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Events at Kensal Green Cemetery

Tales from the Vienna cemeteries

Vienna was one of the pioneering cities for the establishment of extramural cemeteries. This illustrated talk will introduce people to the history of the city’s burial grounds, and describe the four cemeteries that every tourist should see, including the Central Cemetery, one of the world’s largest (larger than Brookwood). Architecture, sculpture, famous people, and some…

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The Fear of Being Buried Alive [Talk by Robert Stephenson]

Premature burial has unquestionably happened in the past and there are some recent cases of people being saved from the brink. Who can contemplate this ultimate of horrors without being chilled to the marrow? This illustrated talk will describe the precautions taken by people fearful of an unreliable pronouncement of death, including waiting mortuaries and specially-constructed escape coffins. Robert Stephenson is a…

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Urban Cemeteries Day at The Victorian Society

Trustees Brent Elliot & Robert Stephenson will give a talk about cemeteries at The Victorian Society. From The Victorian Society: Great Gardens of Death: Urban cemeteries of the 19th century in England Saturday 18th May 2019 – 9:55 am to 5:30 pm Doors open at 9.30am Venue: The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N…

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Walk in the cemetery with the Kensington Society

On July 16th there will be a Joint Walk in the Cemetery with the Kensington Society led by Jenny Freeman and Henry Vivian-Neal. This will include recently restored monuments and major listed buildings.6.30pm start at the DC. The event has been booked by the Kensington Society with an invitation extended to interested FOKGC , on…

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The Annual General Meeting of the Friends will be held at The Dissenters Chapel on Saturday June 22nd 2019 commencing at 2pm. The AGM will also include a Cocktails and Canapes Celebration to mark the upgrading of the DC Catacomb.

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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)

Email: [email protected]

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