stunning walk full of history. The tour is free and worth every minute of your time. The stories of the people buried there are the stories of modern Britain. We often walk...More
When I lived in London in the '90s I enjoyed visiting Highgate and Brompton Cemeteries occasionally. These are two of the Magnificent Seven cemeteries, which were built in the 1830s in response to a massive influx of population to London in the early 19th century...More
I went for personal reasons (my grandfather is buried here) and i was visiting from California. However, if you are in the area there are many famous people buried here and the old headstones are beautiful and full of so much history.
I visited West Norwood Cemetery during the week. Given London is going through a building/DIY boom, I could hear work going on in the distance so the cemetery was not a haven of peace on the day I visited, but for London the cemetery came...More
ok, so a cemetery isnt a place you would think to go and have a wander around, but west norwood isnt a typical cemetery, its one of the magnificient seven cemeteries that were built in the 1800;s to address the shortage of church burial yards....More
Came here last year as part of a small private group.
Our guide gave us an excellent tour of this most interesting and well-kept space.
Some of the mausolea here are monumental. I have never seen so many in such good condition. There is much...More
Attending a family cremation sadly, but was relieved to find it was so close to West Norwood station. Fair walk to the crematorium, up a hill. Secuirty office as you enter happily gave directions when i told him the name of the family funeral.