Kensal Green Cemetery (London, United Kingdom)

Kensal Green Cemetery (London, United Kingdom)
Located in the heart of London traversing the borders of Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham is one of London’s oldest and most distinguished public burial grounds.

About the cemetery

Inspired by the cemetery of Père Lachaise in Paris and founded in 1833 by the Barrister George Frederick Carden, Kensal Green Cemetery comprises of 72 acres of beautiful grounds including two conservation areas and an adjoining canal. The cemetery is home to 33 species of bird and other wildlife.

This distinctive cemetery includes many different memorials ranging from large mausoleums housing of rich and famous to many distinctive smaller graves and even includes special areas dedicated to the very young. With three chapels catering for people of all faiths and social standing the General Cemetery Company is proud to have provided a haven in the heart London for over 170 years for its inhabitants. Visitors can remember their loved one in a tranquil and dignified environment.

West London Crematorium and gardens

Kensal Green Cemetery is also the home of the West London Crematorium and its extensive gardens. Here a great variety of memorials can be seen, ranging from Private Gardens exclusively dedicated for individual families to Columbarium Wall Niches able to securely house the ashes of your loved one in marble or wooden caskets undisturbed for decades.

And then there are the Rose gardens: row after row of Rose Trees each one in its own plot, all individually accessible and tended all year round by our gardeners. Even our Rose Bushes are arranged carefully into beds laid out in rows so they too are all individually accessible, something not found in other Memorial Gardens.


Registered Head Office
The West London Crematorium at Kensal Green
Harrow Road

Phone: 020 8969 0152
Fax: 020 8960 9744

Opening hours

1st April - 30th September
Monday - Saturday: 9am - 6pm
Sunday: 10am - 6pm

1st October - 31st March
Monday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 5pm

Bank Holidays: 10am - 1pm

The Cemetery opening times are for the Crematorium gate. Main gate closes 30 minutes earlier. Visitors will not be admitted to the Cemetery in the half hour before closing.

Gardens of remembrance
The gardens are open every day of the year including weekends and bank holidays.

How to find us

By car
The entrance to the cemetery is in Harrow Road, only 15 minutes drive from the West End via Edgeware Road, and 5 minutes from M40/Westway via Scrubs Lane.

By train
Kensal Green Station is served by both British Rail (Euston/Watford) and London Underground (Bakerloo tine), Kensal Rise by British Rail, and Ladbroke Grove by Underground Hammersmith & City Line.

By bus

Routes 18 Harrow Road, 302 and 52 Ladbroke Grove/Kilburn Lane.