|OPEN DAY AT KENSAL GREEN CEMETERY|
Open Day 2016 -- Saturday,
July 2, 11.00 to 17.00
To book at stall at Open Day, please contact:
Reporting on his first visit to Kensal Green's annual Open Day, Evening Standard columnist Tim Lott wrote: "There were tours of the cemetery, a display of 20 hearses, women with coffin-shaped handbags, penny-farthing bicycles, a Black Sabbath tribute band and a stall selling honey and jam. It was like a cross between a funeral, a gig by the Cure and a village fete." Click here to read Sam Knight's feature from Talk of the Town magazine, The Independent on Sunday, 27 July 2003 (first published in The Independent on Sunday, reproduced with permission).
Tickets can be booked on the day; early booking is strongly advised as tours usually sell out by early afternoon. Tours keep to the main paths, but sensible shoes -- and protection from sun or rain as the day demands -- are advisable.
Visitors are politely reminded that Kensal Green is a working cemetery which still conducts funerals daily, and that the bereaved may be visiting the graves of family or friends during Open Day: those who come specifically for Open Day tours and events are requested to dress and behave with respect and consideration for all those who may be in the cemetery on the day.
Visitors are welcome to take still photos of monuments and landscape throughout the cemetery, for personal reference only. Formal permission is required for commercial photography and the use of models, amateur or professional, and for recording, filming and/or broadcasting of any kind, including Webcasting: please contact the General Cemetery Company directly for further information.
Snacks and drinks are available from the refreshment stall at the Dissenters' Chapel. There are toilets at the Dissenters' Chapel, behind the Top Gate and at the Crematorium.
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