Events at Kensal Green Cemetery

Lecture: Wicked William, 4th Earl of Mornington

19:00 for 19:30, Dissenters’ Chapel, Ladbroke Grove entrance, London W10 5AA Friends £5, visitors £8 Geraldine Roberts introduces her new book, ‘The Angel and the Cad’.

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Blondin’s Birthday

14:00 at the Blondin memorial, Square 140 (Centre Avenue, just west of the Anglican Chapel) Toasts, short readings and fond words to celebrate the great funambulist (born 29 February 1824), with members of the Blondin Society — all welcome!

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Lecture: The Royal Ritual of Death

Speaker: Robert Stephenson The death of a reigning monarch always has a significant impact on society. The ensuing funeral, besides being the ultimate embodiment of ritual solemnity and subdued grandeur, will assert royal power at the same times as it reflects contemporary national expectations. This highly illustrated lecture will describe the treatment of royal bodies…

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Lecture: Garden Cemeteries: The landscape of the 19th & 20th Century Cemetery

Speaker: Dr Brent Elliott Brent Elliott is a Trustee of Kensal Green Cemetery; he has been a Trustee of Highgate Cemetery in the past, and is the Vice‐Chairman of the West Norwood Cemetery Advisory Committee. He is a garden historian, author of Victorian Gardens (1986) and other works. He wrote the chapter on landscape in…

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Past Events

See what events have been held at Kensal Green in the past

Access & Opening Times

Opening Hours

Summer (1 April to 30 September)
Monday to Saturday: 9.00 to 18.00 (Top Gate*)
Sunday: 10.00 to 18.00 (Top Gate*)
Bank Holidays (UK National Holidays): 10.00 to 13.00 (Top Gate*)

Winter (1 October to 31 March)
Monday to Saturday: 9.00 to 17.00 (Top Gate*)
Sunday: 10.00 to 17.00 (Top Gate*)
Bank Holidays (UK National Holidays): 10.00 to 13.00 (Top Gate*)

* Please note that the Main Gate and Ladbroke Grove entrance generally close at least half-an-hour before the Top Gate; closing time is clearly posted at both gates.


Exhibitions, lectures and special events are held in the Dissenters' Chapel , London W10 5AA, at the east end of the cemetery, which has a discrete entrance on Ladbroke Grove, just north of the Grand Union Canal.

The Ladbroke Grove entrance is a brisk fifteen-minute walk from Kensal Green (Bakerloo Line) or Ladbroke Grove (Hammersmith and City Line) tube stations, and is served by buses 18, 23, 52, 70, 295 and 316. Please use the links above to Transport for London Journey Planner or to plan your journey to Kensal Green.

Contact Us

If you would like to know more about Kensal Green Cemetery, we can be contact at the following address:

The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery
c/o The General Cemetery Company
Harrow Road
London, W10 4RA

Messages & enquiries: 07530 676151 (mobile)


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